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Trees & Forests

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  • Pineby Laura Mason

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Since the pine tree is able to sprout after forest fires, on mountainsides, and in semi-desert climes, it is no surprise that the ever-resilient tree signifies longevity, wisdom, and immortality. From the pine cone staffs carried by the worshippers of Bacchus in the classical world to their role in the movement to establish national parks in nineteenth-century... more...

  • Willowby Alison Syme

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerows?the willow tree is a poetically formed plant, but also a practical one. For millennia, the wood of the willow has been used for baskets, furniture, fences, and toys, while finding its place in the watercolors of Monet, Shakespearean tragedies, Hans Christian Andersen, and  The Lord... more...

  • Valuing Agroforestry Systemsby Janaki R. R Alavalapati; D. Evan Mercer

    Springer 2005; US$ 279.00

    There is a growing interest and need for enhancing economic and policy research in agroforestry. So far, no single reference book provides adequate coverage of applied economic and policy analysis methodologies for agroforestry professionals. This book, written by the leading experts in economics and agroforestry, addresses this need with 14 case studies... more...

  • The Oil Palmby R. H. V. Corley; P. B. H. Tinker

    Wiley 2008; US$ 356.00

    The oil palm is the world's most valuable oil crop. With palm oil production increasing by more than 50% in the last decade of the twentieth century and set to double in the next twenty years, it has never before been so important to understand the history, use and cultivation of this fascinating crop. There have been many new developments since... more...

  • Tropical Rain Forestsby Richard B. Primack; Richard T. Corlett

    Wiley 2009; US$ 114.95

    The popular view of the tropical rainforest as a monolithic tangle of rain-soaked trees, vines, birds, monkeys and big cats is a widespread myth. Tropical Rain Forests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison explodes that myth by showing that rain forests in different tropical regions are unique despite superficial similarities. Written by... more...

  • Sugar Beetby A. Philip Draycott

    Wiley 2008; US$ 360.95

    Sugar beet, alongside sugar cane, is the main source of sugar across the world. Grown widely in Europe, North and South America, Asia and parts of North Africa, the crop is at the core of a multi-billion dollar global industry. A. Philip Draycott has gathered 32 international experts to create this defining text, providing a comprehensive review of... more...

  • Crop Post-Harvestby Peter Golob; Graham Farrell; John E. Orchard

    Wiley 2008; US$ 433.00

    World-wide losses of crops, post-harvest, through microbial action, pests, diseases and other types of spoilage amount to millions of tons every year. This essential handbook is the first in a three-volume series which covers all factors affecting post-harvest quality of all major fruits, vegetables, cereals and other crops. Compiled by members of... more...

  • Tree Transgenesisby Matthias Fladung; Dietrich Ewald

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 319.00

    Tree improvement is necessary to meet the growing demand for the renewable resource wood. Many novel possibilities to obtain improved species are offered by biotechnology, and the time is ripe for a critical evaluation of the chances and challenges of tree transgenesis. This book provides concise information on the related topics. more...

  • Forest Road Operations in the Tropicsby John Sessions

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Gives information on road planning, location, design, construction and maintenance to support environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. This book also highlights the challenges of road operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. more...

  • Protocols for Micropropagation of Woody Trees and Fruitsby S.Mohan Jain; H. Haggman

    Springer 2007; US$ 289.00

    Micropropagation has become a reliable and routine approach for large-scale rapid plant multiplication, which is based on plant cell, tissue and organ culture on well defined tissue culture media under aseptic conditions. A lot of research efforts are being made to develop and refine micropropagation methods and culture media for large-scale plant... more...