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- University of California Press 2006; 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...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 89.99
Focuses on applications of demographic models. This book introduces the life table to describe age-specific mortality, and uses it to develop theory for stable populations and the rate of population increase. This theory is then revisited in the context of matrix models, for stage-classified as well as age-classified populations. 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...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99
Before the snake, the apple, and the Ten Commandments, God created a garden? ?Spiritual environmentalism? did not start out as an oxymoron?it was an invitation. Yet today, many believe God?s first job description for humankind has been replaced by other ?worthier pursuits?. Why has this simple instruction become so controversial? How does one... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99
Author's Note. Prologue: Blagopoluchnoe. Part One: The Sacred Sea. 1. A Flash of Blue Light. 2. Songs and Whispers. 3. The Earth Splits, Water Rushes In. 4. Into the Lake-Shallow. 5. Into the Lake-Deep. 6. Buryatia, in Black & White and Color. 7. On the Trail with Pod Boy and Monkey Mind. 8. Bad Roads are Good for Baikal. 9. Traveling and Staying... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 22.99
Since time immemorial mankind has taken it upon himself to wage war against nature -- against those species of birds and mammals which he believes conflict with his livelihood. This remarkable book documents the history of that battle in England and Wales from the Middle Ages, shedding a new light on the history of our much-loved wildlife. - ;Since... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 229.99
Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 47.99
The Great Lakes region is unique in that it is the only portion of the lower 48 states where wolves were never extirpated. As the birthplace of some of the modern concepts of wolf conservation and research, the region is also the first place in the US where 'endangered' wolf populations recovered. This book traces wolf recovery in this region. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 169.95
This IAS Special Publication #27 contains 17 of the papers presented at the IAS International Workshop on Reefs and Carbonate platforms in the Pacific and Indian oceans held in Sydney (July 1995). This is the first book to summarize the current state of knowledge about reefs and carbonate platforms in these oceans, where there is a great diversity... more...