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- University of California Press 2009; US$ 23.95
The food each of us consumes per day represents an investment of 4,500 gallons of water, according to the California Farm Bureau. In this densely populated state where it rains only six months out of the year, where does all that water come from? This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95
Users Guide to Ecohydraulic Experimentation has been compiled by the interdisciplinary team of expert ecologists, geomorphologists, sedimentologists, hydraulicists and engineers involved in HYDRALAB IV, the European Integrated Infrastructure Initiative on hydraulic experimentation which forms part of the European Community?s Seventh Framework Programme.... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95
This complete primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of an extraordinary, and remarkably resilient, body of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with pollutants, and crowded with forty-six cities, the bay is still home to healthy eelgrass beds, young Dungeness crabs and sharks, and millions of waterbirds. Written in an entertaining... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 23.99
Glen Chilton, the author of the rollicking Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour finalist The Curse of the Labrador Duck , returns with yet another quest, this time to seek out species ill-advisedly introduced into foreign environments. Chilton visits Ireland to witness how rhododendrons, an ornamental plant that escaped a private garden, now threaten... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 131.95
Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95
The UC Natural Reserve System, established in 1965 to support field research, teaching, and public service in natural environments, has become a prototype of conservation and land stewardship looked to by natural resource managers throughout the world. From its modest beginnings of seven sites, the UC NRS has grown to encompass more than 750,000 wildland... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99
The writer, naturalist, and artist David Carroll illuminates the ecology and life histories of his "mud people"—the tree frogs, hawks, foxes, and the increasingly rare wood and spotted turtles he has been tracking for decades—with the precision and passion that won him a 2006 MacArthur "genius" award. Following theWater is the intensely observed... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 14.99
THE CRYSTAL DESERT: SUMMERS IN ANTARCTICA is the story of life's tenacity on the coldest of Earth's continents. It tells of the explorers who discovered Antarctica, of the whalers and sealers who despoiled it, and of the scientists who are deciphering its mysteries. In beautiful, lucid prose, David G. Campbell chronicles the desperately short summers... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 55.00
This is an up-to-date overview of the field of invasion biology, which includes an overview of the science, the impacts, and management of invasive species, as well as a critical assessment of the field itself. - ;With the exception of climate change, biological invasions have probably received more attention during the past ten years than any other... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 26.00
For decades, marine scientists Robert and Alice Jane Lippson have traveled the "inner coast"--the rivers, backwaters, sounds, bays, lagoons, and inlets stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys--aboard their trawler, Odyssey . The culmination of their leisurely journeys, Life along the Inner Coast is a guidebook to the plants, animals,... more...