** Tackles one of the most pressing challenges of our time'how to manage finite water resources to feed two billion extra people, eliminate poverty and reverse ecosystem degradation** Brings together the work of over 700 researchers into the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of water resources ever written** Covers all aspects of water management in agriculture, poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity, irrigation, groundwater, river basins, inland fisheries, rice production and much more** Hundreds of full-color figures, tables, and graphs present key information in easy-to-read format--a must-have reference for all professionalsThis comprehensive assessment of the world?'s water, written by experts with research from over 700 leading specialists, critically evaluates current thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture, charting the way forward with concrete actions from management to policy level across all countries and territories.After framing the main issues and providing a comprehensive examination of trends and scenarios in world water management, the book critically examines the cross-cutting issues of reducing poverty, reforming institutions for sustainable water management, avoiding or mitigating ecosystem impacts, and improving water productivity. Thematic chapters follow, covering such key issues in water management as irrigation, groundwater use, inland fisheries, rice cultivation, land conservation, and river basin management and development.
This book brings together an enticing collection of dishes from Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Recipes are included for all palates and every kind of meal, from delicious mezze starters such as Falafel and Baba Ganoush, spicy meat dishes, tagines, couscous and piquant fish curries, to an exciting array of rice and vegetable dishes, as well as delectable desserts such as Spiced Nutty Bananas. With 170 step-by-step recipes and over 650 superb photographs, this is an essential source of inspirational ideas for everyone who loves the food and cooking of Africa and the Middle East.
Frogs, minnows, snails, ducks, catfish, and muskrats are a few of the animals that make up a lake and pond food web. But do you know why mosquitoes, mold, water lilies, and bacteria are important too? Or how humans can change the health of a lake or a pond? See lake and pond food webs in action in this fascinating book.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
This is a detailed historical analysis of Shakespeare and food that provides fascinating insights into early modern attitudes to the body and domestic life. This dictionary is the first to analyze Shakespeare's language of food. It provides an historically accurate account of the role of food in early modern culture and the way this intersected with Shakespeare's writings and introduces contemporary ideas that informed the representations of food and feeding in his plays and poems. Drawing on early modern dietaries as well as other sources including religious sermons and tracts, legal documents, recipe books and conduct manuals, it provides the historical and cultural context to Shakespeare's depictions of food and feeding. This comprehensive analysis of Shakespeare and food also offers fascinating insights into early modern attitudes to food, drink, the body and domestic life. "The Continuum Shakespeare Dictionary" series provides authoritative guides to major subject-areas covered by the poetry and plays. The dictionaries provide readers with a comprehensive guide to the topic under discussion, especially its contemporary meanings, and to its occurrence and significance in Shakespeare's works. Comprehensive bibliographies accompany many of the items. Entries range from a few lines in length to mini-essays, providing the opportunity to explore an important literary or historical concept or idea in depth.
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