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Trees & Forests

  • 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...

  • Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Constructionby Jesse Heitz

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.99

    This volume presents ahistory of heavy timber construction (HTC) in the United States, chroniclingnearly two centuries of building history, from inception to a detailed evaluationof one of the best surviving examples of the type, with an emphasis on fireresistance. The book does not limit itself in scope to serving only as a commonhistory. Rather,... more...

  • Medicinal Plants of North Americaby Jim Meuninck

    Falcon Guides 2016; US$ 21.99

    This exquisitely detailed full-color field guide, by biologist and herbal and medical plant expert Jim Meuninck, provides identification, practical information, and skills for the location of and use of medicinal plants. The pages of this book re-connect us to our roots and the knowledge that medicinal plants and wild plant foods provide the chemicals... more...

  • Agarwoodby Rozi Mohamed

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 159.00

    This book gives readers new information to understand the mechanism of agarwood induction and therefore eradicate the myths surrounding agarwood formation. One of the challenges in conserving agarwood resources is species identification. In this book, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing trees from historical and recent perspectives is discussed,... more...

  • Progress in Botany 77by Ulrich Lüttge; Francisco M. Cánovas; Rainer Matyssek

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 199.00

    With one volume each year, this series keeps scientists and advanced students informed of the latest developments and results in all areas of the plant sciences. The present volume includes reviews on plant genetics, physiology, ecology, and evolution. more...

  • Forests and French Sea Powerby Paul Bamford

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 27.95

    Mr. Bamford has provided the first monograph in the English language on discovering what forest resources were available to the French navy during the  ancien régime  and what use it was able to make of them in the English language. more...

  • First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africaby Elsa Pooley

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 3.00

    These natural history guides have been developed to encourage young people and anyone with a budding interest in natural history to learn about the wonders of southern Africa's fascinating fauna and flora. They are an invaluable resource for the beginner, providing information at a glance: each of the species presented is described in easy-to-read... more...

  • Eerste Veldgids tot Bome van Suider-Afrikaby Elsa Pooley

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 3.00

    Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Bome van Suider-Afrika bied ?n fassinerende blik op die bome van die subkontinent.Met behulp van volkleurfoto?s en verspreidingskaarte, asook maklik leesbare teks, sal die beginner en ontluikende natuurliefhebber die meer algemene bome in Suider-Afrika kan identifi seer, kan vasstel waar hulle groei, en meer te wete kom oor... more...