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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
'Conservation in the 21st century needs to be different and this book is a good indicator of why.' Bulletin of British Ecological Society Against Extinction tells the history of wildlife conservation from its roots in the 19th century, through the foundation of the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire in London in 1903 to... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 14.99
In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for nourishment. For 290,000 years, we managed to meet that need as hunter-gatherers,... more...
- D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 27.95
Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is the Galapagos of the north. Famous for their wild beauty, the islands are also the ancient homeland of the Haida Nation. Integral to Haida culture is the relationship to the land, and the Haidas have spent many years trying to protect and recover control of it. Under the leadership of Giindajin... more...
- CABI 2006; US$ 100.00
Places with perceived high environmental quality and distinctive culture are globally attracting amenity migrants. Today this societal driving force is particularly manifest in mountain areas, and while beneficial for both the newcomers and locals, is also threatening highland ecologies and their human communities. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99
Ch. 1. American Wilderness--An Introduction, Michael Lewis. Ch. 2. American Wilderness and First Contact, Melanie Perreault. Ch. 3. Religion "Irradiates" the Wilderness, Mark Stoll. Ch. 4. Farm Against Forest, Steven Stoll. Ch. 5. Natural History, Romanticism, and Thoreau, Bradley P. Dean. Ch. 6. The Fate of Wilderness in American Landscape... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 59.95
Its wise and sensitive approach to working with local people will be relevant in situations throughout the world.' ECOS 'The numerous diagrams, tables of data, information flow charts, fieldwork sketches etc. give a great vibrancy to the work... It deserves a wide readership.' TEG News Wild or non-cultivated plants are crucial to the lives of a... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 35.95
A pristine environment of ecological richness and biodiversity. Home to generations of indigenous people for thousands of years. The location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas and coal. Largely uninhabited and long at the margins of global affairs, in the last decade Arctic Alaska has quickly become the most contested land in recent US history. ... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99
A brilliant writer and gifted "big picture" thinker, David Ehrenfeld is one of America's leading conservation biologists. Becoming Good Ancestors unites in a single, up-to-date framework pieces written over two decades, spanning politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminating the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve... more...