book on “Agroecology and the Search for a Truly Sustainable Agriculture”, by Miguel Altieri and Clara Nicholls. With this first title published in English we start to cover our debt to the English-speaking Caribbean sub-region and to the English-speaking countries at large. The subject of this book is the sustainable agriculture and its. The essence of agroecology lies in harnessing and harmonizing the forces of nature for productive purpose. Introduction to Agroecology: Principles and Practices comprehensively explains how this is done, providing a detailed, inclusive look at the underlying theories, concepts, and practices. Agroecology is "a scientiﬁc discipline that uses ecologi-cal theory to study, design, manage and evaluate agricul-tural systems that are productive but also resource con-serving" . The key to agroecology is the design of fully-functional and sustainable ecosystems of food crops, mod-eled on nature.