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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • The Earth Movedby Amy Stewart

    Algonquin Books 2005; US$ 12.95

    In The Earth Moved , Amy Stewart takes us on a journey through the underground world and introduces us to one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. It ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, cleans up pollution, and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. Who knew?... more...

  • Recommendations for Design and Analysis of Earth Structures using Geosynthetic Reinforcements - EBGEOby Deutsche Gesellschaft fü; r Geotechnik e.V. / German Geotechnical Society; Alan Johnson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 124.00

    The completely revised and extended Recommendations deal with all questions relevant to the planning and dimensioning of geosynthetics-reinforced earth structures. In addition to the demands on materials and analysis principles, the applications of geosynthetics in a range of foundation systems, ground improvement measures, highways engineering projects,... more...

  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifersby Christophe Plomion; Jean Bousquet; Chittaranjan Kole

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 202.95

    With contributions by internationally reputed researchers in the field, this book presents the implications of the genomic revolution for conifers?promoting a better understanding of the evolution of these organisms as well as new knowledge about the molecular basis of quantitative trait variation. Both of these discoveries play important roles in... more...

  • Sustainable Mineral Productionby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2009; US$ 360.00

    The industrial minerals sector is undergoing a transformation in its operational practices as it strives to achieve both economic and environmental sustainability. New practices, such as emissions and waste reduction, improvements in processing efficiency, and value-added production across key industry sectors are emerging as a result of societal and... more...

  • Tropical Forestsby Thomas A. Rudel

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    In Tropical Forests , Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation. With separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests. In the... more...

  • Tapping the Green Marketby Abraham Guillen; Sarah A Laird; Alan R Pierce; Patricia Shanley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 78.95

    There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics. This volume explains the use and importance of certification... more...

  • Multiphysical Testing of Soils and Shalesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    Significant advancements in the experimental analysis of soils and shales have been achieved during the last few decades. Outstanding progress in the field has led to the theoretical development of geomechanical theories and important engineering applications. This book provides the reader with an overview of recent advances in a variety of advanced... more...

  • Wildfire and Communityby Douglas Paton; Fantina Tedim

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 49.95

    Wildfires represent a growing threat to environments, to people, communities, and to societies worldwide, particularly in the United States, Southern Europe, and Australia. Recognition of this growing risk has highlighted a need to develop people's capacity to adapt to annually occurring events that could increase in frequency and severity over... 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...

  • In Fire's Wayby Tom Wolf

    University of New Mexico Press 2003; US$ 14.95

    A fire fighting tool for homeowners and firefighters alike, this guide discusses both the properties of wildfires and ways to minimize damage. Authored by an environmental journalist with advanced degrees in forestry, it is a must-have book designed to he more...