930 pages, Illus
The book is divided into four parts: Bamboo Resources and Socio-economics; Bamboo Propagation and Management; Bamboo Engineering and Construction; Bamboo Design and Utilization. The topics covered include varied aspects of bamboo, such as: from bamboo resources of Mexico to bamboos of Ethiopia; from bamboo afforestation of a mined area to bamboo as a food and fiber alternative in an island; from bamboo drippers to bamboo wheelchairs; from teaching architecture with bamboo to an international building code for bamboo; from silviculture of Guadua bamboo to flowering of Moso bamboo; and many more. This publication serves to highlight the usefulness of bamboo in aiding developing countries in their sustainable social, economic and environmental development.
Section 1 Resources and socio-economics: the two bamboos of Ethiopia, Walter Liese; Indian bamboos in early 21st century, N.S. Adkoli; bamboo - a natural resource of infinite capabilities, S. Shyam Sunder; the geographical distribution of Vietnam bamboo forests, Nguyen Boi Quynh; 15 years of bamboo integrated development in Costa Rica - a personal view, Ana Cecilia Chaves de Soto; evaluation of bamboo resources in Latin America, Ximena Londono; bamboo in Latin America - present situation and projection for the 21st century, Jorge Moran Ubidia; native species of bamboo in Mexico, Gilberto R. Cortes and Rosa Ines Aguilar; native and exotic bamboos of Cuba, Ramona Oviedo and Ximena Londono; prospects and challenges of bamboo industries in Malaysia in the 21st century, Abd Latif Mohmod; the bamboo industry of China - looking back and ahead, Wang Shudong; bamboo as an alternative material to timber in Malaysia - yield, production and utilization, Abd Latif Mohmod, Abd Razak Othman and Norini Haron; bamboo industrialization in the context of sustainable development, Trevor D. Dagilis and David J. Turcke; economic reforms, bamboo production and local economy - a case study of Linan County, Zhejiang Province, China, Shashi Kant and Marian Chiu; bamboo-dependent livelihood patterns of fishing communities - a case study of the West Coast of India, Sanjay V. Deshmukh, Prasad C. Karnik, Balakrishna Bhatkhande, Amol B. Deshmane , Anil K. Patil, Manoj R. Borkar and Kedar Kulkarni; earth quakes, poverty and bamboo, Mariantonia Pineda and Heny Doing; bamboo craft development - a tool for the of tribal and rural communities, Ritu Varu. Industrialized handicraft (in-hand) - the Abra experience, Carmelita Bersalona. Section 2 Propagation and management: culm characteristics of two bamboos in relation to age, height and site, Abd Latif Mohmod and Walter Liese; dynamical analysis on endogenous phytohormones of Phyllostachys pubescens during its growth and development from shoot to young culm. (Part contents).
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