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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • The Black Earthby David Dent; Boris P. Boincean; Igori Arcadie Krupenikov

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    Soil is the Earth's living skin. It provides anchorage for roots, holds water long enough for plants to make use of it and the nutrients that sustain life -- otherwise the Earth would be as barren as Mars. It is home to myriad micro-organisms and armies of microscopic animals as well as the familiar earthworm that accomplish biochemical transformations... more...

  • Forestry Economicsby John E. Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 63.95

    Forestry Economics introduces students and practitioners to all aspects of the management and economics of forestry. The book adopts the approach of managerial economics textbooks and applies this to the unique processes and problems faced by managers of forests. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Forest Growth and Yield Modelingby Aaron R. Weiskittel; David W. Hann; John A. Kershaw; Jerome K. Vanclay

    Wiley 2011; US$ 154.95

    Forest Growth and Yield Modeling synthesizes current scientific literature and provides insights in how models are constructed. Giving suggestions for future developments, and outlining keys for successful implementation of models the book provides a thorough and up-to-date, single source reference for students, researchers and practitioners requiring... 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$ 120.00

    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

    Science Publishers 2011; US$ 179.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...