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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Soil and Water Chemistryby Michael E. Essington

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 89.95

    Traditionally the study of chemical principles as they relate to soil has been limited to the field of agronomics. Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach , stands alone because it balances agricultural and environmental perspectives in its analysis of the chemical properties and processes that affect organic and inorganic soil substances.... 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

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

  • Ecophysiology of Northern Spruce Species: The Performance of Planted Seedlingsby Steven C. Grossnicke

    NRC Research Press 2000; US$ 49.95

    This book provides foresters with the necessary information to understand the performance of spruce seedlings after being planted on a reforestation site. It was written for an anticipated audience of university students who are taking a regeneration silviculture class, plus foresters and researchers who work with spruce species within forest regeneration... more...

  • Poplar Culture in North Americaby D. I. Dickmann; J. G. Isebrands; J. E. Eckenwalder; J. Richarson

    NRC Research Press 2001; US$ 49.95

    Published on the occasion of the 21st session of the International Poplar Commission in association with The Poplar Council of Canada and the Poplar Council of the United States This book describes the status of culture and utilization of poplars in North America and documents succinctly recent scientific and technological advances. more...