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Trees & Forests

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  • Wood Structure and Environmentby Fritz Hans Schweingruber

    Springer 2007; US$ 279.00

    The primary aim of Wood Structure and Environment is to reveal the hidden ecological richness in stems and roots from trees, shrubs and herbs. The detailed, lucid text will inspire researchers to consider the anatomic microcosm of wood plants and use it as a retrospective source of information, solving problems related to ecophysiology, competition,... more...

  • Ecology of Riparian Forests in Japanby Toshikazu Tamura

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    Riparian forests along streams and rivers are diverse in species and regeneration processes, and have important ecological functions in maintaining landscape and biodiversity. This book discusses riparian forests from subpolar to warm-temperate zones, covering headwater streams, braided rivers on alluvial fans, and low-gradient meandering rivers. more...

  • Forests Sourcebookby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    The Forests Source Book provides practical operations-oriented guidance for forest sector engagement toward the goals of poverty reduction, conservation and economic development. Intended to guide World Bank lending activities and projects, the Forests Source Book offers information useful to a broad audience of practitioners, government agencies,... more...

  • Forest Ecologyby Arnold van der Valk

    Springer 2009; US$ 239.00

    Presents an overview of advances in forest ecology on a variety of topics, including species diversity and the factors that control species diversity, environmental factors controlling distribution of forests, impacts of disturbances on forests (fires, drought, hurricane), reproduction ecology of both trees and understory species. more...

  • Tree Rings and Natural Hazardsby Markus Stoffel; Bollschweiler Bollschweiler; David R. Butler; Brian H. Luckman

    Springer 2010; US$ 329.00

    The initial employment of tree rings in natural hazard studies was simply as a dating tool and rarely exploited other environmental information and records of damage contained within the tree. However, these unique, annually resolved, tree-ring records preserve valuable archives of past earth-surface processes on timescales of decades to centuries.... more...

  • The Last Standby Peter E. Kelly; Doug Larson; Sarah Harmer

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 19.99

    An ancient cedar forest exists on the Niagara Escarpment in a highly populated area. This full-colour book reveals the vital importance of this ecosystem to our natural heritage. more...

  • Mangrove Dynamics and Management in North Brazilby Ulrich Saint-Paul; Horacio Schneider

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    Mangrove ecosystems are being increasingly threatened by human activities. Their biotic productivity supplies food and other resources to the human populations that inhabit or make use of them. This volume highlights the results of a ten-year German / Brazilian research project, called Madam, in one of the largest continuous mangrove areas of the world,... more...

  • The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropicsby Dolores R. Piperno; Deborah M. Pearsall

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 1998; US$ 109.00

    This first modern, full-bodied study of early horticulture and agriculture in the Neotropics unites new methods of recovering, identifying, and dating plant remains with a strong case for Optimal Foraging Strategy inthis historical context. Drawing upon new approaches to tropical archaeology, Dolores Piperno and Deborah Pearsall argue that the tropical... more...

  • The Private Life of Chairman Maoby Li Zhi-Sui

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly... more...

  • National Forest Inventoriesby Gherardo Chirici; Susanne Winter; Ronald E. McRoberts

    Springer 2011; US$ 259.00

    Forest biodiversity is crucial to the ecological, economic, and social well-being of earth's civilisations. Unfortunately, however, forest biodiversity is threatened to a serious degree in nearly all countries. Therefore, many countries have agreed to be parties to international agreements focused on maintaining, restoring, and monitoring biodiversity;... more...