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  • 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...

  • Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoodsby Louise Fortmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 191.95

    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...

  • The Sustainable Forestry Handbookby Neil Judd; Sophie Higman; Stephen Bass; James Mayers; Ruth Nussbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    The Sustainable Forestry Handbook is widely considered to be the essential aid to understanding and implementing sustainable forest management. Providing a clear and concise guide to the practicalities of implementing international standards for sustainable forest management, this fully updated second edition covers new Forest Stewardship Council requirements,... more...

  • Forest Qualityby William Jackson; Bill Jackson; Nigel Dudley; Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud; Sue Stolton; Rodolphe Schlaepfer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 105.00

    Deforestation is frequently a topic of discussion in the environmental arena, but it is not just the number of trees that matters; the quality of the forest is also important. Even where the forest area is stable or increasing, there are often rapid changes in its character. Natural forests are being replaced by plantations or by intensively managed... more...

  • The Forest Certification Handbookby Ruth Nussbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second edition has been entirely rewritten to incorporate... 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...

  • Planted Forestsby J. Evans

    CABI 2009; US$ 150.00

    Planted forests, although only seven per cent of the world's forest resources, have superseded naturally regenerating forests as the principal source of industrial wood products. Lessening the pressure for wood production, tree planting has released natural forests to be managed for other purposes - carbon sinks, soil and water protection, conservation... more...

  • Forests Sourcebookby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    The Forests Source Book provides practical operations-oriented guidance for forest sector engagement toward the goals of poverty reduction, conservation and economic development. Intended to guide World Bank lending activities and projects, the Forests Source Book offers information useful to a broad audience of practitioners, government agencies,... more...

  • Saving Forests, Protecting People?by John Schelhas; Max J. Pfeffer

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    By examining the connections among local values, material needs, and environmental management regimes, Saving Forests, Protecting People? explores that difficult terrain where culture, the environment, and social policies meet. more...