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

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    Timothy F. H. Allen is a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Joseph Tainter is a project leader at the Rocky Mountain Research Station in the USDA Forest Service in Albuquerque. Thomas W. Hoekstra is director of the Inventory and Monitoring Institute of the National Resources Research Center of the USDA Forest Service. 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...

  • Ecosystem-Based Adaptationby Noralene Uy; Rajib Shaw

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • The Ecological Detective: Confronting Models with Data (MPB-28)by Ray Hilborn; Marc Mangel

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    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 Biodiversity: Empirical Progress and Theoretical Extensions (MPB-33)by David Tilman; Ann P. Kinzig; Stephen Pacala

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 78.50

    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...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 159.95

    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...

  • Chemicals in the Environmentby R. M. Harrison; R. E. Hester; Paul Harrison

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2006; US$ 96.00

    Rising concern in recent years over the possible adverse environmental consequences of the use of chemicals has led to a steady increase in national activity towards greater regulation, as well as voluntary agreements with manufacturers for risk management of certain products. This book begins by reviewing the current framework of legislation for the... 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...

  • Do We Need Pandas?by Ken Thompson

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2010; US$ 10.99

    How much is really known about the species that make up the natural world? In this fascinating book, Ken Thompson explains what we do and don't understand about biodiversity. We know that most species remain undiscovered, and that biodiversity is gravely threatened by overfishing, habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. Life on Earth has previously... more...