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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • 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...

  • Diluvial Soils and Their Ameliorationby Mukhtar Abduyev

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    Professor Mukhtar Abduyev's pioneering work was the result of ten years of study, field research and laboratory experimentation on salinized diluvial soils in the foothill plains and steppe of Azerbaijan. At a time of increased demand for agricultural land this work was a most timely contribution to bringing the country's foothill plains, a major... more...

  • Accelerated Reclamation of Alkaline Argillaceous Soils of Azerbaijanby Mukhtar Abduyev

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    In his Accelerated Reclamation of Alkaline Argillaceous Soils of Azerbaijan, Professor Mukhtar Abduyev describes the tackling of a long-established problem which had enormous implications for Azerbaijan's security of food supply. The task was to find more efficient methods of reclaiming the saline soils that covered more than 60% of the republic's... 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...

  • Understanding Vineyard Soilsby Robert E. White

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils, published in 2009, has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture, and is a major resource for professionals in the industry. However, the subject is not static--new developments are occurring in the field all the time. For example, the 'organic movement'... more...

  • Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Firesby John J. Qu; William Sommers; Ruixin Yang; Allen Riebau; Menas Kafatos

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 279.00

    Scientists and managers alike need timely, cost-effective, and technically appropriate fire-related information to develop functional strategies for the diverse fire communities. "Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Fires" addresses wildland fire management needs by presenting discussions that link ecology and the physical sciences... 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...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 159.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...