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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • 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 Hazards, Risks, and Disastersby Douglas Paton; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 129.95

    More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires... 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...

  • Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processesby Donald L. Sparks

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The kinetics of reactions in soil and aquatic environments is a topic of extreme importance and interest. To properly understand the fate of applied fertilizers, pesticides, and organic pollutants with time, and to thus improve nutrient availability and the quality of our groundwater, one must study kinetics. This is the first compre Key Features... 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...

  • Understanding Vineyard Soilsby Robert E. White

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils, published in 2009, has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture, and is a major resource for professionals in the industry. However, the subject is not static--new developments are occurring in the field all the time. For example, the 'organic movement'... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 79.95

    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 has... 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$ 279.00

    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...

  • Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Productsby Charlie M. Shackleton; Ashok K. Pandey; Tamara Ticktin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal or plant products from the forests and other natural... more...