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  • 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...

  • Crops as Enhancers of Nutrient Useby R Duncan

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Crops as Enhancers of Nutrient Use examines the various plant and soil factors that contribute to nutrient use efficiency of plants. It attempts to address policies regarding Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA), conservation-oriented cropping systems, and reductions in environmental contaminants. It also presents longer-term remedies to some of... more...

  • Plantation Politicsby Caroline Sargent; Stephen Bass

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can make to sustainable development. At their best, industrial... more...

  • Forests: Market and Intervention Failuresby Soren Wibe; Tom Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    The economic value of forest. has long been recognized, but the ways in which that value is calculated and the management policies adopted in consequence have all too often resulted in overuse and irreversibledestruction. This is spectacularly obvious around the Mediterranean basin, but it is also true in northern Europe.These five case studies, commissioned... more...

  • Biomass Assessmentby Andrew Millington; John Townsend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Energy is an issue for everyone and nowhere more so than in the SADCC countries. But for sensible policy and planning, clear information about the extent of resources is needed.This innovative study combines the results of field assessment of biomass with advanced techniques in remote sensing by satellite to give the first comprehensive and detailed... more...

  • Beyond the Woodfuel Crisisby Gerald Leach; Robin Mearns

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    People scratching a living from parched land, women walking miles for scraps of firewood are both familiar images of Africa. But, in many places, people, with the help of governments and aid agencies, are putting the land into good shape, growing more food and creating a healthy cover of trees. This book joins the ?literature of hope? by looking at... more...

  • Saving the Tropical Forestsby Judith Gradwohl; Russell Greenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor. This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East Asia, growing numbers of people are developing techniques... more...

  • Gender and Wildfireby Christine Eriksen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led migrants in wildfire-prone landscapes. This book... more...

  • Timber Supply, Land Allocation, and Economic Efficiencyby William F. Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...