The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma (2005), by Wright, has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history.

Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes (2004), edited by Schroth et al, is the first comprehensive synthesis of the role of agroforestry systems in conserving biodiversity in tropical landscapes, and contains in-depth review chapters of most agroforestry systems, with examples from many different countries.

Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems (2004), by Altieri and Nicholls, examines methods for making agricultural systems less susceptible to insect pests containing new findings and reports of strategies.

The Overstory Book: Cultivating Connections with Trees (2004), edited by Elevitch, distills essential information about working with trees into 134 short, easy-to-read, single-subject chapters. Each chapter shares key concepts and useful information, so readers can get back to planting and protecting more trees, gardens, and forests, more effectively.

Cultivated Landscapes of Native Amazonia and the Andes (2003), by Deneva, examines Indian agriculture in South America. The focus is on field types and field technologies, including agricultural landforms such as terraces, canals, and drained fields, which have persisted for hundreds of years.

Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Agroecosystems (2003), by Giampietro, explores alternative ways to study agricultural sustainability, presenting new approaches to organizing data and applying complex systems theory to actual cases.

Sustainable Agriculture (2003), by Mason, examines all these problems and explains the concepts and long-term benefits of sustainable farming systems such as permaculture, biodynamics, organic farming, agroforestry, conservation tillage, and integrated hydroculture.

Tropical Agroecosystems (2002), edited by Vandermeer, addresses specific ecological issues associated with agricultural production, examines two case studies of agricultural transformation and its effect on biodiversity, and discusses key landscape relationships between agroecosystems, wildlife, and human disease.

Ecoagriculture: Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity (2002), edited by McNeely and Scherr, examine the idea that agricultural landscapes can be designed more creatively to take the needs of human populations into account while also protecting, or even enhancing, biodiversity.

Agroecological Innovations: Increasing Food Production with Participatory Development (2001), edited by Uphoff, presents a collection of innovative and diverse approaches to agricultural development. Documented in 12 case studies, these approaches are reliant upon greater knowledge, skill and labour input, rather than larger capital expenditure.

Landscape Ecology in Agroecosystems Management (2001), edited by Ryszkowski, highlight the options for controlling threats and present guidelines for the implementation of environmentally friendly landscape management.

Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies (2000), by Gliessman, builds on the resource-conserving aspects of traditional, local, and small-scale agriculture while at the same time drawing on modern ecological knowledge and methods.

Source Book of Sustainable Agriculture for Educators, Producers and Other Agricultural Professionals (1997), by Berton, contains more than 500 entries on various informational products — reports, newsletters, videos, World Wide Web sites, and conference proceedings — and how to obtain them.

Introduction to Permaculture (1997), by Mollison, topics include: energy efficient site analysis, planning and design methods, house placement, design for temperate, dry-land and tropical regions, urban Permaculture garden layouts, land access and community funding systems, chicken and pig forage systems, orchards and home wood lots, how to influence micro-climate and a large section on selected plant species with climatic tolerances, heights and uses.

Agroecology: Ecological Processes in Sustainable Agriculture (1997), by Gliessman, provides the theoretical and conceptual framework for the study and analysis of agroecosystems. The author builds upon the understanding of the complex factors of the environment as they affect agricultural crops and animals.

Food for the Future: Conditions and Contradictions of Sustainability (1993), edited by Allen, presents new approaches to understanding and developing sustainability, the limitations and future potential of sustainable food and agriculture systems, and ways in which we can work together from different positions to achieve sustainability.

Integrating Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology, and Environmental Policy (1992), by Olson, explores how ecological knowledge, applied as part of a multidisciplinary effort, can be used to design a sustainable and environmentally sound agriculture.

Sustainable Farming Guide Book (1991), by Gunnink, is written for farmers who are thinking about changing their farm management from a more conventional farming system to a sustainable, reduced-input farming system, and for agri-professionals who assist them.

Farming in Nature’s Image: An Ecological Approach to Agriculture (1991), by Soule and Piper, provides, for the first time, a detailed look into the pioneering work of The Land Institute, the leading educational and research organization for sustainable agriculture.

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