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Darwinian agriculture : how understanding evolution can improve agriculture

Author: R Ford Denison
Publisher: Princeton, NJ [etc.] : Princeton University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As human populations grow and resources are depleted, agriculture will need to use land, water, and other resources more efficiently and without sacrificing long-term sustainability. This book  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Darwinian agriculture
(NL-LeOCL)341063614
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Ford Denison
ISBN: 9781283519342 1283519348 9781400842810 1400842816 9780691139500 0691139504
OCLC Number: 823224174
Description: 1 online resource (258 p. :) ill.
Contents: List of Illustrations vii Chapter 1 Repaying Darwin's Debt to Agriculture 1 Chapter 2 What Do We Need from Agriculture? 9 Chapter 3 Evolution 101 28 The Power of Natural Selection Chapter 4 Darwinian Agriculture's Three Core Principles 43 Chapter 5 What Won't Work 54 Tradeoff-blind Biotechnology Chapter 6 Selfish Genes, Sophisticated Plants, and Haphazard Ecosystems 76 Chapter 7 What Won't Work 95 Misguided Mimicry of Natural Ecosystems Chapter 8 What Has Worked 120 Improving Cooperation within Species Chapter 9 What Could Work Better 145 Cooperation between Two Species Chapter 10 Stop Evolution Now! 164 Chapter 11 Learning from Plants, Ants, and Ecosystems 177 Chapter 12 Diversity, Bet-hedging, and Selection among Ideas 190 Acknowledgments 217 Glossary 219 References 227 Index 249
Responsibility: R. Ford Denison.

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