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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • 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...

  • The Fire Outside My Windowby Sandra Millers Younger

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    The Cedar Fire--the largest wildfire in California's recorded history--ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes, and killing 15 people.Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe with her husband, two Newfoundland dogs, and a cockatiel, Sandra Millers Younger drove through flames and... more...

  • Diluvial Soils and Their Ameliorationby Mukhtar Abduyev

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    Professor Mukhtar Abduyev's pioneering work was the result of ten years of study, field research and laboratory experimentation on salinized diluvial soils in the foothill plains and steppe of Azerbaijan. At a time of increased demand for agricultural land this work was a most timely contribution to bringing the country's foothill plains, a major... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Vineyard Soilsby Robert E. White

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifersby Christophe Plomion; Jean Bousquet; Chittaranjan Kole

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 179.95

    With contributions by internationally reputed researchers in the field, this book presents the implications of the genomic revolution for conifers?promoting a better understanding of the evolution of these organisms as well as new knowledge about the molecular basis of quantitative trait variation. Both of these discoveries play important roles in... more...

  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Eucalyptsby Robert J. Henry

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    Eucalypts are used for the production of paper products, firewood, charcoal, potential feedstocks for bioenergy and biomaterials, as ornamentals and landscape trees, and in land rehabilitation. Eucalypt breeding is at an early stage with many plantings being only at the first stages of domestication. The relatively small genomes of these species make... more...

  • Forestry Economicsby John E. Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 69.95

    Forestry Economics introduces students and practitioners to all aspects of the management and economics of forestry. The book adopts the approach of managerial economics textbooks and applies this to the unique processes and problems faced by managers of forests. While most forestry economics books are written by economists for future economists,... more...

  • Saving the Tropical Forestsby Judith Gradwohl; Russell Greenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor. This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East Asia, growing numbers of people are developing techniques... more...