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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • 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...

  • Ahead of the Flaming Frontby Jerry D Mathes

    Caxton Press 2013; US$ 17.95

    Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press In Ahead of the Flaming Front , Jerry D. Mathes II takes readers into the heart of wildfires from the forests of Idaho to the deserts of the Mexican border?and directly into the lives of the men and women who face the terror, beauty, and hardship of life on the fire line. His... more...

  • Trees, People and Powerby Peter Utting

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • Functional Approach to Nonlinear Models of Water Flow in Soilsby Gabriela Marinoschi

    Springer 2006; US$ 119.00

    A work of applied mathematics, which focuses on the functional study of the nonlinear boundary value problems relating to water flow in porous media. This volume deals with diffusion type models and emphasizes the mathematical treatment of their nonlinear aspects. more...

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

    Springer 2006; US$ 319.00

    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...

  • 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...