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Interpretation of micromorphological features of soils and regoliths
edited by Georges Stoops, Vera Marcelino, Florias Mees
Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2018
Kresge S593.2 .I58 2018

Golden Fruit : a cultural history of oranges in Italy
Mazzoni, Cristina, 1965- author
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2018
Introduction: How to Peel an Orange -- 1. Fruit of the Spirit: Health, Salvation, and Catherine of Siena's Candied Oranges; The Ambivalent Status of Early Modern Fruit; Holy People and the Introduction of Oranges in Europe; Sweet and Bitter Flavours in Catherine's Orange Letter; Catherine's Recipe for Candying and for Holiness -- 2. The Fruit of Love: Citrus Symbolism in Pontano and Basile; Oranges as Symbols of Love in Renaissance Culture; Pontano's De hortis Hesperidum and the Praise of Campania; Women and Fruit in Basile's "The Three Citrons"; Citrus Fruit and the Literary Dignity of Fairy Tales -- 3. The Fruit of the Womb: Ferrari's Maternal Images of Citrus; Pregnancy and Metamorphosis in Botany and Literature; Fruit, Women, and Monsters in Early Modern Europe; The Classification of Citrus Monsters in Hesperides; Ferraris Citrus Myths of Origin -- 4. Strange Fruit: Violence and the Sacred in the Economy of Citrus; Oranges and Wealth in Early Modern Times; The Ambivalent Value of Oranges in Sicilian Folklore; Sacred Oranges and Immigrant Stories; Violence and the Sacred Oranges of Rosarno -- Conclusion: The Colour of the Golden Fruit.

Through close readings of key texts, including spiritual writings, fairy tales, and a botanical treatise, Golden Fruit examines the role of oranges in Italian culture from their introduction during the medieval period through to the present day.
Baker Berry SB370.O7 M39 2018

Agricultural development and sustainable intensification : technology and policy challenges in the face of climate change
edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2018
Agricultural development and sustainable intensification: technology and policy innovations / Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Esther Bloem and Andrew Borrell -- Save and grow: translating policy advice into field action for sustainable intensification of rice production / Jan Willem Ketelaar, Alma Linda M. Abubakar, Pham Van Du, Cahyana Widyastama, Avakat Phasouysaingam, Jesse Binamira & Ngo Tien Dung -- Sustainable intensification and maize value chain improvements in Sub-Saharan Africa / Isaiah Nyagumbo, Mehreteab Tesfai, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, James K. Karanja -- The role of wheat in global food security / Maricelis Acevedo, Jason D. Zurn, Gemma Molero, Pawan Singh, Xinyao He, Meriem Aoun, Philomin Juliana, Harold Bockleman, Mike Bonman, Mahmoud El-Sohl, Ahmed Amri, Ronnie Coffman, and Linda McCandless -- Innovative practices in potato production for food and nutrition security / Ngo Tien Dung, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Alma Linda M. Abubakar, Jan Willem Ketelaar, Mehreteab Tesfai -- Pulses-millets crop diversification by smallholders and their potential for sustainable food and nutrition security / Mehreteab Tesfai, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Asfaw Adugna -- Global challenges in today's horticulture and prospects offered by protected vegetable cultivation / Hugo Despretz, Warwick Easdown and Mansab Ali -- Sustainable crop-livestock intensification in the Sub-Saharan Africa: improving productivity through innovative adaptation / Donald M.G. Njarui, Mupenzi Mutimura, Elias M. Gichangi and Sita R. Ghimire -- Community-driven approaches to sustainable intensification in river deltas: lessons from the Ganges and Mekong rivers / Douglas J. Merrey, Manoranjan K. Mondal, Chu Thai Hoanh, Elizabeth Humphreys, Nga Dao -- Sustainable agriculture intensification: innovations to strengthen extension services and market linkages / Udaya Sekhar Nagothu and Allison Morrill Chatrchyan -- Multi-level policy measures to support sustainable agriculture intensification for smallholders / Allison Chatrchyan, Christina Yin, Emmanuel Torquebiau, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu -- Summary, technology and policy options / udaya sekhar nagothu.
Dana S494.5.S86 A366 2018

Ecology and recovery of eastern old-growth forests
edited by Andrew M. Barton and William S. Keeton ; foreword by Thomas A. Spies
Washington, DC : Island Press, [2018]
Baker Berry SD387.O43 E36 2018

Man of the trees : Richard St. Barbe Baker, the first global conservationist
Hanley, Paul, author
Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2018
Baker Berry SD411.52.B39 H36 2018