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Vermiculture Revolution: The Technological Revival of Charles Darwin's Unheralded Soldiers of Mankind $245.00
Authors: Rajiv K. Sinha and Dalsukh Valani (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) 
Book Description:
A revolution is unfolding in vermiculture studies (rearing of useful earthworms species) for multiple uses in environmental protection and sustainable development. The global scientific community is searching for a technology which should be ‘economically cheaper’ (to be afforded by all nations), ‘environmentally sustainable’ (friendly to the environment) and ‘socially acceptable’ (beneficial to the society). Vermiculture Biotechnology with the use of earthworms combines all these virtues together. Vermiculture (rearing of earthworms) is a ‘big business’ today and they are also helping in ‘employment generation’ and ‘poverty eradication programs’ in several developing countries. This book reviews research on earthworms and how they promise to provide cheaper solutions to several social, economic and environmental problems of human society. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
About the Author

Foreword: Radha D. Kale

Preface: Rajiv K. Sinha

Acknowledgement: Rajiv K. Sinha

Dedication: Sir Charles Darwin, Surpala and Anatoly Igonin

Summary of the Book

Section I: Earthworms: Biology and Ecology

Chapter 1. Biology of Earthworms : Their Structure and Function to Perform the Role of Protector and Producer for Mankind

Chapter 2. Ecology of Earthworms: Their Natural Attributes and Adaptations to Perform the Role Environmental Managers in the Global Ecosystem

References and Additional Readings for Section 1

Section II: The Vermicomposting Technology for Economically Cheaper & Environmentally Safer Management of Solid Wastes

Chapter 1. Managing Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) by Earthworms : Converting ‘Wastes into Wealth’ (Nutritive Vermicompost) While Reducing the Needs of Costly Landfills

Chapter 2. The Scientific Evidence of the Potential of Earthworms to Degrade Various Organic Wastes: Some Experimental Studies on Degradation of Municipal and Industrial Organic Wastes

Chapter 3. Popularization and Commercialization of Vermicomposting Technology : A Good Business Opportunity & Sustainable Alternative to Landfill Disposal of Wastes

Chapter 4. The Issue of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in Waste Management Programs: Landfill Disposal Vis-à-vis Centralized / Home Vermicomposting Systems

References and Additional Readings for Section II

Section III. The Vermi-Agroproduction Technology for Sustainable Agriculture Without Recourse to Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture Without Recourse to Agrochemicals

Chapter 1. Sustainable Agriculture: An Issue of Food Safety and Security for People, Economic Prosperity for the Farmers and Ecological Security for the Nations & the Role Earthworms Can Play

Chapter 2. Earthworms: The ‘Unheralded Soldiers of Mankind’ and ‘Farmer’s Friend’ Working Day and Night Under the Soil: Reviving the Dreams of Sir Charles Darwin for Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

Chapter 3. Earthworms Vermicompost: A Protective and Highly Nutritive Organic Fertilizer and a Powerful Crop Growth Promoter Over the Destructive Chemical Fertilizers for Food Safety and Security

Chapter 4. The Scientific Evidence of the Potential of Earthworms and Vermicompost to Replace Chemical Fertilizers in Farm Production: Some Experimental Studies on Potted and Farmed Cereal and Vegetable Crops

Chapter 5. Environmental-Economics of Crop Production by Vermiculture: Economically Viable & Environmentally Sustainable Over Chemical Agriculture

References and Additional Readings for Section III

Section IV: The Vermifiltration Technology for Economically Viable & Environmentally Sustainable Management of Municipal & Industrial Wastewater

Chapter 1. Safe Management of Community Wastewater by Earthworms : A Rapid, Odorless & Cost-effective System for Wastewater Treatment Without Sludge Formation and With Recovery of Water

Chapter 2. Earthworms as Natural Bio-filters : The Scientific Evidence of the Potential of Earthworms in Treatment of Wastewater : Some Experimental Studies

Chapter 3. Commercialization of Vermifiltration Technology as an Economically Viable and Environmental Sustainable Alternative to the Costly Conventional Wastewater Treatment Plants

References and Additional Readings for Section IV

Section V: The Vermiremediation Technology for Economically Viable & Environmentally Sustainalbe Mangement of Chemically Contaminated Soils

Chapter 1. Vermiremediation of Polluted Lands & Soils by Earthworms : Converting a ‘Wasteland (Unproductive Soil) into Wonderland’ (Productive Soil)

Chapter 2. The Scientific Evidence of the Potential of Earthworms to Remove Toxic Chemicals from Contaminated Soils

Chapter 3. Commercialization of Vermiremediation Technology : A Highly Cost-effective and Environmentally Sustainable Soft Bioengineering Methods to Reclaim Degraded Lands

References and Additional Readings for Section V

Section VI: Earthworms Biomass Valuable Byproduct of Vermiculture Technologies Protective & Productive for Mankind

Chapter 1. Earthworms: A Potential Source of Nutritive Feed for Fishery, Dairy & Poultry Farming and Raw Materials for Rubber, Lubricant, Soap, Detergent & Cosmetic Industries

Chapter 2. Earthworms: The Protector of Human Health: Potential Source of Production of Life Saving Modern Medicines

References and Additional Readings for Section VI

Global Vermiculture Movement for Commercialization of the Technology: The People & Organization Driving the Movement


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      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-364-4
   Status: AV
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