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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.
12.00 GBP

Commercial Hydroponics - How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics, Mason, John
Commercial Hydroponics - How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics
Mason, John
25.00 GBP

Agriculture in Uganda, Jameson, J.D. (editor)
Agriculture in Uganda
Jameson, J.D. (editor)
27.50 GBP

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)
15.00 GBP

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
Schaufelberger, Paul
10.00 GBP

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.
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.
25.00 GBP

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.
15.00 GBP

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)
40.00 GBP

 

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Origins of Pest, Parasite, Disease and Weed Problems. [18th Symposium British Ecological Society], Cherrett, J.M. & Sagar, G.R.(eds)
41 Cherrett, J.M. & Sagar, G.R.(eds) Origins of Pest, Parasite, Disease and Weed Problems. [18th Symposium British Ecological Society]
Oxford Blackwell Scientific Publications 1977 0632002263 / 9780632002269 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Large 8vo, pp x, 413, a very good copy in dustwrapper, almost as new. (Not illustrated). 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Iodine Information Booklets numbers 7, 13 - 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 35 - 42, 44, 47 - 55, CHILEAN IODINE EDUCATIONAL BUREAU
42 CHILEAN IODINE EDUCATIONAL BUREAU Iodine Information Booklets numbers 7, 13 - 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 35 - 42, 44, 47 - 55
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Iodine Information Booklets numbers 7, 13 - 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 35 - 42, 44, 47 - 55. (Published 1946 - 1960). Each one small 12mo, paperback, and between seven and 89 pages, very slightly worn, but overall in very good condition. The original owner has neatly written a reading date on the upper cover of some booklets. Subjects include plant protection, fowl paralysis, ringworm, actinobacillosis (wooden-tongue), avian coccidiosis, mastitis, hoose or husk, lungworm disease, animal production, infertility in dairy cattle, iodinated proteins, iodic acid and the iodates, endemic goitreiodine in foods and feedingstuffs, iodized minerals, nutrition of farm animals, iodine in rocks and soils, iodophors, prophylaxis of influenza etc. TOGETHER WITH Better Animal Health - iodine facts 48-101, (goitres, parasites, eye diseases, limberneck, septic conditions. lameness in horses, rheumatism in dogs, Bipp in veterinary practice, iodine in eggs etc). Large slim 8vo, pp 52. Published 1941. good condition. TOGETHER WITH Micro-determination of Iodine, with select bibliography. Published 1958. 40 pages, very good condition. TOGETHER WITH Iodine for Small Animals. Published 1953. 20 pages, good condition. [An unusual collection of booklets which rarely occur for sale] 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Leguminosae of Taiwan, for Pasture and Soil Improvement  [Alan Davidson's copy], Ching-Chang Chuang & Chia Huang
43 Ching-Chang Chuang & Chia Huang The Leguminosae of Taiwan, for Pasture and Soil Improvement [Alan Davidson's copy]
Taipei Department of Botany, National Taiwan University 1965 Paperback Good 
Illustrated with 162 line drawings, large 8vo, pp (iv), 286, paperback, slightly worn, spine repaired and with slight tape marks, a withdrawn duplicate from the library of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, with stamps on the upper cover and verso of the title page, and a bookplate. [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: 35.00 GBP
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The Grasses and Pastures of South Africa, Chippindall, Lucy K.A. & Meredith, D. (et al)
44 Chippindall, Lucy K.A. & Meredith, D. (et al) The Grasses and Pastures of South Africa
Central News Agency 1959 Cloth Fair 
Well illustrated, with 32 colour plates and botanical line drawings, small thick quarto, pp xvi, 771, a little weak internally, hinge after the half-title cracked, cloth rubbed and a bit worn, spine head pulled. [The extensive first section is an invaluable guide to the identification of grasses in South Africa, with detailed keys.]. Very heavy - extra postage will be required. 
Price: 29.75 GBP
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Anti-locust Climatic Manual Section A, Parts 1 and 2. Vector Mean Winds at 10 Stations in West Africa and at 4 Stations in Chad. UNSF Desert Locust Project, Cochemé, J.
45 Cochemé, J. Anti-locust Climatic Manual Section A, Parts 1 and 2. Vector Mean Winds at 10 Stations in West Africa and at 4 Stations in Chad. UNSF Desert Locust Project
Rome Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 1966 Paperback Good 
Quarto, pp (2), 64, the last 14 pages of maps are bound upside-down), paperback, slightly worn.[UNSF/DL/RFS/7-A. 1 & 2. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Wind opportunities for locust transport and concentration in India and West Pakistan, June 1961, Cochemé, J.
46 Cochemé, J. Wind opportunities for locust transport and concentration in India and West Pakistan, June 1961
Rome Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 1966 First Edition Paperback Good 
Quarto, pp 59, various maps, paperback, a good copy. [ UNSF Desert Locust Project UNSF/DL/RFS/76.] 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Bimas Gotong Rojong Ciba Project in Indonesia, Comber, J.B.
47 Comber, J.B. The Bimas Gotong Rojong Ciba Project in Indonesia
Private printing Unbound Fair 
Quarto, pp 106, unbound, a little worn throughout. [Typewritten and xeroxed, secured with a large metal staple]. Author's copy, with his stamp on the upper cover. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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48 Costa-Rodrigues, L. Races of Maize in Portugal
Oeiras Estacao Agronomica Nacional 1969 Paperback Very Good 
Large 8vo, 9 plates, pp (45), paperback, Professor Jack Hawkes' copy, with the article title and his initials written on the upper cover. [Contained in Agronomia Lusitania Vol 31 num 4]. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Natural Grasslands. Ecosystems of the World 8A & 8B (two vols), Coupland, R.T. (ed.)
49 Coupland, R.T. (ed.) Natural Grasslands. Ecosystems of the World 8A & 8B (two vols)
Amsterdam Elsevier First Edition Cloth Very Good 
(1992-1993) .Illustrated, small quarto, two volumes, pp xiv, 469; xvi, 556, fore-edges very slightly marked, cloth showing the slightest signs of wear, but really a very good copy. Extremely scarce. [Vol 8A - Introduction and Western hemisphere; Volume 8B - Eastern hemisphere and Resume.] VERY HEAVY - WEIGHING OVER 3 KILOS BEFORE PACKING - EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE REQUIRED. 
Price: 400.00 GBP
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Management and Ecology of Lake and Reservoir Fisheries, Cowx, I.G. (editor)
50 Cowx, I.G. (editor) Management and Ecology of Lake and Reservoir Fisheries
Oxford Fishing News Books (an imprint of Blackwell Science Ltd 2002 0852382839 / 9780852382837 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
Large 8vo, pp xii, 401, immaculately clean internally, decorated cloth, the lower cornes very slightly bumped otherwise this copy would be as new. [In this comprehensive edited book, international experts in fisheries management and ecology review and appraise the status of lake and reservoir fisheries, assessment of fisheries yields, trophic ecology, rehabilitation and conservation, including a special section on African lakes where so much information of huge relevance to fisheries managers is now available. Contributions come from around the world. Carefully edited by an internationally respected editor. Has been generated from acclaimed HIFI Symposium.] 
Price: 98.50 GBP
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Grazing in Terrestrial and Marine Environments, Crisp, D.J. (editor)
51 Crisp, D.J. (editor) Grazing in Terrestrial and Marine Environments
Oxford Blackwell Scientific Publications 1964 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Octavo, a large fold-out chart, diagrams within the text, pp xvi, 322, the dustwrapper has been neatly and permanently covered in plastic, a signature has been crossed out on the front endpaper, otherwise an excellent copy from the library of Dr Peter Moore, with his tiny label at the front. [British Ecological Society Symposium Number Four] 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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Island Farm, Darling, F. Fraser
52 Darling, F. Fraser Island Farm
London The Country Book Club 1951 Cloth Very Good 
Illustrated, pp 223, very slightly worn internally, a small neat name and date in the front endpaper, green cloth very slightly bumped at corners, very slightly rubbed. Overall a very good copy. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Legumes - The Australian Experience; the botany, ecology and agriculture of indigenous and immigrant legumes, Davidson, B.R. & Davidson H.F.
53 Davidson, B.R. & Davidson H.F. Legumes - The Australian Experience; the botany, ecology and agriculture of indigenous and immigrant legumes
Taunton, New York & Chichester Research Studies Press, and John Wiley & Sons Inc 1993 0471942316 / 9780471942313 First Edition Laminated boards As New 
8vo, pp xiv, 471, laminated boards, a very good copy indeed. As new. From the library of Dr Peter Moore, with his small label on the front endpaper. [This book describes the origin, development and importance of Australia's native and introduced legumes and exemplifies how a plant family can affect the vegetation and environment of a country. The book brings out the difficulties encountered in introducing a commercial exotic species to a country, and the time and research that may be necessary before varieties and systems of management are developed to the point that a species plays a major part in a nation's agriculture. The experience and detailed information in this book could be applied by workers in other countries who are attempting to introduce commercial exotic species which are suited to their own country's physical and economic environment. It will also be of interest to all those concerned with the nitrogen cycle and nitrogen fixation.] 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Soil, Davis, B.; Walker, N.; Ball, D. & Fitter, A.
54 Davis, B.; Walker, N.; Ball, D. & Fitter, A. The Soil
London Harper Collins 1992 0021199041 Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 192, paperback, spine slightly faded otherwise a very good copy. [The soil is the work place of farmers and gardeners, but it is also a fascinating environment inhabited by insects that can leap into the air to a record height, multilegged scavengers that are vital to the decomposition of plant matter and the long, thin, entwining strands of thousands of species of fungi. Although soil plays a vital role in the functioning of the world, it has often been overlooked, mainly because it contains a huge range of different fields, all of which have become specialities in their own right. This book brings together specialists in these fields to give a broad overview of the staggering advances that have been made since Sir John Russel's The World Of Soil was published in 1947. The first two chapters introduce the physical structure of the soil. The next four chapters deal with the specific animals and plants and how they exploit this environment. The final four chapters describe how these animals interact and how man has used and abused the soil in his striving to gain more and more from this resource.] 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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A Field Guide to the Crops of Britain and Europe, De Rougemont, G.M.
55 De Rougemont, G.M. A Field Guide to the Crops of Britain and Europe
London Collins 1989 0002197138 / 9780002197137 Pictorial laminated boards Good 
Well illustrated with colour plates by Elizabeth Rice and Elisabeth Dowle, small 8vo, pp 367, pictorial laminated boards, very slight signs of use throughout, but really a very good copy. (Originally published at £14.95, but now very scarce.] 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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56 DETHIER, V.G. Man's Plague ? - Insects and Agriculture
Princeton, New Jersey The Darwin Press Inc 1976 087850026X / 9780878500260 
A few illustrations, pp 237, a good copy in a very slightly worn and faded dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter] 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Plant Sciences; production, genetics and breeding, Driscoll, Colin J.
57 Driscoll, Colin J. Plant Sciences; production, genetics and breeding
New York and London Ellis Horwood 1990 0136770487 / 9780136770480 Paperback Very Good 
Large 8vo, pp 228, paperback, a good copy. (Not illustrated). {The topics of agronomy, genetics and plant breeding are normally covered in separate volumes. This book provides a comprehensive text combing these areas. The book covers factors involved in, and the practice of, crop production together with details of the production of a number of world crops. There is coverage of the basis of inheritance and the principles of plant breeding and a series of exercises are included which cover the mathematical aspects of genetics and plant breeding. An elementary introduction to experimental design and statistics is followed by several case studies which consolidate the problem solving aspects previously discussed.} 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Manuring of Market-garden crops, Dyer, Bernard & Shrivell, F.W.E.
58 Dyer, Bernard & Shrivell, F.W.E. The Manuring of Market-garden crops
London Vinton & Company 1913 Cloth Good 
New edition, revised and brought up to date. Illustrated, small octavo, pp 149, slightly used internally, signature on front endpaper, cloth faded and a little marked, slightly worn and peeling. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Tea (Tropical Agriculture Series), Eden, T.
59 Eden, T. Tea (Tropical Agriculture Series)
London Longmans 1965 Second edition Cloth Very Good Slightly worn and rubbed 
Second edition (revised). Illustrated, octavo, pp xvi, 205, fore-edge very slightly foxed, but otherwise clean internally, black cloth in very clean condition, binding leaning slightly, the dustwrapper is slightly worn and rubbed. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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60 Elias-Cesnik, Anna (ed) Jojoba and its uses Through 1982 - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference
Tucson University of Arizona College of Agriculture 1983 
8vo, pp xii, 295, paperback, covers slightly marked and worn, upper joint a little rubbed. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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