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- Wiley 2012; US$ 148.95
Historically, the conservation of forests and wildlife has focused on the creation of national parks and reserves. However, only 9% of protected areas are larger than 14,000 hectares, likely making them too small to conserve ecosystem services and prevent loss of wide-ranging keystone species such as elephant and leopard. New approaches are needed... more...
- The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 16.98
Australias unique forests are a major natural asset in terms of biodiversity conservation, the global carbon cycle, fresh water supplies, and the maintenance of environmental and social values. Forests are also a key economic asset to Australia, providing essential timber and wood products and recreation, and employing thousands of people in... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 99.95
Poised between soil and sky, forest canopies represent a critical point of exchange between the atmosphere and the earth, yet until recently, they remained a largely unexplored frontier. For a long time, problems with access and the lack of tools and methods suitable for monitoring these complex bioscapes made canopy analysis extremely difficult. Fortunately,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00
Botanical, a new series from Reaktion, is the first to integrate horticultural writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of plants. Oak , one of the first two books in the series, narrates the biography of the tree that since time immemorial has been a symbol of loyalty, strength, generosity, and renewal. Peter Young explores... more...
- National Library of Australia 2009; US$ 19.99
Whether small shrub-like mallees or forest giants, eucalypts are a defining feature of the Australian landscapethe essence of the bush. Their striking forms and beautiful foliage and flowers have inspired a host of talented artists since first seen by the early European explorers. Eucalypt Flowers features more than... more...
- International Labour Office 2013; US$ 42.00
Ce numéro du Journal Internationale de Recherche est consacré à la question de savoir si les emplois qui font leur apparition dans le cadre des initiatives visant à parvenir au développement durable peuvent être qualifiés de «décents». Une série d'études de cas est présentée,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversity is entirely dependent upon sustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of the social fabric in the region, initiatives such as community forestry, small-scale tree plantations and agroforestry, as well as payments for... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99
Deane Curtin puts today's most important social and environmental ethical issues into their historical, political, and philosophical contexts, and offers deep insights into the nature of our freedom and its relation to justice in our globalized, commercialized culture. Using familiar literary and historical icons to make surprising points about colonial... more...
- Wharncliffe 2012; US$ 1.99
If you stop and look around you will see trees everywhere: not only in woods and plantations, in parks and gardens and in hedges but also along streets, beside motorways, on old colliery sites, around reservoirs, in the centre of villages and larger urban settlements and standing alone or in small groups in such diverse places as churchyards, in the... more...
- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 36.99
Deforestation, soil runoff, salination, pollution. While recurrent themes of the contemporary world, they are not new to us. In this broad sweeping review of the environmental impacts of human settlement and development worldwide over the past 5,000 years, Sing C. Chew shows that these processes are as old as civilization itself. With examples ranging... more...