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Trees & Forests

  • 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$ 48.02

    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$ 345.17

    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...

  • El Olivo en el Perúby Luis Alberto Kouri Bumachar

    Luis Alberto Kouri 2016; US$ 19.90

    "El Olivo en el Perú - Una especie milenaria con auspicioso futuro".Un libro donde su autor comparte su pasión por esta extraordinaria planta, así como por el fino aceite que de ella se obtiene y la floreciente producción en el Perú. Experiencias gastronómicas, viajes, catas e investigación se combinan en esta extraordinaria publicación. Libro ganador... more...

  • Guide to Trees Introduced into Southern Africaby Hugh Glen; Braam van Wyk

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 18.00

    Southern Africa is home to more than 2,000 introduced (not indigenous) trees. These non-native species are encountered daily and form a familiar part of our urban landscapes, growing successfully in parks, gardens, along road sides, and in other open spaces. This guide features nearly 600 of the most common and familiar of these and, using the same... more...

  • Modern Ecologyby G. Esser; D. Overdieck

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95

    This book is based on many case studies in the broad area of ecological studies and is derived from numerous sources originating from several countries. The book begins with discussions on morphology, stand structure, competition, mass and water balance at the stand level of vegetation as well as mineral cycles. A section deals with disturbances... more...

  • Baobabs of the Worldby Andry Petignat; Louise Jasper

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 11.00

    A photographic masterpiece, this beautiful book is a fitting tribute to the baobab ? an extraordinary and majestic tree found principally in Madagascar, and peripherally in Africa and Australia.The first section offers a short introduction to the classification and general description of baobabs, details of their life history, biogeography, dispersal... more...