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The R.D. Lawrence Library: Where the Water Lilies Grow / The North Runner / The Place in the Forest

by R.D. Lawrence & Max Finkelstein

Three books by master nature writer R.D. Lawrence are collected here, bringing to life with affection and accuracy the wildlife around his northern Canadian home.


Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development

by Bruce Prideaux

Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change...


Large-scale Forest Restoration

by David Lamb

Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem...


Forests: A Naturalist's Guide to Woodland Trees

by Laurence C. Walker

First published in 1990, Forests explores the ecological, economic, and human influences on over thirty significant types of woodlands. Laurence Walker focuses especially on the effects of site factors-climate,...


The Southern Forest: A Chronicle

by Laurence C. Walker

When the first European explorers reached the southern shores of North America in the early seventeenth century, they faced a solid forest that stretched all the way from the Atlantic coast to eastern Texas...


European Wood-pastures in Transition: A Social-ecological Approach

by Tibor Hartel & Tobias Plieninger

Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by...


A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest

by Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul Forest is one of the largest remaining expanses of tropical moist forest in Central America. It forms part of what is popularly known as the Maya Forest. Battered by hurricanes over millions...


Forest Communities, Community Forests: Struggles and Successes in Rebuilding Communities and Forests

by Jonathan Kusel

A collection of stories about thirteen communities in the United States in their efforts to protect and restore community forests. It explores the struggles and opportunities faced by people as they work to...


Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazon

by Benno Pokorny

The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversity is entirely dependent upon sustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of...


Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests

by Anna Krien

Winner, 2011 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards

Winner, 2011 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

For many years, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle. At stake is the future of...


Redeeming REDD: Policies, Incentives and Social Feasibility for Avoided Deforestation

by Michael I. Brown

It is now well accepted that deforestation is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions and of climate change, with forests representing major sinks for carbon. As a result, public and private initiatives for...


Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Like a Tree grew out of bestselling author Jean Bolen’s practice of walking among tall trees and mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. This book will appeal most to people...


Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape

by Tom Wessels

Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new field guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape.

Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever...


Environmental Governance and Common Pool Resources: A Comparison of Fishery and Forestry

by Michael Faure, Peter Mascini & Jing Liu

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...


The New Forest - Its History and its Scenery

by John Richard De Capel Wise & Walter Crane

First published in 1862, this vintage book contains a detailed and profusely-illustrated guide to the New Forest area of England. Including detailed historical information as well as beautiful contemporary observations...


The World of Northern Evergreens, Second Edition

by E. C. Pielou

Global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower increasingly threaten North America's northern forests. These forests are far...


The Yosemite

by John Muir

John Muir, famous for his naturalist essays and books, was over 70 years old when he wrote "The Yosemite" as a reflection on the beauty of the national park. Muir was a naturalist, so he was highly invested...


The Forest Farms of Kandy: and Other Gardens of Complete Design

by D.J. McConnell, K.A.E. Dharmapala & S.R. Attanayake

Throughout the tropical world, especially in South and Southeast Asia, tropical America, Africa and Oceania, there exists a range of forest garden farming systems. These are small, low-input, but productive...


The New Forest, Its History and its Scenery

by John R. Wise

Under the title of the New Forest I have thought it best to include the whole district lying between the Southampton Water and the Avon, which, in the beginning of Edward I.'s reign, formed its boundaries. To...


Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West

by Gary Ferguson

We are living in the age of wildfire—it is changing the land, the economy, the welfare of wildlife, and the livability of the American West. Land on Fire explores the science behind wildfire and what is being...