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  • Payments for Environmental Services, Forest Conservation and Climate Changeby Luca Tacconi; Sango Mahanty; Helen Suich

    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...

  • Deforestation and Climate Changeby Valentina Bosetti; Ruben Lubowski

    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...

  • Wildfire Looseby Joyce Butler

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Wildfire Loose describes how the fires started and spread so quickly through rural villages, down Millionaire?s Row in Bar Harbor, and across southern Maine beach resorts. Originally published in 1979, it remains the definitive account of ?The Week Maine Burned.? more...

  • Crops as Enhancers of Nutrient Useby R Duncan

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Crops as Enhancers of Nutrient Use examines the various plant and soil factors that contribute to nutrient use efficiency of plants. It attempts to address policies regarding Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA), conservation-oriented cropping systems, and reductions in environmental contaminants. It also presents longer-term remedies to some of... more...

  • The Earth Movedby Amy Stewart

    Algonquin Books 2005; US$ 12.95

    In The Earth Moved , Amy Stewart takes us on a journey through the underground world and introduces us to one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. It ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, cleans up pollution, and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. Who knew?... more...

  • Forest Growth and Yield Modelingby Aaron R. Weiskittel; David W. Hann; John A. Kershaw; Jerome K. Vanclay

    Wiley 2011; US$ 154.95

    Forest Growth and Yield Modeling synthesizes current scientific literature and provides insights in how models are constructed. Giving suggestions for future developments, and outlining keys for successful implementation of models the book provides a thorough and up-to-date, single source reference for students, researchers and practitioners requiring... more...

  • Empfehlungen des Arbeitsaussschusses "Ufereinfassungen"by Arbeitsausschuss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 103.95

    Die 11. Auflage "EAU 2012" berücksichtigt die kurz vor der bauaufsichtlichen Einführung stehende neue Normengeneration, bestehend aus Eurocode 7, zugehörigen nationalen Anwendungsdokumenten und ergänzenden nationalen Regelungen (DIN 1054:2010). In Einzelfällen werden Teilsicherheitsbeiwerte aufgrund von Praxiserfahrungen abweichend... more...

  • Forest Products Biotechnologyby Alan Bruce; John Palfreyman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 220.00

    Industries are developing radical, new biotechnology processes to expand and develop their range of products that originate from the world's forests. As a result of the growing understanding of the process involved, biotechnology is also helping reduce any adverse impact on the environment.; This book presents a review of specialist research directed... more...

  • Soils and Environmentby Steve Ellis; Tony Mellor

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    Soils represent the result of a complex set of interacting processes and are an integral component of the environment. Yet soils remain the most undervalued and misused of the Earth's resources. This work examines the fundamental importance of soils. Combining practical analysis and interpretation with a theoretical approach, the authors discuss the... more...

  • Reframing Deforestationby James Fairhead; Melissa Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 79.95

    This study reviews how West African deforestation is represented and the evidence which informs deforestation orthodoxy. On a country by country basis (covering Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin), and using historical and social anthropological evidence the authors evaluate this orthodox critically. Reframing Deforestation... more...