Caribbean Primary Agriculture - Book 3 New Edition


Author: Ronald Ramharacksingh
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748765713
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Primary Agriculture is an integral part of the school curriculum in most countries of the Caribbean. This revised edition of the Caribbean Primary Agriculture series provides technological updating of the various units and topics which are comprehensively sequenced and graded to suit the various age groups and class levels of the primary school. An awareness of ecology, safety and the economic framework is an important part of the new material, which includes newly drawn pictures, both black and white and full colour. The Scientific Discovery Approach is used, so that students can find solutions to problems both by their own investigations and with guidance from the teacher.

Caribbean Primary Agriculture - Workbook 3 New Edition


Author: Ronald Ramharacksingh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780748765720
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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CEM-style Bond Mixed Test Papers Pack 2 are written by expert authors. Developed by the 11 plus (11+) experts each paper offers comprehensive support for all CEM 11 plus subjects. Tried and trusted, Bond has helped millions of children achieve 11 plus success.

Caribbean Primary Agriculture


Author: Ronald Ramharacksingh
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748765706
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Primary Agriculture is an integral part of the school curriculum in most countries of the Caribbean. This revised edition of the Caribbean Primary Agriculture series provide technological updating of the various units and topics, which are comprehensively sequences and graded to suit the various age groups and class levels of the primary school. An awareness of ecology, safety and the economic framework is an important part of the new material, which includes newly drawn pictures, both black and white and full colour.

Banana Cultures

Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States
Author: John Soluri
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292777876
Category: History
Page: 336
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Bananas, the most frequently consumed fresh fruit in the United States, have been linked to Miss Chiquita and Carmen Miranda, "banana republics," and Banana Republic clothing stores—everything from exotic kitsch, to Third World dictatorships, to middle-class fashion. But how did the rise in banana consumption in the United States affect the banana-growing regions of Central America? In this lively, interdisciplinary study, John Soluri integrates agroecology, anthropology, political economy, and history to trace the symbiotic growth of the export banana industry in Honduras and the consumer mass market in the United States. Beginning in the 1870s when bananas first appeared in the U.S. marketplace, Soluri examines the tensions between the small-scale growers, who dominated the trade in the early years, and the shippers. He then shows how rising demand led to changes in production that resulted in the formation of major agribusinesses, spawned international migrations, and transformed great swaths of the Honduran environment into monocultures susceptible to plant disease epidemics that in turn changed Central American livelihoods. Soluri also looks at labor practices and workers' lives, changing gender roles on the banana plantations, the effects of pesticides on the Honduran environment and people, and the mass marketing of bananas to consumers in the United States. His multifaceted account of a century of banana production and consumption adds an important chapter to the history of Honduras, as well as to the larger history of globalization and its effects on rural peoples, local economies, and biodiversity.

Sustainable Food Production Practices in the Caribbean


Author: Wayne G. Ganpat,Wendy-Ann P. Isaac
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789766376246
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 438
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Sustainable Food Production Practices in the Caribbean addresses the issue of sustainable agriculture from a practical perspective. Although the scientific and technological aspects are given attention, the authors use their accumulated research and field experiences to focus on tested, simple production systems and practices that sustain soil fertility, ecosystems and people. In so doing, they consistently advocate crop and livestock production techniques that require an agro-ecological approach, aimed at reducing the use of water, chemicals and pesticides and the preservation of the region's soils. This volume fills a void in this important area of Caribbean development: from the large scale farming organizations to the small farming communities that are the backbone of agriculture in the region; from undergraduates at the newly energized Faculty of Food and Agriculture at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus and other tertiary agriculture training institutions around the region to a young generation of students who now have the opportunity to sit for the new examination in Food and the Environment offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council at advanced (CAPE) certificate level. This book will also be a useful tool for agriculture extension officers and policymakers who are called upon to provide advice and leadership in the promotion of sustainable food production in the Caribbean. The 20 chapters in Sustainable Food Production Practices are comprehensive in their coverage of issues that go beyond primary food production to include often neglected areas such as post harvest, quality assurance, local regional and international marketing, post-production methods and systems and sustainable nutritional practices. Throughout, the emphasis is on simple, jargon-free descriptions, instructions and recommendations, supported by a variety of charts, tables and numerous full-colour photographs that richly illustrate key elements of the text.

The New Harvest

Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Author: Calestous Juma
Publisher: OUP Us
ISBN: 0190237236
Category: Agricultural innovations
Page: 360
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African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa can feed itself in a generation and can help contribute to global food security. To achieve this Africa has to define agriculture as a force in economic growth by advancing scientific and technological research, investing in infrastructure, fostering higher technical training, and creating regional markets.

Primary Professional Studies


Author: Alice Hansen
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473926890
Category: Education
Page: 344
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Primary teacher training is challenging. Trainees must be prepared to consider teaching in innovative ways, while remaining focussed on the unchanging requirements of children’s learning. The third edition of this popular core book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS taking account of the diverse aspects of primary professional studies. Mapped to the Teachers' Standards and the new National Curriculum, this text designed specifically for the primary professional studies module. It begins with an exploration of the curriculum reviewing recent changes together with the new National Curriculum as well as taking a wider view of curriculum design and delivery. The text moves on to look at 'The Developing Child' encouraging students to home in on child-centred teaching and learning and explores the needs and learning journeys of all children. 'The Developing Teacher' section outlines and highlights the professional role of the teacher and helps trainees to consider the kind of teachers they want to be. Finally, the text covers essential 'Teaching Skills', offering trainees friendly and accessible advice on planning, assessments and behaviour management. Exploring key issues in current teaching and learning such as inclusion, safeguarding and the wider school community explore, this third edition also includes new chapters on children's learning in the early years and children's voice enhancing the text's child-centred focus. Also included is a completely new chapter on managing your teaching environment to help trainees consider the small things about everyday teaching that can really make a difference in the classroom. A comprehensive guide offering in-depth coverage of all aspects of teaching and learning, together with practical teaching suggestions.

Consuming the Caribbean

From Arawaks to Zombies
Author: Mimi Sheller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134516770
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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From sugar to indentured labourers, tobacco to reggae music, Europe and North America have been relentlessly consuming the Caribbean and its assets for the past five hundred years. In this fascinating book, Mimi Sheller explores this troublesome history, investigating the complex mobilities of producers and consumers, of material and cultural commodities, including: foodstuffs and stimulants - sugar, fruit, coffee and rum human bodies - slaves, indentured labourers and service workers cultural and knowledge products - texts, music, scientific collections and ethnology entire 'natures' and landscapes consumed by tourists as tropical paradise. Consuming the Caribbean demonstrates how colonial exploitation of the Caribbean led directly to contemporary forms of consumption of the region and its products. It calls into question innocent indulgence in the pleasures of thoughtless consumption and calls for a global ethics of consumer responsibility.

Sweetness and Power

The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666641
Category: History
Page: 320
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A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with is use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times. "Like sugar, Mintz is persuasive, and his detailed history is a real treat." -San Francisco Chronicle

Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects


Author: Robert F. Keefer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195121023
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
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Written in a clear, accessible style, this book covers the fundamental aspects of soil science with an emphasis on topics useful to landscape architects and professionals in related fields. The book begins with a discussion of soil surveys developed in different countries, followed by a concise description of soil components and how the interactions between air, water, and nutrients affect plant growth. It examines methods for controlling erosion, particularly in light of modern irrigation techniques. It describes the chemistry of plant growth, devotes four chapters to macro- and micro-nutrients, and features a detailed discussion of ways to diagnose and correct plant disorders. It also looks at the engineering aspects of soils and includes a detailed list of references for further information. Written by an experienced teacher with an extensive background in landscape architecture, this volume will be an invaluable source for students and researchers in architecture, horticulture, and urban planning.

Oxford Mathematics for the Caribbean 4


Author: Nick Goldberg,Neva Cameron-Edwards
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199139200
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 544
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This popular course book has been revised in full colour to meet the requirements of the CSEC syllabus in Mathematics.

American Sugar Kingdom

The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934
Author: César J. Ayala
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807867977
Category: History
Page: 336
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Engaging conventional arguments that the persistence of plantations is the cause of economic underdevelopment in the Caribbean, this book focuses on the discontinuities in the development of plantation economies in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic in the early twentieth century. Cesar Ayala analyzes and compares the explosive growth of sugar production in the three nations following the War of 1898--when the U.S. acquired Cuba and Puerto Rico--to show how closely the development of the Spanish Caribbean's modern economic and social class systems is linked to the history of the U.S. sugar industry during its greatest period of expansion and consolidation. Ayala examines patterns of investment and principal groups of investors, interactions between U.S. capitalists and native planters, contrasts between new and old regions of sugar monoculture, the historical formation of the working class on sugar plantations, and patterns of labor migration. In contrast to most studies of the Spanish Caribbean, which focus on only one country, his account places the history of U.S. colonialism in the region, and the history of plantation agriculture across the region, in comparative perspective.

Communication for Rural Innovation

Rethinking Agricultural Extension
Author: Cees Leeuwis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118688015
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 424
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This important book is the re-titled third edition of the extremely well received and widely used Agricultural Extension (van den Ban & Hawkins, 1988, 1996). Building on the previous editions, Communication for Rural Innovation maintains and adapts the insights and conceptual models of value today, while reflecting many new ideas, angles and modes of thinking concerning how agricultural extension is taught and carried through today. Since the previous edition of the book, the number and type of organisations that apply communicative strategies to foster change and development in agriculture and resource management has become much more varied and this book is aimed at those who use communication to facilitate change in agriculture and resource management. Communication for Rural Innovation is essential reading for process facilitators, communication division personnel, knowledge managers, training officers, consultants, policy makers, extension specialists and managers of agricultural extension or research organisations. The book can also be used as an advanced introduction into issues of communicative intervention at BSc or MSc level.

Climate Change

Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation
Author: Nelson, Gerald C.,Rosegrant, Mark W.,Koo, Jawoo,Robertson, Richard,Sulser, Timothy,Zhu, Tingju,Ringler, Claudia,Msangi, Siwa,Palazzo, Amanda,Batka, Miroslav,Magalhaes, Marilia,Valmonte-Santos, Rowena,Ewing, Mandy,Lee, David
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 0896295354
Category: Political Science
Page: 19
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This Food Policy Report presents research results that quantify the climate-change impacts mentioned above, assesses the consequences for food security, and estimates the investments that would offset the negative consequences for human well-being.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes


Author: Dan Egan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246442
Category: Science
Page: 384
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A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come. For thousands of years the pristine Great Lakes were separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the roaring Niagara Falls and from the Mississippi River basin by a “sub-continental divide.” Beginning in the late 1800s, these barriers were circumvented to attract oceangoing freighters from the Atlantic and to allow Chicago’s sewage to float out to the Mississippi. These were engineering marvels in their time—and the changes in Chicago arrested a deadly cycle of waterborne illnesses—but they have had horrendous unforeseen consequences. Egan provides a chilling account of how sea lamprey, zebra and quagga mussels and other invaders have made their way into the lakes, decimating native species and largely destroying the age-old ecosystem. And because the lakes are no longer isolated, the invaders now threaten water intake pipes, hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure across the country. Egan also explores why outbreaks of toxic algae stemming from the overapplication of farm fertilizer have left massive biological “dead zones” that threaten the supply of fresh water. He examines fluctuations in the levels of the lakes caused by manmade climate change and overzealous dredging of shipping channels. And he reports on the chronic threats to siphon off Great Lakes water to slake drier regions of America or to be sold abroad. In an age when dire problems like the Flint water crisis or the California drought bring ever more attention to the indispensability of safe, clean, easily available water, The Death and the Life of the Great Lakes is a powerful paean to what is arguably our most precious resource, an urgent examination of what threatens it and a convincing call to arms about the relatively simple things we need to do to protect it.

The Aqueous Chemistry of the Elements


Author: George K. Schweitzer,Lester L. Pesterfield
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019539335X
Category: Science
Page: 434
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This volume is a comprehensive treatment of the aqueous solution chemistry of all the elements. An E-pH diagram for each element sets the context for the chemistry of that element.

Scientific writing for agricultural research scientists

A training resource manual
Author: Youdeowei, A.,Stapleton, P.,Obubo, R.
Publisher: CTA
ISBN: 929081506X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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This new, fully revised edition aims to serve as a guide for agricultural research scientists and other practitioners in writing papers for publication. It also looks to provide a resource manual for training courses in scientific writing. There are three new chapters on reporting statistical results, communicating science to non-scientific audiences and electronic publishing. In addition, the original chapters have all been rewritten to reflect current developments and to make the content more complete and easily comprehensible.

Housing of Animals

Construction and Equipment of Animal Houses
Author: A. Maton,J. Daelemans,J. Lambrecht
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 044459986X
Category: Nature
Page: 471
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Animal husbandry plays an increasingly important role throughout the world in the fulfillment of the primary need of mankind: food. The growing demand for food leads to an intensification of the production of livestock and because of the varying climatic conditions in many parts of the world, livestock has to be housed in suitable accommodation during certain times of the year. This book brings together a descriptive as well as a scientific study of all aspects of the housing of all animals; construction of and building materials to be used for the houses and facilities; work organisation and labour requirements in different types of animal houses; the influence of the animal housing types on animal behaviour, animal health and the environment and the cost of building the accommodation. This English-language edition is a new text of the last edition of the book, which was written in Dutch, in 1983. A great deal of recent information of international dimension concerning animal husbandry, construction and equipment of animal houses has been included in this edition. The book has also been updated with the latest scientific and technological findings on this subject published in 1983 and 1984. Agricultural engineers, veterinary surgeons, architects, students, progressive farmers and anyone interested in the housing of animals should find much to interest them in this book.