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  • Yewby Fred Hageneder

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

     The yew is the oldest and most common tree in the world, but it is a plant of puzzling contradictions: it is a conifer with juicy scarlet berries, but no cones; deer can feast on its poisonous foliage, but it is lethal to farm animals; and it thrives where other plants cannot because of its extraordinarily low rate of photosynthesis. Exploring... more...

  • Treeby David Suzuki; Wayne Grady

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.26

    In this clear, concise, and captivating book, renowned scientist, environmentalist and bestselling author David Suzuki tells the life story of a stately tree on the Pacific coast of North America. more...

  • Treeby David Suzuki; Wayne Grady; Robert Bateman

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.00

    ?Only God can make a tree,? wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story , authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a ?biography? of this extraordinary ? and extraordinarily important ? organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single... more...

  • Pineby Laura Mason

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Since the pine tree is able to sprout after forest fires, on mountainsides, and in semi-desert climes, it is no surprise that the ever-resilient tree signifies longevity, wisdom, and immortality. From the pine cone staffs carried by the worshippers of Bacchus in the classical world to their role in the movement to establish national parks in nineteenth-century... more...

  • Growth Dynamics of Conifer Tree Ringsby M.M. Caldwell; G. Heldmaier; R.B. Jackson; O.L. Lange; H.A. Mooney

    Springer 2006; US$ 319.00

    Tree rings are natural archives of past environments, and contain records of past climate. This book provides a mechanistic basis for the interpretation of tree rings as records of past climate. It advances process understanding of the large-scale environmental control of wood growth. more...

  • Cycad Classificationby T. Walters; R. Osborne

    CABI 2004; US$ 120.00

    Presents the classification of approximately 300 species of cycads, and includes contributions from leading researchers from Australia, China, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and the USA. The book provides guidelines for the designation of species, species boundaries and species groupings. more...

  • The Geobiology and Ecology of Metasequoiaby Ben A. LePage; Christopher J. Williams; Hong Yang

    Springer 2006; US$ 279.00

    The plant fossil record indicates that the genus Metasequoia was widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere from the early Late Cretaceous to the Plio-Pleistocene. Today the genus has shrunk to one species with approximately 5,000 mature individuals in southeastern China?s Xiahoe Valley. This book distills the current understanding of the... more...

  • Resource Physiology of Conifersby William K. Smith; Thomas M. Hinckley; Jacques Roy

    Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95

    Coniferous forests are among the most important of ecosystems. These forests are widespread and influence both the financial and biological health of our globe. This book focuses attention on conifers and how these trees acquire, allocate, and utilize the resources that sustain this crucial productivity. An international team of experts has surveyed... more...

  • Ecophysiology of Coniferous Forestsby William K. Smith; Jacques Roy; Thomas M. Hinckley

    Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95

    Conifers--pine, fir, and spruce trees--are dominant species in forests around the world. This book focuses on the physiology of conifers and how these physiological systems operate. Special consideration is devoted to the means by which ecophysiological processes influence organismal function and distribution. Chapters focus on the genetics of conifers,... more...

  • Western North American Juniperus Communitiesby Oscar van Auken

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Addresses various aspects of the biology, ecology, and management of Juniperus woodlands and savannas, synthesizing research findings as well as proposed research. This book provides ecologists, land managers, and foresters with a foundation in Juniperus ecosystems, enabling them to manage the communities for sustained productivity and diversity. more...