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- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 19.95
Winner of the 2010 Lane Anderson Award Drawing on breakthrough research in evolution, genetics, and on their extensive work in the field and lab, wildlife biologists John and Mary Theberge explain for non-scientists the real facts of life. Birds that suddenly grow gall bladders, when their species has none. Moose with antlers so big they encumber... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 84.95
This new series of readings from Conservation Biology gives easy access to some of the finest papers ever published in a range of important fields. Readings in Conservation Biology can make course preparation easy. It provides a ready-made collection of the best, most representative papers available in a format students can use. Readings will also... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95
The idea of a balance of nature has been a dominant part of Western philosophy since before Aristotle, and it persists in the public imagination and even among some ecologists today. In this lively and thought-provoking book, John Kricher demonstrates that nature in fact is not in balance, nor has it ever been at any stage in Earth's history. He explains... more...
- CRC Press 2009; US$ 109.95
A compendium of Miocene species since 1904 that lists nearly 500 species. It illustrates 260 species and describes Chesapeake molluscan faunas in terms of local geography, paleoceanography, and marine paleobiology. Organized by stratigraphic geography, it covers fossils of the Eastover, St Mary's, Choptank, and Calvert Formations. more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 52.00
Designed as a textbook, this volume is an important, up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible survey in ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent wetland scholars address the physical environment, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, soils, and hydrology of both freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Careful syntheses review how hydrology and... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 40.00
Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this evocative conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. In a richly drawn, anecdotally driven narrative, Joe C. Truett, a grasslands ecologist who writes with a flair for language, traces the evolutionary, historical, and cultural forces... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 35.00
Dirty Water is the riveting story of how Howard Bennett, a Los Angeles schoolteacher with a gift for outrageous rhetoric, fought pollution in Santa Monica Bay--and won. The story begins in 1985, when many scientists considered the bay to be one of the most polluted bodies of water in the world. The insecticide DDT covered portions of the sea floor.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Millions of years ago in the Cretaceous period, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex--with its dagger-like teeth for tearing its prey to ribbons--was undoubtedly the fiercest carnivore to roam the Earth. Yet as What Bugged the Dinosaurs? reveals, T. rex was not the only killer. George and Roberta Poinar show how insects--from biting sand flies to disease-causing... more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00
An impassioned call to heal the wounds of our planet and ourselves through the tenets of our spiritual traditions, from a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize It is so easy, in our modern world, to feel disconnected from the physical earth. Despite dire warnings and escalating concern over the state of our planet, many people feel out of touch with... more...