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  • Forestry Applications of Airborne Laser Scanningby Matti Maltamo; Erik Nęsset; Jari Vauhkonen

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has emerged as one of the most promising remote sensing technologies to provide data for research and operational applications in a wide range of disciplines related to management of forest ecosystems. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the research and application of ALS in a broad range of... more...

  • 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...

  • Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Productsby Charlie M. Shackleton; Ashok K. Pandey; Tamara Ticktin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal or plant products from the forests and other natural... 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...

  • 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...

  • Willowby Alison Syme

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerows?the willow tree is a poetically formed plant, but also a practical one. For millennia, the wood of the willow has been used for baskets, furniture, fences, and toys, while finding its place in the watercolors of Monet, Shakespearean tragedies, Hans Christian Andersen, and  The... 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...