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Books in Agricultural and biological sciences

The Agricultural and Biological Sciences collection advances science-based knowledge for the improvement of animal and plant life and for secure food systems that produce nutritious, novel, sustainable foods with minimal environmental impact. Food Science titles include not only those products from agriculture but all other aspects from food production to nutrition, health and safety, chemistry to security, policy, law and regulation.

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The Microbiological Quality of Food

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Antonio Bevilacqua + 2 more
  • English
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The Microbiological Quality of Food: Foodborne Spoilers covers the microbiological spoilage of foods, with a focus on the spoilers, the foods themselves, and the signs of spoilage. The book addresses traditional spoilers (filamentous fungi, spore-forming bacteria, yeasts, SSO in fish), as well as some emerging spoilers (Pseudomonas), now recognized as primary targets. Sections also provide a brief overview of important foods (vegetables, milk and dairy products, meat, and fish) and addresses safety and economic loss. Details on the signs of spoilage, how to prevent spoilers, and methods of detecting spoilage and spoilage microorganisms in foods are also presented. This is an authoritative reference for researchers, scientists and students who need to understand microbial spoilage, the impact of biofilm on the quality and safety of many foods, and the implications of biofilm for spoilage and shelf life. Hot topics covered by this book include the possible link between food spoilage and food safety as a consequence of antibiotic resistance spreading all over the world.

Horse Pasture Management

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Paul H. Sharpe
  • English
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Horse Pasture Management, Second Edition provides updated coverage on strategies for managing behavior, grouping, environments and feeding needs of grazing horses. Sections cover the structure, function and identification of forages, continuing into nutritional value of pasture plants. Management of soil, the function of a pasture ecosystem and management of plants in a pasture is covered next, followed by forage yield determination, horse grazing behavior, feed choices of horses, management of grazing horses, and how to calculate how many horses should be grazing relative to land size. Advantages of grazing more than one species of animal are described. Management of hay and silage are included since year-round grazing is not possible on many horse farms. Several chapters deal with interactions of a horse farm with the environment, including climate and weather and other living things. The book also covers strategies for managing manure, erosion, and water quality. It is ideal for researchers, scientists and students involved in animal science, specifically equine studies. Agriculturists, equine managers and veterinarians will also find this book useful.

Natural Preservatives for Food

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Manzoor Ahmad Shah + 1 more
  • English
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Natural Preservatives for Food helps to identify various natural preservatives for applications in the food industry, including different areas like meat, fish, dairy, cereals, etc. The book's chapters deal with different sources of natural preservatives such as plant, microbial and animal based, while also covering chemistry, encapsulation and delivery, and the safety and regulatory status of natural preservatives. This book act as a comprehensive resource for food scientists, researchers and scholars, but is ideal for personnel working in various food industries.

Ecology of Marine Fish

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Henrique Cabral + 3 more
  • English
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Ecology of Marine Fish offers updated reviews of the current knowledge on the ecology of marine fish. This book is an all-inclusive reference on the diversity of marine fish, their behaviors, their role in marine food webs, as well as the human and environmental impacts on marine fish, such as pollutants and climate change. The book takes a historical approach to discussing spatial and temporal patterns of fish populations and introduces the changing patterns that are currently taking place. Each chapter provides an in-depth review of the science behind marine fish populations and the methodological tools to study them.With contributions from nearly 100 worldwide experts on fish ecology, this book will be an excellent resource for anyone in the fisheries sector, including scientists and researchers, fisheries managers, marine resource managers, marine biologists, fish farmers, marine ecologists, policy makers, leaders and regulators, operations researchers, as well as students and faculty studying marine fish ecology.

Feline Behavior and Welfare

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Valarie V. Tynes
  • English
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Feline Behavior and Welfare provides current and updated information for the veterinary practitioner regarding normal feline behavior and problem behavior. It includes solid background on feline ethology as well as practical information on preventing, diagnosing, managing and treating the most common feline behavior problems. Written by noted experts in the field of behavior and welfare, the book covers normal behaviors, prevention of feline behavior problems, and treatment of feline behavior problems. It presents cats as unique reflections of their nearest ancestor and explains how the nature of feline behavior poses problems when we confine cats to our homes.Preventive strategies are presented in clear and practical terms, with problem behaviors covered in an easy to reference style so that clinicians can readily locate answers to some of clients most frequently asked questions. This book will be a valuable resource for anyone working with cats.

Utilizing Microfluids in the Food Industry

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • C. Anandharamakrishnan + 3 more
  • English
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Utilizing Microfluids in the Food Industry: Applications and Techniques thoroughly covers state-of-the-art applications of microfluidic systems in the food sector. The book presents fundamental concepts of microfluidic devices, liquid conduction in microfluidics, fabrication techniques, computational approaches, scalability approaches, and emerging concepts in nanofluidics. The second section provides details on microfluidics for food structure (emulsion, foams, micro and nano carriers) formulation and aspects for food processing food safety and quality analysis. The last section is dedicated to providing a futuristic view of this rapidly advancing field, emphasizing the need for research and market potential.This comprehensive reference written by world renowned scientists provides both fundamentals and principles or other application sectors in the microfluidics on food processing.

Sustainable Goat Production in the Changing Climate

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Veerasamy Sejian + 2 more
  • English
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Sustainable Goat Production in the Changing Climate aims to make the global scientific and academic communities aware of the potential of goats as a livestock of the future. When compared to more popular meat sources like cattle and swine, goats have a lower carbon footprint and can aid in mitigating the effects of climate change and even improve food production, poverty, and equity issues. The book provides insights into the implication of climate change on goat production systems in addition to emphasizing the physiological potential of goats to adapt towards erratically changing climatic conditions.Finally, some of the advanced technological interventions used to assess the impact of heat stress in goats is covered. Written and edited by an international team of experts on goats, livestock, animal agriculture, and climate-smart food systems, this book will appeal to a broad audience, from researchers and livestock specialists to veterinarians and policymakers in food and sustainability.

The 50th Anniversary Issue of Fish Physiology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 40B
  • November 1, 2024
  • Colin Brauner + 3 more
  • English
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Fish Physiology, Volume 40B recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The editors of the series have produced a total of 47 books (several volumes have two books) that contain almost 500 chapters since the inaugural volume published in 1969. Initial volumes were devoted to understanding the basic mechanisms and principles of fish physiology, with a focus on a few model species and some application to natural environmental conditions. Then, as the field better understood mechanisms, the approach was broadened to not only delve deeper into system physiology (e.g., chapters in early volumes were expanded to become books), but also interspecific differences in physiology.Finally, as interspecific physiological mechanisms were further resolved, it became possible to discuss physiology in light of a changing world. Thus, physiology can now inform on conservation, sustainability and management, as exemplified with the most recent volumes. This anniversary issue celebrates the series by highlighting some of the very important early work in the field that was published in the series.

Bioactive Polyphenols for Health and Pathology Treatment

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Antonio Segura Carretero + 2 more
  • English
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Bioactive Polyphenols for Health and Pathology Treatment summarizes the role of polyphenols on physiological function, organs, and disease. Presenting preclinical animal studies and clinical assays, the book explores how herb extracts affect cardiovascular, cognitive, and immunological health and their action on obesity, cancer, digestion, blood pressure, diabetes, mood, and on the skin and eyes. The book begins with the biological properties and pathways of polyphenols, their bioavailability, phytochemistry, and finally, their pharmacological action. The book closes exploring the processing and production of polyphenols within functional foods and as nutraceuticals.Written by a team of experts in the field, the book explores the most up-to-date research on plant polyphenols from different point of views which are appealing for many professionals, academics, nutritionists, and researchers working in this field.

Unconventional Functional Fermented Beverages

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Carlos Ricardo Soccol + 3 more
  • English
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Unconventional Functional Fermented Beverages: Practices and Technologies addresses the technological and functional aspects of fermented beverages that are being produced and consumed around the world. A wide array of unconventional, unique beverages are covered, from new, non-dairy kefir products, to coffee, honey, and coconut-based beverages, exploring a huge variety of non-alcoholic fermented drinks. It investigates the scientific principles behind each of these beverages and covers manufacturing methods and new technologies, as well as health and safety in the manufacture of fermented beverages.Unconventional Functional Fermented Beverages: Practices and Technologies offers practical guidance to beverage producers as well as novel, academic material for functional food scientists and technologists.