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Communicating Climate Change

by Anne K. Armstrong, Marianne E. Krasny & Jonathon P. Schuldt Comstock Publishing Associates (November 15, 2018)

Environmental educators face a formidable challenge when they approach climate change due to the complexity of the science and of the political and cultural contexts in which people live. There is a clear consensus...


Grassroots to Global

by Marianne E. Krasny, Keith G. Tidball & David Maddox Comstock Publishing Associates (June 15, 2018)

Addressing participatory, transdisciplinary approaches to local stewardship of the environment, Grassroots to Global features scholars and stewards exploring the broad impacts of civic engagement with the environment....


The East Country

by Jules Pretty Comstock Publishing Associates (August 09, 2017)

The East Country is a work of creative nonfiction in which the acclaimed nature writer Jules Pretty integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique, and spiritual reflection into a single compelling narrative....


The Observation Hive Handbook

by Frank Linton & Clarence H. Collison Comstock Publishing Associates (September 15, 2017)

This book will guide you in selecting an observation hive and choosing a site for it, modifying the hive and the site as needed, installing the hive, working with the hive, and maintaining the hive. It will...


Urban Environmental Education Review

by Alex Russ & Marianne E. Krasny Comstock Publishing Associates (June 01, 2017)

Urban Environmental Education Review explores how environmental education can contribute to urban sustainability. Urban environmental education includes any practices that create learning opportunities to foster...


The Eye of the Sandpiper

by Brandon Keim Comstock Publishing Associates (June 01, 2017)

"What happens when appreciation of ecology's wonders and animal consciousness collide with 7.5 billion humans in an era dubbed the Anthropocene, the human age, in which our needs and whims have planetary consequences?...


Raptors

by Keith L. Bildstein Comstock Publishing Associates (May 02, 2017)

Raptors are formally classified into five families and include birds—such as eagles, ospreys, kites, true hawks, buzzards, harriers, vultures, and falcons—that are familiar and recognized by many observers....


Origins

by Frank H. T. Rhodes Comstock Publishing Associates (July 28, 2016)

"Fossils are the fragments from which, piece by laborious piece, the great mosaic of the history of life has been constructed. Here and there, we can supplement these meager scraps by the use of biochemical...


Air Pollutant Deposition and Its Effects on Natural Resources in New York State

by Timothy J. Sullivan Comstock Publishing Associates (October 05, 2015)

Ecosystem effects from air pollution in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and elsewhere in New York have been substantial. Efforts to characterize and quantify these impacts, and to examine more recent recovery, have...


Connecting the Drops

by Karen Schneller-McDonald Comstock Publishing Associates (July 31, 2015)

The need for improved water resource protection, beginning with grassroots action, is urgent. The water we use depends on networks of wetlands, streams, and watersheds. Land-use activities, however, are changing...


Winter in the Wilderness

by Dave Hall & Jon Ulrich Comstock Publishing Associates (September 30, 2015)

Camping or backpacking in winter is appealing for many who enjoy the serenity of wilderness settings without the crowds and bustle of the summer season. But as rewarding as they can be, these outings require...


The Brown Recluse Spider

by Richard S. Vetter Comstock Publishing Associates (April 02, 2015)

The brown recluse is a fascinating spider very well adapted to dwelling in houses and other buildings. Because of this very quality and the ghastly reputation associated with the medical consequences of its...


Monarchs in a Changing World

by Karen S. Oberhauser, Kelly R. Nail & Sonia Altizer Comstock Publishing Associates (May 26, 2015)

Monarch butterflies are among the most popular insect species in the world and are an icon for conservation groups and environmental education programs. Monarch caterpillars and adults are easily recognizable...


Handbook of Larval Amphibians of the United States and Canada

by Roy W. McDiarmid, Ronald Altig & Aaron M. Bauer Comstock Publishing Associates (March 26, 2015)

Generously illustrated, this essential handbook for herpetologists, ecologists, and naturalists features comprehensive keys to eggs, embryos, salamander larvae, and tadpoles; species accounts; a glossary of...


Neotropical Birds of Prey

by David Whitacre & J. Peter Jenny Comstock Publishing Associates

Until recently, surprisingly little has been known about the biology and behavior of tropical forest raptors, including such basic aspects as diets, breeding biology, habitat requirements, and population ecology,...


Walking Sideways

by Judith S. Weis Comstock Publishing Associates

The world's nearly 7,000 species of crabs are immediately recognizable by their claws, sideways movement, stalked eyes, and thick outer shells. These common crustaceans are found internationally, thriving in...


Bees

by Karl Von Frisch & Donald R. Griffin Comstock Publishing Associates (August 06, 2014)

Over half a century of brilliant scientific detective work, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl von Frisch learned how the world, looks, smells, and tastes to a bee. More significantly, he discovered their...


The eagle watchers

by Todd Katzner, Ruth Tingay, Jemima Parry-Jones & Keith L. Bildstein Comstock Publishing Associates

Eagles have fascinated humans for millennia. For some, the glimpse of a distant eagle instantly becomes a treasured lifelong memory. Others may never encounter a wild eagle in their lifetime. This book was written...


The Edge of Extinction

by Jules Pretty Comstock Publishing Associates (October 29, 2014)

In The Edge of Extinction, Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys through deserts, coasts, mountains, steppes,...


This Luminous Coast

by Jules Pretty Comstock Publishing Associates (December 02, 2014)

Over the course of a year, Jules Pretty walked along the shoreline of East Anglia in southeastern England, eventually exploring four hundred miles on foot (and another hundred miles by boat). It is a coast...


The World of Northern Evergreens, Second Edition

by E. C. Pielou Comstock Publishing Associates (October 03, 2011)

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...


Snakes

by Stephen J. Mullin & Richard A. Seigel Comstock Publishing Associates

Destruction of habitat due to urban sprawl, pollution, and deforestation has caused population declines or even extinction of many of the world's approximately 2,600 snake species. Furthermore, misconceptions...


The Beaver, Second Edition

by Dietland Müller-Schwarze Comstock Publishing Associates (April 07, 2011)

This book is designed to satisfy the curiosity and answer the questions of anyone with an interest in these animals, from students who enjoy watching beaver ponds at nature centers to homeowners and land managers....


Citizen Science

by Richard E. Bonney, Jr., Janis L. Dickinson, Richard Louv & John W. Fitzpatrick Comstock Publishing Associates (March 27, 2012)

Citizen science enlists members of the public to make and record useful observations, such as counting birds in their backyards, watching for the first budding leaf in spring, or measuring local snowfall. The...


Air Plants

by David H. Benzing Comstock Publishing Associates

Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants-or...


Biology and Conservation of Martens, Sables, and Fishers

by Keith B. Aubry, William J. Zielinski, Martin G. Raphael & Gilbert Proulx et al. Comstock Publishing Associates

Mammals in the genus Martes are mid-sized carnivores of great importance to forest ecosystems. This book, the successor to Martens, Sables, and Fishers: Biology and Conservation, provides a scientific basis...