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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • Empfehlungen des Arbeitsaussschusses "Ufereinfassungen"by Arbeitsausschuss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 103.95

    Die 11. Auflage "EAU 2012" berücksichtigt die kurz vor derbauaufsichtlichen Einführung stehende neue Normengeneration,bestehend aus Eurocode 7, zugehörigen nationalenAnwendungsdokumenten und ergänzenden nationalen Regelungen(DIN 1054:2010). In Einzelfällen werdenTeilsicherheitsbeiwerte aufgrund von Praxiserfahrungen abweichendfestgelegt.... more...

  • Atlas of Wood, Bark and Pith Anatomy of Eastern Mediterranean Trees and Shrubsby Alan Crivellaro; Fritz Hans Schweingruber; Charalambos S. Christodoulou; Takis Papachristophorou; Takis Tsintides; Alessia da Da Ros

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    This atlas presents anatomical descriptions of the xylem, bark and pith of 264 species belonging to 71 families. It highlights the anatomical diversity of trees, shrubs, dwarf shrubs, woody lianas and several of the prominent perennial herbs from the Eastern Mediterranean region, with a focus on the island of Cyprus. The island’s topography... more...

  • Handbook of Soil Sciencesby Pan Ming Huang; Yuncong Li; Malcolm E. Sumner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 154.95

    An evolving, living organic/inorganic covering, soil is in dynamic equilibrium with the atmosphere above, the biosphere within, and the geology below. It acts as an anchor for roots, a purveyor of water and nutrients, a residence for a vast community of microorganisms and animals, a sanitizer of the environment, and a source of raw materials for construction... more...

  • Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertaintyby Christine Eriksen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led migrants in wildfire-prone landscapes. This book... more...

  • Introduction to Soil Chemistryby Alfred R. Conklin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 120.00

    Provides the tools needed to explore the incredible complexities of the earth's soils Now in its Second Edition, this highly acclaimed text fully equips readers with the skills and knowledge needed to analyze soil and correctly interpret the results. Due to the highly complex nature of soil, the author carefully explains why unusual results... more...

  • Tropical Deforestationby C. J. Jepma

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.00

    The depletion of the tropical rain forests has attracted considerable attention in recent times, and the serious consequences for the global biosphere are widely acknowledged. Yet deforestation continues apace, and in some areas (for example, southeast Asia) the very existence of the forests is seriously threatened. Contrary to popular belief, evidence... 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 Carbonby Alfred E. Hartemink; Kevin McSweeney

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    Few topics cut across the soil science discipline wider than research on soil carbon. This book contains 48 chapters that focus on novel and exciting aspects of soil carbon research from all over the world. It includes review papers by global leaders in soil carbon research, and the book ends with a list and discussion of global soil carbon research... more...

  • Root Engineeringby Asunción Morte; Ajit Varma

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    This volume illustrates the complex root system, including the various essential roles of roots as well as their interaction with diverse microorganisms localized in or near the root system.Following initial chapters describing the anatomy and architecture as well as the growth and development of root systems, subsequent chapters focus on the various... more...

  • The Soils of the Philippinesby Rodelio B. Carating; Raymundo G. Galanta; Clarita D. Bacatio

    Springer 2014; US$ 229.00

    The first soil survey in the Philippines was done by Mr. Clarence Dorsey, an American soil scientist in the province of Batangas in 1903. The Soils of the Philippines, however, is the first comprehensive summary of more than a century of soil-survey work in this country. It integrates the soil concepts of the reconnaissance soil-survey results, which... more...