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Livestock/Deadstock - Rhoda M. Wilkie
Call Number: SF84.3 .W55 2010
ISBN: 9781592136483
Publication Date: 2010-06-28
The connection between people and companion animals has received considerable attention from scholars. In her original and provocative ethnographyLivestock/Deadstock, sociologist Rhoda Wilkie asks, how do the men and women who work on farms, in livestock auction markets, and slaughterhouses, interact with-or disengage from-the animals they encounter in their jobs?

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Soil Quality and Biofuel Production - Rattan Lal
Call Number: TP339 .S646 2010
ISBN: 9781439800737
Publication Date: 2009-12-17

From its humble beginning in the late 19th centurywhen Henry Ford’s first car was designed to run on ethanolbiofuel production has been on the rise with more than 26 billion liters produced in the U.S. in 2007. Ethanol made from biomass (rather than grains) holds great promise, including numerous economic and environmental benefits. However, the adverse interactions of energy, climate, food, and soil quality cannot be ignored.

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The Incomparable Honeybee and the Economics of Pollination - Reese Halter
Call Number: QL568.A6 H35 2009
ISBN: 9781897522608
Publication Date: 2010-02-01
Honeybees are the most important group of flower-visiting animals, pollinating more multi-billion-dollar crops and plants than any other living group. Since prehistoric times humans and honeybees have been inextricably linked. The fate of the bees, whose numbers have been beleaguered most recently by colony collapse disorder, lies firmly in the hands of humankind.



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