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Edaphology: Soils and life

  • Soil Management of Smallholder Agricultureby Rattan Lal; B.A. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.95

    Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers? lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic stresses. Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture... more...

  • Environmental Soil-Landscape Modelingby Sabine Grunwald

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 179.95

    Environmental Soil-Landscape Modeling: Geographic Information Technologies and Pedometrics presents the latest methodological developments in soil-landscape modeling. It analyzes many recently developed measurement tools, and explains computer-related and pedometric techniques that are invaluable in the modeling process. This volume provides... more...

  • Understanding Environmental Policy Processesby James Keeley; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A critical analysis of the post-Rio consensus on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of environmental change stick with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking... 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...

  • Global Forest Fragmentationby C. J. Kettle; L. P. Koh

    CABI 2014; US$ 70.00

    Forest fragmentation will inevitably continue over the coming years, especially in developing economies. This book provides a cutting edge review of the multi-disciplinary sciences related to studies of global forest fragmentation. It specifically addresses cross-cutting themes from both an ecological and a social sciences perspective. The ultimate... more...

  • Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soilsby H. Magdi Selim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    During the last four decades, tremendous advances have been made towards the understanding of transport characteristics of contaminants in soils, solutes, and tracers in geological media. Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications offers a comprehensive treatment of the subject complete with supporting examples of... more...

  • Flooded Forest and Desert Creekby Matthew Colloff

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 69.95

    The ecology and life history of the most widely distributed species of Eucalyptus in Australia ? the river red gum. 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...

  • Forest conservation in protected areas of Bangladeshby Islam Serajul

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    This book dealt with a number of issues under the broad subject matter of protected area focusing on the policy of collaborative management as a means to augment the forest conservation activities and enhance community development in Bangladesh. Studies covered in the book emerged with the success stories of protected area co-management, both in terms... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...