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  • 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,... 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 Lord... more...

  • Trees, Woods and Forestsby Charles Watkins

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00

    Forests?and the trees within them?have always been a central resource for the development of technology, culture, and the expansion of humans as a species. Examining and challenging our historical and modern attitudes toward wooded environments, this engaging book explores how our understanding of forests has transformed in recent years and how it... more...

  • Towards Sustainable Management of the Boreal Forestby P.J. Burton; C. Messier; D.W. Smith; W.L. Adamowicz

    NRC Research Press 2003; US$ 69.95

    A summary of the state-of-the-art in boreal forest management, this book provides a progressive vision for all of the world's northern forests. Top-notch forestry scientists and researchers author this selection of chapters based on recent research conducted by the Sustainable Forest Management Network across Canada. more...

  • Forest related perspectives for regional development in Europeby P. Hyttinen

    BRILL 2002; US$ 88.00

    Most of the less-favoured regions in Europe feature large areas of forestland. The FORWARD (Forest Resources for Work Opportunities and Regional Development) project was initiated to generate employment and income based on forest resources. This report presents the findings of the project. more...

  • Economics, Sustainability, and Natural Resourcesby Shashi Kant; R. Albert Berry

    Springer 2006; US$ 249.00

    Forest resources are the ideal starting point for the economic analysis of sustainability. This book provides a critique of neoclassical economic approaches and their limitations with respect to sustainability. It discusses key economic aspects of sustainable forest management, including complexity, ethical issues, non-convexities, and more. more...

  • Cut and Runby Rob Glastra

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    Illegal logging and trade in timber is a major cause of forest degradation in the world today. Not only does it threaten biodiversity-rich old growth forests, it also endangers the livelihoods of the traditional communities that are dependent upon them. But controlling this global problem is not a simple matter of enacting new laws and enforcing new... more...

  • Understanding Forest Disturbance and Spatial Patternby Michael A. Wulder; Steven E. Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 146.95

    Remote sensing and GIS are increasingly used as tools for monitoring and managing forests. Remotely sensed and GIS data are now the data sources of choice for capturing, documenting, and understanding forest disturbance and landscape pattern. Sitting astride the fields of ecology, forestry, and remote sensing/GIS, Understanding Forest Disturbance... more...

  • The Measurement of Roundwoodby M.A. Fonseca

    CABI 2005; US$ 100.00

    The ability to measure roundwood quantity and quality, and predict product yields is of great importance to forest industries. However, roundwood metrics is a topic that is often difficult to understand due to counterintuitive trends, inconsistencies and variability in a number of factors. more...

  • Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management, IUFRO Research Series, No. 7by R.J. Raison; A. Brown; D. Flinn

    CABI 2001; US$ 170.00

    There is increasing pressure on the forestry industry to adopt sustainable practices. This book reviews thinking about scientifically based indicators, and sustainable management of natural forests and plantations. more...