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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Soil Ecology in Northern Forestsby Martin Lukac; Douglas L. Godbold

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 49.00

    Encapsulates soil ecology and functioning in northern forests, focusing on the effects of human activity and climate change. more...

  • American Canopyby Eric Rutkow

    Scribner 2012; US$ 19.00

    This fascinating and groundbreaking work tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across the entire span of our nation?s history. Like many of us, historians have long been guilty of taking trees for granted. Yet the history of trees in America is no less remarkable than the history of the United States... more...

  • The Green Road Into The Treesby Hugh Thomson

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.41

    WINNER OF THE 2014 THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE In the past, Hugh Thomson has written acclaimed books about Peru, Mexico and the Indian Himalaya. Now he returns to the most exotic and foreign country of them all - his own. Walking right across England, along ancient trackways and green grass roads, Hugh explores the way the... more...

  • Plant Systematicsby Michael G. Simpson

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 89.95

    Plant Systematics has made a substantial contribution to plant systematics courses at the upper-undergraduate and first year graduate level. This second edition continues to provide the basis for teaching an introduction to the morphology, evolution, and classification of land plants. A foundation of the approach, methods, research goals, evidence,... more...

  • How to Identify Treesby Braam van Wyk

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 24.00

    How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa - a first of its kind for the region - provides the background knowledge essential for tree identification. more...