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  • An Arid Edenby Garth Owen-Smith

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 19.99

    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 in 1967.... more...

  • Grundzüge der Wirtschaftsinformatikby Peter Mertens; Freimut Bodendorf; Wolfgang König; Arnold Picot; Matthias Schumann; Thomas Hess

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 13.85

    Im Standardwerk der Wirtschaftsinformatik sind die Grundlagen strukturiert und kompakt aufbereitet: von Rechnerarchitekturen über Einsatzpotenziale bis hin zu Berufsfeldern der Wirtschaftsinformatik. Ausgehend von der Arbeitsweise des PCs, der Einbettung von Rechnern in Netzwerke sowie der Integration der verfügbaren Dienste, werden die Grundlagen... more...

  • The Ecological Detectiveby Ray Hilborn; Marc Mangel

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 87.50 US$ 70.00

    The modern ecologist usually works in both the field and laboratory, uses statistics and computers, and often works with ecological concepts that are model-based, if not model-driven. How do we make the field and laboratory coherent? How do we link models and data? How do we use statistics to help experimentation? How do we integrate modeling and... more...

  • The Functional Consequences of Biodiversityby David Tilman; Ann P. Kinzig; Stephen Pacala

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 90.00 US$ 72.00

    Does biodiversity influence how ecosystems function? Might diversity loss affect the ability of ecosystems to deliver services of benefit to humankind? Ecosystems provide food, fuel, fiber, and drinkable water, regulate local and regional climate, and recycle needed nutrients, among other things. An ecosyste's ability to sustain functioning may depend... more...

  • Ecosystem-Based Adaptationby Noralene Uy; Rajib Shaw

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 131.99

    This book makes a case for ecosystem-based adaptation by arguing that ecosystems and its services are critical in the climate change and disaster risk reduction fields. Consequently, the monitoring and regulation of ecosystems need to be linked to a regular governance and institutional mechanism and be reflected in a more action-oriented agenda. more...

  • Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservationby Ben Collen; Nathalie Pettorelli; Jonathan E. M. Baillie; Sarah M. Durant

    Wiley 2013; US$ 98.95 US$ 85.76

    As the impacts of anthropogenic activities increase in both magnitude and extent, biodiversity is coming under increasing pressure. Scientists and policy makers are frequently hampered by a lack of information on biological systems, particularly information relating to long-term trends. Such information is crucial to developing an understanding as... more...

  • CCEA AS Biology Student Unit Guide: Unit 2 Organisms and Biodiversityby John Campton

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 15.98

    Perfect for revision, these guides explain the unit requirements, summarise the content and include specimen questions with graded answers. Each full-colour New Edition Student Unit Guide provides ideal preparation for your unit exam:.; Feel confident you understand the unit: each guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries,... more...

  • Spatial Ecologyby Vikas Rai

    Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 44.00

    Spacial Ecology elucidates processes and mechanisms which structure dynamics of real world systems; these include lakes, ponds, forests and rivers. Readers are introduced to contemporary models in ecological literature based on the author?s research experience. The e-book starts by presenting an introduction to basic mechanisms of ecological processes.... more...

  • The Pantanal of Mato Grosso (Brazil)by F.D. Por

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 84.63

    For a naturalist and limnologist, the Pantanal has the extreme fascination of an "ultima Thule" ofundisturbed and little known wilderness. The scientific world at large is almost unaware of its richness. In an age when scientific research is overstretched because of lack of funds and the hands are full of urgentconservationtasks, it is the amateurtourist... more...

  • Recent Foraminiferaby E. Boltovskoy; R.C. Wright

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 295.70