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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains , he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem - or thinks it does. Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food - enough to feed all the world's hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 29.95
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 is about that war of attrition against the native mammals and birds of England and Wales from the middle ages to the present day. There is widespread knowledge... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95
Tall green grass. Subtle melodies of songbirds. Sharp whines of muskrats. Rustles of water running through the grasses. And at low tide, a pungent reminder of the treasures hidden beneath the surface.All are vital signs of the great salt marshes' natural resources. Now championed as critical habitats for plants, animals, and people because of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 66.00
This book provides a new inter-disciplinary look at the practice and policies of conservation in Africa. Bringing together social scientists, anthropologists and historians with biologists for the first time, the book sheds some light on the previously neglected but critically important social aspects of conservation thinking. To date conservation... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 38.99
The Politics and Economics of Park Management examines national protected area systems, in both developed and developing countries, that have made a transformation from 'fortress parks' to a sustainable use model. The contributors-park management, academics, and members of nongovernmental organizations-contend that successful institutional change in... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2007; US$ 50.00
Coral reefs declined worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, making them perhaps the most endangered marine ecosystem on Earth. This realization spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to write a comprehensive book that would raise awareness of coral reefs and their plight. Tunnell and coeditors Ernesto A. Chávez and Kim Withers present an integrated... more...
- Government Institutes 1997; US$ 99.99
Regulations require that development projects in wetland areas restore or replace lost wetland functions and values. Completely updated to reflect recent legal developments, this practical reference explains those regulations and provides a current, comprehensive look at wetland mitigation options that comply with the regulations, minimize expenses,... more...