Best Reference Books – Process Engineering of Spices and Plantation Crops

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Process Engineering of Spices and Plantation Crops subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Process Engineering of Spices and Plantation Crops along with reviews.

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1. “Advances in the Diseases of Plantation Crops and Spices” by Santha P Kumari

“Advances in the Diseases of Plantation Crops and Spices” Book Review: Streamlined to facilitate student understanding, this latest edition, containing the latest techniques, methodologies and new problems provides a comprehensive treatment of diseases of major plantation crops and species in India. It also deals with the nutritional disorders and their management in these crops. This book is designed for researchers working on plantations and species crops, plant pathologists, students, teachers, extension workers as well as progressive farmers all over the country and world-wide.

2. “Reforesting Landscapes: Linking Pattern and Process (Landscape Series)” by Harini Nagendra and Jane Southworth

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“Reforesting Landscapes: Linking Pattern and Process (Landscape Series)” Book Review: This book has been rewritten entirely in order to keep up with the modern and latest developments in the world’s forests, both in approach and content. The book contains newer illustrations on literature of reforestation, regeneration and regrowth of forest cove. Keeping in mind, the latest syllabus of various universities in India, topics like rends, patterns and drivers of reforestation, forest regrowth across the world, ecosystem services, protected areas, social institutions, economic transitions, remediation of environmental problems, conservation and land abandonment etc are included in this book and a detailed description is also provided by the author. This book would prove valuable to students pursuing biophysical, geographic, socioeconomic and institutional processes associated with reforestation courses.

3. “Managed Ecosystems and CO2: Case Studies, Processes, and Perspectives (Ecological Studies)” by Josef Nösberger and S P Long

“Managed Ecosystems and CO2: Case Studies, Processes, and Perspectives (Ecological Studies)” Book Review: This book is targeted for undergraduate level students and the concepts are explained in a simple and concise manner. The points are covered in a logical way, and there are a wide range of solved examples given in the book. It’s main focus lies on Applied problems. Topics like effects of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide on agroecosystems, forests, and grasslands and various problems dealing with annual crops, permanent pastures and plantation forests at 11 sites throughout the world during the past ten years are dealt in this book. Diagrams provided in this book are clear and error free.

4. “Growth Trends in European Forests: Studies from 12 Countries” by Heinrich Spiecker and Kari Mielikäinen

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“Growth Trends in European Forests: Studies from 12 Countries” Book Review: This book is mainly designed for students of agricultural, environmental and colonial history as well as for the teachers. It covers the topic of plantation crops widely. Also Contained in it are exam patterns and latest research results which will give a wider scope for preparation. The book covers various concepts in it’s subsequent chapters on topics like social, political and evolutionary history of seven major plantation crops which consist of sugarcane, banana, cotton, tea, tobacco, coffee and rubber. Advanced concepts like profits of these plantations, internal power struggles are also covered in the book. Each chapter contains various important points in order to make the revision easier.

5. “Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power: Evolution and exploitation (Earthscan Food and Agriculture)” by James F Hancock

“Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power: Evolution and exploitation (Earthscan Food and Agriculture)” Book Review: This textbook deals with the elementary aspects of development, with special emphasis on the topics like forest sustainability, forestry and possible climate change, structural changes in markets for forest products and services, policy analysis, and forest sector information services and research methodology so that the subject is perceived by the student as both a science and an art. The theories and explanations are supported by a large number of solved examples. Additional figures have also been added for the clarity and understanding of the book. Multiple choice questions and other pedagogically arranged questions are also provided to help students assess their subject knowledge. This book is designed primarily as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Also provided in the book is a debate on forest decline and possible climate change.

6. “Management of Tropical Plantation Forests and Their Soil Litter System: Litter, Biota and Soil Nutrient Dynamics” by M Vikram Reddy

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“Management of Tropical Plantation Forests and Their Soil Litter System: Litter, Biota and Soil Nutrient Dynamics” Book Review: This book provides enough coverage, up to point solutions as well as sufficient exercises for the readers desiring to gain maximum knowledge after the completion of the book. Chapters provided in the book are on ecological functioning of the soil litter system of tropical plantation forests in relation to their management, which is of crucial importance for the growth of trees and sustainability of the ecosystem. Plethora of solved examples are included in every chapter of the book. Students pursuing environmental biology, ecology, soil biology, soil science, plant ecology, plantation managing, forest conservation etc can benefit hugely from the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations may also find it beneficial.

7. “A2Z Solutions Horticulture at a Glance Vol. – I, (Fruits and Plantation Crops)” by Dr A S Salaria

“A2Z Solutions Horticulture at a Glance Vol. – I, (Fruits and Plantation Crops)” Book Review: This book on Economics, published in the year 1948, is the guideline for the Horticulture courses provided all over the country. This course is generally offered to students at the first to third graduate college year, preferably after elementary courses in general modern horticulture and agriculture courses. It has also been revised from time-to-time to contain all the relevant changes happening each year. Chapters on Fruits and Plantation Crops are also provided in the subsequent chapters of the book.

8. “Forest Plantation Development and Management in Ghana (Environmental Science and Engineering)” by David Mateiyenu Nanang and Thompson K Nunifu

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“Forest Plantation Development and Management in Ghana (Environmental Science and Engineering)” Book Review: This book is presented as a combination of analytical rigour as well as accessibility. New chapters such as plantation forestry in context, forest growth dynamics and assessments, plantation silviculture and management, forest plantation economics and international climate change policy have been added to the existing edition of the book. Also provided in the book are a plethora of examples as well as exercise questions to practice as well as test the concepts grasped by the book. It also has all-round answers to questions like importance of Ghana’s forest resources and their current state, descriptions of the critical silvics of six tree species, nursery practices and planting, tools and data requirements for carrying out economic analyses of plantation forestry investments etc. Students preparing for various competitive examinations as well as undergraduate students may find it fruitful.

9. “The Oil Palm (World Agriculture Series)” by R H V Corley and P B H Tinker

“The Oil Palm (World Agriculture Series)” Book Review: This book provides a clear explanation on the topics like conversion of palm oil to biodiesel, discussions on the impacts of palm oil production on the environment and effects of climate change in the book. This book is targeted for agriculture students, researchers, plantation and mill managers. This is the fifth edition of the book.

10. “Steam Engineering on Sugar Plantations, Steamships, and Locomotive Engines” by James Stewart

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“Steam Engineering on Sugar Plantations, Steamships, and Locomotive Engines” Book Review: This book is a teaching aid as well as a practical guide for undergraduate students pursuing subjects like environmental biology, ecology, soil biology, soil science, plant ecology, plantation managing, forest conservation etc in their course syllabus. Several important concepts such as steam engineering on sugar plantation as well as locomotive engines are covered extensively by the author in this textbook.

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