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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation because that is the scale at which restoration is needed... more...
- CABI 2005; US$ 100.00
The ability to measure roundwood quantity and quality, and predict product yields is of great importance to forest industries. However, roundwood metrics is a topic that is often difficult to understand due to counterintuitive trends, inconsistencies and variability in a number of factors. more...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 209.00
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...
- Gabler Verlag 2007; US$ 69.99
Ziel ist, aus dem Blickwinkel renommierter internationaler Autoren auf unterschiedliche betriebliche Handlungsfelder zu schauen und Erfahrungen, Ergebnisse, Konzepte und Instrumente interdisziplinär zu diskutieren. Nicht reaktive, auf Grund eines wirtschaftlichen Leidensdruckes initiierte Konzepte sollen vorgestellt werden. Vielmehr wollen die Autoren... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
This resourceful book draws on several case studies to derive implications for the design of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes that are very relevant to current climate change negotiations and the implementation of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) schemes at the national level. With its focus on livelihoods,... 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...
Recommendations for Design and Analysis of Earth Structures using Geosynthetic Reinforcements - EBGEOWiley 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...