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  • Oakby Peter Young

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Botanical, a new series from Reaktion, is the first to integrate horticultural writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of plants. Oak , one of the first two books in the series, narrates the biography of the tree that since time immemorial has been a symbol of loyalty, strength, generosity, and renewal. Peter Young explores... more...

  • Eucalypt Flowersby John Wrigley

    National Library of Australia 2009; US$ 19.99

    Whether small shrub-­like mallees or forest giants, eucalypts are a defining feature of the Australian landscape—the essence of ‘the bush’. Their striking forms and beautiful foliage and flowers have inspired a host of talented artists since first seen by the early European explorers. Eucalypt Flowers features more than... more...

  • Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazonby Benno Pokorny

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversityis entirely dependent uponsustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of the social fabric in the region, initiatives such as community forestry, small-scale tree plantations and agroforestry, as well as payments for... more...

  • Trees and Woodland in the South Yorkshire Landscapeby Melvyn Jones

    Wharncliffe 2012; US$ 1.99

    If you stop and look around you will see trees everywhere: not only in woods and plantations, in parks and gardens and in hedges but also along streets, beside motorways, on old colliery sites, around reservoirs, in the centre of villages and larger urban settlements and standing alone or in small groups in such diverse places as churchyards, in the... more...

  • World Ecological Degradationby Sing C. Chew

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 39.99

    Deforestation, soil runoff, salination, pollution. While recurrent themes of the contemporary world, they are not new to us. In this broad sweeping review of the environmental impacts of human settlement and development worldwide over the past 5,000 years, Sing C. Chew shows that these processes are as old as civilization itself. With examples ranging... more...

  • Forest Communities, Community Forestsby Jonathan Kusel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 41.99

    A collection of stories about thirteen communities in the United States in their efforts to protect and restore community forests. It explores the struggles and opportunities faced by people as they work to invest in natural capital, reverse decades of poor forest practices, tackle policy gridlock, and address community as well as ecological health. more...

  • Trees, People and Powerby Peter Utting

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment and the livelihoods of the rural and urban poor.Until... more...

  • Green Goldby James E. Fickle

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Green Gold is a thorough and valuable compilation of information on Alabama? s timber and forest products industry, the largest manufacturing industry in the state. Alabama has the third-largest commercial forest in the nation, after only Georgia and Oregon. Fully two-thirds of the state? s land supports the growth of over fifteen billion trees... more...

  • Forest Politicsby David Humphreys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00

    'An important and timely book' from the Foreword by Stanley Johnson'A complete and absorbing history of a decade of intense international politics?offers many insights for future negotiators of sustainable solutions' Stephen Bass, International Institute for Environment and Development'Skillfully navigates the jungle of forest politics, leaving us... more...

  • Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversityby Mark A. Sutton; Kate E. Mason; Lucy J. Sheppard; Harald Sverdrup; Richard Haeuber; W. Kevin Hicks

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 185.07

    This volume brings together extended reviews and papers of new scientific research on atmospheric nitrogen deposition impacts globally. While there is a wealth of evidence on the magnitude, components and effects of nitrogen disposition on floral biodiversity in Europe and North America, there is an obvious lack of information on impacts on above-... more...