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- HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available
In May of 2011 residents of the small Albertan town of Slave Lake fled as a massive fire levelled the town, leaving 700 families homeless. A year later, the Edmonton Journal looks back on the tragedy, profiles residents who are struggling to rebuild, and surveys the international reaction to the fire. more...
- 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...
Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and OpportunitiesSpringer Netherlands 2007; US$ 369.00
A comprehensive synthesis of agricultural research and development experiences from sub-Saharan Africa Highlights practical lessons (challenges and opportunities) from the sub-Saharan Africa region Wide topic coverage, both biophysical and social issues, of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) Discusses both fundamental and applied research... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 27.99
What is a forest? What are forests for? Who should control them? These are familiar questions, but the Allegheny casts them in a new light. The national environmental movement has become less willing to compromise since its victories in the Pacific Northwest, and the Allegheny is its newest proving ground. This book explains what activists are after,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
There is no clear-cut causal relationship between international trade, agricultural expansion and tropical deforestation. Academics, policy-makers and the public are all tempted by simplistic solutions to complex problems. In order to establish the true causal factors involved in this critical area of environmental decline, the authors of this study... more...
- CRC Press 2002; US$ 275.00
About the Editors Acknowledgements Preface Foreward, D. Reed, White House Global Change Office Historical Perspectives Introduction, J.M. Kimble, R. Lal, and R. Follett National Trends in Adopting Conservation Practices as Best Management Practices, H. Bloodworth Why Carbon Sequestration in Soil? R. Lal Historical Perspective in Land Use Change and... more...
- CABI 2001; US$ 55.00
This text has been developed from a workshop on "Technological Change in Agriculture and Tropical Deforestation" organized by the Center for International Forestry Research and held in Costa Rica in March, 1999. It explores how intensification of agriculture affects tropical deforestation. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 359.00
From the reviews: "Two symposia on the Amazonian Dark Earths were held in 2001, and these were followed in 2002 by the First International Workshop on the subject in Manaus and Santerem, Brazil. ? The Workshop succeeded in its aims of bringing a great deal of information from disparate fields of research to a wide international audience. The... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 289.00
Carbon sequestration Sustainable tropical soil management Forgotten Amazonian Indian technologies of soil management A unique collection of Terra Preta research A vision for the future of tropical soil management more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 27.50
The American chestnut was one of America's most common, valued, and beloved trees?a "perfect tree" that ruled the forests from Georgia to Maine. But in the early twentieth century, an exotic plague swept through the chestnut forests with the force of a wildfire. Within forty years, the blight had killed close to four billion trees and left the species... more...