Forestry Books

  • The Last Days of the Rainbelt

    Out on the Colorado plains, you can still take old U.S. Highway 40 east of Denver. The lonely two-lane road leaves the Front Range and the famous Colorado high country far behind. Before you hit the Kansas line, you'll encounter vast grass-covered prairies, occasional cattle, patches of irrigated land, and a procession of little wind-blown towns ...

  • Evapotranspiration: Principles and Applications for Water Management

    This book covers topics on the basic models, assessments, and techniques to calculate evapotranspiration (ET) for practical applications in agriculture, forestry, and urban science. This simple and thorough guide provides the information and techniques necessary to develop, manage, interpret, and apply evapotranspiration ET data to practical ...

  • Concentration Dynamics of Fecal Indicators in Hawaiian Coastal and Inland Sand, Soil, and Water during Rainfall Events

    Available as eBook only The contamination of recreational waters by waterborne pathogens poses a health threat to beach users. Recently, the importance of beach sand to the biological quality of beach water has been realized and verified. This study examined how urban rainfall runoff from a tributary stream affects the concentrations of fecal ...

  • Wood

    Test methods feature how to perform chemical analysis of wood and how to evaluate mechanical and physical properties. Others detail structural grading, wood paving blocks, and modified wood. Under the heading of wood preservatives, this volume covers for chemically analyzing preservatives and evaluating their physical ...

  • Wood

    Test methods feature how to perform chemical analysis of wood and how to evaluate mechanical and physical properties. Others detail structural grading, wood paving blocks, and modified wood. Under the heading of wood preservatives, this volume covers for chemically analyzing preservatives and evaluating their physical ...

  • Forests for People : Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform

    In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially increased the share of the world's forests under community administration. Based on research in over ...

  • Promising African plants

    This full-colour publication highlights 25 promising African plants, a selection from 10 years PROTA programme.    They include vegetables (e.g. spider plant, roselle, African eggplant), cereals and pulses (e.g. African rice, tef, bambara groundnut), dyes and tannins (e.g. dye-sorghum, n’galama, turmeric), vegetable oils (e.g. Allanblackia, shea ...

  • Hidden forestry revealed: Characteristics, constraints and opportunities for small and medium forest enterprises in Ghana

    This report reviews the status of SMFEs in Ghana. It provides information on the various issues confronting the sub-sector and identifies mechanisms for harnessing the potential of SMFEs to effectively contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable forest management in ...

  • Wood

    Test methods feature how to perform chemical analysis of wood and how to evaluate mechanical and physical properties. Others detail structural grading, wood paving blocks, and modified wood. Under the heading of wood preservatives, this volume covers for chemically analyzing preservatives and evaluating their physical ...

  • Wood

    Test methods feature how to perform chemical analysis of wood and how to evaluate mechanical and physical properties. Others detail structural grading, wood paving blocks, and modified wood. Under the heading of wood preservatives, this volume covers for chemically analyzing preservatives and evaluating their physical ...

  • Plastics (III): D 5117 - latest

    These 3 volumes feature 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties.These volumes include specifications that fix standard property requirements for thermoplastic, thermosetting, and reinforced thermosetting materials. ...

  • Plastics (III): D 5117 - latest

    These 3 volumes feature 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties.These volumes include specifications that fix standard property requirements for thermoplastic, thermosetting, and reinforced thermosetting materials. ...

  • Plastics (I): D 256 - D 3159

    These 3 volumes feature 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties.These volumes include specifications that fix standard property requirements for thermoplastic, thermosetting, and reinforced thermosetting materials. ...

  • Plastics (II): D 3222 - D 5083

    These 3 volumes feature 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties.These volumes include specifications that fix standard property requirements for thermoplastic, thermosetting, and reinforced thermosetting materials. ...

  • Plastics (I): D 256 - D 3159

    These 3 volumes feature 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties.These volumes include specifications that fix standard property requirements for thermoplastic, thermosetting, and reinforced thermosetting materials. ...

  • Plastics (II): D 3222 - D 5083

    These 3 volumes feature 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties.These volumes include specifications that fix standard property requirements for thermoplastic, thermosetting, and reinforced thermosetting materials. ...

  • Corporate Guide to Voluntary Sector Initiatatives in CSR

    Get the inside track from some of the world's key sector initiatives.This report examines leading global initiatives across a range of industries and tells you what works (and pays!), why some initiatives are doomed to fail and why and how you should get involved.This report will: Update you on the progress of the various sector initiatives, ...

  • Tenure in REDD: Start-point or afterthought?

    As new mechanisms for ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation’ (REDD) are being negotiated in international climate change talks, resource tenure must be given greater attention. Tenure over land and trees – the systems of rights, rules, institutions and processes regulating their access and use – will affect the extent to ...

  • Incentives to sustain forest ecosystem services: A review and lessons for REDD

    Approximately 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Reducing land-use change and forest degradation has been shown as a cost-effective way of slowing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies such as curbing emissions from power stations. ...

  • State of the World's Forests 2009 (Chinese version)

    What will be the impact on forests of future economic development, globalized trade and increases in the world's population? The 2009 edition of the biennial State of the World's Forests looks forward, with the theme 'Society, forests and forestry: adapting for the future'. Part 1 summarizes the outlook for forests and forestry in each region, ...

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