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- 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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 133.95
Forest soils are the foundation of the entire forest ecosystem and complex, long-term interactions between trees, soil animals, and the microbial community shape soils in was that are very distinct from agricultural soils. The composition, structure, and processes in forest soils at any given time reflect current conditions, as well as the legacies... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 133.95
Fire plays a key role in Earth system processes. Wildfires influence the carbon cycle and the nutrient balance of our planet, and may even play a role in regulating the oxygen content of our atmosphere. The evolutionary history of plants has been intimately tied to fire and this in part explains the distribution of our ecosystems and their ability... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Robinson Forest in eastern Kentucky is one of our most important natural landscapesand 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 108.95
Die 11. Auflage "EAU 2012" berücksichtigt die kurz vor der bauaufsichtlichen Einführung stehende neue Normengeneration, bestehend aus Eurocode 7, zugehörigen nationalen Anwendungsdokumenten und ergänzenden nationalen Regelungen (DIN 1054:2010). In Einzelfällen werden Teilsicherheitsbeiwerte aufgrund von Praxiserfahrungen abweichend... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 irreversible destruction. This is spectacularly obvious around the Mediterranean basin, but it is also true in northern Europe. These five case studies,... more...