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Feasts and All Their Finery: Elegant Dining in Old Regime France
By Jim Chevallier
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,260. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Le Grand draws on a classic cookbook and several forgotten memoirs to bring a wealth of details on menus, table decoration, royal households, customs, and entertainments to those who study the Middle Ages, food history, decoration or simply France in all its infinite variety. For the first time, this rich and unique text is available in English.
Agricultural Value Chains for Development
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Agricultural value chains, when the poor and other marginal groups participate in them, hold considerable promise for helping reduce poverty and promoting inclusive growth. Under the right conditions, value chains can move smallholder farmers from subsistence into commercial agriculture. This ebook focuses on crucial lessons for effective value chains based on Asian Development Bank experience.
The Young Desert Farmer
By Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 62,990. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
A small dry sluggish feudal village in western Rajasthan came alive after the villagers managed to pump irrigation water from great depth. Tan Dan and his livestock breeding clan became commercial farmers more powerful than the former feudal lords. Tenants became landowners participating in the casteridden political game of the area. Tan Dan tried modern farming based on agricultural science.
More Water, Less Meat?
By Bruno McGrath
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: British English. Published: May 10, 2013 by Pandora Poikilos. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
“If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water.” Ismail Serageldin (1995) This ebook will focus on the feasibility of maintaining a vegetarian diet and decreasing meat consumption to preserve the global water supply, while pointing out the key problem areas as to how this situation came about in the first place.
Participatory Irrigation Management
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
In development, participation is defined as a process through which stakeholders influence and share control of development initiatives and of decisions and resources that affect them. This brief strives to answer the question: how can participation contribute to the sustainable management of irrigation and drainage systems for agriculture?
Prueba
By Jimena Larrea
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 910. Language: Spanish. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Si si si
The Vegan Cat-Lover
By Wendy A.M. Prosser
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
Animal welfare and animal rights: what’s the difference? Are cats sentient? Is in vitro meat ethical? And what is a vegan, anyway? Read these and other musings on veganism, speciesism and feline friends.
Holy Cow
By Darla Jasmine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Jupiter Gardens Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
A hip, big-breasted messiah, who just happens to be a wise and enigmatic dairy cow with healing milk, materializes in a suburban intersection. When this sacred cow calls together her apostles—some human, some Holstein—they launch a ragtag interspecies revolution to overturn the factory farm system and awaken all earthlings to their interconnection.