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- Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm 2013; US$ 19.54
Der Inhalt: Wald- und Flächenbrände sind auch in einem dicht besiedelten Industriestaat wie Deutschland nicht nur in den Sommermonaten häufige Schadensereignisse und richten erhebliche ökologische und finanzielle Schäden an. Deshalb werden in Deutschland erhebliche Mittel in die Pflege der Waldbestände und die frühe Entdeckung von Wandbränden investiert.... 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$ 138.95
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...
- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 33.99
Deforestation, soil runoff, salination, pollution. While recurrent themes of the contemporary world, they are not new to us. In this broad sweeping review of the environmental impacts of human settlement and development worldwide over the past 5,000 years, Sing C. Chew shows that these processes are as old as civilization itself. With examples ranging... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00
Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment and the livelihoods of the rural and urban poor. Until... 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...