Biodiversity in agriculture : domestication, evolution, and sustainability (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Biodiversity in agriculture : domestication, evolution, and sustainability Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Biodiversity in agriculture : domestication, evolution, and sustainability

Author: Paul Gepts
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:

Bringing together research from a range of fields including anthropology, archaeology and ecology, this book addresses key questions relating to agriculture. It highlights how these topics can be  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gepts
ISBN: 9780521764599 0521764599 9780521170871 0521170877
OCLC Number: 785061228
Notes: "The presentations of the second edition of the Harlan Symposium, held September 14-18, 2008, on the campus of the University of California, Davis ..."--Foreword.
Description: 606 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The local origins of domestication / Jared Diamond --
Early steps in agricultural domestication / Robert Bettinger --
Evolution of agro-ecosystems: biodiversity, origins and differential development / David R. Harris --
From foraging to farming in western and eastern Asia 151 / Ofer Bar-Yosef --
Predomestic cultivation during the late Pleistocene and Early Holocene in the northern Levant / George Willcox --
New archaeobotanical information on plant domestication from macro-remains: tracking the evolution of domestication syndrome traits / Dorian Q. Fuller --
New archaeobotanical information on early cultivation and plant domestication involving microplant remains / Dolores R. Piperno --
How and why did agriculture spread? / Peter Bellwood --
California Indian proto-agriculture: its characterization and legacy / Kat Anderson and Eric Wohlgemuth --
Domestication of animals and impacts on humans / Thomas Famula --
Pathways to animal domestication / Melinda A. Zeder --
Genetics of animal domestication / Leif Andersson --
Genome-wide approaches for the study of dog domestication / Bridgett M. vonHoldt, Melissa M. Gray, and Robert K. Wayne --
Malaria and rickets represent selective forces for the convergent evolution of adult lactase persistence / Loren Cordain, Mathew S. Hickley, and Kami Kim --
Issues in plant domestication / Paul Gepts --
The dynamics of rice domestication: a balance between gene flow and genetic isolation / Susan R. McCouch [and others] --
Domestication of lima beans: a new look at an old problem / M.I. Chacon S. [and others] --
Genetic characterization of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and yam (Dioscorea trifida L.) landraces in swidden agriculture systems in Brazil / Elizabeth A. Veasey [and others] --
Pigeonpea: from an orphan to a leader in food legumes / C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda [and others] --
Traditional management of biodiversity / Stephen Brush --
Ecological approaches to crop domestication / D.B. McKey [and others] --
Agrobiodiversity shifts on three continents since Vavilov and Harlan: assessing causes, processes and implications for food security / Gary Paul Nabhan [and others] --
Indigenous peoples conserving, managing, and creating biodiversity / Jan Salick --
Land architecture in the Maya lowlands: implications for sustainability / B.L. Turner II and Deborah Lawrence --
Agrobiodiversity and water resources in agricultural landscape evolution (Andean Valley irrigation, Bolivia, 1986 to 2008) / Karl S. Zimmerer --
Uses of biodiversity and new and future domestications / Patrick McGuire and Calvin Qualset --
Participatory domestication of indigenous fruit and nut trees: new crops for sustainable agriculture in developing countries / Roger R.B. Leakey --
The introduction and dispersal of Vitis vinifera into California: a case study of the interaction of man, plants, economics, and environment / James Lapsley --
Genetic resources of yeast and other micro-organisms / Charles W. Bamforth --
Biodiversity of native bees and crop pollination with emphasis on California / Robbin W. Thorp --
Aquaculture, the next wave of domestication / Dennis Hedgecock --
Genetic sustainability and biodiversity: challenges to the California dairy industry / Juan F. Medrano.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Gepts [and others].

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'... I recommend this text to all those interested in agrobiodiversity, domestication and evolution.' Nigel Maxted, Experimental Agriculture 'The editors did an admirable job of weaving together 28 Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.