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Trees & Forests

  • Lignocellulosic Composite Materialsby Susheel Kalia

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 207.99

    This book comprehensively summarizes important aspects of research in the active field of lignocellulosic (polymer) composites, including polymer materials from or containing cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. It describes how these materials can be produced from forest products and natural fibers from sources such as jute, flax, sisal, and many... more...

  • Architecture and the Forest Aestheticby Jana VanderGoot

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Despite population trends toward urbanization, the forest continues to have a strong appeal to the human imagination, and the human preference for forest over many other types of terrain is well documented. This book re-imagines architecture and urbanism by allowing the forest to be a prominent consideration in the language of design, thus recognizing... more...

  • Wooden Domesby Barbara Misztal

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 122.34

    This monograph presents a state-of-the-art analysis of eco-friendly and aesthetic structures in wooden dome construction. The author demonstrates that the further development of wooden structures depends on both supplementing the testing of wood as a heterogeneous material, as well as on further improvement of fibrous structures with visco-elastic... more...

  • Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics of Angiosperm Treesby Andrew Groover; Quentin Cronk

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 171.28

    Marking the change in focus of tree genomics from single species to comparative approaches, this book covers biological, genomic, and evolutionary aspects of angiosperm trees that provide information and perspectives to support researchers broadening the focus of their research. The diversity of angiosperm trees in morphology, anatomy, physiology... more...

  • Emerald Labyrinthby Eli Greenbaum

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.74

    The race to explore the Congo’s dwindling biodiversity and unlock its ancient secrets more...

  • Genetic Improvement of Tropical Cropsby Hugo Campos; Peter D.S. Caligari

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 171.28

    This book provides a fresh, updated perspective of the current status and perspectives in genetic improvement of a diverse array of tropical crops. The first part covers aspects which are relevant across crops, namely how to maximize the use of genetic information through modern bioinformatic approaches and how to use statistics as a tool to sustain... more...

  • The Inner Life of Animalsby Peter Wohlleben

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES Mother deer that grieve? Horses that feel shame? Squirrels that adopt their grandchildren? We humans tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings intensely and consciously. But have you ever wondered what’s going on in an animal’s head?... more...

  • Wise Treesby Diane Cook; Len Jenshel; Verlyn Klinkenborg

    Abrams 2017; US$ 31.10

    Leading landscape photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel present Wise Trees —a stunning photography book containing more than 50 historical trees with remarkable stories from around the world. Supported by grants from the Expedition Council of the National Geographic Society, Cook and Jenshel spent two years traveling to fifty-nine sites... more...

  • White Pineby Andrew Vietze

    Globe Pequot Press 2017; US$ 17.99

    The history of the ubiquitous pine tree is wrapped up with the history of early America—and in the hands of a gifted storyteller becomes a compelling read, almost an adventure story. more...

  • Firestormby Edward Struzik

    Island Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast.” It seemed to be alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace.... more...