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Pimentel, David 1925-

Overview
Works: 166 works in 580 publications in 2 languages and 14,122 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HD9000.6, 338.19
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Pimentel
Food, energy, and society by David Pimentel( Book )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This updated third edition of "Food, Energy, and Society" provides a detailed evaluation of the link between two of the greatest problems faced today: uncontrolled population growth and the damage to our life supporting systems. New material includes the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems, livestock production and energy use, and the impacts of pesticides on the environment. The authors provide an in-depth discussion of the threat of soil erosion to the food supply and the environment; include coverage of energy inputs of crop production in the developed and developing countries; and explore the topic of water resources, including agricultural systems
Ecological integrity : integrating environment, conservation, and health by David Pimentel( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Integrity Project has brought together leading scientists and thinkers from around the world to examine the combined problems of threatened and unequal human well-being, degradation of the ecosphere, and unsustainable economies. Based on the proposition that healthy, functioning ecosystems are a necessary prerequisite for both economic security and social justice, the project is built around the concept of ecological integrity and its practical implications for policy and management. Ecological Integrity presents a synthesis and findings of the project. Contributors -- including Robert Goodland, James Karr, Orie Loucks, Jack Manno, William Rees, Mark Sagoff, Robert Ulanowicz, Philippe Crabbe, Laura Westra, David Pimentel, Reed Noss, and others -- examine the key elements of ecological integrity and consider what happens when integrity is lost or compromised. The book: examines historical and philosophical foundations of the concept of ecological integrity explores how integrity can be measured examines the relationships among ecological integrity, human health, and food production looks at economic and ethical issues that need to be considered in protecting ecological integrity offers concrete recommendations for reversing ecological degradation while promoting social and economic justice and welfare .Contributors argue that there is an urgent need for rapid and fundamental change in the ecologically destructive patterns of collective human behavior if society is to survive and thrive in coming decades. Ecological Integrity is a work that integrates environmental science, economics, law, and ethics in problem analysis, synthesis, and solution, and is a vital contribution for anyone concerned with interactions between human and planetary health
Biological invasions : economic and environmental costs of alien plant, animal, and microbe species by David Pimentel( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A revised, expanded, and updated second version to the successful Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species, this reference discusses how non-native species invade new ecosystems and the subsequent economic and environmental effects of these species. With nine new chapters, this text provides detailed information on the major components of the invasive-species problem from six continents, including impacts on human health and livestock. The book examines ways in which non-native species destroy vital crops and forests; damage ecosystem dynamics, which leads to plant and animal biodiversity losses; and cause soil erosion and water loss"--
Insects, science, & society : proceedings of a Symposium on Insects, Science, and Society, held at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October 14-15, 1974 by David Pimentel( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insects, Science & Society
The Pesticide question : environment, economics, and ethics by David Pimentel( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pesticides have contributed impressively to our present-day agricultural productivity, but at the same time they are at the center of serious concerns about safety, health and the environment. Increasingly the public wonders whether the benefits of pesticides - "the perfect red apple"--Outweigh the costs of environmental pollution, human illness, and the destruction of animals and our habitat. Scientists and government officials are suspected of promoting commercial interests rather than protecting human welfare. This volume is the result of more than a year's study by leading scientists and policy experts who address the environmental, economic, ethical and health issues related to pesticides. In examining the social policies related to pesticides use, they consider the risks as well as the benefits. They show that to regain public trust, those who regulate and use pesticides must examine fair ethical questions and take appropriate action to protect public welfare, health, and the environment. Anyone concerned with reducing our reliance on chemical pesticides and how human activities can remain both productive and environmentally sound will find this volume a stimulating contribution to a troubling debate
CRC handbook of pest management in agriculture by Chemical Rubber Company( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biofuels, solar and wind as renewable energy systems : benefits and risks by David Pimentel( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With shortages of fossil energy, especially oil and natural gas, and heavy biomass energy use occurring in both developed and developing countries, a major focus has developed worldwide on renewable energy systems. Renewable energy systems include wind power, biomass, photovoltaics, hydropower, solar thermal, thermal ponds, and biogas. Currently, a heavy focus is on biofuels made from crops, such as corn, sugarcane, and soybeans, for use as renewable energy sources. Wood and crop residues also are being used as fuel. Though it may seem beneficial to use renewable plant materials for biofuel, t
Food and energy resources by David Pimentel( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy flow in the food system; Energy sources and conversions relatingto food; The role of energy in world agriculture and food availabity; Food for people; Energy use crop systems in northeaster China; Energy and food relationships in developing countries;A perspective from the social sciences; Ethics economics energy and food conversion systems; solar energy applications in agriculture; Biomass energy and food-conflicts; Potentials in producing alcohol from corn grain and residue in relation to prices, land use and conservation
Pest control strategies by Edward H Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pest control - a perspective; The role of USDA in integrated pest management; Complexity of pest management; Integrated pest management - a biological viewpoint; History and complexity of integrated pest management; Socioeconomic and legal aspects of pest control; A look at U.S. agriculture in 2000; Case studies of pest management; Alfafa weevil pest management system for alfalfa; Potentials for research and implementation of integrated pest management on deciduous tree-fruits; Potentialities for pest management in potatoes; Insect control in corn - practices and prospects; Progress in integrated pest management of soybean pests; Application of computer technology to pest management; The status and future of chemical weed control; Pest control strategies: urban integrated pest management; Obstacles and incentives; Current status, urgent needs, and future prospects of integrated pest management; Policy coherence through a redefinition of the pest control problem, or "if you can't beat'em, join'em"; Industry perspectives on pest management; Barriers to the diffusion of IPM programs in commercial agriculture; Integrated pest management needs - teaching, research, and extension
World food, pest losses, and the environment by David Pimentel( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of the world food problem and losses to pests; Insect pest losses and the dimensions of the world food problem; Impact of plant disease on world food production; Weeds and world food production; Animal pests and world food production; Post-harvest food losses: the need for reliable data; Of millet, mice and men: traditional and invisible technology solutions to post-harvest losses in Mali; Environmental aspects of world pest control; Post harvest losses: a priority of the U.N. University
World soil erosion and conservation by David Pimentel( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land degradation from soil erosion has been considered by many to be a problem of significant proportion, affecting some 30-50% of the earth's land surface. At the time of the first publication of this book in 1993, estimates indicated that 10-15 million hectares of land were being lost each year through erosion and salinisation from irrigation and that at such a rate of loss, topsoil reserves on most sloping lands would be depleted within two hundred years. Since humankind's dependency on the land for food is almost total, soil
Ecological effects of pesticides on non-target species by David Pimentel( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of energy utilization in agriculture by David Pimentel( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of pest management by David Pimentel( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 50% of the world food supply lost to pests, the Encyclopedia justifies its focus on the identification and management of diverse species that damage food plants, livestock, and forests. Pimentel (insect ecology and agricultural sciences, Cornell U.) has chosen peer-reviewed articles by some 300 contributors from universities across the globe that assess benefits and risks of assorted pest technologies, including pesticides and nonchemical controls. The environmental and public health impacts of pest control are also discussed. Most entries are three pages, and all identify the author and include references. Among the 300 topics are acaricides, cover crops, fallows, human lice, organic farming, predacides, rhizobia, scabies mites, sticky traps, and weed electrocution. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Food and natural resources by David Pimentel( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food And Natural Resources
Integrated resource management : agroforestry for development by Charles Vincent Kidd( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SOIL-FORMING FACTORSTHE USE OF LAND; ARABLE LAND; SOIL MANAGEMENT; CONCLUSION; Chapter 4: Soil Erosion; ON-SITE EFFECTS; OFF-SITE EFFECTS; ASSESSING THE COSTS OF SOIL EROSION; POLICY CONCLUSIONS; Chapter 5: Water; THE USES OF WATER; THE SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION OF WATER; FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION; DIMENSIONS OF WATER QUALITY; THE NEED FOR WATER MANAGEMENT; APPENDIX A; APPENDIX B; Part III: Productive Sustainable Systems: Agroforestry; Introduction; Chapter 6: Integrated Resource Management Systems-Definition and Assessment; SMALL-SCALE, LOW-ENERGY-INPUT AGRICULTURE
Global economic and environmental aspects of biofuels by David Pimentel( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the latest in a series of books with the overall title Advances in Agroecology. The book focuses on an extremely important current environmental, ecological, and sociological issue: the use of biofuels produced from crops and organic waste as an alternative or supplement to oil. The U.S. Department of Energy and many national and international agencies predict that global supplies of petroleum will become increasingly expensive, and many experts predict that they may become exhausted by 2040. Discussions in the different chapters focus on key ecological and economic issues associated with the production of ethanol as a fuel from corn, sugarcane, crop residues, and other organic materials
America's most sustainable cities and regions : surviving the 21st century megatrends by John W Day( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book takes you on a unique journey through American history, taking time to consider the forces that shaped the development of various cities and regions, and arrives at an unexpected conclusion regarding sustainability. From the American Dream to globalization to the digital and information revolutions, we assume that humans have taken control of our collective destinies in spite of potholes in the road such as the Great Recession of 2007-2009. However, these attitudes were formed during a unique 100-year period of human history in which a large but finite supply of fossil fuels was tapped to feed our economic and innovation engine. Today, at the peak of the Oil Age, the horizon looks different. Cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas are situated where water and other vital ecological services are scarce, and the enormous flows of resources and energy that were needed to create the megalopolises of the 20th century will prove unsustainable. Climate change is a reality, and regional impacts will become increasingly severe. Economies such as Las Vegas, which are dependent on discretionary income and buffeted by climate change, are already suffering the fate of the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Finite resources will mean profound changes for society in general and the energy-intensive lifestyles of the US and Canada in particular. But not all regions are equally vulnerable to these 21st-century megatrends. Are you ready to look beyond 'America's Most Livable Cities' to the critical factors that will determine the sustainability of your municipality and region? Find out where your city or region ranks according to the forces that will impact our lives in the next years and decades. Find out how: Resource availability and ecological services shaped the modern landscape ; Emerging megatrends will make cities and regions more or less livable in the new century ; Your city or region ranks on a 'sustainability' map of the United States ; Urban metabolism puts large cities at particular risk ; Sustainability factors will favor economic solutions at a local, rather than global, level ; These principles apply to industrial economies and countries globally"--Provided by publisher
Integrated pest management by David Pimentel( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the third in the series on integrated pest management (IPM), deals with pesticide use and the negative consequences of pesticide use in world agriculture. Despite some notable success, IPM implementation and pesticide reduction programs have not achieved the envisioned impact. Low volume pesticides and Bt crops both decreased and stabilized pesticide use in the last two decades, but in the last few years pesticide use has increased, and herbicide resistant transgenic crops are one of the factors propelling it. The book captures the essence of different techniques to reduce pesticide use from the perspective of international authorities from different disciplines and industry. The book will serve the professionals, researcher, academia, governments, industry and students. David Pimentel is a professor of ecology and agricultural sciences at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. His Ph.D. is from Cornell University. His research spans the fields of energy, ecological and economic aspects of pest control, biological control, biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, land and water conservation, and environmental policy. Pimentel has published over 700 scientific papers and 40 books and has served on many national and government committees including the National Academy of Sciences; President's Science Advisory Council; U.S Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress; and the U.S. State Department. Rajinder Peshin is an associate professor at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, India. His Ph.D. is from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. His research expertise is diffusion and evaluation issues associated with sustainable agriculture research and development programs. Peshin has developed an empirical model for predicting the adoptability of agricultural technologies when put to trial at farmers' fields, and an evaluation methodology for integrated pest management programs. He has published more than 50 scientific papers and chapters of books, and has authored three books. He has also edited two books on integrated pest management, published by Springer in 2009
Integrated pest management by Rajinder Peshin( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book, the fourth in the series on integrated pest management (IPM), deals with the experiences of the implementation and impact of IPM in Africa, Asia (China, India and Indonesia), Australia, North America (Canada and the United States), and Europe (Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden). Despite five decades since the concept of integrated control and threshold theory was developed, and four decades since IPM programs have been implemented throughout the world, the widespread use of complex IPM practices has not been adopted. In addition there has been a problem of the diffusion of IPM from trained farmers to others. In developing countries the farmer field school model of extension alone cannot reach the millions of small-scale farmers. Indonesia which is identified as a success story in implementing IPM and reducing pesticide use is facing problems of scaling up. In developed countries pesticide use is high and the number of famers less than in developing countries. Notable success has been achieved in reducing pesticide use in Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands by using low dosage pesticides and other techniques. The scientific authorities in IPM research and extension throughout the world have contributed to this book. The chapters assess the benefits and risks of various IPM technologies and transgenic crops. The book will serve professionals, investigators, academia, governments, industry and students. Rajinder Peshin is an associate professor at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, India. His Ph. D. is from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, and his research expertise is diffusion and evaluation issues associated with sustainable agriculture research and development programs. Peshin has developed an empirical model for predicting the adoptability of agricultural technologies when put to trial at farmers' fields, and an evaluation methodology for integrated pest management programs. He has published more than 50 scientific papers and chapters of books, and has authored three books. He has also edited two books on integrated pest management, published by Springer in 2009. David Pimentel is a professor of ecology and agricultural sciences at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. His Ph. D. is from Cornell University. His research spans the fields of energy, ecological and economic aspects of pest control, biological control, biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, land and water conservation, and environmental policy. Pimentel has published over 700 scientific papers and 40 books and has served on many national and government committees including the National Academy of Sciences; President's Science Advisory Council; U.S Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress; and the U.S. State Department
 
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Ecological integrity : integrating environment, conservation, and health
Alternative Names
Pimental, David 1925-

Pimentel, D.

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Pimentel, D. (David), 1925-

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ピメンテル, D.

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Ecological integrity : integrating environment, conservation, and healthBiological invasions : economic and environmental costs of alien plant, animal, and microbe speciesThe Pesticide question : environment, economics, and ethicsBiofuels, solar and wind as renewable energy systems : benefits and risksWorld soil erosion and conservationEncyclopedia of pest managementIntegrated resource management : agroforestry for development