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Trees & Forests

  • Biology, Productivity and Bioenergy of Timber-Yielding Plantsby Maginot Ngangyo Heya; Ratikanta Maiti; Rahim Foroughbakhch Pournavab; Artemio Carrillo-Parra

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 51.36

    Face to the current global energy crisis, there is an urgent necessity of searching for alternatives to fossil fuels, and this book shows how timber is a promising resource for sustainable energy production. Northeast Mexico represents an important forest resource to satisfy the needs of the population in these areas. In order to harness these forest... more...

  • Environmental Governance and Common Pool Resourcesby Michael Faure; Peter Mascini; Jing Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses the drivers of specific common pool resource problems, particularly in fisheries and forestry, examining the way in which private and public regulation have intervened to fight the common pool resource problem by contributing to the establishment and maintenance of property rights. It focuses on the various forms of regulation that... more...

  • Wood Polymer Nanocompositesby Md Rezaur Rahman

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 155.29

    This book shows how chemical modifications influence some properties of wood nanocomposites. It describes suitable and effective chemical modifications that strengthen the physico-mechanical, thermal and morphological properties of wood. The authors provide intuitive explanation of the various types of chemical modifications applied to polymer cell... more...

  • Design of Structural Elements with Tropical Hardwoodsby Abel O. Olorunnisola

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 103.92

    This book provides basic information on the design of structures with tropical woods. It is intended primarily for teaching university- and college-level courses in structural design. It is also suitable as a reference material for practitioners. Although parts of the background material relate specifically to West and East Africa, the design principles... more...

  • Dynamic Forestby Malcolm F. Squires; John Kennedy Naysmith

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 9.99

    The boreal forest is always changing: when disaster strikes — be it fire, moose, insects, or other perils — a forest that recovers on its own is forever changed, and often more resilient. Forester Malcolm F. Squires argues that, if we don’t change our views to fit this reality, we may be conditioning the boreal forest for future disaster. more...

  • The Man Who Climbs Treesby James Aldred

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 23.96

    'A book of heart-stopping bravery and endurance' -- Helen Macdonald 'A great read – incredible adventures and a dramatic new perspective' -- Chris Packham '[A] delightful, endlessly fascinating book' -- Daily Mail BOOK OF THE WEEK This is the story of a professional British tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has made a career... more...

  • Field Guide to Succulents of Southern Africaby Gideon F Smith; Neil R. Crouch; Estrela Figueiredo

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 19.00

    Southern Africa is the natural home of the richest and most diverse succulent flora in the world. These plants come in all shapes and sizes, from trees such as the baobab at more than 20 m tall, to miniature soil huggers, just a few millimetres high, which mimic their pebble-desert surroundings. This user-friendly, richly illustrated field guide features... more...

  • Soil Nematodes of Grasslands in Northern Chinaby Qi Li; Wenju Liang; Xiaoke Zhang; Mohammad Mahamood

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 89.95

    Soil Nematodes of Grasslands in Northern China presents research on China’s temperate grasslands, providing the findings and results of a large field survey along a transect across the northern temperate grassland. It examines nematode distribution patterns along the transect from trophic group and family, to genus level, also evaluating their relationship... more...

  • Bambooby Esther Titilayo Akinlabi; Kwame Anane-Fenin; Damenortey Richard Akwada

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 155.29

    This book is intended for use both in the industry and the academia. It introduces the physical, chemical and the mechanical properties as well as the characterization of bamboo. Novel industrial applications in structural, non-structural, reinforcement, afforestation, land reclamation, environmental significance, textile, medical, geotechnical,... more...

  • Managing a Global Resourceby Uma J. Lele

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The rapid loss of tropical forests, particularly in the developing world, has been a global concern since the late 1980s and has prompted a variety of international initiatives to save the forests. In 1991, the World Bank responded to global concerns and to criticism by nongovernmental organizations by forming a conservation-oriented forest strategy.... more...