Vegetation Dynamics and Crop Stress: An Earth-Observation Perspective focuses on vegetation dynamics and crop stress at both the regional and country levels by using earth observation (EO) data sets. The book uniquely provides a better understanding of natural vegetation and crop failure through geo-spatial technologies. This book covers biophysical control of vegetation, deforestation, desertification, drought, and crop-water efficiency, as well as the application of satellite-derived measures from optical, thermal, and microwave domains for monitoring and modeling crop condition, agricultural drought, and crop health in contrasting monsoon/weather episodes.
Arun Kumar Gupta, Vijay Kumar, Bindu Naik + 1 more
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Edible Flowers: Health Benefits, Nutrition, Processing, and Applications discusses several edible flowers and their history, bioactive compounds, pharmacological properties, chemistry, and manifold applications. Composed of 20 chapters, the book explores significant edible flowers which have a bioactive and pharmacological attribute apart from preservation aspects. Each of the presented flowers are analyzed by its taxonomy, history, nutritional properties, important bioactive natural compounds, pharmacological potential, use in food processing, and marketability.Medicinal and edible flowers that are grown in the various countries and are thought to promote health are also the subject of this book, thus ensuring the food security aspect. Written by a team of experts in the field, this book is a good support for researchers and scientists working in the fields of food science, food technology, and nutrition, with a special interest by the study of edible flowers.
Pigmented Grains: Nutritional Properties, Bioactive Potential, and Food Application highlights the potential of pigmented grains crops in the human diet and their health benefits due to presences of the rich source of phytochemicals and pigments. Divided into 13 chapters, the book covers the breeding approaches and techniques for producing pigmented grains, the functionality and nutritional properties of wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats and rye, sorghum, millets, and pseudo cereals such as amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat. Others chapters cover the processing of pigmented grains and the effect on their functionality, utilization of pigmented grains and their by-products This is a comprehensive reference written for teachers, scientists, researchers, students, and all others who have interest in pigmented grains their potential nutritional value, utilization in food processing, value addition, and in combating malnutrition and nutritional security.
Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume One: Fishes is the first of five second-edition volumes representing a comprehensive and integrated overview of hormones and reproduction in fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The book includes coverage of endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behavior, and anatomy of fish reproduction. It provides a broad treatment of the roles of pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal hormones in all aspects of reproduction, as well as descriptions of major life history events. New to this edition is a concluding assessment of the effect of environmental influences on fishes.Initial chapters in this book broadly examine sex determination, reproductive neuroendocrinology, stress, and hormonal regulation as it relates to testicular and ovarian development and function. Subsequent chapters examine hormones and reproduction of specific taxa, especially teleosts, with additional coverage of reproductive cycles of agnathan, chondrichthyan, and sarcopterygian fishes. The book concludes with an examination of the environmental influences on hormones and reproduction of fishes, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals, microplastic particles, and climate change.
Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume Two: Amphibians is the second of five second-edition volumes representing a comprehensive and integrated overview of hormones and reproduction in fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The book includes coverage of endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behavior, and anatomy of amphibian reproduction. It provides a broad treatment of the roles of pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal hormones in all aspects of reproduction, as well as descriptions of major life history events. New to this edition is a concluding assessment of the effect of environmental influences on amphibians.Initial chapters in this book broadly examine sex determination, reproductive neuroendocrinology, stress, and hormonal regulation as it relates to male and female reproductive structure and function. Subsequent chapters examine hormones and reproduction of specific taxa, including anuran amphibians, urodeles, and gymnophionids. The book concludes with an examination of endocrine disruption of reproduction in amphibians.
Nutrition in the Control of Inflammation: Emerging Roles for the Microbiome and Epigenome offers a comprehensive overview on how our diet promotes or attenuates inflammation to regulate inflammatory diseases. Broken into five sections, this book presents an introduction to the microbiome and epigenome in nutrition, subsequently covering diet, lifestyle, and the microbiome in the development of inflammatory diseases, nutrition and the epigenome in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, diet, epigenetics, and microbiome. The book also addresses health-disparities in diet, epigenetics and gut microbes.This reference will be of interest to nutrition researchers, nutritionists, and postgraduate students, as well as others working in, studying, and researching related fields.
Biscuit, Cookie and Cracker Production, Second Edition is a practical reference that brings a complete description of the process and equipment necessary for automated food production in the food/biscuit industry.The book describes the existing and emerging technologies in biscuit making and production, being a valuable asset to R&D personnel and students in food technology and engineering areas. The second edition brings 370 new photos and images for updated equipment. Additional chapters covering energy usage and baking efficiency are also included, besides data on energy usage and energy saving.Iain Davidson shares his almost 50 years of experience in the biscuit baking industry worldwide with students, researchers or people joining a biscuit making company.
Ogugua Charles Aworh and Patricia Gyaa Owusu-Darko
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Nutritional and Health Aspects of Native West African Foods, is part of an ongoing series that continues to build out Elsevier’s Nutritional and Health Aspects of Traditional and Ethnic Foods series. Written by a gender diverse team of experts, this book explores native and wild West African foods from Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria, where 60% of West Arica's population hail, as important ingredients to help promote health benefits worldwide. Through valorization trials, the book analyzes nutritional components, and the processing and safety of native plants and botanicals and shows how indigenous foods such as grains, fruits, tubers, fungi and cheese make a global impact on diet-related health claims and disease. From handling and processing methods to regulatory issues and sustainable farming, “Nutritional and Health Aspects of Native West African Foods," presents a framework to discover the influence of historical eating habits on today’s diets.
Encyclopedia of Food Allergy, Three Volume Set organized in 10 sections, with ~200 chapters, and written by world-renowned clinician-scientist authors, is the most comprehensive resource for food allergy ever compiled. With intuitive and easily accessible organization of information, the reader can quickly access overviews and general topics as well as detailed information to inform solutions to clinical or research questions. Research topics provide the necessary background for the novice as well as the details required. Clinical topics provide comprehensive and practical information, with generous use of tables, figures, and key points/clinical pearls, to inform clinical decision-making, and promote evidence-based management decisions.Food allergy may affect up to 10% of the population in developed countries and appears to be increasing in prevalence worldwide, with many food allergies proving lifelong, severe, and potentially fatal. The last decade has witnessed a sea change response to the impact of food allergy through basic science research on the immunology, food science research on the triggers, clinical approaches to daily management, treatment and prevention, and an increasing understanding of the psychosocial and societal implications and how to address them.
Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds and Climate Change highlights the relationship between climate change and biogenic VOC and the impact they have on each other. Topics include the synthesis and emission of VOC in plants, how they respond to environmental stresses, how sustainable agricultural practices plants can be used to directly impact climate change beyond carbon sequestration, a review of biogenic VOCs as air pollutants, and the impact of biogenic VOC on clouds. This groundbreaking work is essential for anyone in climate change, global warming and cooling, atmospheric chemistry, clouds, fate and transport of chemicals in the atmosphere, air pollution, sustainability or agriculture.