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  • A Handbook of Medicinal Herbs by D.J. Deshpande

    by D.J. Deshpande
    Still considered the definitive work on medicinal herbs and their uses after two decades, the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs has undergone a long-anticipated revision. In the second edition, world-renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke provides up-to-date data on over 800 of the world’s most important medicinal plant species. The book contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new easier to use format. The in-depth content, the addition of colour plates and over 200 black and white illustrations make this book the most comprehensive resource on medicinal herbs available.
    NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION:
    EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION YOU NEED
    Designed to give you fast access to the information you need on a regular basis, this new edition is organized more systematically than any other medicinal herb publication. The entries are now arranged alphabetically by common name with the scientific name in parenthesis. Major synonyms are also provided.
    It has become increasingly clear that there are hundreds of biologically active compounds, often additive or synergistic, in all our plants, foods, spices, herbs, medicinal, and poisonous plants. The debate continues on how these plants work and how they should be used. Blending scientific fact with folk uses and the author’s personal experience, Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition provides the most well-rounded discussions of safety, efficacy, toxicity, and rational use found in any herbal reference.

    KSh3,387.00
  • Agricultural Price Analysis and Forecasting by John W. Goodwin

    by John W. Goodwin
    Uses a problem solving framework to provide students with the means for acquiring the necessary skills in the application of economic theory. Enables them to understand that economic theory does describe authentic relationships by actual people in the existing world.

    KSh20,822.00
  • An Introduction to Marine Ecology by R.S.K Barnes

    by R.S.K Barnes
    This established textbook continues to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to marine ecological concepts and processes. Based on a wealth of international reaching expertise, An Introduction to Marine Ecology is written as a basis for an entire undergraduate course in marine biology or ecology. It covers the trophic, environmental and competitive interactions of marine organisms, and the effects of these on the productivity, dynamics and structure of marine systems. The strength of the book lies in its discussion of core topics which, despite an increasing emphasis on more applied aspects, remains at the heart of the majority of courses in the subject.
    The authors maintain the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with colour plates, photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from all over the world. In this edition, the scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated. An emphasis has been placed on human impacts, and completely new chapters have been added on fisheries, marine ecosystems, and human interference and conservation.

    KSh9,650.00
  • Animal Biotechnology 3ED by Ranga, Agrobios

    by Ranga, Agrobios
    Table of Contents1. Animal Biotechnology: An Overview, 2. Cells in Culture: An Introduction, 3. Tissue Culture Medium, 4. Initiation of Cell Culture – Primary Culture, 5. Cell Lines, 6. Selection and Cloning of Cells, 7. Characterization and Preservation of Animal Cells, 8. Scale up of Animal Cell Culture, 9. Fermentors, 10. Enzymes in Genetic Engineering (Nucleic Acid Enzymology), 11. Gene Cloning Vectors, 12. Techniques for Genetic Engineering, 13. Gene Cloning, Gene Transfer and Expression of Induced Genes, 14. Artificial Animal Breeding, 15. Facts About Transgenic Animals, 16. Transgenic Animal Technology, 17. Techniques for Producing Transgenic and Smatotransgenic Animals, 18. Transgenic Mice, 19. Transgenic Fishes, 20. Transgenic Sheep and Goat, 21. Transgenic Livestock, 22. Pharming Transgenic Farm Animals, 23. Applications of Transgenic Animals, 24. The Future of Transgenic Organisms, 25. Immunology and Serology, 26. Hybridoma Technology and Monoclonal Antibodies, 27. Tissue Grafting and Engineering, 28. Gene Therapy, 29. Animal Health Biotechnology, 30. Antimicrobial Drugs and Their Sensitivity Tests, 31. Neoplasia, 32. Human Pathogenic Viruses and AIDS, 33. DNA Fingerprinting, 34. Appendix – 1: Safety and Regulatory Arrangements in Biotechnology, 35. Appendix – 2: Hepatitis-B (HB), 36. Appendix- 3: Monoclonal Antibodies and Lymphatic Filariasis, 37. Appendix -4: Some Interesting World Wide Web Sites, 38. Glossary, 39. Selected Bibliography, 40. Subject Index.

    KSh3,654.00
  • Biotechnology in Crop improvement by Chawla, IBDC

    by Chawla, IBDC
    This book has been written to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in Botany, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Horticulture and Plant Pathology. This will also serve as an elementary text book for M.Sc programme in Agricultural Biotechnology. The aim is to combine in a single book information on Plant Cell Culture, Recombinant DNA technology, Genome mapping and Manipulation of genes in plants. The emphasis is laid on principles and methodology of a particular technique and impact on crop improvement. About the AuthorDr. Harvinder Singh Chawla has 20 years of experience in teaching and research on Genetics, Biotechnology and Plant Breeding. He has done extensive work on somaclonal vriation, genetic transformation and molecular markers and supervised research of Ph.D and M.Sc in Genetics and Plant Breeding and Molecular Biology & Biotechnology. He has published 3 books on Genetics, Cytogenetics and Biotechnology aspects and more than 50 research papers in journals of repute. Dr Chawla has availed fellowships offered by various governments: Germany (1985-87; 1997) and Canada (1993-95). He is a member / fellow of several learned bodies including Indian Soc. of Genetics and New York Academy of Sciences, USA.

    KSh3,120.00
  • Bovine Surgery and Lameness by Blackwell

    by Blackwell
    Bovine surgery is both challenging and complicated. Not only does the surgeon have to decide whether surgery is economically justified. but surgery often has to be performed in a sub-optimal environment.
    Following on from the worldwide success of the first edition. this new edition continues to act as a step-by-step guide to standard surgical techniques. Now with two new authors from Switzerland and North America. both the text and illustrations have been considerably expanded. In addition. special attention is given to issues relating to peri-operative analgesia and animal welfare, food safety. and drug dosages.

    KSh11,100.00
  • Brackishwater Aquaculture by Ghosh,Agrobios

    by Ghosh, Agrobios
    Aquaculture, in fact, is a vast subject rather multi-disciplinary subject now-a-days leads as an industry all over the world. Out of which brackish water aquaculture is, perhaps, the most important while contributing lion’s share in aquaculture production due to its tremendous advancement. Keeping this in view as well as to fill that gap of knowledge this Book has been prepare.About the AuthorDr. P.K. Ghosh (b. 10. 01. 1951) qualified B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. (Zoology) with specialization in Fishery Science. He obtained Ph.D. degree in Zoology (Prawn Neuroendocrinology). Dr. Ghosh is experienced for about 29 years in the field of Aquaculture. He served is different capacities under the then Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore 743101 (West Bengal) renamed as Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute (CICFRI) and Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai 600028.
    He is presently associated with the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai 40O 061, being posted at its Mumbai Centre as Principal Scientist. All these Institutes are under the administrative control of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). New Delhi 110001. He had been to the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Kochi 682 036 and the Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032 as Farm Manager (Prawn Farming) and the Deputy Registrar respectively on deputation and lien from ICAR, New Delhi.
    Dr. Ghosh has several Research Publications published in reputed Indian and foreign (Philippines, Slovak and Poland) journals apart from extension bulletins, pamphlets, teaching manuals and popular articles. He was deputed and attended the SAARC Workshop on “Innovative Technology for Development of Prawn Hatchery” held in Bangladesh.- See more at: http://www.printsasia.in/book/brackishwater-aquaculture-p-k-ghosh-8177543628-9788177543629#sthash.ay8dV6hb.dpuf

    KSh2,796.00
  • Breeding for Resistance to Abiotic Stresses by Singh

    by Singh
    Breeding for Resistance to Abiotic Stresses
    The hook covers in detail both concepts and practices of resistance breeding to abiotic stresses. It has references to the original, important work on various aspects. The topics and sub-topics have been dealt with specific examples from as many different crop plants as possible. It is hoped that the book will be useful to students, teachers and researchers engaged for the improvement of crop plants to abiotic stresses through genetic manipulations.

    KSh1,032.00
  • Cane Sugar: Production Management by IBDC

    by IBDC
    This book focuses on the various aspects of field and processing management of raw material to achieve productive and sustainable sugar production. Cane Sugar : Production Management cover major aspects of cane sugar production, encompassing Re4source to Environment management and intended for reference by progressive commercial cane growers, and factory management. This book will serve as a vade mecum for Managers and Executives of the Indian Sugar Industry.

    KSh3,816.00
  • Chicken Production by Ngugi

    by Ngugi
    Mr. Ngugi is formerly a Senior Poultry Production Officer in the Ministry of Livestock Development in Kenya. He holds a diploma in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a bias in poultry science from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Agrologists. He was a lecturer in Animal Husbandry at the Large Scale Farmers Training College, Nyahururu for several years. He is currently an Agriculture teacher at Gathera Secondary School, Murang ‘a District. Besides, he is widely travelled and has attended many international seminars on poultry science. In writing this book the author has drawn his material from applied research, practical experiences, his lectures and discussions with various experts. It is hoped that this book will be quite useful to the poultry farmer, the animal production science student and the extention worker.

    KSh528.00
  • Coconut Production and Protection Technology by Mandal

    by Mandal
    This book is intended to help in coconut production.

    KSh1,496.00
  • Commercial Floriculture by Prasad

    by Prasad
    Floriculture is one of the branches of agriculture. Indian commercial flower industry has the potential to become the leading flower industry of Floriculture Worldwide. This Specialized food and ornamental plant production business are grouped together in the known as horticulture. Ornamental horticulture more appropriately of flower and ornamental plant production and Landscaping. This book deals with cultivation, marketing and arranging of flowers and foliage plants. The present book has been designed to meet out the requirements of a commercial flower grower that includes production of cut flowers, foliage potted plants, bedding plant and growing and forcing bulbs and corms of flowering plants for wholesale and retail sales. The floriculture industry has become highly specialized as the floriculturist has to use many manipulative devices to see that there is a steady supply of flowers and foliage plants irrespective of seasons and minimum loss to the industry because of perishable nature of flowers.

    KSh3,450.00
  • Common Sense Guide to Environmental Management by Subash Ludhra

    by Subash Ludhra
    An essential and short guide for those who need to know more about environmental management in the workplace without wanting to spend hours reading dozens of different documents. Whether its for use alongside a training course or simply to brush up on your knowledge. its perfect for equipping you with the principles of environmental management.
    Friendly and accessible, this Common Sense Guide covers all the main aspects of environmental management in manageable chapters to provide you with the knowledge and understanding you need to look after the environment and those around you

    • Suitable for those with little understanding of environmental management
    • Includes questions at the end of each module to consolidate your environmental management knowledge
    • Certificate offered to those who complete the exam at the end of the book and return to be marked externally

    KSh2,090.00
  • Crop Diseases and Control

    Potential losses of major world crops to pests, diseases and weeds have been estimated at approximately 70%. However, the actual losses are approximately 30% due to efficient crop protection practices. The increase in human population density and the subsequent demand for meat are predicted to cause crop production to double in the next four or five decades. To achieve this objective, an improvement or at least maintenance of crop protection efficacy against agricultural pests, diseases and weeds is critical. The impressive progress in crop protection achieved in the past has, for a large part, relied on the use of synthetic pesticides.

    KSh2,490.00
  • Crop Improvement by Manjit Kang

    by Manjit Kang
    Learn to integrate molecular genetic techniques with traditional plant breeding methods! This comprehensive book provides the latest authoritative scientific information on improvement of both temperate and tropical crops. Crop Improvement: Challenges in the Twenty-First Century brings together expert plant breeders and geneticists to address issues related to crop adaptability and stability across environments for important food and fiber crops. It emphasizes the need to integrate molecular genetic techniques with traditional plant breeding methods to develop hardier, more productive crops. Crop Improvement includes the latest research on physiological and biochemical responses of plants to drought and heat stress, which should help breeders develop effective strategies for improving resistance to abiotic stresses. In addition, this helpful book elucidates the use of mixed models and best linear unbiased prediction. To make the book comprehensive, chapters discuss stability analysis in crop performance trials and genotype-by-environment interactions.Crop Improvement includes detailed information on breeding specific crops, including: * rice * tropical maize * sorghum * common bean * sugar beet * bananas and plantain * cottonCrop Improvement offers both practical information and up-to-date research. It also suggests a vision of new directions and partnerships that are expected to evolve in this century. This book is an essential resource for practicing plant breeders and geneticists at universities, government agencies, and industry. It should also be of use to teachers and students engaged in crop breeding.

    KSh2,772.00
  • Cultivation and uses of Aromatic Plants by Srivastava

    by Srivastava
    The Indian sub-continent blessed with the world’s richest resources of aromatic plant and their uses since time immemorial in different form by the collection from wild sources. India comprises its botanical wealth is about 45,000 plant species including 18,500 flowering and essential oil bearing plants. The present book deals with improved cultivation and post-harvest technologies of 15 major aromatic plants, distillation technologies and their diverse uses based on experimental work and available authentic literatures. The colour photographs of aromatic crops have been soot-out in FFDC herbal garden and experimental fields for proper identification.

    KSh2,262.00
  • Dry Land Technology: Factors and Adop by Singh, Agrobios

    by Singh, Agrobios
    Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Dryland farming: an overview. 3. Research methodology. 4. Characteristic of the farmers. 5. Traditional dry land technology. 6. Role of communication channel in adoption of improved dry land technology. 7. Knowledge of improved dry land technology among the farmers. 8. Adoption of improved dry land technology. 9. Problems in adoption of the improved dry land technology. 10. Farmers’ opinion on input management. 11. Multi-variate prediction of adoption. 12. Summary and suggestions. Bibliography. Appendix.
    “Dry farming is practised in a very large area in India. Research institutes have developed improved dry land technologies in order to increase yield of dry land crops. A widespread adoption of these improved dry land technologies by the farmers is vital for development of the economy of the country. With this in view, a study of adoption of improved dry land technology by the farmers was undertaken. The data pertaining to this study were collected from 240 farmers in a Community Development Block of the Jodhpur District in Rajasthan.
    The study discusses: (a) social, economic and psychological characteristics of the farmers, (b) Sources of communication of the farmers for improved dry land technology, (c) the level of knowledge and adoption of improved dry land technology, (d) opinion of the farmers about supply of agricultural inputs and (e) problems in adoption in improved dry land technology. It also discusses the traditional dry land technology. An effective system for increasing the knowledge of the farmers about improved dry land technology has been discussed in detail. This is based on author’s long practical experience in this field.
    This study will be useful to the policymakers, administrators and extension workers in accelerating the adoption process of improved dry land technology among the farmers.” (jacket)

    KSh2,343.00
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