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Edaphology: Soils and life

  • Seed Librariesby Cindy Conner

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    Community-based initiatives to preserve and protect our food supply 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...

  • Geotherapyby Thomas J. Goreau; Ronal W. Larson; Joanna Campe

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 99.95

    A Practical, Get-Your-Hands-in-the-Soil Manual Global climate change, increasing pollution, and continued rapid population growth is wreaking havoc on the planet. Stabilizing the environment at safe levels requires a large-scale restoration of damaged ecosystems. Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration,... more...

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

    CRC Press 2015; 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...

  • The Soil Underfootby G. Jock Churchman; Edward R. Landa

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 99.95

    The largest part of the world?s food comes from its soils, either directly from plants, or via animals fed on pastures and crops. Thus, it is necessary to maintain, and if possible, improve the quality?and hence good health?of soils, while enabling them to support the growing world population. The Soil Underfoot: Infinite Possibilities for a Finite... 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...

  • Soil Carbonby S. A. Banwart; E. Noellemeyer; E. Milne

    CABI 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book brings together the essential evidence and policy opportunities regarding the global importance of soil carbon for sustaining Earth's life support system for humanity. Covering the science and policy background for this important natural resource, it describes land management options that improve soil carbon status and therefore increase... 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...

  • 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...