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Trees & Forests

  • A Tale of Treesby Derek Niemann

    Short Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    We are a nation that loves its ancient woods and trees. We prize our sturdy oaks, craggy pines, bluebells and primroses, badgers and dormice. We value the history and heritage of places that have been woodland since before the Norman Conquest. But only a generation ago we were all set to wipe them out. It was said that in the space of just 30 years,... more...

  • The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nutsby Katie Letcher Lyle

    Falcon Guides 2016; US$ 17.99

    An illustrated field guide to the most common edible wild plants, complete with recipes and folklore. more...

  • Through a Naturalist's Eyesby Michael J. Caduto; Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

    University Press of New England 2016; Not Available

    A journey through the natural world of New England, with an expert guide, and reflections on the relationship between nature and humankind more...

  • Mesquiteby Rodney W. Bovey

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Global problem or treasure? This question has accompanied the widespread and controversial mesquite tree wherever it grows and is studied around the world. In this comprehensive reference to the genus Prosopis , rangeland scientist Rodney Bovey has gathered and synthesized years of research in a book that reflects our current state of knowledge about... more...

  • Comanche Marker Trees of Texasby Steve Houser; Linda Pelon; Jimmy W. Arterberry

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    In this unprecedented effort to gather and share knowledge of the Native American practice of creating, designating, and making use of marker trees, an arborist, an anthropologist, and a Comanche tribal officer have merged their wisdom, research, and years of personal experience to create Comanche Marker Trees of Texas . A genuine marker tree is... more...

  • The Hidden Life of Treesby Peter Wohlleben; Tim Flannery

    Greystone Books 2016; US$ 24.99

    In The Hidden Life of Trees , Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children,... more...

  • Ladders to Heavenby Mike Shanahan

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers ? rainforest royalty ? more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Ladders to Heaven tells their amazing story. Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in... more...

  • Life Cycle Assessment of Forest Productsby Gustav Sandin; Greg Peters; Magdalena Svanström

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 46.80

    This brief contains information on the reduction of environmental impact and explains how it is a key driver for the R&D of new forest products. The authors, experts in the field, describe how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is used to assess the environmental impact of such products, e.g. in order to guide R&D or attract investments. The authors... more...

  • Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pestsby Lawrence A. Lacey

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 125.00

    Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests: From Theory to Practice is an important source of information on microbial control agents and their implementation in a variety of crops and their use against medical and veterinary vector insects, in urban homes and other structures, in turf and lawns, and in rangeland and forests. This comprehensive... more...

  • Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instrumentsby Voichita Bucur

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 336.42

    This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra ? violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed... more...