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Trees & Forests

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  • Illustrated Guide to Trees and Shrubsby Arthur Harmount Graves

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Authoritative, easily accessible guide omits lengthy technical descriptions in favor of easy-to-use keys covering such characteristics as leaves, twigs, bark, buds, seeds, stems, fruit or fruit stalks, and other identifying traits. Over 300 pen-and-ink drawings by Maud H. Purdy, noted botanical illustrator. "I recommend this book most highly." ?... more...

  • The Forest in Folklore and Mythologyby Alexander Porteous

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Describes forest customs, temples and sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, famous trees, unusual trees, tree worship, fossil trees, Yule logs, and much more. "If you have a feeling for the mystery and enchantment of the woods, you will want... more...

  • Holznahrung und Symbioseby Paul Buchner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 49.99

    I) Einer meiner Schiiler, Herr Zacharias, hat neuerdings die Pupiparensymbiose eingehend untersucht und damit eine will­ kommene Erganzung unserer Kenntnisse der Symbiosen bei Blut­ saugern geliefert. Interessanterweise hat sich eine weitgehende Konvergenz auch der symbiontischen Einrichtungen mit denen der Glossinen ergeben, die in okologischer Hinsicht... more...

  • Die geschichtliche Methode in der Forstwirtschaftby H. Martin

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 49.99

    Die Entstehungsursache der vorliegenden Schrift ist folgende: AnlaBlich der Feier des 100jahrigen Bestehens der forstlichen Hoch­ schule Eberswalde am 1. August 1930 wurde ich von verschiedenen Seiten aufgefordert, die Aufsatze, die ich in den letzten Jahren unter der Aufschrift: "Anwendung der geschichtlichen Methode auf die Forstwirtschaft" in der... more...

  • The Global Forestby Diana Beresford-Kroeger

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    A gorgeously-written exploration of the natural world and the peril of ignoring our disappearing forests One of the world's experts on how trees chemically affect the environment, Canadian scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger is on a mission to save the planet- one newly planted tree at a time. In this new book, she skillfully weaves together ecology,... more...

  • How to Plant a Treeby Daniel Butler

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    This gorgeously packaged little book celebrates trees and their life-affirming presence in our lives. The earth's longest living organisms, trees exemplify nature's great strength as well as its majestic beauty. Serving as virtual lungs for our planet, trees provide us with food, medicine, and our most versatile building material. To plant a... more...

  • Whittemore's Science and Practice of Pig Productionby Colin T. Whittemore; Ilias Kyriazakis

    Wiley 2008; US$ 297.95

    The science and practice of pig production has changed rapidly over recent decades; new husbandry practices, new understandings of growth, reproduction and health, new appreciations of welfare and environmental impact, new nutritional approaches, and modern reproductive and genetic techniques have all come into being, together with the emergence of... more...

  • Between Earth and Skyby Nalini Nadkarni

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 19.96

    World-renowned canopy biologist Nalini Nadkarni has climbed trees on four continents with scientists, students, artists, clergymen, musicians, activists, loggers, legislators, and Inuits, gathering diverse perspectives. In Between Earth and Sky, a rich tapestry of personal stories, information, art, and photography, she becomes our captivating guide... more...

  • Palms of Southern Asiaby Andrew Henderson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 99.95

    Southern Asia is a vast and ecologically diverse region that extends from the deserts of Afghanistan to the rainforests of Thailand, and is home to a marvelously rich palm flora. Palms of Southern Asia is the only complete field guide to the 43 genera and 352 species of palms and rattans that occur in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China,... more...