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- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2011; US$ 24.49
In 2008, the best selling The Transition Handbook suggested a model for a community-led response to peak oil and climate change. Since then, the Transition idea has gone viral across the globe, from universities and London neighbourhoods to Italian villages and Brazilian favelas. In contrast to the ever-worsening stream of information about climate... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.95
Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species ?the first catalogue of its kind?covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302 species that are dubious or invalid, resulting in recognition... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 62.95
The past decade has seen a profound change in the scientific understanding of reproduction. The traditional view of reproduction as a joint venture undertaken by two individuals, aimed at replicating their common genome, is being challenged by a growing body of evidence showing that the evolutionary interests of interacting males and females diverge.... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 78.95
We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid collision 65 million years ago, and that humans are largely responsible. This book addresses the urgent need to understand and find solutions to this crisis.... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 69.99
Biological invasions are a global problem whose local impact can be of great magnitude. The prevention and minimization of the impact of invasive alien species has become a priority because of their negative impact on biodiversity, economy and public health. Effective responses are needed; cooperation and coordination among countries and/or different... more...
Photoautotrophic (sugar-free medium) Micropropagation as a New Micropropagation and Transplant Production SystemSpringer 2005; US$ 159.00
The chlorophyllous in vitro cultures can grow vigorously in sugar-free medium by improving the in vitro environment to promote photosynthesis, transpiration and inorganic nutrient uptake of the cultures. Photoautotrophic micropropagation method using sugar-free medium, in which the growth of cultures or accumulation of carbohydrates in cultures is... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 84.00
Fire is both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume, an ideal text and authoritative reference tool, is the first to synthesize our knowledge of the science,... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95
This unprecedented volume presents a sweeping picture of what we know about the natural history, biology, and ecology of whales in the broad context of the dynamics of ocean ecosystems. Innovative and comprehensive, the volume encompasses multiple points of view to consider the total ecological impact of industrial whaling on the world's oceans. Combining... more...
- CABI 2003; US$ 155.00
There are many theoretical approaches to modelling forest systems, but not all of them have valid practical applications. This collection of papers, selected from those presented at a June 2002 workshop, reviews current thinking on various models and presents applications in different contexts. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 79.99
Provides an overview of climate change data, its effects on the structure and functioning of Antarctic ecosystems, and the occurrence and cycling of persistent contaminants. This work discusses the unique physico-chemical characteristics of the Antarctic environment, ecophysiological adaptations of terrestrial and marine organisms, and more. more...