Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780123914781
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The second edition of Agriculture's Ethical Horizon is a carefully considered application of philosophical concepts, such as utilitarianism and positivism, to the practice of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an approach to agriculture guided by foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the goals of agricultural and weed science? What should their goals be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? This book engages students, researchers, and professionals across disciplines including horticulture, soil and plant science, entomology, and more, all without requiring a background in philosophy. It examines topics such as scientific truth and myth, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to sustainability, and biotechnology. New to this edition is a chapter examining the raising, housing and slaughter of animals for human food, and a chapter on alternative and organic agricultural systems. Easily understood by non-philosophers Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion Companion website includes further teaching aids and a discussion board

Understanding Food Systems

Author: Ruth MacDonald
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128044858
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Understanding Food Systems: Agriculture, Food Science, and Nutrition in the United States explores the complex and evolving system from which the United States gets its food. From farm, to home, and everything in-between, the authors use a scientific perspective that explains the fundamentals of agricultural production, food science, and human nutrition that will guide readers through the issues that shape our food system, including political, societal, environmental, economic, and ethical concerns. Presenting the role and impact of technology, from production to processing and safety, to cultural and consumer behavior perspectives, the book also explores the link between food systems and the history of nutrients and diet patterns, and how these influence disease occurrence. Current topics of concern and debate, including the correlations between food systems and diet-related diseases, such as obesity and diabetes are explored, as are the history and current status of food insecurity and accessibility. Throughout the text, readers are exposed to current topics that play important roles in personal food choices and how they influence components of the food system. Presents the evolution of the US food system, from historical beginnings, to current consumer and political roles and responsibilities Provides farm to fork insights on production and consumption practices in the United States Explores complex topics in call-out boxes throughout the text to help readers understand the various perspectives on controversial topics

Data mining

Author: Ian H. Witten
Publisher:
ISBN: 3446215336
Release Date: 2001
Genre:


Das Kyoto Protokoll

Author: Sebastian Oberthür
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663014348
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Social Science

Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.

Books in Series

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015640415
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Monographic series


Books in Print

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ISBN: UOM:39015054023182
Release Date: 2002
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Der Stratege

Author: Cynthia A. Montgomery
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593395883
Release Date: 2012-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Damit ein Unternehmen erfolgreich ist, braucht es eine Richtung, ein Ziel, eine Strategie. Keine Führungskraft wird dem widersprechen - und dennoch wird die Strategieentwicklung und -umsetzung oft nicht ausreichend beachtet. Jetzt ist es an der Zeit, einen essenziellen, aber über Jahrzehnte vernachlässigten Bestandteil des Strategieprozesses wieder einzubeziehen: Sie. Den Leader. Den Strategen. Wie man die eigenen strategischen Fähigkeiten entwickelt und zur Perfektion bringt, erfahren Sie hier - um eine hervorragende Führungskraft zu sein, die täglich über sich selbst hinauswächst und das Unternehmen zu dauerhaftem Erfolg führt.