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Trees & Forests

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  • Urban Forest Acousticsby Voichita Bucur

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    Intended for those concerned with environmental management, noise control, and urban forestry, this book investigates noise control in urban environments. It covers topics, such as: dendrological characteristics of trees; factors affecting sound propagation in forest belts; economic aspects related to the value of urban trees; and more. more...

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 9.99

    The Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs describes and illustrates over 2,000 varieties. With Over 30,000 color photographs, this encyclopedia is for every naturalist from the novice to the experienced observer. Information about over 2,000 trees and shrubs. Over 30,000 color photographs. Intuitive navigation: . List of all plants by their common name.... more...

  • Tree and Forest Measurementby Phil West

    Springer 2009; US$ 59.95

    Forests must be measured, if they are to be managed and conserved properly. This book describes the principles of modern forest measurement, whether using simple, hand-held equipment or sophisticated satellite imagery. more...

  • Eyewitness Companions: Treesby Carol Usher; Colin Ridsdale; John White

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 25.00

    From identification and anatomy to commercial exploitation and conservation, this is an essential guide to more than 500 species of trees from around the world Specially commissioned illustrations and photographs Written by experts in each fieldUsing the award winning design of the Eyewitness Travel Guides, Eyewitness Companions are the ultimate... more...

  • The Golden Spruceby John Vaillant

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 21.00

    The Golden Spruce is the story of a glorious natural wonder, the man who destroyed it, and the fascinating, troubling context in which his act took place. A tree with luminous glowing needles, the golden spruce was unique and, biologically speaking, should never have reached maturity; Grant Hadwin, the man who cut it down, was passionate, extraordinarily... more...

  • Treeby David Suzuki; Wayne Grady; Robert Bateman

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.00

    ?Only God can make a tree,? wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story , authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a ?biography? of this extraordinary ? and extraordinarily important ? organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single... more...

  • Forests, Trees and Human Healthby Kjell Nilsson; Marcus Sangster; Christos Gallis; Terry Hartig; Sjerp de Vries; Klaus Seeland; Jasper Schipperijn

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    The link between modern lifestyles and increasing levels of chronic heart disease, obesity, stress and poor mental health is a concern across the world. The cost of dealing with these conditions places a large burden on national public health budgets so that policymakers are increasingly looking at prevention as a cost-effective alternative to medical... more...

  • Delamination in Wood, Wood Products and Wood-Based Compositesby Voichita Bucur

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    In the last quarter century, delamination has come to mean more than just a failure in adhesion between layers of bonded composite plies that might affect their load-bearing capacity. Ever-increasing computer power has meant that we can now detect and analyze delamination between, for example, cell walls in solid wood. This fast-moving and critically... more...

  • Trees of Panama and Costa Ricaby Richard Condit; ; Rolando rez; Nefertaris Daguerre

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica includes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists,... more...