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  • Feuerwehrwesen - Feuerwehrfahrzeuge 1by DIN e.V.

    Beuth 2014; US$ 103.06

    Die beiden Bände des DIN-Taschenbuchs 350 "Feuerwehrwesen" enthalten die bisher im Normenausschuss Feuerwehrwesen (FNFW) veröffentlichten normativen Dokumente für Feuerwehrfahrzeuge und geben eine konzentrierte Übersicht über die auf diesem Gebiet geltenden anerkannten Regeln der Technik. Die 4. Auflage des DIN-Taschenbuches 350/1 umfasst... more...

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

    Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm 2013; US$ 18.20

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 143.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Deforestation and Climate Changeby Valentina Bosetti; Ruben Lubowski

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Deforestation and forest degradation have long been recognized as environmental problems, with concerns over conservation of natural habitats and biological diversity capturing both scientific and public attention. More recently, the debate over tropical forest conservation has radically shifted to the approximately fifteen percent of global greenhouse... more...

  • The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Firesby Dominick A DellaSala; Chad T. Hanson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 89.95

    The Ecological Importance of High-Severity Fires, presents information on the current paradigm shift in the way people think about wildfire and ecosystems. While much of the current forest management in fire-adapted ecosystems, especially forests, is focused on fire prevention and suppression, little has been reported on the ecological role of... more...