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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • 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...

  • Tapping the Green Marketby Abraham Guillen; Sarah A Laird; Alan R Pierce; Patricia Shanley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 78.95

    There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics. This volume explains the use and importance of certification... 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...

  • Fire Phenomena and the Earth Systemby Claire M. Belcher

    Wiley 2013; US$ 129.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Black Saturday at Steels Creekby Peter Stanley

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 20.99

    The Black Saturday bushfires killed 173 people ? wreaking a greater human toll than any other fire in Australia?s history. Ten of those victims died in Steels Creek, a small community on Melbourne?s outskirts. It was a beautiful place, which its residents had long treasured and loved. By the evening of 7 February 2009, it felt like a battlefield.... more...