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Solbrig, Otto Thomas

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Works: 119 works in 334 publications in 4 languages and 5,946 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Classification  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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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 held by 1,422 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 )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 677 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 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populationen und ihre Dynamik, Evolution und Systematik
Topics in plant population biology by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 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 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity and savanna ecosystem processes : a global perspective by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and German and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity and savanna structure and function. The diversity of the savanna ecosystem. Determinants of tropical savannas. Biodiversity and nutrient relations in savanna ecosystems: interactions between primary producers, soil microorganisms, and soils. Biodiversity and water relations in tropical savannas. Ecophysiological aspects of the invasion by Africa grasses and their impact on biodiversity and function of neotropical savannas. Relationships between biotic diversity and primary productivity in savannas grasslands. Biodiversity and fire in the savanna landscape. Diversity of herbivorous insects and ecosystem processes. Biodiversity and stability in tropical savannas. Biodiversity as regulator of energy flow, water use, and nutrient cycling in savannas. Biodiversity fire, and herbivory in tropical savannas. Savanna biodiversity and ecosystem properties
Biodiversity and global change by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The IUBS symposium "Biodiversity and Global Change" held during the 24th General Assembly, 1-6 September, 1991, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, represented the first attempt to address the issue of biodiversity from the standpoint of its ecological role, particularly, its significance in understanding global change
Introduction to population biology & evolution by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 287 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 286 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 )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference held in Cambridge, Mass., January 19-21, 2000
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 204 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 59 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

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

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 34 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 modelling for global change : report of a workshop held at the Harvard Forest, Petersham, Mass., U.S.A., 15-20 October, 1990 by Otto Thomas Solbrig( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 17 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 16 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

 
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So shall you reap : farming and crops in human affairs
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Biodiversity and global changeThe World's savannas : economic driving forces, ecological constraints, and policy options for sustainable land useGlobalization and the rural environment
Alternative Names
Solbrig. O.

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 (208)

Spanish (4)

German (4)

Dutch (1)