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Smith, Nigel J. H. 1949-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 192 publications in 3 languages and 11,287 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Directories  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: QH77.A53, 333.75
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nigel J. H Smith
Amazonia : resiliency and dynamism of the land and its people by Nigel J. H Smith( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balanced, worthwhile book includes chapters on threats to the environment, change and societal response, conservation and management, plantation crops, agroforestry, ranching, floodplain dynamics, and trends and opportunities"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The Amazon River forest : a natural history of plants, animals, and people by Nigel J. H Smith( )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enchanted Amazon rain forest : stories from a vanishing world by Nigel J. H Smith( )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Insightful work, written for a popular audience, offers reader a general understanding of the region"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Integrating biodiversity in agricultural intensification : toward sound practices by Jitendra Srivastava( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agrobiodiversity - biological resources that directly and indirectly contribute to crop and livestock production - is arguably the single most important natural resource in worldwide efforts to intensify agriculture while protecting the environment. Agrobiodiversity is key to transforming agricultural systems that are currently wreaking havoc on wildlife and human health and is also essential to boosting yields to satisfy the world's growing appetite for food, fiber, and other crop and livestock products. This report highlights case studies in which modern and traditional agriculture have been successfully transformed to enhance biodiversity without sacrificing yield. Lessons learned from this review help identify sound practices for designing and monitoring agricultural projects so that they improve rural incomes while safeguarding environmental assets, particularly biodiversity. The successful protection and deployment of biodiversity hinges on a favorable policy environment and on agricultural research and extension activities that stress farmer participation and greater sensitivity to the off-site impacts of agriculture. Suggestions for sound practices, therefore, include modification of the policy environment, and ways to strengthen research institutions and extension services so that agriculture can be intensified while better protecting and managing biological resources
Tropical forests and their crops by Nigel J. H Smith( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tropics are the source of many of our familiar fruits, vegetables, oils, and spices, as well as such commodities as rubber and wood. Moreover, other tropical fruits and vegetables are being introduced into our markets to offer variety to our diet. Now, as tropical forests are increasingly threatened, we face a double-fold crisis: not only the loss of the plants, but also rich pools of potentially useful genes. Wild populations of crop plants harbor genes that can improve the productivity and disease resistance of cultivated crops, many of which are vital to Third World economies and to international commerce"--Back cover
Biodiversity and agriculture : implications for conservation and development by Jitendra Srivastava( )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture's vital role in biodiversity conservation and management. Definition of biodiversity. Biodiversity's links to agriculture. Biodiversity and agriculture: on a collision course?. Rationale for the World Bank's involvement in biodiversity management. Biodiversity in the Bank's agricultural and environmental portfolios. Towards a strategy for biodiversity conservation in harmony with agricultural development
Floods of fortune : ecology and economy along the Amazon by Michael Goulding( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Excellent photos accompany text that connects cultural and natural landscapes. Nine chapters examine problems and opportunities, settlement history, modern economic risks, and wildlife. Analyses concerning fish, plants, and floodplain agriculture are especially noteworthy. Excellent overview useful for both professionals and general public"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Rainforest corridors : the Transamazon colonization scheme by Nigel J. H Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genesis of the Transamazon schme. The ecological setting. Agro-ecossystem productivity. Settlement and disease. Potential public health problems. Public health services and alternative medicine. The Transamazon and regional development
Wood, an ancient fuel with a new future by Nigel J. H Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and French and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man, fishes, and the Amazon by Nigel J. H Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Portuguese and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biophysical setting. The socioecomic environment. Fishing methods and catch per effort. Fish yield and consumption. Folklore and fishing. Impact of cultural and ecological change on fisheries
Amazon sweet sea : land, life, and water at the river's mouth by Nigel J. H Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores how human use of the Amazon estuary's natural resources has been affected by technological change, rapid urban growth, and accelerated market integration. He shows how human intervention in the estuary has actually diversified agriculture and helped save floodplain forests from wanton destruction
Biodiversity and agricultural intensification : partners for development and conservation by Jitendra Srivastava( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture as friende and foe of biodiversity; Harmonizing biodiversity conservation and agricultural development; Plicy considerations along the interface between biodiversity and agriculture; Effects of land-use systems on the use and conservation of biodiversity; Effects of agricultural development on biodiversity: lessons from iowa; Livestock production systms and the management of domestic animal biodiversity; Biodiversity and the world bank's agricultural portfolio; Toward a strategy for mainstreaming biodiversity in agricultural development
Networking in international agricultural research by Donald L Plucknett( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International agricultural research : a database of networks by Donald L Plucknett( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botanic gardens and germplasm conservation by Nigel J. H Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plant quarantine and the international transfer of germplasm by Donald L Plucknett( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reviews the history of quarantine services, discusses principles for successful quarantine operations and identifies major constraints to the exchange of plant materials due to quarantine restrictions and procedures. It also explores some of the difficulties faced by quarantine services, plant breeders, and genebank curators in attempting to detect diseases or pests and clean up seeds and vegetative materials. The paper examines disease and pest screening techniques, with an emphasis on emerging biotechnologies that are revolutionizing diagnostic and clean up work for plant germplasm. It underscores the importance of intermediate quarantine, particularly for tropical cash crops. Finally, the paper analyzes ways to strengthen quarantine services worldwide so that crop improvement programs can operate more efficiently and effectively
Amazon River fruits : flavors for conservation by Nigel J. H Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palms : sentinels for Amazon conservation by Michael Goulding( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity and agriculture implications for conservation and development by Jitendra Srivastava( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrating biodiversity in agricultural intensification toward sound practices by Jitendra Srivastava( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Integrating biodiversity in agricultural intensification : toward sound practices
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The enchanted Amazon rain forest : stories from a vanishing worldIntegrating biodiversity in agricultural intensification : toward sound practicesFloods of fortune : ecology and economy along the AmazonAmazon sweet sea : land, life, and water at the river's mouth
Alternative Names
Harwood Smith, Nigel John 1949-

Smith, Nigel 1949-

Smith, Nigel J.

Smith, Nigel John Harwood.

Smith, Nigel John Harwood 1949-

スミス, ナイジェル・J. H

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