Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons From Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty [Audiobook] download free by Gary Paul Nabhan

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons From Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty Audiobook download free by Gary Paul Nabhan
  • Listen audiobook: Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons From Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty
  • Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
  • Release date: 2013/8/17
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781603584531
  • Rating: 8.79 of 10
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  • Review by: Tara Eckert
  • Review rating: 8.06 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/19
  • Duration: 3H27M32S in 256 kbps (54.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-14
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA, WavPack, MP3, MPEG4, WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless (compression ZIP, LZMA, RAR, ALZ, TAR.LZO, ARC)
  • Total pages original book: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M48S (5.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: How to harvest water and nutrients, select drought-tolerant plants, and create natural diversity Because climatic uncertainty has now become 'the new normal,' many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in North America are desperately seeking ways to adapt their food production to become more resilient in the face of such 'global weirding.' This book draws upon the wisdom and technical knowledge from desert farming traditions all around the world to offer time-tried strategies for: Building greater moisture-holding capacity and nutrients in soilsProtecting fields from damaging winds, drought, and floodsHarvesting water from uplands to use in rain gardens and terraces filled with perennial cropsDelecting fruits, nuts, succulents, and herbaceous perennials that are best suited to warmer, drier climates Gary Paul Nabhan is one of the world's experts on the agricultural traditions of arid lands. For this book he has visited indigenous and traditional farmers in the Gobi Desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Sahara Desert, and Andalusia, as well as the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Painted deserts of North America, to learn firsthand their techniques and designs aimed at reducing heat and drought stress on orchards, fields, and dooryard gardens. This practical book also includes colorful 'parables from the field' that exemplify how desert farmers think about increasing the carrying capacity and resilience of the lands and waters they steward. It is replete with detailed descriptions and diagrams of how to implement these desert-adapted practices in your own backyard, orchard, or farm. This unique book is useful not only for farmers and permaculturists in the arid reaches of the Southwest or other desert regions. Its techniques and prophetic vision for achieving food security in the face of climate change may well need to be implemented across most of North America over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and the U.S. Southwest and adjacent regions of Mexico.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Sustainable Agriculture, Food & Society, Agronomy & Crop Production, Gardening Books
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.52 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x254x14.73mm
  • Weight: 666.78g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: White River Junction, United States

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