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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • Kinglake-350by Adrian Hyland

    The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 16.95

    Black Saturday. February 7, 2009. Roger Wood is the cop on duty at Kinglake when the most devastating fire in the nationā??s history roars through the ranges. His task is to defend his town against the colossus that threatens to destroy it. Even at the risk of his own life. Even after being told his own wife and kids are caught on the front line. more...

  • Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soilsby Alessandro Piccolo

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This compilation of techniques, methodologies and scientific data arises from a four-year Italian research project, which took place at university research stations in Turin, Piacenza, Naples and Potenza. Soil Organic Matter (SOM) represents an active and essential pool of the total organic carbon on the planet. Consequently, even small changes in... more...

  • Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystemsby Emilio Chuvieco

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Wildland fires are becoming one of the most critical environmental factors affecting a wide range of ecosystems worldwide. In Mediterranean ecosystems (including also South-Africa, California, parts of Chile and Australia), wildland fires are recurrent phenomena every summer, following the seasonal drought. As a result of changes in traditional land... more...

  • Multiphysical Testing of Soils and Shalesby Lyesse Laloui; Alessio Ferrari

    Springer 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...

  • The Soils of Croatiaby Ferdo Ba?ic

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The Soils of Croatia is a six-chapter book detailing all aspects of Croatian soils. The book presents, in a reader friendly way, the lively history of pedology in Croatia. It explains soils as natural resources for this country and offers a detailed view on the different agricultural regions referenced in Croatia. The Soils of Croatia also... more...

  • The Soils of Chileby Manuel Casanova; Osvaldo Salazar; Oscar Seguel; Walter Luzio

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book is intended for students and soil scientists who want to know about the state of the art in soil sciences in Chile. The book merges a comprehensive bibliographical review of the soil surveys carried out throughout the length and breadth of Chilean territory during the past 40 years and more recent information obtained by the authors... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Embattled Wildernessby Erik Reece; James J. Krupa; Wendell Berry

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Robinson Forest in eastern Kentucky is one of our most important natural landscapes—and one of the most threatened. Covering fourteen thousand acres of some of the most diverse forest region in temperate North America, it is a haven of biological richness within an ever-expanding desert created by mountaintop removal mining. Written by two people... more...

  • Atlas of Wood, Bark and Pith Anatomy of Eastern Mediterranean Trees and Shrubsby Alan Crivellaro; Fritz Hans Schweingruber; Charalambos S. Christodoulou; Takis Papachristophorou; Takis Tsintides; Alessia da Da Ros

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    This atlas presents anatomical descriptions of the xylem, bark and pith of 264 species belonging to 71 families. It highlights the anatomical diversity of trees, shrubs, dwarf shrubs, woody lianas and several of the prominent perennial herbs from the Eastern Mediterranean region, with a focus on the island of Cyprus. The island’s topography... more...