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  • Standard-Einsatz-Regeln: Wald- und Flächenbrandbekämpfungby Ulrich Cimolino; Jan Südmersen; Detlef Maushake; Nicolas Neumann

    Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm 2013; US$ 18.07

    Der Inhalt: Wald- und Flächenbrände sind auch in einem dicht besiedelten Industriestaat wie Deutschland nicht nur in den Sommermonaten häufige Schadensereignisse und richten erhebliche ökologische und finanzielle Schäden an. Deshalb werden in Deutschland erhebliche Mittel in die Pflege der Waldbestände und die frühe Entdeckung von Wandbränden investiert.... more...

  • Without Warningby Jane O'Connor

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 19.95

    On Saturday 7 February 2009, Jane and her family were sweltering through one of the hottest summer days on record, listening with concern to reports of fires sweeping through Kilmore and Wandong, 50 kilometres to their east and - according to the reports - heading south. But as the clouds of smoke loomed closer, and became tinged with a colour that... more...

  • Tropical Forest Conservation and Industry Partnershipby Connie J. Clark; John R. Poulsen

    Wiley 2012; US$ 138.95

    Historically, the conservation of forests and wildlife has focused on the creation of national parks and reserves. However, only 9% of protected areas are larger than 14,000 hectares, likely making them too small to conserve ecosystem services and prevent loss of wide-ranging keystone species such as elephant and leopard. New approaches are needed... more...

  • Forest Conservationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Australia’s unique forests are a major natural asset in terms of biodiversity conservation, the global carbon cycle, fresh water supplies, and the maintenance of environmental and social values. Forests are also a key economic asset to Australia, providing essential timber and wood products and recreation, and employing thousands of people in... more...

  • World Ecological Degradationby Sing C. Chew

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Trees, People and Powerby Peter Utting

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Forestry Applications of Airborne Laser Scanningby Matti Maltamo; Erik Næsset; Jari Vauhkonen

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has emerged as one of the most promising remote sensing technologies to provide data for research and operational applications in a wide range of disciplines related to management of forest ecosystems. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the research and application of ALS in a broad range of... more...

  • Trials by Wildfireby Peter M. Leschak

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 48.00

    Journey with Peter Leschak, wildland firefighter, as he explores the warrior spirit--a genderless code emphasizing personal integrity, responsibility, patience, will, commitment, and inner courage, forged through life?s ?trials by fire.?Using his professional experiences fighting forest fires as a vivid metaphor for the warrior code, Peter weaves captivating... more...

  • Saving Forests, Protecting People?by John Schelhas; Max J. Pfeffer

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    By examining the connections among local values, material needs, and environmental management regimes, Saving Forests, Protecting People? explores that difficult terrain where culture, the environment, and social policies meet. more...