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Trees & Forests

  • Sarapiquí Chronicleby Allen M. Young

    University of New Mexico Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    The abundant insect life of the rainforests of northeastern Costa Rica is the subject of this engaging book, first published over twenty-five years ago and now including two new chapters on the rise of ecotourism in the region. more...

  • Carbon Fibre from Ligninby Pratima Bajpai

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 46.64

    This book presents detailed information on the production and properties of carbon fibers derived from lignin precursors. Focusing on future directions in the carbon fiber industry, it also introduces a novel process for obtaining high-purity lignin, a key aspect in the manufacture of high-quality carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is currently the most preferred... more...

  • Pecanby Lenny Wells

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Written in a manner suitable for a popular audience and including color photographs and recipes for some common uses of the nut, Pecan: America?s Native Nut Tree gathers scientific, historical, and anecdotal information to present a comprehensive view of the largely unknown story of the pecan. From the first written record of it made by the Spaniard... more...

  • A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulfby John Muir; Terry Gifford

    Vertebrate Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    ?Many a beautiful plant cultivated to deformity, and arranged in strict geometrical beds, the whole pretty affair a laborious failure side by side with divine beauty.? A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf is the second book in John Muir ?s Wilderness-Discovery series. It is within this work that we are really given strong clues toward Muir?s future... more...

  • The Stranger in the Woodsby Michael Finkel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 25.95

    Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality?not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.   A  New York Times  bestseller In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old... more...

  • The Forest Farms of Kandyby D.J. McConnell; K.A.E. Dharmapala; S.R. Attanayake

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Throughout the tropical world, especially in South and Southeast Asia, tropical America, Africa and Oceania, there exists a range of forest garden farming systems. These are small, low-input, but productive and sustainable family units of highly diversified trees, palms, bushes and vines, with few conventional field crops or livestock. Providing a... more...

  • Genetics of Scots Pineby M. Giertych; C. Mátyás

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 72.95

    Since the Scots pine species is most important in Eurasia, it was considered necessary to involve authors from as many countries as was possible including Eastern Europe and U.S.S.R. During the 18th IUFRO World Congress in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, in September 1986, details were worked out for the contents of this book. This book is a truly international... more...

  • Wood is Goodby Krishna K. Pandey; V. Ramakantha; Shakti S. Chauhan; A.N. Arun Kumar

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 280.97

    This book is a compilation of selected papers presented in the International Conference on the theme ?Wood is Good: Current Trends and Future Prospects in Wood?. The contents of the book deal with recent innovations, trends and challenges in wood science and are grouped in five distinct sections. They cover a wide range of topics like wood variability,... more...

  • Forest Management and Planningby Peter Bettinger; Kevin Boston; Jacek P. Siry; Donald L. Grebner

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 105.00

    Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions... more...

  • Nature's Templesby Joan Maloof

    Timber Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    Nature?s Temples is an evocative and accessible exploration that offers an introduction to the importance and wonder of old-growth forests. more...