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  1. Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities

    Edited by Steffen Bohm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules N. Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Unwelcome Harvest

    Agriculture and pollution

    By Gordon R. Conway, Jules N. Pretty

    Series: Natural Resource Management Set

    Agriculture Pollutes: pesticides can destroy wildlife and some are toxic to humans; some fungicides and herbicides cause cancer. Nitrates result in the contamination of drinking water and produce the risk of the ?blue-baby? syndrome in infants and of stomach cancer in adults. Agriculture produces...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Nature and Culture

    Rebuilding Lost Connections

    Edited by Sarah Pilgrim, Jules N. Pretty

    There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control...

    Published January 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Sustainable Intensification

    Increasing Productivity in African Food and Agricultural Systems

    Edited by Jules Pretty, Camilla Toulmin, Stella Williams

    Series: International Journal Agricultural Sustainability

    Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. These pressures are likely to be substantial across Africa,...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Earth Only Endures

    On Reconnecting with Nature and Our Place in It

    By Jules Pretty

    For most of human history, we have lived our daily lives in a close relationship with the land. Yet now, for the first time, more people are living in urban rather than rural areas, bringing about an estrangement. This book, by acclaimed author Jules Pretty, is fundamentally about our relationship...

    Published May 27th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Sustainable Agriculture and Food

    By Jules Pretty

    Series: Earthscan Reference Collections

    'Jules Pretty brings together the most comprehensive and carefully selected collection of writings available about sustainable agriculture. Together with an excellent overview chapter, the collected works provide the best available source for an enlightened analysis and debate about sustainability...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems

    Edited by Norman Uphoff, Andrew S. Ball, Erick Fernandes, Hans Herren, Olivier Husson, Mark Laing, Cheryl Palm, Jules Pretty, Pedro Sanchez, Nteranya Sanginga, Janice Thies

    Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

    Global agriculture is now at the crossroads. The Green Revolution of the last century is losing momentum. Rates of growth in food production are now declining, with land and water resources becoming scarcer, while world population continues to grow. We need to continue to identify and share the...

    Published March 2nd 2006 by CRC Press

  8. The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Agriculture

    By Jules Pretty Obe

    Series: Earthscan Reader Series

    Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone's needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity over the past century, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book describes a different form of agriculture: one founded more on ecological...

    Published July 31st 2005 by Routledge

  9. The Pesticide Detox

    Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture

    By Jules Pretty Obe

    Since the 1960s, the world's population has more than doubled and agricultural production per person has increased by a third. Yet this growth in production has masked enormous hidden costs arising from widespread pesticide use - massive ecological damage and high incidences of farmer poisoning and...

    Published November 30th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Agri-Culture

    Reconnecting People, Land and Nature

    By Jules Pretty OBE

    'Refreshingly fluent narrative, brimming full of stories and metaphors' Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia, UK 'A great balance between storytelling and analysis which points to the critical need for gaining control over resources' Jacqueline Ashby, CIAT, Colombia 'Full of supporting...

    Published July 31st 2002 by Routledge

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