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The Soil Under Shifting Cultivation, Nye, P.H. & Greenland, D.J.
The Soil Under Shifting Cultivation
Nye, P.H. & Greenland, D.J.
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Commercial Hydroponics - How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics, Mason, John
Commercial Hydroponics - How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics
Mason, John
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Agriculture in Uganda, Jameson, J.D. (editor)
Agriculture in Uganda
Jameson, J.D. (editor)
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A Review of Biological Control in the Ethiopian Region, Greathead, D.J.  (et al)
A Review of Biological Control in the Ethiopian Region
Greathead, D.J. (et al)
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Apuntes Geologicos y Pedologicos de la Zona Cafetera de Colombia. Tomo Primero Supplemento  - Genetica y clasificacion de los suelos tropicales, Schaufelberger, Paul
Apuntes Geologicos y Pedologicos de la Zona Cafetera de Colombia. Tomo Primero Supplemento - Genetica y clasificacion de los suelos tropicales
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Report to the Government of Cameroun on the Soils and Ecology of West Cameroun.  (A broad reconnaissance survey, with special reference to the Bamenda area), Hawkins, P. & Brunt, M.
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Hawkins, P. & Brunt, M.
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A Preliminary Survey of Some of the Soils in Kenya, Gracie, D.S.
A Preliminary Survey of Some of the Soils in Kenya
Gracie, D.S.
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Agriculture in the Sudan; being a handbook of agriculture as practised in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Tothill, J,D, (editor)
Agriculture in the Sudan; being a handbook of agriculture as practised in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Tothill, J,D, (editor)
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101 Humphreys, L. R. Tropical Forages : Their Role in Sustainable Agriculture
1995 0582078687 / 9780582078680 
Illustrated, pp xiv, 414, a good copy in very slightly worn dustwrapper. Book label of Dr Peter Moore on the upper cover. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Tropical Pasture Utilisation., Humphreys, L.R.
102 Humphreys, L.R. Tropical Pasture Utilisation.
Cambridge University Press 1991 0521380308 / 9780521380300 First Edition Pictorial laminated boards As New 
A few illustrations, large slim 8vo, pp xii, 206, pictorial laminated boards, a very good copy, the small address label of Dr Peter Moore on the half-title, otherwise virtually as new. [Recent research suggests that the application of the old concepts of pasture management developed in Europe, USA and South Africa have been unsuccessful in the Tropics; in some areas under-utilisation has resulted in poor animal output and low economic returns, whereas in other areas overgrazing has resulted in soil erosion and weeds. This book sets out to examine the problems involved in the utilisation of tropical and subtropical pastures and to explain how pastures may be managed to meet the requirements of both plants and animals for growth and replacement. Following an overview of the livestock systems of the tropics, the effects of grazing animals on the edaphic, biotic and climatic environment of the pasture are described. The response of the animals to the available pasture are discussed in terms of pasture attributes of nutritive value and sward structure, selectivity and grazing behaviour. Methods for attaining continuity of forage supply are also described. The author, Professor L. R. Humphreys, has been involved for many years in extensive research of tropical and subtropical pastures. A central objective of his work has been to effect a synchrony between pasture available and the forage requirements of the animal. This book is a culmination of much of his research and will be invaluable to all disciplines with an interest in tropical and subtropical agricultural practices.] 
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103 Hunter, Herbert Oats: Their Varieties and Characteristics - a Practical Handbook for Farmers, Seedsmen, and Students
London Ernest Benn & W.W. N 1924 
EX-LIBRARY. 4 folding sheets of line drawings, 8vo, pp.131, dull red cloth, spine a little faded, slightly worn, library stamp and sticker on front endpapers (no other library markings), fore-edge of the first folding plate creased. (This is Volume 2 in the Practical Farming Series.) 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Biological Pest Control - the glasshouse experience, Hussey, N.W. & Scopes, N.
104 Hussey, N.W. & Scopes, N. Biological Pest Control - the glasshouse experience
Poole Blandford Press 1985 0713714395 / 9780713714395 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 240, neat signature on the front endpaper, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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105 Hutchinson, Joseph Evolutionary Studies in World crops - diversity and change in the Indian subcontinent (original hardback edition)
Cambridge University Press 1974 0521203392 / 9780521203395 
Hardback, a few illustrations, pp 175, dustwrapper, a good copy. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Essays on Crop Plant Evolution [Sir John Burnett's copy], Hutchinson, Sir Joseph
106 Hutchinson, Sir Joseph Essays on Crop Plant Evolution [Sir John Burnett's copy]
Cambridge University Press 1965 First Edition Cloth Very Good Slightly worn and frayed 
Illustrated, pp viii, 204, very clean internally, cloth in excellent condition, the dustwrapper is slightly worn and frayed, and with a small piece missing from the base of its spine. {The Evolution of maize, development of cultivated sorghums, comparative phylogeny of temperate cereals, cytogenetics and the evolution of wheat, history and relationships of cultivated potatoes etc.}. [From the library of Sir John Burnett, with his signature on the front endpaper. A distinguished academic career and a lifelong interest in fungi, botany and nature conservation made him the ideal champion for biological recording in the UK. He held that effective nature conservation could be achieved only if good quality information about species and their habitats was accessible to all who needed it - a belief that made him perfectly suited to run the National Biodiversity Network, founded in 2000. He was convinced that academics with high administrative posts must continue with some personal research, in his case on the myxomycetes.] 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Working for Man - the domestication of animals, Hyams, Edward
107 Hyams, Edward Working for Man - the domestication of animals
Harmondsworth Kestrel Books 1975 072265457x / 9780722654576 First Edition Cloth Good Slightly worn 
Illustrated with line drawings by Peter Gregory, slim octavo, pp 95, unevenly age-toned, red cloth in good condition, a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. [An interesting children's book]. Postage will be reduced. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Agriculture in Uganda, Jameson, J.D. (editor)
108 Jameson, J.D. (editor) Agriculture in Uganda
Oxford University Press 1970 0198594232 / 9780198594239 Second edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly age-toned 
Illustrated, small thick quarto, pp xviii, 395, very clean internally, blue cloth in very good condition, in a dustwrapper which is slightly age-toned and rubbed. 
Price: 27.50 GBP
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The Cultivation and Preparation of Para Rubber, Johnson, W.H.
109 Johnson, W.H. The Cultivation and Preparation of Para Rubber
London Crosby Lockwood and Son 1909 Second edition Cloth Good 
Second edition, rewritten and greatly enlarged. Illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 178, some neat pencilled marginal notes throughout, a few internal hinges slightly weak, otherwise clean and sound, cloth a little marked and slightly rubbed. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Handbook of Tropical Forage Grasses, Judd, B. Ira
110 Judd, B. Ira Handbook of Tropical Forage Grasses
New York and London Garland STPM Press 1979 082407050x / 9780824070502 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Illustrated with line drawings, small 8vo, pp x, 116, a very good copy indeed in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. From the library of Dr Peter Moore, with his tiny stamp on the front endpaper. VERY SCARCE. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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111 LAMB, A.J.R. The Story of the Horse
London Alexander Maclehose & Co. 1938 
Illustrated, pp xiv, 320, slightly worn, cloth slightly blotched and marked. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter). 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Drought-Tolerant and Water Efficient Fodder Shrubs (DTFS), their Role as a "Drought Insurance" in the Agricultural Development of Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Southern Africa, Le Houérou, Henry N.
112 Le Houérou, Henry N. Drought-Tolerant and Water Efficient Fodder Shrubs (DTFS), their Role as a "Drought Insurance" in the Agricultural Development of Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Southern Africa
Pretoria Water Research Commission 1994 186845164X / 9781868451647 First Edition Paperback Good 
Quarto, pp viii, 139, paperback, covers slightly rubbed and worn. (A few line maps, but no other illustrations]. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Les Fruits de France - historique, dietetique et therapeutique    [Alan Davidson's copy], Leclerc, Henri
113 Leclerc, Henri Les Fruits de France - historique, dietetique et therapeutique [Alan Davidson's copy]
Paris Masson et Cie 1925 Paperback Good 
Small 8vo, pp 273, uncut, paperback, a good copy. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.] 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Ecological Management of Agricultural Weeds, Liebman, Matt; Mohler, Charles L. & Staver, Charles P.
114 Liebman, Matt; Mohler, Charles L. & Staver, Charles P. Ecological Management of Agricultural Weeds
Cambridge University Press 2001 0521560683 / 9780521560689 First Edition Pictorial laminated boards As New 
Large 8vo, pp xii, 532, (not illustrated), pictorial laminated boards, a very good copy, as new. The scarce original hardback edition. [Concerns over environmental and human health impacts of conventional weed management practices, herbicide resistance in weeds, and rising costs of crop production and protection have led agricultural producers and scientists in many countries to seek strategies that take greater advantage of ecological processes and thereby allow a reduction in herbicide use. This book provides principles and practices for ecologically based weed management in a wide range of temperate and tropical farming systems. After examining weed life histories and processes determining the assembly of weed communities, the authors describe how tillage and cultivation practices, manipulations of soil conditions, competitive cultivars, crop diversification, grazing livestock, arthropod and microbial biocontrol agents, and other factors can be used to reduce weed germination, growth, competitive ability, reproduction and dispersal. Special attention is given to the evolutionary challenges that weeds pose and the roles that farmers can play in the development of new weed-management strategies.] 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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The UK Green Growers Guide (a compilation of products for gardeners, horticulturists, farmes and foresters wanting to reduce their dependence on synthetic chemicals, Lisansky, Steve; Robinson, Alison & Coombs, Jim
115 Lisansky, Steve; Robinson, Alison & Coombs, Jim The UK Green Growers Guide (a compilation of products for gardeners, horticulturists, farmes and foresters wanting to reduce their dependence on synthetic chemicals
Newbury CPL Scientific Ltd 1991 1872691102 / 9781872691107 First Edition Paperback Good 
Thick 8vo, pp (6), 420, paperback, vey slightly worn. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Inland Farm, Lockley R.M.
116 Lockley R.M. Inland Farm
London H.F. & G. Witherby 1943 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
Illustrated, small octavo, pp 191, foxing to the fore-edge and the endpapers, otherwise clean internally, a signature on the front endpaper, green cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, it lacks a small piece at the head of the spine and a larger piece from the rear cover, it is a little creased and rubbed, but now protected in a removable film cover. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Algarve Plants and Landscape - passing tradition and ecological change, Mabberley, D.J. & Placito, P.J.
117 Mabberley, D.J. & Placito, P.J. Algarve Plants and Landscape - passing tradition and ecological change
Oxford University Press 1993 0198587023 / 9780198587026 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xvi, 300, a very good copy indeed in dustwrapper. [Extremely scarce] 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Algarve Plants and Landscape - passing tradition and ecological change, Mabberley, D.J. & Placito, P.J.
118 Mabberley, D.J. & Placito, P.J. Algarve Plants and Landscape - passing tradition and ecological change
Oxford University Press 1993 0198587023 / 9780198587026 Cloth Good Slightly worn 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xvi, 300, there are a few small brown stains to pages 101-8, 176-181 and 204-208, lower edges slightly marked, a few minor dents on the lower cover, lacking the front endpaper, otherwise a good copy in slightly worn dustwrapperdustwrapper. [Extremely scarce] 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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119 Mansfeld, Rudolf (& Stubbe, Hans) Vorlaufiges Verzeichnis Landwirtschaftlich Oder Gartnerisch Kultivierter Pflanzenarten (Preliminary List of Agricultural and Cultivated Garden Plant species)
Berlin Akademie-Verlag 1962 
Large 8vo, pp viii, 659, hardback, [Stoff. Leinen], a good copy in rather worn and soiled dustwrapper. [Professor Jack Hawkes' copy, with his signature on the dustwrapper and on the front endpaper]. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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A La Recherche des Varietes Locales de Plantes Cultivees - guide method-ologique   [Alan Davidson's copy], Marchenay, Philippe
120 Marchenay, Philippe A La Recherche des Varietes Locales de Plantes Cultivees - guide method-ologique [Alan Davidson's copy]
Paris Diffusion 1987 2950145108 / 9782950145109 Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 211, paperback, a very good copy. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.] 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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