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  • Seed Librariesby Cindy Conner

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    Community-based initiatives to preserve and protect our food supply more...

  • Restructuring land allocation, water use and agricultural value chainsby John P. A. Lamers; Asia Khamzina; Inna Rudenko; Paul Vlek

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 42.64

    Central Asia underwent an agricultural transformation in the 20th century that was neither efficient nor sustainable. There is a need for innovations that will remedy these deficits by reversing environmental degradation and ensuring poverty alleviation. This book provides science-based findings and recommendations for restructuring land and water... more...

  • The Greening of the Southby Thomas D. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In the early 1920s, in many a sawmill town across the South, the last quitting-time whistle signaled the cutting of the last log of a company's timber holdings and the end of an era in southern lumbering. It marked the end as well of the great primeval forest that covered most of the South when Europeans first invaded it. Much of the first forest,... more...

  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Eucalyptsby Robert J. Henry

    CRC Press 2015; 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

    CRC Press 2015; 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...

  • Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Firesby John J. Qu; William Sommers; Ruixin Yang; Allen Riebau; Menas Kafatos

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 279.00

    Scientists and managers alike need timely, cost-effective, and technically appropriate fire-related information to develop functional strategies for the diverse fire communities. "Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Fires" addresses wildland fire management needs by presenting discussions that link ecology and the physical sciences... more...

  • Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africaby Randall Bluffstone; Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Forest tenure reforms are occurring in many developing countries around the world. These reforms typically include devolution of forest lands to local people and communities, which has attracted a great deal of attention and interest. While the nature and level of devolution vary by country, all have potentially important implications for resource... more...

  • Community action and planningby Nick Gallent; Daniela Ciaffi

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 38.66

    With trust in top-down government faltering, community-based groups around the world are displaying an ever-greater appetite to take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods. Government, for its part, is keen to embrace the projects and the planning undertaken at this level, attempting to regularise it and use it as a means of reconnecting to... 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...

  • Forests and Globalizationby William Nikolakis; John Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world?s forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).  Four key themes are addressed: the effect of globalization... more...