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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • Kinglake-350by Adrian Hyland

    The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 16.95

    Shortlisted Prime Minister's Award and Age Book of the Year Awards, 2012 Black Saturday. February 7, 2009. Roger Wood is the cop on duty at Kinglake when the most devastating fire in the nation's history roars through the ranges onto his beat. His task is to defend his town against the colossus that threatens to destroy it. And, over the course... more...

  • Ecology and Management of Forest Soilsby Dan Binkley; Richard Fisher

    Wiley 2012; US$ 159.95

    Forest soils are the foundation of the entire forest ecosystem and complex, long-term interactions between trees, soil animals, and the microbial community shape soils in was that are very distinct from agricultural soils.    The composition, structure, and processes in forest soils at any given time reflect current conditions, as well... more...

  • The Fire Outside My Windowby Sandra Millers Younger

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    The Cedar Fire--the largest wildfire in California's recorded history--ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes, and killing 15 people.Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe with her husband, two Newfoundland dogs, and a cockatiel, Sandra Millers Younger drove through flames and... more...

  • Fire Phenomena and the Earth Systemby Claire M. Belcher

    Wiley 2013; US$ 133.95

    Fire plays a key role in Earth system processes. Wildfires influence the carbon cycle and the nutrient balance of our planet, and may even play a role in regulating the oxygen content of our atmosphere. The evolutionary history of plants has been intimately tied to fire and this in part explains the distribution of our ecosystems and their ability... more...

  • Recommendations for Design and Analysis of Earth Structures using Geosynthetic Reinforcements - EBGEOby Deutsche Gesellschaft fü; r Geotechnik e.V. / German Geotechnical Society; Alan Johnson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 124.00

    The completely revised and extended Recommendations deal with all questions relevant to the planning and dimensioning of geosynthetics-reinforced earth structures. In addition to the demands on materials and analysis principles, the applications of geosynthetics in a range of foundation systems, ground improvement measures, highways engineering projects,... more...

  • Second Growthby Robin L. Chazdon

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 125.00

    Robin L. Chazdon is professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut and coeditor of Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology and Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology . She lives in Storrs, CT. more...

  • The Earth Movedby Amy Stewart

    Algonquin Books 2005; US$ 12.95

    8 Bizarre Facts About Earthworms The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. Now, thanks to Amy Stewart, author of THE EARTH MOVED, earthworms of the world can stand a little taller. Worms' ancestors date back over 250 million years. They survived two mass extinctions, including the one that... more...

  • Improving Your Soilby Stu Campbell

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1999; US$ 3.95

    Create Fertile, Productive Soil, Anywhere! Improving your soil both increases the yield of your garden and makes your garden easier to tend. With Improving Your Soil , you?ll learn the best way to improve the soil in your garden, including how to: *Determine whether your garden soil is sandy, clay, or loam *Identify the right time to work your... more...

  • Introduction to Soil Chemistryby Alfred R. Conklin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 124.00

    ALFRED R. CONKLIN JR., PhD, is Professor of Agriculture and Soil at Wilmington College, where he teaches soil science, organic chemistry, and chemistry and the environment. He is also the International Director of the International Undergraduate Research Symposium. The recipient of three Fulbright Awards, Dr. Conklin has more than four decades of... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 159.95

    Preface. Acknowledgements. 1 Introduction. 1.1 Model development and validation. 1.2 Important uses. 1.3 Overview of the book. 2 Indices of competition. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Two-sided competition. 2.2.1 Distance-independent. 2.2.2 Distance-dependent. 2.3 One-sided competition. 2.3.1 Distance-independent. 2.3.2 Distance-dependent.... more...