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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 US$ 290.33

    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...

  • Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forestsby John A. Stanturf

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 220.00

    While the commitment to protect and restore forest ecosystems has become a policy goal in many countries since the Rio Conference, there is still no general consensus on what constitutes restoration.  This authoritative reference presents the best practices for fostering increased sustainability, enhancing biodiversity, and repairing ecosystem functions... more...

  • Economics of Deforestationby Sven Wunder

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    Tropical forests are disappearing at an unaltered pace, giving way to alternative land uses. This book gives an economic perspective on deforestation. Following a survey of different deforestation definitions, theories and empirical evidence, a case-study of Ecuador provides a versatile historical picture of factors affecting forest loss throughout... more...

  • Handbook of Soil Acidityby Zdenko Rengel

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 309.00

    This handbook offers effective strategies to modify and adjust crop production processes to decrease the toxicity of soil contaminants, balance soil pH, improve root growth and nutrient uptake, and increase agricultural yield. The Handbook of Soil Acidity provides methods to, measure soil acidity, determine the major causes of soil acidification,... more...

  • The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazonby Lykke E. Andersen; Clive W. J. Granger; Eustaquio J. Reis; Diana Weinhold; Sven Wunder

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 112.00 US$ 91.84

    An economic analysis of the costs and benefits of deforestation in the Amazon. more...