In this informative book, Dean Daghir presents a well-documented history of agricultural education at AUB from the early part of the twentieth century to the current day. This account is preceded by an introductory chapter on the history of agriculture in the Levant, widely considered to be one of the areas where human beings first transformed from hunter-gatherers to farmers. This book is a rich testimony to the contributions of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) and its graduates toward development in the Middle East region. The book will be of interest not only to former and current FAFS students, faculty, and staff members, but also to all those interested in AUB and its growth over the years.
This revised second edition is one of the best illustrated guides available for the prevention, identification, monitoring and management of pests harmful to crops in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. It is also a useful reference and teaching tool benefiting students of Middle Eastern agriculture and entomology. It provides updated information on the comprehensive morphology, distribution, and biology of more than 300 significant pest species of the orders Acarina, Thysanoptera, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Diptera, respectively.
“Each tree in this book is presented as a local story constructed from the scientific, historical, cultural, and mythical information. Beautiful watercolors, based on photographs taken in the forest, illustrate the specific features of each tree: its silhouette, leaves, flowers, fruits, and bark. Information on how to grow trees from seed encourages people to engage in tree planting, and to support forest and woodland conversation. The book is eclectic- a varied collection that is meant to build appreciation for the native forest trees of Lebanon. Proceeds from the sales of this book will go to the Ana Shajra AUB-NCC tree planting program of the AUB Nature Conservation Center."