Plants Out Of Place

Author: Courtney Farrell
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781615905614
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Plants Out Of Place. Explores the impact of invasive plants, including salt cedar, kudzu, and water hyacinth, on the environment.

Plantas Fuera De Lugar Plants Out Of Place

Author: Courtney Farrell
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781627172783
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Plantas Fuera De Lugar Plants Out Of Place . Learn About The Destructive Effect Non-Native Plants Can Have On An Environment. Correlated To Common Core, Texas TEKS, Virginia Sols, And Georgia Performance Standards.

The War On Weeds In The Prairie West

Author: Clinton Lorne Evans
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552380297
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The War On Weeds In The Prairie West. This book Spans four centuries of weed history from sixteenth-century England to mid-twentieth century Canada. Features: Evans looks at topics such as weed biology/ecology, environmental history, herbicide development, noxious weed legislation, and the emergence of weed science as a distinct field of scientific inquiry; Provides an in-depth chronicle of the war on weeds that raged in Western Canada between 1800 and 1950 and the evolution of the relationship between humans and weeds; Provides an environmental history of weeds that covers the events in Upper Canada, the Prairies, and Northern United States; Gives a brief history of herbicides and their widespread acceptance by prairie farmers in the middle of the 1900s; Evans draws on extensive primary sources and considers the delicate connection between human culture and the natural world; The book is particularly timely because of debates on the use of pesticides and herbicide resistance crops, such as canola; Fills a need for a detailed survey of agricultural development and settlement on the Prairies. In this provocative book, Evans suggests that herbicides have simply prolonged the war on weeds, and that by breeding herbicide resistance into crops, agrochemical companies are attempting to secure long-term herbicide and genetically-modified seed sales by forcing farmers to continue to fight a war that can never be won.

Subnature Architecture S Other Environments

Author: David Gissen
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568987774
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Subnature Architecture S Other Environments. This book examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature.

The Living Fields

Author: Jack Rodney Harlan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521649926
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The Living Fields. A readable account of how, where and when humans learned to domesticate plants and animals.

Plants And Literature

Author: Randy Laist
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209995
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Plants And Literature. Myth, art, literature, film, and other discourses are replete with depictions of evil plants, salvific plants, and human-plant hybrids. In various ways, these representations intersect with “deep-rooted” insecurities about the place of human beings in the natural world, the relative viability of animalian motility and heterotrophy as evolutionary strategies, as well as the identity of organic life as such. Plants surprise us by combining the appearance of harmlessness and familiarity with an underlying strangeness. The otherness of vegetal life poses a challenge to our ethical, philosophical, and existential categories and tests the limits of human empathy and imagination. At the same time, the resilience of plants, their adaptability, and their integration with their habitat are a perennial source of inspiration and wisdom. Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies examines the manner in which literary texts and other cultural products express our multifaceted relationship with the vegetable kingdom. The range of perspectives brought to bear on the subject of plant life by the various authors and critics represented in this volume comprise a novel vision of ecological interdependence and stimulate a revitalized sensitivity to the relationships we share with our photosynthetic brethren. Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. He has also published dozens of articles on literature, film, and pedagogy.

A Weed By Any Other Name

Author: Nancy Gift
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807085523
Size: 15.72 MB
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A Weed By Any Other Name. Chronicles a year in the life of a suburban mom and professional weed scientist to describe her advocacy of what she calls "plants out of place," in a recipe-enhanced tribute to the virtues of clovers, dandelions, and other unpopular lawn-cluttering plants.

Environmental Effects Of Transgenic Plants

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309170178
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Environmental Effects Of Transgenic Plants. Transgenic crops offer the promise of increased agricultural productivity and better quality foods. But they also raise the specter of harmful environmental effects. In this new book, a panel of experts examines: • Similarities and differences between crops developed by conventional and transgenic methods • Potential for commercialized transgenic crops to change both agricultural and nonagricultural landscapes • How well the U.S. government is regulating transgenic crops to avoid any negative effects. Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants provides a wealth of information about transgenic processes, previous experience with the introduction of novel crops, principles of risk assessment and management, the science behind current regulatory schemes, issues in monitoring transgenic products already on the market, and more. The book discusses public involvementâ€"and public confidenceâ€"in biotechnology regulation. And it looks to the future, exploring the potential of genetic engineering and the prospects for environmental effects.