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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led migrants in wildfire-prone landscapes. This book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
There is no clear-cut causal relationship between international trade, agricultural expansion and tropical deforestation. Academics, policy-makers and the public are all tempted by simplistic solutions to complex problems. In order to establish the true causal factors involved in this critical area of environmental decline, the authors of this study... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 19.95
On Saturday 7 February 2009, Jane and her family were sweltering through one of the hottest summer days on record, listening with concern to reports of fires sweeping through Kilmore and Wandong, 50 kilometres to their east and - according to the reports - heading south. But as the clouds of smoke loomed closer, and became tinged with a colour that... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 129.95
Historically, the conservation of forests and wildlife has focused on the creation of national parks and reserves. However, only 9% of protected areas are larger than 14,000 hectares, likely making them too small to conserve ecosystem services and prevent loss of wide-ranging keystone species such as elephant and leopard. New approaches are needed... more...
- The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 25.00
Australias unique forests are a major natural asset in terms of biodiversity conservation, the global carbon cycle, fresh water supplies, and the maintenance of environmental and social values. Forests are also a key economic asset to Australia, providing essential timber and wood products and recreation, and employing thousands of people in... more...
- Caxton Press 2013; US$ 17.95
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press In Ahead of the Flaming Front , Jerry D. Mathes II takes readers into the heart of wildfires from the forests of Idaho to the deserts of the Mexican border?and directly into the lives of the men and women who face the terror, beauty, and hardship of life on the fire line. His... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 48.00
Journey with Peter Leschak, wildland firefighter, as he explores the warrior spirit--a genderless code emphasizing personal integrity, responsibility, patience, will, commitment, and inner courage, forged through life?s ?trials by fire.?Using his professional experiences fighting forest fires as a vivid metaphor for the warrior code, Peter weaves captivating... more...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 33.99
By examining the connections among local values, material needs, and environmental management regimes, Saving Forests, Protecting People? explores that difficult terrain where culture, the environment, and social policies meet. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
This resourceful book draws on several case studies to derive implications for the design of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes that are very relevant to current climate change negotiations and the implementation of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) schemes at the national level. With its focus on livelihoods,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00
Deforestation and forest degradation have long been recognized as environmental problems, with concerns over conservation of natural habitats and biological diversity capturing both scientific and public attention. More recently, the debate over tropical forest conservation has radically shifted to the approximately fifteen percent of global greenhouse... more...