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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • Large-scale Forest Restorationby David Lamb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation because that is the scale at which restoration is needed... more...

  • Forest Plans of North Americaby Jacek P. Siry; Pete Bettinger; Krista Merry; Donald L. Grebner; Kevin Boston; Chris Cieszewski

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 109.00

    Forest Plans of North America presents case studies of contemporary forest management plans developed for forests owned by federal, state, county, and municipal governments, communities, families, individuals, industry, investment organizations, conservation organizations, and others in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The book provides excellent... more...

  • 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...

  • Economics, Sustainability, and Natural Resourcesby Shashi Kant; R. Albert Berry

    Springer 2006; US$ 249.00

    Forest resources are the ideal starting point for the economic analysis of sustainability. This book provides a critique of neoclassical economic approaches and their limitations with respect to sustainability. It discusses key economic aspects of sustainable forest management, including complexity, ethical issues, non-convexities, and more. more...

  • Soils for Fine Winesby Robert E. White

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    White (soil science, U. of Melbourne) provides basic information on soil properties and behaviors in the contexts of site selection for new vineyards, and demands placed on soils by wine production. The highly-technical reference focuses on the French concept of terroir , which can be interpreted as the interaction between soil and surrounding fact more...

  • The Measurement of Roundwoodby M.A. Fonseca

    CABI 2005; US$ 100.00

    The ability to measure roundwood quantity and quality, and predict product yields is of great importance to forest industries. However, roundwood metrics is a topic that is often difficult to understand due to counterintuitive trends, inconsistencies and variability in a number of factors. more...

  • Protocol for Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plantsby S. Mohan Jain; Pramod K. Gupta

    Springer 2006; US$ 359.00

    This book contains 46 chapters, divided into 4 sections : A) 12 chapters on conifers, B) 14 chapters on fruits, C) 14 chapters on angiosperms, and D) 6 chapters on histology, bioencapsulation, protoplasts, cryopreservation, double staining and thin cell layer sectioning. The book provides stepwise protocols for somatic embryogenesis of a range of selected... more...

  • Organic Phosphorus in the Environmentby B.L. Turner; E. Frossard; D. Baldwin

    CABI 2005; US$ 140.00

    Organic phosphorus is involved in almost every biological process and is essential for life. However, the role of organic phosphorus and mechanisms for its dynamics has been poorly understood. more...

  • Trials by Wildfireby Peter M. Leschak

    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...

  • Balsam Firby E.V. Bakuzis

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 75.00

    Professors Bakuzis and Hansen, with the assistance of a number of co-authors of individual chapters, present an exhaustive survey of the literature on the balsam fir, providing a coherent picture of the species and its place in nature and forestry practic more...