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  • Forest Environments in the Mekong River Basinby Haruo Sawada; Nick Chappell; James V. Lafrankie

    Springer 2007; US$ 249.00

    Until now, there have been few research works on Cambodian forests because of the long period of civil war, restricting forest researchers and surveyors in the area. This book presents many new topics of research in forests such as those of Cambodia, unavailable until now. One of the most attractive features of the volume is that it fills the gaps... more...

  • Balsam Firby E.V. Bakuzis

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 75.00

    Professors Bakuzis and Hansen, with the assistance of a number of co-authors of individual chapters, present an exhaustive survey of the literature on the balsam fir, providing a coherent picture of the species and its place in nature and forestry practic more...

  • Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapesby Raffaele Lafortezza; Jiquan Chen; Giovanni Sanesi; Thomas R. Crow

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    Increasing evidence suggests that the composition and spatial configuration a" the pattern a" of forest landscapes affect many ecological processes, including the movement and persistence of particular species, the susceptibility and spread of disturbances such as fires or pest outbreaks, and the redistribution of matter and nutrients. Understanding... more...

  • The Economics of Forest Disturbancesby Thomas P. Holmes; Jeffrey P. Prestemon; KarenL. Abt

    Springer 2008; US$ 319.00

    Provides a review of both traditional and emerging themes in the economics of natural forest disturbances. This book shows that neo-classical economic principles can be integrated with ecosystem analysis and modern econometric methods to uncover the causes and consequences of natural forest disturbances. more...

  • Forest Strategyby Michael Gane

    Springer 2007; US$ 279.00

    Michael Ganea (TM)s ground-breaking Forest Strategy combines detailed analysis of the forest sector with modern strategic management principles to develop a vision for sustainable forest management which is both practical and theoretically robust. In the past, lack of understanding at the nexus between the forest sector on the one hand and strategic... more...

  • The Longleaf Pine Ecosystemby Shibu Jose; Eric J. Jokela; Deborah L. Miller

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Includes information on the ecology, silviculture and restoration of longleaf pine ecosystems. This book also includes a discussion of the historical, social and political aspects of ecosystem management. It is useful for students, land managers, ecologists, private landowners, government agencies, consultants and the forest products industry. more...

  • Forestsby Julie Kerr Casper

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 39.50

    Focuses on the many aspects that make rain forests, temperate forests, and boreal forests such a valuable natural resource and why we cannot live without them. more...

  • Decentralization, Forests and Rural Communitiesby Edward L Webb; Ganesh P Shivakoti

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 49.95

    Asian societies are entering a new era of decentralized governance of forests. The authority to make decisions on forest management has shifted to lower levels. of government and, in some cases, to the local people themselves. But can governments. simply `decentralize` authority away from the center, or are there certain core. elements necessary to... more...

  • Modernizing Natureby S. Ravi Rajan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 198.99

    Professor Rajan explores the origins, institutionalization, and politics of the sciences and systems of knowledge underlying colonial frameworks of environmental management. He disagrees with those historiographical and social scientific approaches that look upon science and scientific institutions instrumentally as 'tools of empire'. Rather,... more...

  • Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoodsby Louise Fortmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 185.95

    Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods : Doing Science Together starts from the understanding that all people create knowledge and that the creation of sustainable livelihoods and of conditions that protect and sustain rural ecosystems are interrelated. Here local experts and professional researchers write independently... more...