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Trees & Forests

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  • 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...

  • Two Billion Trees and Countingby John Bacher; Kenneth A. Armson

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 12.99

    Edmund Zavitz (1875?1968) is recognized as Ontarios "Father of Reforestation." Due his knowledge of forestry, vision, diligence, and perseverance in the face of opposition, Ontario was rescued from the ravages of environmental disasters. To date more than two billion trees have been planted, with more to come. more...

  • Atlas of Stem Anatomy in Herbs, Shrubs and Treesby Fritz Hans Schweingruber; Annett Börner; Ernst-Detlef Schulze

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 139.00

    This work, published in two volumes, contains descriptions of the wood and bark anatomies of 3000 dicotyledonous plants of 120 families, highlighting the anatomical and phylogenetic diversity of dicotyledonous plants of the Northern Hemisphere. The first volume principally treats families of the Early Angiosperms, Eudicots, Core Eudicots and Rosids,... more...

  • A Handbook of Scotland's Treesby Fi Martynoga

    Saraband 2011; US$ 7.28

    This comprehensive handbook, compiled with the expertise of Reforesting Scotland?s editors, covers trees commonly found in Scotland. From seed provenance and propagation to the history and lore of each species, this single source contains all the information you need to select the right trees for your site and grow them successfully. Whether you are... more...

  • The Man Who Planted Treesby Jim Robbins

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    The Man Who Planted Trees is the inspiring story of David Milarch?s quest to clone the biggest trees on the planet in order to save our forests and ecosystem?as well as a hopeful lesson about how each of us has the ability to make a difference. ?When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today.??Chinese proverb... more...

  • Treesby Carol Usher; Colin Ridsdale; John White

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2007; Not Available

    Showing you what others only tell you. Perfect for any budding botanist or dedicated dendrologist this unique visual guide covers every aspect of the world's trees. Learn how to identify over 500 species of tree, with essential information on leaf, bark, flower and fruit types and discover the importance of trees and forests as natural habitats and... more...

  • Nutrition of Eucalyptsby PM Attiwill; MA Adams

    CSIRO Publishing 1996; US$ 199.00

    Provides a comprehensive survey of nutritional ecology of eucalypts in their natural environment and in plantations. more...