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Urban soils
edited by Rattan Lal and B.A. Stewart
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Chapter 1. Urban Agriculture in the 21st Century / Rattan Lal -- Chapter 2. Urban Soil Mapping through the United States National Cooperative Soil Survey / Luis Hernandez, Maxine Levin, Joe Calus, John Galbraith, Edwin Muñiz, Kristine Ryan, Randy Riddle, Richard K. Shaw, Robert Dobos, Steve Peaslee, Susan Southard, Debbie Surabian, and David Lindbo -- Chapter 3. Changes in Soil Organic Carbon Stocks by Urbanization / V.I. Vasenev, J.J. Stoorvogel, A.V. Dolgikh, N.D. Ananyeva, K.V. Ivashchenko, and R. Valentini -- Chapter 4. Drivers of Urban Soil Carbon Dynamics / Tara L.E. Trammell, Susan Day, Richard V. Pouyat, Carl Rosier, Bryant Scharenbroch, and Ian Yesilonis -- Chapter 5. Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling and Ecosystem Service in Cities / Weixing Zhu, Beth A. Egitto, Ian D. Yesilonis, and Richard V. Pouyat -- Chapter 6. Urban Soil Carbon Storage / Bryant Scharenbroch, Susan Day, Tara Trammell, and Richard Pouyat -- Chapter 7. Sealing Effects on Properties of Urban Soils / Przemysław Charzynski, Piotr Hulisz, Anna Piotrowska-Długosz, Dariusz Kaminski, and Andrzej Plak -- Chapter 8. Contaminants in Urban Soils: Bioavailability and Transfer / Dorothy S. Menefee and Ganga M. Hettiarachchi -- Chapter 9. Optimizing the Hydrologic Properties of Urban Soils / Mary G. Lusk and Gurpal S. Toor -- Chapter 10. Making Soils from Urban Wastes. Sally Brown -- Chapter 11. Properties of Soils Affected by Highways / Michele Bigger -- Chapter 12. An Applied Hydropedological Perspective on the Rendering of Ecosystem Services from Urban Soils / William D. Shuster and Stephen Dadio -- Chapter 13. Biogeochemistry of Rooftop Farm Soils / Yoshiki Harada, Thomas H. Whitlow, Nina L Bassuk, and Jonathan Russell-Anelli -- Chapter 14. Managing Urban Soils for Food Production / Klaus Lorenz -- Chapter 15. Vertical Farming Using Hydroponics and Aeroponics / Dickson Despommier -- Chapter 16. Soils and Waste Management in Urban India / Simi Mehta, Arjun Kumar, and Rattan Lal -- Chapter 17. Enhancing Awareness about the Importance of Urban Soils / Christina Siebe, Silke Cram, and Lucy Mora Palomino -- Chapter 18. Feeding Megacities by Urban Agriculture / Rattan Lal.
On Reserve at Dana S592.17.U73 U73 2018

Principles of soilscape and landscape evolution
Willgoose, Garry, author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Introduction -- Constructing a landscape evolution model -- basic concepts -- A brief hydrology and geomorphology primer -- Erosion and other water driven processes -- Soils : constructing a soilscape evolution model -- basic concepts -- Soils : soil depth -- Soils : physical weathering and soil particle fragmentation -- Soils : chemical weathering -- Soils : slow soil flow and creep -- Soils : colloids and soil organic carbon -- Soils : constructing a soilscape evolution model -- details and examples -- Tectonics and geology -- High slope gravity processes -- Vegetation and wildfire -- Constructing a landscape evolution model -- details -- Examples of landscape evolution modeling and final thoughts.

Computational models are invaluable in understanding the complex effects of physical processes and environmental factors which interact to influence landform evolution of geologic time scales. This book provides a holistic guide to the construction of numerical models to explain the co-evolution of landforms, soil, vegetation and tectonics, and describes how the geomorphology observable today has been formed. It explains the science of the physical processes and the mechanics of how to solve them, providing a useful resource for graduates studying geomorphology and sedimentary and erosion processes. It also emphasizes the methods for assessing the relative importance of different factors at field sites, enabling researchers to select the appropriate processes to model. Integrating a discussion of the fundamental processes with mathematical formulations, it guides the reader in understanding which processes are important and why, and creates a framework through which to study the interaction of soils, vegetation and landforms over time.
Kresge S593.2 .W55 2018

Landscape observatory : the work of Terence Harkness
edited by M. Elen Deming
Novato, CA : Applied Research + Design Publishing, an imprint of ORO Editions, [2018]
Foreword / Gary Hilderbrand -- Acknowledgments. Introduction : Landscape observatory: an introduction / M. Elen Deming and Molly Catherine Briggs -- Formative landscapes: biographical notes on Terry Harkness / Frank Clements with M. Elen Deming -- A landscape in evolution / Brenda J. Brown. Portfolio : The thinness of things: Illinois gardens / Douglas Johnston -- Foothill Mountain Observatory / Ken McCown -- Taj Mahal Cultural Heritage District / Amita Sinha -- Design without judgement: Emiquon Nature Preserve / Douglas Johnston -- International Software Campus / Brenda J. Brown. Reflections : Place-based pedagogy / M. Elen Deming -- A design educator / Brenda J. Brown -- Prairie plantsman / James Wescoat -- Borrowed landscapes: transforming the university / M. Elen Deming with Kathleen Harleman -- Afterword / Robert B. Riley. Appendices : Contributors -- Curriculum vitae and project list -- Publications list.

The modernist history of landscape architecture is deeply marbled with veins of regional and phenomenological sensibility. Master designer Terence G. Harkness reflects this sensibility in every region he inhabits - whether the foothills of northern California, the high plains of North Dakota, or the prairies of east central Illinois. His work and teaching is essentially and critically eco-revelatory. Yet because Harkness is not principally a scholar, his work has not been widely studied. That omission is redressed by this presentation of Harkness' most significant and recognisable works, including drawings, plans, models, and photographs. Contributors to the book chronicle Terence G. Harkness' development and values, positioning him in the currents of contemporary landscape discourse.
Sherman SB470.H37 L36 2018

Ainda há tempo
Feldens, Leopoldo P. author
Baker Berry S475.B72 F45 2014

Landscape gardener Ogawa Jihei and his times : a profile of modern Japan
鈴木博之, 1945-2014, author
Tokyo : Japanese Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2018
Modernization and the development of the Lake Biwa Canal -- Yamagata Aritomo as the beginning -- Gardens of the Bourgeoisie and aristocracy -- Bringing the Lake Biwa Canal to the gardens -- The world of Ueji's gardens expands -- On the creativity of Sukisha Connoisseurs -- The last patron.

"Securing the generous support of the politicians and industrialists who propelled Japan's modernization, Ogawa Jihei VII created many outstanding gardens at the end of the nineteenth and the first few decades of the twentieth century. Expressing a Japanese aesthetic even while incorporating modern techniques, his methodology reveals the nature of modernization as Japan experienced it. With a keen eye for architecture, the author takes a long-awaited look at modernization and the modern garden"--Dust jacket.
Sherman SB63.O33 S8913 2018

Ecological forest management
Franklin, Jerry F., author
Long Grove, Illinois : Waveland Press, Inc., [2018]
On Reserve at Dana SD431 .F73 2018

Essentials of soil science : soil formation, functions, use and classification (World Reference Base, WRB)
Blum, Winfried E. H., author
Clayton, South VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2018]
Kresge S591 .S3313 2018

Handbook of pest management in organic farming
edited by Vincenzo Vacante and Serge Kreiter
Oxfordshire, UK ; CABI, [2018]
On Reserve at Dana SB950 .H343 2018

The extinction market : wildlife trafficking and how to counter it
Felbab-Brown, Vanda, author
Oxford [United Kingdom] : Oxford University Press, [2017]
The wildlife trade and the drug trade : similarities and differences -- The character and scale of the illegal wildlife economy -- Why the illegal wildlife and drug economies matter -- The actors -- Policy response I : bans and law enforcement -- Legal trade -- Local community involvement -- Anti-money laundering efforts -- Demand reduction -- Conclusions and policy recommendations.

"The planet is currently experiencing alarming levels of species loss caused in large part by intensified poaching and wildlife trafficking driven by expanding demand, for medicines, for food, and for trophies. Affecting many more species than just the iconic elephants, rhinos, and tigers, the rate of extinction is now as much as 1000 times the historical average and the worst since the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. In addition to causing irretrievable biodiversity loss, wildlife trafficking also poses serious threats to public health, potentially triggering a global pandemic. The Extinction Market explores the causes, means, and consequences of poaching and wildlife trafficking, with a view to finding ways of suppressing them. Vanda Felbab-Brown travelled to the markets of Latin America, South and South East Asia, and eastern and southern Africa, to evaluate the effectiveness of various tools, including bans on legal trade, law enforcement, and interdiction; allowing legal supply from hunting or farming; alternative livelihoods; anti- money-laundering efforts; and demand reduction strategies. This is an urgent book offering meaningful solutions to one of the world's most pressing crises."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry SK591 .F45 2017

Sport in the fields and woods
Jefferies, Richard, 1848-1887, author
Ludlow, Shropshire : Merlin Unwin Books, 2017
A defence of sport -- Poaching on Exmoor -- The farmer loves his gun -- Shooting a rabbit -- The first gun -- The partidge and the hawk -- Hare coursing -- Game in the furrows -- The art of shooting -- A plea for pheasant shooting -- Thoughts in the stubbles -- Young partridges -- Choosing a gun -- Rook poachers -- The rabbit warren -- The gamekeeper's favourite gun -- Sleight-of-hand poaching -- The place of ambush -- Rabbit shooting -- The single-barrel gun -- The use of dogs in shooting -- The hunt -- Early in March -- Fishing for trout by the River Exe -- The hedgerow -- Hares boxing -- Poaching as a profession (part I) -- Poaching as a profession (part II) -- Technique in game shooting -- Wild-fowling -- Iron-bound December -- Wild fowl shooting -- Ploughing on the Sussex Downs -- Hedge miners -- An English homestead -- The wild thyme of the hills - Hunting on the estate -- The country in November -- Notes on the year -- An English deer park: the old manor-house ; the window seat ; the coomb ; shooting in the forest ; the deer ; the life of the forest -- About the hedges -- Pheasant poaching -- Willow tide -- A country walk in June -- Rabbiting -- The horse as a social force -- Snipe shooting at home -- A shortest day scene -- Partridges in 1880 -- An oak leaf in December -- November days -- The squire's preserves -- A January night -- Snipes and moonlit sport -- The advent of spring -- The water colley.

An anthology of sporting articles written by author and naturalist Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) who made his living writing about the countryside in which he lived. Jefferies' powers of observation infuse his writing on the habits and habitat of his quarry, the techniques of fieldsports and the enjoyment of outdoor pursuits.
Baker Berry SK505 .J445 2017