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Overview

Since public awareness peaked in the 1970s over the worldwide energy crisis, an untold amount of literature has been generated about energy supply and conservation, as well as the development of alternative energy sources. Energy and Agriculture includes, in one major microfiche program, an authoritative compilation of these primary resource materials, including:

 

  • American Society of Agriculture Engineering (ASAE) technical papers
  • books
  • bulletins
  • committee reports
  • conference reports
  • cooperative extension publications
  • industrial literature
  • journals
  • miscellaneous materials from the Rann Document Center, National Science Foundation, Electricity Council, Farm-Electrification Council, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and other prominent organizations

Covering topics such as the development of energy from agricultural products to alternative sources such as wind, solar, and nuclear energy, this collection provides research assistance and important information for all areas of energy and agricultural research.

Universities use Energy and Agriculture in their agricultural, engineering, and home economics programs.

Cooperative extension services discover information for planning, executing, and evaluating learning programs in their service areas. And corporations and governmental agencies throughout the world use this collection to research programs for developing human and economic resources and increasing production capacities.

The collection has been organized into four subject categories for focused research:

 

  • Alternative Sources of Energy (ALT)--covers the use of solar, wind, and nuclear energy sources
  • Biomass Energy Sources (BIO)-- numerous titles discussing development of renewable energy, utilizing vegetable and coprophagous agricultural byproducts for energy, and energy alternatives such as gasohol and biogas
  • Conservation and Use of Energy (CNV)--provides information on such subjects as food processing, home conservation, and fuel consumption
  • General Energy Resources (GEN)--devoted to issues such as energy policy, the economic aspects of energy consumption, and international energy situations

All 1,532 titles in Energy and Agriculture were selected and compiled by Dr. B.A. Stout of the Agricultural Engineering Department of Texas A&M University. The collection represents today's most significant scientific findings in these important fields.

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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A Salute to Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary

Canada is partying with “unanimity” and “heartiness” like it’s 1867.

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The Challenge of Cataloging Complex Subjects

How the University of Leicester’s David Wilson Library and ProQuest teamed up to solve organizational inconsistencies across subjects.

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