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- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 57.00
During the nineteenth century, pine logs were lashed together to form easily floatable rafts that traveled from Minnesota and Wisconsin down the Mississippi River to build the farms and towns of the lower Midwest. These huge log rafts were steered down the river by steamboat pilots whose skill and intimate knowledge of the river?s many hazards were... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 28.95
What is a forest? What are forests for? Who should control them? These are familiar questions, but the Allegheny casts them in a new light. The national environmental movement has become less willing to compromise since its victories in the Pacific Northwest, and the Allegheny is its newest proving ground. This book explains what activists are after,... more...
- CABI 2001; US$ 55.00
This text has been developed from a workshop on "Technological Change in Agriculture and Tropical Deforestation" organized by the Center for International Forestry Research and held in Costa Rica in March, 1999. It explores how intensification of agriculture affects tropical deforestation. more...
- Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 159.00
The chapters in this book present a snapshot of the state of knowledge of air pollution effects at the beginning of the 21st century. From their different disciplines, a distinguished collection of authors document their understanding of how leaves, trees, and forests respond to air pollutants and climate change. Scenarios of global change and air... more...
- CABI 2000; US$ 120.00
This text examines the importance of air pollution for the forests of rapidly industrializing countries and regions. The problems presented by air pollution are placed within the more general context of sustainable development and the historical legacy that they are attempting to deal with. more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2008; US$ 51.75
Ce livre propose une synthèse des principaux concepts écologiques qui appuient la mise en ouvre de l'aménagement écosystémique. Il présente une revue des grands régimes de perturbation qui façonnent la dynamique naturelle de la forêt boréale et des exemples provenant de différentes régions... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 27.50
The American chestnut was one of America's most common, valued, and beloved trees?a "perfect tree" that ruled the forests from Georgia to Maine. But in the early twentieth century, an exotic plague swept through the chestnut forests with the force of a wildfire. Within forty years, the blight had killed close to four billion trees and left the species... more...
- Ruka Press 2011; US$ 13.95
A natural history primer packed with travel ideas, this tour of 26 old-growth forests?one in each state east of the Mississippi River and all open to the public?aims to dispel the misconception that these forests are located only on the west coast. With intelligence and lyricism, the book highlights the adventure in getting to each forest and what... more...
- Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 128.95
Forest management is a complex process that now incorporates information obtained from many sources. It is increasingly obvious that the physiological status of the trees in a forest has a dramatic impact on the likely success of any particular management strategy. Indeed, models described in this book that deal with forest productivity and sustainability... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99
The Amazon basin is a key component of the global carbon cycle. Not only is the old-growth rainforests in the basin huge carbon storage with about 120 billion metric tons of carbon in their biomass, but they also process annually twice the rate of global anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions through respiration and photosynthesis. In addition, the basin... more...