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  • 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...

  • Balsam Firby E.V. Bakuzis

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 75.00

    Professors Bakuzis and Hansen, with the assistance of a number of co-authors of individual chapters, present an exhaustive survey of the literature on the balsam fir, providing a coherent picture of the species and its place in nature and forestry practic more...

  • Plant Microtubulesby Peter Nick

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    Plant microtubules are key elements of cell growth, division and morphogenesis. In addition to their role in plant development and architecture, they have emerged as regulatory elements of signalling and important targets of evolution. Since the publication of the first edition of Plant Microtubules in 2000, our understanding of microtubules and their... more...

  • Unbowedby Wangari Maathai

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people?s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through run-ins with... more...