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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.95
I was hooked. Call it adrenaline surge, call it honeybee venom in my veins?whatever the explanation, henceforth I would need these funky little critters in my life. Givers of sweet, thick honey, bringers forth of the fruits from trees and bushes and who knew what else, they also gave more food for thought than a body could know what to do with. ?from... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Did you know that "flying" squirrels are incapable of true flight? Were you aware that opossums don't "play dead," as in the common folk saying "playing possum"? In this fascinating and gorgeously illustrated new book, wildlife expert and enthusiast Warner Shedd, former executive for the National Wildlife Federation, uncovers the scientific realities... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99
The hugely admired author of "The Last Fine Time" preserves and makes new the sights, smells, sounds, and poetry of country living. Klinkenborg reveals the beauty of the American landscape, not from a scenic overlook, but through a screened-in porch or from the window of a pickup driving down an empty highway in the teeth of an approaching storm. more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado introduced the first domestic livestock to the American Southwest. Over the subsequent four centuries, cattle, horses, and sheep have created a massive ecological experiment on these arid grasslands, changing them in ways we can never know with certainty. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 53.00
The loss of biodiversity affects us in many ways. For some of us, its loss is felt in the same way that we regret the destruction of a great work of art -- it may not affect us directly, but the indirect impact is strong. For others, its loss is felt in changes in lifestyles and livelihoods -- the measurable costs are high. more...
- International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 15.00
Il faut aborder la recherche et le développement agricole sous un angle nouveau pour conserver la diversité, améliorer les cultures et assurer à l?humanité une production alimentaire de qualité. Le présent ouvrage porte sur ce genre d?approche : la phytosélection participative. Passant en revue dix années de recherches sur l?agrobiodiversité financées... more...
- BRILL 2001; US$ 95.00
The main aim of these guidelines is to provide assistance for developing a generally applicable monitoring system for the assessment of the socio-economic performance of farm forestry enterprises. These were prepared to help to improve the base line of harmonisation for national and international development of farm forestry accounting and in particular... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 20.00
Protegiendo la Biodiversidad enfoca uno de los aspectos más fundamentales de esta temática tan importante: la falta de leyes nacionales que regulan el acceso y compensan por el uso de los recursos genéticos locales. Este libro es el primero que compara dichas leyes y políticas a través de una variedad de países tanto en el mundo industrializado como... more...