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Items in Agriculture that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Goat medicine and surgery / David Harwood, Karin Mueller
    SF 968 H27 2018eb

  • The life of cheese : crafting food and value in America / Heather Paxson
    SF 274 U6 P397 2013eb

  • The working man's green space : allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919 / Micheline Nilsen
    SB 457.3 N557 2014eb

  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander : making the modern landscape / Susan Herrington
    SB 470 O23 H477 2014eb

  • Island of trees : 50 trees, 50 tales of Montreal / Bronwyn Chester ; illustrations by Jean-Luc Trudel and Charles L'Heureux ; maps by Jean-Luc Trudel and Félix Chester-Trudel
    SB 435.6 C32 Q4 2017
    Following the trail of 50 different trees, this guide presents a natural, inspirational perspective on the Island of Montreal, offering a sense of belonging to an ancient forest in its modern form. Going beyond the traits defining the trees and instead interpreting their stories, the collection complements each tale with a fascinating illustration. Montreal is demonstrated as having its own unique ecosystem--insulated by the St. Lawrence River and the Rivière des Prairies--allowing species such as the giant cottonwood poplars to thrive all along the shoreline. The isle's exotic species are also explored, from the black walnut and tulip trees to the dawn redwood, accentuating the area's diversity. Expanding on the author's original weekly column for Montreal's Gazette , the book groups its subjects by territory, providing natives and visitors alike the opportunity to not only better know and appreciate Montreal's trees, but also discover the hidden places and obscure histories of this intriguing locale.

  • Farming and Famine : Landscape Vulnerability in Northeast Ethiopia, 1889–1991 / Donald Crummey ; edited by James C. McCann
    S 589.76 E8 C78 2018eb

  • Organic Resistance : The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France / Venus Bivar
    S 605.5 B566 2018eb

  • Chemical Lands : Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands since 1945 / David D. Vail
    SB 952.8 V355 2018eb

  • Back Cast : Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters / Jeff Metcalf
    SH 464 W4 M48 2018eb

  • Unnatural selection / Katrina van Grouw
    SF 105 V24 2018

    A lavishly illustrated look at how evolution plays out in selective breeding

    Unnatural Selection is a stunningly illustrated book about selective breeding--the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man. More important, it's a book about selective breeding on a far, far grander scale--a scale that encompasses all life on Earth. We'd call it evolution.

    A unique fusion of art, science, and history, this book celebrates the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's monumental work The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication , and is intended as a tribute to what Darwin might have achieved had he possessed that elusive missing piece to the evolutionary puzzle--the knowledge of how individual traits are passed from one generation to the next. With the benefit of a century and a half of hindsight, Katrina van Grouw explains evolution by building on the analogy that Darwin himself used--comparing the selective breeding process with natural selection in the wild, and, like Darwin, featuring a multitude of fascinating examples.

    This is more than just a book about pets and livestock, however. The revelation of Unnatural Selection is that identical traits can occur in all animals, wild and domesticated, and both are governed by the same evolutionary principles. As van Grouw shows, animals are plastic things, constantly changing. In wild animals the changes are usually too slow to see--species appear to stay the same. When it comes to domesticated animals, however, change happens fast, making them the perfect model of evolution in action.

    Suitable for the lay reader and student, as well as the more seasoned biologist, and featuring more than four hundred breathtaking illustrations of living animals, skeletons, and historical specimens, Unnatural Selection will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in natural history and the history of evolutionary thinking.

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