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  • Tropical Forest Conservation and Industry Partnershipby Connie J. Clark; John R. Poulsen

    Wiley 2012; US$ 143.95

    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...

  • Forest Conservationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Australia’s 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...

  • Post-Faustmann Forest Resource Economicsby Shashi Kant

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The current paradigm of forest economics is based on Faustmann Formulation (FF) of land expectation value proposed by Martin Faustmann. It was a great achievement by a forester to propose a formulation that captures some fundamental economic features of capital theory which. However, the followers of the FF approach have trapped themselves into the... more...

  • Modern Geotechnical Design Codes of Practiceby P. Arnold; G.A. Fenton; M.A. Hicks

    IOS Press 2012; US$ 174.00

    The ground is one of the most highly variable of engineering materials. It is therefore not surprising that geotechnical designs depend on local site conditions and local engineering experience. Engineering practices, relating to investigation and design methods (site understanding) and to safety levels acceptable to society, will therefore vary between... more...

  • Oakby Peter Young

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Botanical, a new series from Reaktion, is the first to integrate horticultural writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of plants. Oak , one of the first two books in the series, narrates the biography of the tree that since time immemorial has been a symbol of loyalty, strength, generosity, and renewal. Peter Young explores... more...

  • Eucalypt Flowersby John Wrigley

    National Library of Australia 2009; US$ 19.99

    Whether small shrub-­like mallees or forest giants, eucalypts are a defining feature of the Australian landscape—the essence of ‘the bush’. Their striking forms and beautiful foliage and flowers have inspired a host of talented artists since first seen by the early European explorers. Eucalypt Flowers features more than... more...

  • 'How Could a Whole Town Burn?'by Edmonton Journal

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available

    In May of 2011 residents of the small Albertan town of Slave Lake fled as a massive fire levelled the town, leaving 700 families homeless. A year later, the Edmonton Journal looks back on the tragedy, profiles residents who are struggling to rebuild, and surveys the international reaction to the fire. more...

  • World Ecological Degradationby Sing C. Chew

    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...

  • Trees, People and Powerby Peter Utting

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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...