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Edaphology: Soils and life

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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...

  • Introduction to Earth, Soil, and Land in Californiaby David Carle

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Following his acclaimed guides to air, fire, and water, David Carle now offers a fascinating exploration of one more primary element of the natural world?the land beneath our feet. From earthworms and earthquakes to Earth Day, this concise, engaging guide is a multifaceted primer on the literal foundation of California?s environment. Carle tells how... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...