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Exploring Agriscience

ISBN-10: 1401896448

ISBN-13: 9781401896447

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Ray V. Herren

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Exploring Agriscience, third edition, is a middle school text for students in Agricultural Education Programs who are enrolled in their first agriculture or agriscience class. Contents center on an exploration of agricultural industry as well as an explanation of how science concepts are used in agriculture. Topics covered include The history of agriculture; Soils, Plant structures; Entomology; Floriculture; Nursery and Landscaping; Fruit and Nuts; Row crops; Forestry; The Environment; Organic agriculture; Animal Science (including Dairy and Poultry); Aquaculture; Companion Animals; Ethics; Biotechnology; Careers; Agricultural Mechanics; Food Science; and Agricultural Education Programs. The text is illustrated with full color images that help clarify text material. Each chapter contains an insert that provides a description of an FFA Career Development Event (CDE) that relate directly to the chapter topic. Each chapter contains student learning activities that help students relate the text concepts to real life. In addition, each chapter ends with True/False, Multiple Choice and discussion questions to help evaluate student learning. An extensive teaching/learning package for the text is available. This package includes an instructor?s guide, a lab model, and a classmaster CD-ROM that contains transparency masters, lesson plans, and a computerized test bank.
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Book details

List price: $219.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/3/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Michael Foley was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, but has lived most of his adult life in London, working for twenty-three years as a Lecturer in Information Technology at the University of Westminster before retiring in 2007 to concentrate on full-time writing. He has published critically-acclaimed poetry, novels and non-fiction, including New and Selected Poems (Blackstaff Press 2011). His first non-fiction book, The Age of Absurdity (Simon & Schuster 2010), was a bestseller and has been translated into seven languages.Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to being a national leader in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.

The World of Agriculture
The History of Agriculture
Soil: The Origin of Life
Plant Structures and Their Uses
Agricultural Pests
Floriculture
Nursery Production
Landscaping
Fruit and Nut Production
Row Crops
Forest Science
Protecting the Environment
Organic Agriculture
The Livestock Industry
The Dairy Industry
The Poultry Industry
The Science of Aquaculture
Companion Animals
Preserving Our Food Supply
The Ethical Treatment of Animals
Selecting and Using Hand Tools
Small Engine Operation
Biotechnology: The Future of Agriculture
High School Agricultural Education Programs
Careers in Agricultural Science
Glossary
Index