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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • Second Growthby Robin L. Chazdon

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 125.00

    For decades, conservation and research initiatives in tropical forests have focused almost exclusively on old-growth forests because scientists believed that these ?pristine? ecosystems housed superior levels of biodiversity. With Second Growth , Robin L. Chazdon reveals those assumptions to be largely false, bringing to the fore the previously overlooked... more...

  • Introduction to Soil Chemistryby Alfred R. Conklin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 124.00

    Provides the tools needed to explore the incredible complexities of the earth's soils Now in its Second Edition, this highly acclaimed text fully equips readers with the skills and knowledge needed to analyze soil and correctly interpret the results. Due to the highly complex nature of soil, the author carefully explains why unusual results are... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 159.95

    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...

  • Forest Growth and Yield Modelingby Aaron R. Weiskittel; David W. Hann; John A. Kershaw; Jerome K. Vanclay

    Wiley 2011; US$ 159.95

    Forest Growth and Yield Modeling synthesizes current scientific literature and provides insights in how models are constructed. Giving suggestions for future developments, and outlining keys for successful implementation of models the book provides a thorough and up-to-date, single source reference for students, researchers and practitioners requiring... 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$ 159.95

    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 as the legacies... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...