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  • Le travailleur forestier québécoisby Camille Legendre

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 44.25

    En analysant les principaux aspects de la structure organisationnelle et les transformations des rapports socioéconomiques et socioorganisationnels qui ont marqué l'évolution de l'industrie d'exploitation forestière, l'auteur nous présente les différents acteurs de ce secteur d'activités et décrit... more...

  • Workshop Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environmentsby R. López-Cózar; H. Aghajan; J.C. Augusto

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 131.00

    This book presents the combined proceedings of three workshops which make up part of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments.The remarkable advances in computer sciences throughout the last few decades are already making an impact in our daily lives. This is enabling the provision of intelligent environments; digital environments... more...

  • Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Productsby Charlie M. Shackleton; Ashok K. Pandey; Tamara Ticktin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal or plant products from the forests and other natural... 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...

  • 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...

  • Planted Forestsby J. Evans

    CABI 2009; US$ 150.00

    Planted forests, although only seven per cent of the world's forest resources, have superseded naturally regenerating forests as the principal source of industrial wood products. Lessening the pressure for wood production, tree planting has released natural forests to be managed for other purposes - carbon sinks, soil and water protection, conservation... more...

  • Tapping the Green Marketby Abraham Guillen; Sarah A Laird; Alan R Pierce; Patricia Shanley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 78.95

    There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics. This volume explains the use and importance of certification... more...

  • Plantation Politicsby Caroline Sargent; Stephen Bass

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can make to sustainable development. At their best, industrial... more...

  • Biomass Assessmentby Andrew Millington; John Townsend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    Energy is an issue for everyone and nowhere more so than in the SADCC countries. But for sensible policy and planning, clear information about the extent of resources is needed. This innovative study combines the results of field assessment of biomass with advanced techniques in remote sensing by satellite to give the first comprehensive and detailed... more...

  • Beyond the Woodfuel Crisisby Gerald Leach; Robin Mearns

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    People scratching a living from parched land, women walking miles for scraps of firewood are both familiar images of Africa. But, in many places, people, with the help of governments and aid agencies, are putting the land into good shape, growing more food and creating a healthy cover of trees. This book joins the ?literature of hope? by looking at... more...