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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95
The influence of human economies and cultures on ecosystems is particularly striking in the new worlds into which Europeans have expanded over the past five hundred years. Using a comparative and multidisciplinary approach, Beinart and Coates examine this neglected aspect of the history of settler incursion and dominance in two frontier nations, the... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95
Sometimes by accident and sometimes on purpose, humans have transported plants and animals to new habitats around the world. Arriving in ever-increasing numbers to American soil, recent invaders have competed with, preyed on, hybridized with, and carried diseases to native species, transforming our ecosystems and creating anxiety among environmentalists... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
From the authors of the leading environmental handbook Green Living ? the best of E ?s nationally syndicated Q&A column, EarthTalk E / The Environmental Magazine has established itself as the leading independent environmental periodical since its debut in 1990. E reaches 180,000 readers per issue, and its website attracts up to 600,000... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity: drastic reduction of carbon emissions is vital if we are to avoid a catastrophe that devastates large parts of the world. Governments and businesses have been slow to act and individuals now need to take the lead. The Earth can absorb no more than 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
This engaging environmental history explores the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of the nation's most important urban public landscapes, and more significantly, the role public spaces play in shaping people's relationships with the natural world. Ari Kelman focuses on the battles fought over New Orleans's waterfront, examining the link between a river... more...
- CABI 2001; US$ 190.00
This book follows on from a previous volume "Biological Control Programmes against Insects and Weeds in Canada, 1969-1980" published in 1994. It includes chapters written by well known scientists involved in work on biological control between 1981 and 2000. more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96
Dirt, soil, call it what you want?it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times,... more...
- CABI 2002; US$ 120.00
Environmental and climate change is affecting forests and land use in numerous ways, including increasing the risk of geomorphic hazards. This volume reviews knowledge on these issues and features include: hydrologic impacts, including flooding and soil erosion; and landslides. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 129.99
Courses which deal with environmental history have long lacked a comprehensive overview. I. G. Simmons has made a significant contribution with a book that looks at the long-term history of environment and humanity from 10,000 BC to AD 2000. This far-reaching text considers the global picture and recognises the contributions of many disciplines including... more...