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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Eucalyptsby Robert J. Henry

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 149.95

    Eucalypts are used for the production of paper products, firewood, charcoal, potential feedstocks for bioenergy and biomaterials, as ornamentals and landscape trees, and in land rehabilitation. Eucalypt breeding is at an early stage with many plantings being only at the first stages of domestication. The relatively small genomes of these species make... more...

  • Second Growthby Robin L. Chazdon

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 125.00

    For decades, conservation and research initiatives in tropical forests have focused almost exclusively on old-growth forests because scientists believed that these ?pristine? ecosystems housed superior levels of biodiversity. With Second Growth , Robin L. Chazdon reveals those assumptions to be largely false, bringing to the fore the previously overlooked... more...

  • Soil Scienceby David L. Rowell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 107.95

    Offers a practical introduction to the various basic methods of assessing the properties of soil. Each method is explained in a concise and accessible manner, providing useful guidance on how each method might be used in a practical situation. more...

  • Diluvial Soils and Their Ameliorationby Mukhtar Abduyev

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    Professor Mukhtar Abduyev's pioneering work was the result of ten years of study, field research and laboratory experimentation on salinized diluvial soils in the foothill plains and steppe of Azerbaijan. At a time of increased demand for agricultural land this work was a most timely contribution to bringing the country's foothill plains, a major... more...

  • Accelerated Reclamation of Alkaline Argillaceous Soils of Azerbaijanby Mukhtar Abduyev

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    In his Accelerated Reclamation of Alkaline Argillaceous Soils of Azerbaijan, Professor Mukhtar Abduyev describes the tackling of a long-established problem which had enormous implications for Azerbaijan's security of food supply. The task was to find more efficient methods of reclaiming the saline soils that covered more than 60% of the republic's... more...

  • Large-scale Forest Restorationby David Lamb

    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...

  • Wildfire Looseby Joyce Butler

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Wildfire Loose describes how the fires started and spread so quickly through rural villages, down Millionaire?s Row in Bar Harbor, and across southern Maine beach resorts. Originally published in 1979, it remains the definitive account of ?The Week Maine Burned.? more...

  • The Formation of Wood in Forest Treesby Martin H. Zimmermann

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    The Formation of Wood in Forest Trees covers the proceedings of the second symposium held under the auspices of the Maria Moors Cabot Foundation for Botanical Research, conducted in Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts on April 15-19, 1963. The book focuses on the aspects of tree growth, such as the chemistry and submicroscopic morphology of... more...

  • Soil Chemistryby Daniel G. Strawn; Hinrich L. Bohn; George A. O'Connor

    Wiley 2015; US$ 159.95 US$ 138.62

    Soil is key to sustaining life—affecting air and water quality, the growth of plants and crops, and the health of the entire planet. Soil Chemistry 4e provides comprehensive coverage of the chemical interactions among organic and inorganic solids, air, water, microorganisms, and the plant roots in soil. The fourth edition of Soil Chemistry... more...

  • Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Firesby John J. Qu; William Sommers; Ruixin Yang; Allen Riebau; Menas Kafatos

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 249.00

    Scientists and managers alike need timely, cost-effective, and technically appropriate fire-related information to develop functional strategies for the diverse fire communities. "Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Fires" addresses wildland fire management needs by presenting discussions that link ecology and the physical sciences... more...