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Tuesday 23 May 2017

Agriculture

Global guidelines for the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes in drylands: building resilience and benefiting livelihoods.

FAO forestry paper 175.
Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization
Author:
Nora Berrahmouni, Pedro Regato, Marc Parfondry

Drylands cover nearly half of the earth's land surface and are home to one-third of the global population. They face extraordinary challenges, including those posed by desertification, biodiversity loss, poverty, food insecurity and climate change. Up to 20 percent of the world's drylands are degraded, and people living there are often locked into a vicious circle of poverty, unsustainable practices and environmental degradation. It is clear that serious efforts are needed to arrest dryland degradation and restore degraded lands, and the simple but urgent aim of these guidelines is to support such efforts It is the first time that global guidelines on dryland restoration are made available. These guidelines target two main groups 'policymakers and other decision-makers, and practitioners' because both have the power to bring about positive change. While they should be tailored to suit regional and local contexts, they present the essential components for the design, implementation and sustainability of restoration initiatives that can help build ecological and social resilience and generate benefits for local livelihoods. As illustrated by the rich case studies provided, the guidelines involve a vast range of actions, from on-the-ground activities such as habitat protection, assisted natural regeneration, sand-dune stabilization and planting, to policy improvements, provision of financial incentives, capacity development, and continuous monitoring and learning. Moreover, they show that restoration needs to be considered across the entire market value chain, from seed to end-product, as well as at the landscape level, including the mosaic of land uses, needs and expectations of interest groups.

  • ISBN: 9789251089125
  • 31.95

Agriculture

Deep-sea Cartilaginous fishes of the Southeastern Pacific Ocean.

FAO species catalogue for fishery purposes No. 10.
Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization
Author:
David A. Ebert

This volume is a comprehensive, fully illustrated Catalogue of the Sharks, Batoid Fishes, and Chimaeras of the southeastern Pacific Ocean, encompassing FAO Fishing Area 87. The present volume includes 8 orders, 17 families, 39 genera, and 66 species of cartilaginous fishes occurring in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It provides accounts for all orders, families, genera and species, and all keys to taxa are fully illustrated. Accounts of each species include: valid modern names and original citation of the species; synonyms; the English, French, and Spanish FAO names for the species (when available); a lateral view and often other useful illustrations; field marks; diagnostic features; distribution, including a GIS map; habitat; biology; size; interest to fisheries and human impact; local names (when available); a remarks section; and literature. The volume is fully indexed and also includes sections on terminology and measurements, an extensive glossary, and a dedicated bibliography.

  • ISBN: 9789251094884
  • 72.95

Education & Training

The language dimension in all subjects: a handbook for curriculum development and teacher training

Corporate Author:
Council of Europe
Author:
Jean-Claude Beacco

Mastering the language of schooling is essential for learners to develop the skills necessary for school success and for critical thinking. It is fundamental for participation in democratic societies, and for social inclusion and cohesion. This handbook is a policy and working document which promotes convergence and coherence between the linguistic dimensions of various school subjects. It proposes measures to make explicit - in curricula, pedagogic material and teacher training - the specific linguistic norms and competences which learners must master in each school subject. It also presents the learning modalities that should allow all learners, and in particular the most vulnerable among them, to benefit from diversified language-learning situations in order to develop their cognitive and linguistic capacities.

  • ISBN: 9789287182326
  • 52.00

Energy

2014 energy balances.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Statistics Division

The 2014 Energy Balances publication presents energy data for over 200 countries and areas in a format which shows the overall picture of the yearly production, trade, transformation and consumption of energy products utilized in each country or area shown, for the years 2013 and 2014. Such a format, presented in a common energy unit, the Terajoule, is useful in assessing and analysing supply and consumption patterns across both products and countries in detail on an internationally comparable basis. It is the third issue of Energy Balances as a stand-alone publication, replacing the previous series of Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles. The standards brought about by the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) have been incorporated.

  • ISBN: 9789211616170
  • 50.50