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  • World Ecological Degradationby Sing C. Chew

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 36.99

    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$ 45.99

    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 on... 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...

  • Willowby Alison Syme

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerows?the willow tree is a poetically formed plant, but also a practical one. For millennia, the wood of the willow has been used for baskets, furniture, fences, and toys, while finding its place in the watercolors of Monet, Shakespearean tragedies, Hans Christian Andersen, and  The... 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; Not Available

    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...

  • The Forest and the Treesby Allan Johnson

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    New Third Edition! If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it.   This Third Edition features: ? Updated key references, data, resources,... 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...

  • Community action and planningby Nick Gallent; Daniela Ciaffi

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 38.66

    Analyses the contexts, drivers and outcomes of community action and planning in the global north: from emergent neighbourhood planning in England to the community-based housing movement in New York, and from active citizenship in the Dutch new towns to associative action in Marseille. more...