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  • The Untouchable Treeby Peter C. Stone

    Skyhorse Publishing 2008; US$ 29.95

    An artist shares his love of trees with his brilliant paintings and thoughtful words. According to Peter Stone, "any book about trees can't help but be a book about people," and so his book is about our connection to the magnificence, the transcendence, and the essential nature of trees. Throughout human history, they have served as shelter and as... more...

  • Dendroclimatic Studiesby Rosanne D'Arrigo; Nicole Davi; Gordon Jacoby; Rob Wilson; Greg Wiles

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    A top priority in climate research is obtaining broad-extent and long-term data to support analyses of historical patterns and trends, and for model development and evaluation. Along with directly measured climate data from the present and recent past, it is important to obtain estimates of long past climate variations spanning multiple centuries and... more...

  • Forests and Rural Developmentby Jürgen Pretzsch; Dietrich Darr; Holm Uibrig; Eckhard Auch

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    This book provides an overview of the complex challenges and opportunities related to forest-based rural development in the tropics and subtropics. Applying a socio-ecological perspective, the book traces the changing paradigms of forestry in rural development throughout history, summarizes the major aspects of the rural development challenge in forest... 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...

  • Tree Biotechnologyby Kishan Gopal Ramawat; Jean-Michel Mérillon; M. R. Ahuja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, the genetic analysis and breeding of trees has lagged... more...

  • Wielding the Axby Thaddeus Sunseri

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Forests have been at the fault lines of contact between African peasant communities in the Tanzanian coastal hinterland and outsiders for almost two centuries. In recent decades, a global call for biodiversity preservation has been the main challenge to Tanzanians and their forests. Thaddeus Sunseri uses the lens of forest history to explore some... more...

  • Forest Inventoryby Annika Kangas; Matti Maltamo

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.95

    Developed as a forest inventory textbook for students and also serves as a handbook for practical foresters. This book is divided into four sections, and it deals with sampling issues. Most applications involve remote sensing technology of some sort, and this work also deals with the use of remote sensing material for this purpose. more...

  • Forest Treesby Chittaranjan Kole

    Springer 2007; US$ 299.00

    Forest trees cover one third of the global land surface, constitute many ecosystems, and play a pivotal role in the world economy. This volume details Populus trees, pines, Fagaceae trees, eucalypts, spruces, Douglas fir and black walnut, and offers a first-ever detailed review of Cryptomeria japonica. It thoroughly discusses innovative strategies... more...

  • Forestryby Catherine Raven

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 45.00

    Explore the science of forestry, from trees and shrubs grown for commercial and medicinal use, to their impact on the environment and society. more...

  • Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North-Western Europeby Gerrit W. Heil; Bart Muys; Karin Hansen

    Springer 2007; US$ 289.00

    This book sets out a series of techniques that have been developed to estimate the environmental impact of afforestation. It offers guidelines and decision support systems (DSS) to enable national and international policy makers as well as forest managers to maximize the benefits and minimize the adverse effects of afforestation. This book summarizes... more...