an introduction to the trees and fruits of the Indonesian and Malaysian rain forests
Author: Wendy Veevers-Carter
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Taxonomy, Ecology, and Silviculture
Author: Simmathiri Appanah,Jennifer M. Turnbull
Includes the annual report of the Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society.
Category: Malayan languages
Author: Mohamad Reza Tirtawinata
Introduction: setting the scene; Fruits; Leaves; Seeds, Roots and shoots; Bark and wood; Exudates; Lessons learned: cultural and commercial benefits of forest products.
Fruits, Remedies, and Handicrafts in Latin America
Author: Citlalli López Binnqüist,Patricia Shanley,Alfredo Celso Fantini
Category: Forest plants
Category: English imprints
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: English literature
Rain forests represent the world's richest repository of terrestrial biodiversity, and play a major role in regulating the global climate. They support the livelihoods of a substantial proportion of the world's population and are the source of many internationally traded commodities. They remain (despite decades of conservation attention) increasingly vulnerable to degradation and clearance, with profound though often uncertain future costs to global society. Understanding the ecology of these diverse biomes, and peoples' dependencies on them, is fundamental to their future management and conservation. Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity, and Conservation introduces and explores what rain forests are, how they arose, what they contain, how they function, and how humans use and impact them. The book starts by introducing the variety of rain forest plants, fungi, microorganisms, and animals, emphasising the spectacular diversity that is the motivation for their conservation. The central chapters describe the origins of rain forest communities, the variety of rain forest formations, and their ecology and dynamics. The challenge of explaining the species richness of rain forest communities lies at the heart of ecological theory, and forms a common theme throughout. The book's final section considers historical and current interactions of humans and rain forests. It explores biodiversity conservation as well as livelihood security for the many communities that are dependent on rain forests - inextricable issues that represent urgent priorities for scientists, conservationists, and policy makers.
Author: Jaboury Ghazoul,Douglas Sheil
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Jenne H. de Beer,Melanie J. McDermott
Category: Business & Economics
This publication is intended as reference material for practitioners considering inventory of non-wood forest product (NWFP) resources. Through review and analysis of experience it provides an overview of biometric issues in the design of NWFP inventory in the following areas: a description of the range of approaches used and developed to date and their biometric adequacy; and a suggested method for selecting appropriate biometric methods for resource quantification in different situations and for different products.
Experience and Biometric Principles
Author: Jennifer Ley Gn Wong,Kirsti Thornber,Nell Baker,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors. SOLAW is aimed at sensitizing its target audience on the status of land resources at global and regional levels and FAO's viewpoint on appropriate recommendations for policy formulation. SOLAW focuses on these key dimensions of analysis: (i) quantity, quality of land and water resources, (ii) the rate of use and sustainable management of these resources in the context of relevant socio-economic driving factors and concerns, including food security and poverty, and climate change. This is the first time that a global, baseline status report on land and water resources has been made. It is based on several global spatial databases (e.g. land suitability for agriculture, land use and management, land and water degradation and depletion) for which FAO is the world-recognized data source. Topical and emerging issues on land and water are dealt with in an integrated rather than sectoral manner. The implications of the status and trends are used to advocate remedial interventions which are tailored to major farming systems within different geographic regions.
Managing Systems at Risk
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
This book integrates the latest global developments in forestry science and practice and their relevance for the sustainable management of tropical forests. The influence of social dimensions on the development of silvicultural concepts is another spotlight. Ecology and silvicultural options form all tropical continents, and forest formations from dry to moist forests and from lowland to mountain forests are covered. Review chapters which guide readers through this complex subject integrate numerous illustrative and quantitative case studies by experts from all over the world. On the basis of a cross-sectional evaluation of the case studies presented, the authors put forward possible silvicultural contributions towards sustainability in a changing world. The book is addressed to a broad readership from forestry and environmental disciplines.
Author: Sven Günter,Michael Weber,Bernd Stimm,Reinhard Mosandl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
The life of Clarence Day, beloved author of Life With Father, Life With Mother, God and My Father, and This Simian World, is revealed for the first time in Clarence Day: An American Writer. Using her father's diaries and family letters, Day's daughter, Wilhelmine Day Blower, creates a lively portrait of her father's Victorian boyhood, escapades at Yale, and naval experiences in the Spanish-American War-until he was struck down with rheumatoid arthritis. Forced to abandon an active life on Wall Street at the age of twenty-five, Day struggled to make a career as a writer and illustrator. His life with his hot-tempered father, energetic mother, and three redheaded brothers is the background to his best-known book, Life With Father, which was later produced as a play and a Hollywood film. Blower also shares with the reader other aspects of her father's life, including his unusual marriage and his contribution to the success of a new magazine called The New Yorker. Clarence Day: An American Writer brilliantly captures the dedication of one of America's favorite authors.
An American Writer
Author: Wendy Veevers-Carter
Category: Biography & Autobiography