Landscaping Books

  • Protected landscapes and agrobiodiversity values

    The publication presents twelve case studies from different parts of the world illustrating the role Protected Landscapes are playing in conserving agrobiodiversity and related knowledge and practices. A synthesis focuses on the key lessons to be learned from these case ...

  • Protected Landscapes and Cultural and Spiritual Values

    This is the second volume in the new series on the Value of Protected Landscapes and Seascapes. Each volume in the series will explore the different values that this category provides through a set of case studies preceded by a synthesis section discussing the lessons to be learnt. This volume breaks new ground by documenting, on a global scale, ...

  • Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

    What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental ...

  • Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

    What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental ...

  • Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

    A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, researchers, and industry professionals ...

  • International trade rules and the agriculture sector. Selected implementation issues (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesSince the establishment of the WTO, there have been significant changes in the legal and institutional landscape of many developing countries. Whatever the motivation for trade-related legal reform, our experience in the FAO Legal Office has been that besides the substantial costs involved, there are many challenges ...

  • Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

    Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile tract of land in the coastal plain of South Carolina that has been closed to the ...

  • Exploring Biological Diversity, Environment and Local People's Perspective in Forest Landscapes

    This document is intended for those interested in gathering natural resource information that reflects the needs of local communities in the forest-rich landscapes of the Malinau watershed in East Kalimantan ( Indonesian Borneo ...

  • Weed management for developing countries. Addendum 1 (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersIn 1994 FAO published ' Weed management for developing countries' , to make available the most relevant information on weed management. As there have been several new developments on weed management, FAO has updated the available information in this new publication on improved weed management. Weed ...

  • Goose production (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThis publication is a guide to sustainable domestic goose production. Geese have a number of inherent advantages: they can consume and digest large amounts of high fibre and low-quality feed; they are easy to manage; and their rapid growth renders them one of the most efficient sources for meat ...

  • The Miombo in Transition

    Miombo woodlands are the most extensive vegetation type in Africa south of the equator. These dry tropical woodlands cover some 2.5 million hectares and are home to over 40 million people. Miombo products are very important to the livelihoods and basic needs of an additional 15 million urban Africans.Miombo woodlands are the most extensive ...

  • Managing conflicts in protected areas

    This handbook was written for staff working in protected areas around the world (including parks, wilderness areas, resarch areas, and other types of protected landscapes) who encounter conflicts of all kinds. The Handbook can also be a resource for other interested parties who want to play a constructive role in protected area conflicts. A simple ...

  • Local-Level Economic Valuation of Savanna Woodland Resources: Village cases from Zimbabwe

    This case study of the Hidden Harvest project aimed to undertake a local-level valuation exercise on wild food and tree based resources, and to assess the applicability of PRA techniques for local level resource valuation. It brought together a range of specialities in a workshop setting in the Hot Springs area of ...

  • Amino Acid Metabolism And Accumulation In `Sauvignon Blanc` Grapes

    Amino acids are important compounds that occupy a pivotal position in grapevine metabolism and play a major role in the biological functions of fermentative microbes. The biochemical composition of the grape berry can be hugely varied and is the major determinant of wine quality through yeast growth and flavour/aroma metabolism. Manipulation of ...

  • Landscape Interfaces

    The book contributes to the relatively extensive study of landscapes by exploring the interfaces in the landscape. Instead of taking a viewpoint of some of the disciplines we try to map the links between them, indicate points for common understanding and cooperation. These interfaces happen between different cultures, between natural and human ...

  • Landscapes of a New Cultural Economy of Space

    This book seeks to contribute to theoretical advances, analytical approaches and applied studies in the broader inter-disciplinary field of contemporary landscape transformation research. The purpose of the book is to tie together various perspectives, insights and constructions pertaining to contemporary landscapes and landscape representations ...

  • Political Economies of Landscape Change

    'Places of Power: Political Economies of Landscape Change' asks how politics and economics transform the landscapes we inhabit. This volume explores the connections between political economy and landscape change through a series of conceptual essays and case studies. In so doing, it speaks to a broad readership of landscape architects, ...

  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Landscape and Urban Planning

    This unique, multilingual, encyclopedic dictionary in two volumes covers terms regularly used in landscape and urban planning, as well as environmental protection. The languages are American and British English, Spanish (with many Latin-American equivalents), French, and German. The dictionary is intended for use by landscape architects, urban ...

  • Forest Restoration in Landscapes

    The importance of restoration continues to grow, and this book integrates the restoration of forest functions into landscape conservation plans. The global conservation organization WWF has made forest landscape restoration a key topic and priority for its environmental work. Due to the WWF’s extensive global reach, and together with its many ...

  • Landscape Balance and Landscape Assessment

    During the last decades, landscape ecology has developed tremendously. It concerns both the theoretical basis and practical application. The authors follow a hierarchical approach that is inherent in landscape structures and processes as well as in planning practice. They show first approaches for the inclusion of factors of the landscape balance ...

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