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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • The American People and the National Forestsby Samuel P. Hays

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    A history of the role of American society in shaping the policies of the United States Forest Service. more...

  • Ground Improvement Case Historiesby Buddhima Indraratna; Jian Chu; Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 160.00

    Written by an international group of experts, Ground Improvement Case Histories: Chemical, Electrokinetic, Thermal and Bioengineering Methods provides over 700 pages of case-histories collected from all over the world. Each case-history provides an overview of the specific technology followed by applications, and in some cases, comprehensive back... more...

  • The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Firesby Dominick A DellaSala; Chad T. Hanson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 89.95

    The Ecological Importance of High-Severity Fires, presents information on the current paradigm shift in the way people think about wildfire and ecosystems. While much of the current forest management in fire-adapted ecosystems, especially forests, is focused on fire prevention and suppression, little has been reported on the ecological role of... more...

  • U.S. Timber Resource in a World Economy (Routledge Revivals)by John A. Zivnuska

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1967, presents a concise picture of the demand and supply trends of timber around the world. Zivnuska provides a keen analysis of plans, prospects, and opportunities in the areas covered, and an interesting look at the North American forest economy. This book will be of interest to students of environmental studies and... more...

  • Fire Phenomena and the Earth Systemby Claire M. Belcher

    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...

  • Ecology and Management of Forest Soilsby Dan Binkley; Richard Fisher

    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... more...

  • Forest Products Biotechnologyby Alan Bruce; John Palfreyman

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 231.00

    Industries are developing radical, new biotechnology processes to expand and develop their range of products that originate from the world's forests. As a result of the growing understanding of the process involved, biotechnology is also helping reduce any adverse impact on the environment.; This book presents a review of specialist research directed... more...

  • Soils and Environmentby Steve Ellis; Tony Mellor

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    Soils represent the result of a complex set of interacting processes and are an integral component of the environment. Yet soils remain the most undervalued and misused of the Earth's resources. This work examines the fundamental importance of soils. Combining practical analysis and interpretation with a theoretical approach, the authors discuss the... more...

  • Reframing Deforestationby James Fairhead; Melissa Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 79.95

    This study reviews how West African deforestation is represented and the evidence which informs deforestation orthodoxy. On a country by country basis (covering Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin), and using historical and social anthropological evidence the authors evaluate this orthodox critically. Reframing Deforestation... more...

  • The Biogeochemistry of Submerged Soilsby Guy Kirk

    Wiley 2004; US$ 335.00

    Submerged soils and the wetlands they support are of huge practical importance: in global element cycles, as centres of biodiversity, in global food production. They are also uniquely interesting scientifically because of their peculiar biogeochemistry and the adaptations of plants and microbes to it. This book describes the physical, chemical and... more...