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The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....


Understanding Plants & the Vegetable Kingdom

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

The world of plants is astoundingly diverse. Thanks to 3 billion years of evolution, there are now more than 380,000 plant species on Earth. For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world...


Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution

by Edward Humes HarperBusiness (May 10, 2011)

What happens when a renowned river guide teams up with the CEO of one of the largest and least Earth-friendly corporations in the world? When it's former Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott and white-water expert turned...


Where Do Camels Belong?: Why Invasive Species Aren't All Bad

by Ken Thompson Greystone Books (September 13, 2014)

Where do camels belong? In the Arab world is the obvious answer. But they are relative newcomers there. They evolved and lived for tens of millions of years in North America, while today they retain their greatest...


The Adélie Penguin: Bellwether of Climate Change

by David Ainley & Lucia deLeiris Columbia University Press (October 01, 2002)

The Adélie penguin is one of the best-studied birds in the world and is the subject of research programs from a dozen nations interested in monitoring changes in the environment and the food webs of the Southern...


Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job

by H.H. Shugart Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” God asks Job in the “Whirlwind Speech,” but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a “green”...


Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology: Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands

by William Balee & Clark L. Erickson Columbia University Press (June 22, 2006)

This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new...


A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice

by J. D. MacDougall Wiley (May 02, 2008)

"A splendid introduction to geology and paleontology for the lay reader. To compress Earth's history into a single, lucidly written volume is a major achievement."--Publishers Weekly, starred review.

"Few people...


Introduction to Cultural Ecology

by Mark Q. Sutton & E. N. Anderson AltaMira Press (December 12, 2013)

Introduction to Cultural Ecology, Third Edition, familiarizes students with the foundations of the field and provides a framework for exploring what other cultures can teach us about human/environment relationships....


Flying Blind: One Man's Adventures Battling Buckthorn, Making Peace with Authority, and Creating a Home for Endangered Bats

by Don Mitchell Chelsea Green Publishing (September 27, 2013)

When Middlebury writing professor Don Mitchell was approached by a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department about tracking endangered Indiana bats on his 150-acre farm in Vermont's picturesque...


Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature

by Dorion Sagan, Lynn Margulis & Roald Hoffman Chelsea Green Publishing (August 15, 2007)

At the crossroads of philosophy and science, the sometimes-dry topics of evolution and ecology come alive in this new collection of essays--many never before anthologized. Learn how technology may be a sort...


Human Ecology of Beringia

by John F. Hoffecker & Scott A. Elias Columbia University Press (June 26, 2007)

Twenty-five thousand years ago, sea level fell more than 400 feet below its present position as a consequence of the growth of immense ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere. A dry plain stretching 1,000 miles...


Amphibian Biology, Volume 11, Part 3: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere: Western Europe

by Harold Heatwole & John W. Wilkinson Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2013)

This volume is devoted to the causes of amphibian decline and to conservation measures in Western Europe (Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal). Experts from each country describe...


Amphibians and reptiles

by Trevor J. C. Beebee Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2013)

A comprehensive guide to the native and non-native species of amphibian and reptile found in the British Isles. It covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identification of the British herpetofauna, and...


Judaism And Environmental Ethics: A Reader

by Martin D. Yaffe Lexington Books (May 09, 2002)

Martin D. Yaffe's Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader is a well-conceived exploration of three interrelated questions: Does the Hebrew Bible, or subsequent Jewish tradition, teach environmental responsibility...


Britain's Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids

by Mark Everard & Paul Knight Pelagic Publishing (March 25, 2013)

This book explores the importance of fishes of the salmon family for the wellbeing of society. Important as they are for food and recreation, this book shows their importance as 'ambassadors of the wild' - as...


Badger Behaviour, Conservation & Rehabilitation: 70 Years of Getting to Know Badgers

by George E. Pearce Pelagic Publishing (January 01, 2011)

A fascinating insight into the badger's world. Badger biology, life in the sett, rescue & rehabilitation, consultancy, badgers & farming, and badger-watching with George Pearce, an expert on badgers who has...


Private Fire: Robert Francis's Ecopoetry and Prose

by Matthew James Babcock University of Delaware Press (April 18, 2011)

Matthew J. Babcock's Private Fire: Robert Francis's Ecopoetry and Prose presents an introduction to and analysis of nearly six decades of nature-centered literature produced by one of America's most intriguing...


Farmacology

by Daphne Miller, M.D. William Morrow (April 16, 2013)

In Farmacology, practicing family physician and renowned nutrition explorer Daphne Miller brings us beyond the simple concept of "food as medicine" and introduces us to the critical idea that it's the farm where...


Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places

by Bill Streever Little, Brown and Company (January 15, 2013)

An adventurous ride through the most blisteringly hot regions of science, history, and culture.

Melting glaciers, warming oceans, droughts-it's clear that today's world is getting hotter. But while we know the...


Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl

by Elizabeth A. Johnson & Michael W. Klemens Columbia University Press (October 05, 2005)

This new collection focuses on the impact of sprawl on biodiversity and the measures that can be taken to alleviate it. Leading biological and social scientists, conservationists, and land-use professionals...


The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History

by Jolyon C. Parish Indiana University Press (December 03, 2012)

The Dodo and the Solitaire is the most comprehensive book to date about these two famously extinct birds. It contains all the known contemporary accounts and illustrations of the dodo and solitaire, covering...


Terra

by Michael Novacek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2008)

A paleontologist awakens us to the "extinction event" that human activity is bringing about today

The natural world as humans have always known it evolved close to 100 million years ago, with the appearance of...


British Bat Calls: A Guide to Species Identification

by Jon Russ & Bat Conservation Trust Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2012)

Knowledge of bat echolocation, calls and identification using bat detectors and programs such as BatSound has grown significantly in the last decade. In this practical guide Jon Russ and contributors (Kate Barlow,...


Spatial Optimization in Ecological Applications

by John Hof & Michael Bevers Columbia University Press (May 23, 2002)

Whether discussing habitat placement for the northern spotted owl or black-tailed prairie dog or strategies for controlling exotic pests, this book explains how capturing ecological relationships across a landscape...


The Cerrados of Brazil: Ecology and Natural History of a Neotropical Savanna

by Paulo S. Oliveira & Robert J. Marquis Columbia University Press (October 02, 2002)

While the imperiled Brazilian rainforest has been the focus of considerable international media attention and conservation efforts, the massive grasslands of Brazil—known as the cerrados—which cover roughly...


Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology

by Robert H. Gardner, W. Michael. Kemp, Victor S. Kennedy & John E. Petersen Columbia University Press (August 14, 2012)

This book discusses the impact of recent advances in the theory of "scaling relationships" and identifies critical issues that must be considered if experimental results are used to understand the temporal and...


Bringing Nature Home

by Douglas W. Tallamy & Rick Darke Timber Press (September 01, 2009)

“If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds. This simple revelation about the food web—and it is an intricate web,...


Botany for Gardeners

by Brian Capon Timber Press (September 10, 2010)

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations...


Wolves in the Land of Salmon

by David Moskowitz Timber Press (April 15, 2013)

Long considered an icon of the wild, wolves capture our imagination and spark controversy. Humans are the adult wolf’s only true natural predator; its return to the old-growth forests and wild coastlines of...


California Mushrooms

by Dennis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood & Frederick A. Stevens Timber Press (June 06, 2016)

Winner of the CBHL Award of Excellence

California is one of the most ecologically rich and diverse regions of North America, and home to hundreds of species of mushrooms. In California Mushrooms, mycologist...


Eager

by Ben Goldfarb Chelsea Green Publishing (June 27, 2018)

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of...


Discontinuities in Ecosystems and Other Complex Systems

by Craig R. Allen & C. S. Holling Columbia University Press (July 01, 2008)

Following the publication of C. S. Holling's seminal work on the relationship between animal body mass patterns and scale-specific landscape structure, ecologists began to explore the theoretical and applied...


Applying Nature's Design: Corridors as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation

by Anthony B. Anderson & Clinton N. Jenkins Columbia University Press (January 11, 2006)

The fragmenting of habitats is endangering animal populations and degrading or destroying many plant populations throughout the world. To address this problem, conservationists have increasingly turned to biological...


Trekking Through History: The Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador

by Laura M. Rival Columbia University Press (June 01, 2002)

The Huaorani of Ecuador lived as hunters and gatherers in the Amazonian rainforest for hundred of years, largely undisturbed by western civilization. Since their first encounter with North American missionaries...


Essays on Life Itself

by Robert Rosen Columbia University Press (November 23, 1999)

Compiling twenty articles on the nature of life and on the objective of the natural sciences, this remarkable book complements Robert Rosen's groundbreaking Life Itself—a work that influenced a wide range of...


Darwin Comes to Town

by Menno Schilthuizen Picador (April 03, 2018)

*Carrion crows in the Japanese city of Sendai have learned to use passing traffic to crack nuts.

*Lizards in Puerto Rico are evolving feet that better grip surfaces like concrete.

*Europe’s urban blackbirds...


Our Angry Earth

by Isaac Asimov & Frederik Pohl Tom Doherty Associates (March 06, 2018)

“A lucid overview of [environmental] problems and a compelling call to action.” Publishers Weekly

From two of science fiction’s most celebrated and brilliant minds—Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl—comes...


The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death

by Genese Marie Sodikoff Indiana University Press (December 08, 2011)

We live in an era marked by an accelerating rate of species death, but since the early days of the discipline, anthropology has contemplated the death of languages, cultural groups, and ways of life. The essays...


Humanity's Footprint: Momentum, Impact, and Our Global Environment

by Walter K Dodds Columbia University Press (February 06, 2008)

For the first time in history, humans have exceeded the sustaining capacity of Earth's global ecosystems. Our expanding footprint has tremendous momentum, and the insidious explosion of human impact creates...


Primal Awareness

by Rob Wildwood Moon Books (January 26, 2018)

Focusing on the origins of Western culture and belief systems, from ancient agriculture to modern industry, from primitive religion to monotheism, Primal Awareness explains how we became separated from nature...


Seeing Animals after Derrida

by James Tink, Sarah Bezan, Malin Palani & Bonnie Gill et al. Lexington Books (November 27, 2017)

This volume charts a new course in animal studies that re-examines Jacques Derrida's enduring thought on the visualization of the animal in his seminal Cerisy Conference from 1997, The Animal That Therefore...


Buzz

by Thor Hanson Basic Books (July 10, 2018)

From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.

Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for...


The Impact of Climate Change on Sub-Sahara Africa

by Chukwuemeka Christopher Opara & Bernard Palmer Kfuban Yerima Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

While global warming and its consequences on humanity are being fiercely debated at the global scale, deliberate and pragmatic reflections on the subject in Sub-Sahara Africa remain muted, though this phenomenon...


From Bricolage to Métissage

by Gregory Lowan-Trudeau Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

Rethinking Intercultural Approaches to Indigenous Environmental Education and Research arose from a physical and philosophical journey that critically considered the relationship between Western, Indigenous,...


Being Salmon, Being Human

by Martin Lee Mueller & Stephan Harding Chelsea Green Publishing (October 24, 2017)

In search of a new story for our place on earth

Being Salmon, Being Human examines Western culture’s tragic alienation from nature by focusing on the relationship between people and salmon—weaving together...


Freshwater and Marine Biomes: Knowing the Difference - Science Book for Kids 9-12 | Children's Science & Nature Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Lakes and seas are both bodies of water but they are homes to different kinds of life forms. The plants and animals that thrive in a freshwater biome are different from those in the marine biome. Learn the difference...


How Does the Food Chain Work? - Science Book for Kids 9-12 | Children's Science & Nature Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Nature is sometimes cruel. The big animal eats the small animal and the chain goes on. If an animal is vulnerable, it becomes food. But did you know that humans are the key beneficiaries of the food chain? Learn...


Nature as Teacher – New Principles in the Working of Nature

by Viktor Schauberger & Callum Coats Gill Books (May 24, 1999)

Today we are standing helpless and perplexed. With no glimmer of improvement anywhere in sight, we feel hopelessly propelled towards a forlorn future. It is understandable therefore than an increasing number...


The Water Wizard – The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water

by Viktor Schauberger & Callum Coats Gill Books (November 05, 1999)

More energy is encapsulated in every drop of good spring water than an average-sized power station is presently able to produce.

Viktor Schauberger (1885–1958)

Water – all life depends on it. Yet how often...