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  • DK Eyewitness Books: Pond & Riverby Steve Parker

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    This is an original and exciting look at the fascinating natural world of ponds and rivers. Stunning real-life photographs of fish, water beetles, frogs, underwater weeds, and more offer a unique view of the natural history of plants and animals that live in and around freshwater habitats. more...

  • Earth Mattersby David de Rothschild

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    With a biome-by-biome structure that mirrors Mother Nature's own design, Our Earth Matters is a celebration of our fragile Earth, a warning to protect it, and an inspiring source book full of ideas for making a positive change. The book begins with a brief history of our planet's birth and development, revealing how an astonishingly unlikely... more...

  • Marine Ecosystems and Global Changeby Manuel Barange; John G. Field; Roger P. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 66.99

    Global environmental change (including climate change, biodiversity loss, changes in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, and intensive exploitation of natural resources) is having significant impacts on the world's oceans. This book advances knowledge of the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, and their past, present, and future... more...

  • A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolutionby Sarah P. Otto; Troy Day

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 85.00

    Thirty years ago, biologists could get by with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics and modeling. Not so today. In seeking to answer fundamental questions about how biological systems function and change over time, the modern biologist is as likely to rely on sophisticated mathematical and computer-based models as traditional fieldwork. In this book,... more...

  • Food Webs (MPB-50)by Kevin S. McCann

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.95

    Human impacts are dramatically altering our natural ecosystems but the exact repercussions on ecological sustainability and function remain unclear. As a result, food web theory has experienced a proliferation of research seeking to address these critical areas. Arguing that the various recent and classical food web theories can be looked at collectively... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversityby Stanley A. Rice

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 95.00

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  • Supply-Side Sustainabilityby Timothy F. H. Allen; Joseph A. Tainter; Thomas W. Hoekstra

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    While environmentalists insist that lower rates of consumption of natural resources are essential for a sustainable future, many economists dismiss the notion that resource limits act to constrain modern, creative societies. The conflict between these views tinges political debate at all levels and hinders our ability to plan for the future. Supply-Side... more...

  • Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecologyby III F. Stuart Chapin; Pamela A. Matson; Peter M. Vitousek

    Springer 2011; US$ 69.95

    The ecosystem approach to ecology treats organisms and the physical elements of their environment as components of a single, integrated system. This comprehensive textbook outlines the central processes that characterize terrestrial ecosystems, tracing the flow of water, carbon, and nutrients from their abiotic origins to their cycles through plants,... more...

  • An Arid Edenby Garth Owen-Smith

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 26.25

    Two remarkable tales woven together - the story of the Kaokoveld, an arid eden in the remote north-west of Namibia, so nearly lost, but regained to become one of Africa's iconic wildlife tourism destinations, and also the story of a young man's search for an African way to do conservation in Africa. Garth Owen-Smith first visited the Kaokoveld... more...

  • Islands Beyond the Horizonby Roger Lovegrove

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Islands have an irresistible attraction and an enduring appeal. Naturalist Roger Lovegrove has visited many of the most remote islands in the world, and in this book he takes the reader to twenty that fascinate him the most. Some are familiar but most are little known; they range from the storm-bound island of South Georgia and the ice-locked Arctic... more...