Vegetation Ecological Landscapes of Yunnan
. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 7503811722 4to. 191 pp. dual language text, English- Chinese, very good in original blue cloth gilt, light edgewear, very good with lightly edgeworn, scuffed dustwrapper, extremities a little sunned, good. (Book ref. 21114) £30.00
An Enlightened Scot, Hugh Cleghorn 1752-1837
Duns: Black Ace Books, 1992 First edition. Purple cloth, maps, family trees, bw plates, bibliography, index Pagination: xvii, 334. Excellent biography of a man considered the father of scientific forestry in India.<P>Hugh Cleghorn (1752-1837): Forester, born in Madras, and described as the father of scientific forestry in India. After graduating in medicine at Edinburgh, he joined the East India Company and for the rest of his life lived largely in India. He made important collections of plants and published Forests and Plants of South India in 1861. He succeeded in establishing plans to prevent destructive forms of cultivation and was one of the first to challenge the destruction of the rain forests.. Book: extremities sl bumped, VG, Jacket: unclipped, edges of covers sl yellowed in places, a little edge creasing, VG (Book ref. 3016) £14.00
London. Crosby Lockwood. 1951. lst edn. Hardback. 200 pages. B.w. illustrations. V.g. in green boards with gilt lettering to spine, top edge of text-block a little dusty, in a good chipped d.w. Included with the book is the publishers original receipt for the book made out to The Buccleuch Estate, 30.4.52. (Book ref. 3761) £6.95
MEASUREMENT OF TREES.
Nutley. Forest Press. 1942. lst edn. Hardback. 236 pages. Diagrams and tables. Illustration at frontispiece. V.g. in black cloth with dulled gilt lettering to spine, previous owners signature on front fly-leaf and another owners signature blacked out. Some neat underlining in pencil to the first few pages. Loosely enclosed leaflet 'Scheme for Pooling Tree Measurements'. No d.w. Tight sound clean copy. (Book ref. 3428) £8.95
Aid Tools for Timber Harvesting (Forestry Commission Leaflet no 81)
HMSO, 1983. 1st Edition. Paperback. Good. 1983 HMSO first edition paperback booklet, ODC 36; Good ex-library copy, usual stamps, scuffing to title p3 where lending plate has been removed; protected in removable plastic sleeve; UK dealer, immediate dispatch (Book ref. J896) £6.99
A Dictionary of Useful and Everyday Plants and Their Common Names
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0521085209 Reprint with corrections, green cloth, ix & 290 pages, no previous marks, very nice dustjacket. Listed are common names of plants throughout the world, where English is, or has been, spoken or used. Trade names and the names of economic or commercial plant products, including timbers, are included. (Book ref. 6028) £6.25
Irrigation: Design and Practice
London: B.T.Batsford Ltd., 1974. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0713428171 306 pages, line drawings, charts, tables, 20 photographs; some reading creases; prepared mainly for undergraduate and post graduate irrigation specialisation courses; it should also provide a useful text for engineers moving into irrigation and for students of agriculture, forestry and ecology. Includes feasibility studies, the moisture in soils, crop water use, saline and alkaline soils, design, drainage, flow measurement, the canal system, preparation of land for irrigation. (Book ref. 5819) £4.00
Check List of Native and Naturalized Trees of the United States (including Alaska).
Washington, D.C: Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1953. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Agriculture Handbook No.41, blue cloth, 472 pages. Comprehensive reference book for foresters, botanists, students & all others interested in trees. Some rubbing at spine, previous owner neat name on endpaper, otherwise in very good tight condition. (Book ref. 4623) £9.50
Simcoe County: the Recent Past.
Canada; The Corporation of the County of Simcoe, 1977.. VG/VG. Hardcover, 8vo, beige cloth, gilt stamped, endpaper maps, xiv + 306 pages, b/w drawings, sources, short bibliography, index. Near fine, no previous owner name, in very good dustjacket, minor shelf wear. Fascinating account of life in Simcoe County from the 1890s and the early rural settlements to the contemporary invasion by urban commuters. (Book ref. 2921) £6.50
Travels in the White Man's Grave: Memoirs from West and Central Africa.
London; Abacus, 2001.. 0349114358 F. Paperback, 245 pages. Foreward by Richard Ingrams. Fine condition . The author spent 30 years in the rainforests of West Africa. During this time he lived with an astonishing heterogeneity of tribes, from the Krahn hunters of Liberia to the pygmies of West Central Africa. (Book ref. 2667) £6.50
Sowing Forests from the Air
Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1981. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall ix + 64 pages, 30 b/w photographs; describes experiences with establishing forests by sowing tree seed from aircraft; suggests testing and development of the technique for possible use where forest destruction now outpaces reforestation; draws on American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and tropical experiences. (Book ref. 2194) £7.50
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya: Catalogue of Kenya Timbers
Nairobi: Government of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, 1957 Second reprint May 1957, stapled paperback, very good condition internally except a few small neat ink notes added by previous owner, grey card covers showing signs of heavy useage - tear to bottom of spine and creasing to bottom front corner, neat ink owners name to front cover, 74 pages with over 100 species described with trade name - local name - the tree - distribution - frequency - timber - local uses, indices to botanical names - english and common trade names - native names - abbreviations used. (Book ref. 2922) £25.00
Ottowa, 1925 First edition, 13 page paper pamphlet, very good uncreased condition, stamp to front cover - Imperial Institute Permanent Empire Exhibition distributed gratis-------spruce,douglas fir, white pine, hemlock, cedar, balsam fir, red pine, jack pine, western soft pine - pondosa pine, tamarack (Book ref. 2441) £5.00
Forestry Commission Leaflet No.21: Leaf Cast of Larch, Merai laricis
Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1963 Revised edition, leaflet, very good condition, paper covers, 4 pages, three punch-holes at spine (as issued), b/w photo illustrations, (Book ref. 2415) £5.00
Sustainable Management of Tropical Rain Forest in Uganda
London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 1994 First edition, paperback, 11.5" x 8", very good condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 37 pages including index, b/w map,--------------'The author was formerly the Chief Forest Officer in the Forest Department of Uganda and is well placed to trace the history of forest policy and management in the country. This report provides a clear account of forest management during the period up to independence in 1962, the development of management systemssuch as the tropical shelterwood system and assesses the current position before looking to the future. The importance of the silvicultural and management systema in Budongo Forest are described in some detail. (Book ref. 2888) £35.00
The New Zealand Journal of Forestry , Vol VIII, No 3, 1961
New Zealand Institue of Foresters,1961 First edition, paperback, good++ tight condition, illustrated thin card covers - faded at edges, 536 pages (last 8 stuck together at bottom edge), b/w photo and line illustrations-------------articles include: The Standing Timber Market; Pinus Radiata; the Effect of the pulp and paper industry on forest management; Controlled burning to form a green-belt firebreak through Kaingaroa forest; The Forest of Aniseed Stream near Kaikoura; Seeding and seedlings in Red and Hard Beech Forests of North Westland and Silvicultural Implications; Shelterbed mortality in South Canterbury, Otago and Southland; Notes on Rimu seeding in Terrace Podocarp Forests of South Westland (Book ref. 2484) £15.00
Memories of Forestry and Travel: Uganda, Mexico, Britain, Brussels and Beyond.
London: Radcliffe Press, 2001 Hardback, first edition, very good condition, in a very good unclipped dust-jacket, publisher's original black clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, 249 pages including index, colour and b/w photo illustrations----------- 'Forests are not only the subject and setting of myths, romances and legends but are also vital to human survival. Fred Hummel's fascinating life was spent in forestry and, for four decades across the world, he followed what was for him both profession and vocation. Fred Hummel's early experience of forestry was with his father in British Honduras and, after school in Bavaria and study at the Department of Forestry at Oxford, he joined the Colonial Forestry Service in Uganda as Assistant Conservator of Forests. Memories of Forestry and Travel is the fascinating story of a full and interesting life, which also included service in the King's African Rifles in World War II. But it also places forestry in the broader context of rural development, nature conservation and international cooperation in conserving a resource on which the planet's future depends.' (Book ref. 2699) £20.00
Imperial Institute: Descriptive List of some Empire Timbers: Timbers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, North Borneo, West Africa, British Guiana and British Hondurus
London: Imperial Institute, 1928 First edition, paperback, good tight condition, shelf-worn dark red card covers overprinted in black, 77 pages, fold out table of strength values at back, ink owner's name to title and half-title pages, recommended by the Imperial Institute Advisory Committeee on Timbers. Complimentary copy with the Secretary's compliments slip, dated 23rd April 1928 loosely inserted - Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, North Borneo, West Africa, British Guiana , British Hondurus. (Book ref. 2435) £45.00
Leaflet No.2 Adelges Cooleyi, an insect pest of the Douglas Fir
HMSO, 1950 Reprint, leaflet, very good condition, paper covers, 4 pages, three punch-holes at spine (as issued), b/w photo illustrations and line drawings, (Book ref. 2404) £5.00
LeafletLeaflet No.4, the Black Pine Beetle (Hylastes Ater) and other closely allied beetles,
London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1949 Revised edition (original 1946), leaflet, very good condition, paper covers, 10 pages, three punch-holes at spine (as issued), b/w photo illustrations and line drawings, (Book ref. 2406) £5.00