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Solbrig, Otto Thomas

Overview
Works: 91 works in 293 publications in 4 languages and 6,105 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Classification  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QK910, 306.349
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Most widely held works about Otto Thomas Solbrig
 
Most widely held works by Otto Thomas Solbrig
So shall you reap : farming and crops in human affairs by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider this: If mankind's history spanned just twenty-four hours since its beginnings, agriculture would have existed in only the last five minutes. Yet despite its recency, the development of farming has radically changed both human society and the world's environment. This rapid evolution - from small, egalitarian bands of hunters and gatherers to a globally interconnected society dependent on food produced by 20 percent of its population - has profoundly altered our lives. So Shall You Reap presents a fresh and informed perspective on how farming and the crops we grow have developed throughout history. Beginning with the prehistoric era, Otto and Dorothy Solbrig describe the intriguing connections between the evolution of farming techniques and major societal changes: cultivated cereals and the beginning of civilization; the search for spices and European exploration; extraction of sugar from sugarcane and sugar beets and the use of slave labor; industrialism and the new agriculture; and Malthusian prophecy and the advent of bioengineering. Taking this engaging historical approach, the authors also explain the ancient origins of agriculture; the drastic alterations in our diet; the migration and transformation of wild fruits, grains, and legumes; and the reasons for and the effects of irrigation, fertilization, and crop rotation. As they review agriculture's fundamental importance to history, the authors trace how farming has taken its toll on the physical world. To feed the more than 5 billion people on our planet, we have completely transformed natural landscapes in order to provide room for large-scale growth of only a few species of plants and even fewer species of domesticated animals. Agriculture has altered the earth's biosphere and changed its geosphere: Biodiversity has been imperiled; the soil has been modified; forests have been felled; swamps have been drained; rivers have been dammed and diverted. So Shall You Reap concludes with a description of current agricultural practices and future expectations. The Solbrigs make a strong case for the need to understand the origins and evolution of agriculture so that we might be better prepared to anticipate what the future may hold, and what we must do to increase food production while minimizing environmental problems
Principles and methods of plant biosystematics by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demography and evolution in plant populations by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populationen und ihre Dynamik, Evolution und Systematik
Evolution and systematics by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics in plant population biology by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convergent evolution in warm deserts : an examination of strategies and patterns in deserts of Argentina and the United States( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity and global change by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of the International Council of Scientific Unions in Biodiversity and global change research. Towards biodiversity in politics. Biodiversity: an introduction. Theoretical considerations. Dynamical systems, biological complexity, and global change. Biodiversity at a molecular level. Genetic diversity and its role in the survival of species. The geophysiological aspects of diversity. Biodiversity in space and time. Past efforts and future prospects towards understanding how many species there are. Biodiversity in microorganisms and its role in ecosystem function. Molecular phylogeny of cellular systems: comparison of 5S ribosomal RNA sequences. The role of biodiversity in marine ecosystems. The role of mammal biodiversity in the function of ecosystems. The role of biodiversity in the function of savanna ecosystems. Global change, shifting ranges, and biodiversity in plant ecosystems. Shifting ranges and biodiversity in Animal ecosystems. Conservation of biodiversity: natural and human aspects. Life-history attributes and biodiversity. Global change and allien invasions: implications for biodiversity and protected land area management. Human aspects of biodiversity: an evolutionary perspective
Introduction to population biology & evolution by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World's savannas : economic driving forces, ecological constraints, and policy options for sustainable land use by M. D Young( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic and ecological driving forces affecting tropical savannas. Ecological constraints to savanna land use. Land tenure for pastoral communities. Land tenure in private and mixed-property regims. National and international influences that drive savanna land use. Barabaig natural resource management. Becoming kenyanse: Maasai identity in a changing context. Savanna land use: policy and practice in Zimbabwe. Rangeland bioeconomics in revolutionary South Africa. Developing Botswan's savannas. Restoring the productivity of Indian savannas. Private-property grazing systems. Land use in Venezuela. Ecological impact of agricultural development in the Brazilin cerrado. Towards the diversified use of Australia's savannas. Providing an environmetally sustainable, economically profitable and socialy equitable future for the world's savannas
Globalization and the rural environment by David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biosystematic literature : contributions to a biosystematic literature index (1945-1964) by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From genes to ecosystems : a research agenda for biodiversity : report of a IUBS-SCOPE-UNESCO workshop, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Ma., USA, June 27-July 1, 1991 by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversität : wissenschaftliche Fragen und Vorschläge für die internationale Forschung by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity : scientific issues and collaborative research proposals by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on biological complexity( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savanna management for ecological sustainability, economic profit and social equity by M. D Young( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argentina granero del mundo, hasta cuando? : la degradacíon del sistema agroproductivo de la pampa húmeda y sugerencias para su recuperacíon( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative studies on tropical mountain ecosystems : planning for research by IUBS Working Group on Decade of the Tropics Programme/Tropical Mountain Ecosystems( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of the tropics by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sustainable farming in the Argentine pampas : history, society, economy, and ecology" by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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So shall you reap : farming and crops in human affairs
Alternative Names
Solbrig, O.T.

Solbrig, O. T. (Otto Thomas)

Solbrig, Otto T.

Solbrig, Otto T. (Otto Thomas)

Solbrig, Otto Thomas

Solbrig, Otto Thomas 1930-

Solbrig, Otto Tomás

Солбриг, О 1930-

Languages
English (199)

Spanish (4)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Biodiversity and global changeThe World's savannas : economic driving forces, ecological constraints, and policy options for sustainable land useGlobalization and the rural environment