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Ecology

  • Lucky Planetby David Waltham

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 26.99

    Why Earth?s life-friendly climate makes it exceptional—and what that means for the likelihood of finding intelligent extraterrestrial life We have long fantasized about finding life on planets other than our own. Yet even as we become aware of the vast expanses beyond our solar system, it remains clear that Earth is exceptional. The question is:... more...

  • Waterlogged Wealthby Edward Maltby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Don't drain the swamp! Man's traditional response to swamps, marshes and bogs has been to drain them. But wetlands are not wastelands. Coastal marshes are among the world's most productive ecosystems. They make many commercial fisheries possible and protect coasts from floods and storm surges. Wetlands are pollution filters, water reservoirs. They... more...

  • The Age of Ecologyby Joachim Radkau

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book is the first major study of the history of environmentalism, from its origins in romanticism and the nature cults of the late 18th century to the global environmental movements of today. Radkau shows that this is not a single story of the steady ascent of environmentalism but rather a multiplicity of stories, each with its own dramatic... more...

  • Caring for Placeby E N Anderson

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    How can cultural forms motivate people to care about their environment? While important scientific data about ecosystems is mushrooming, E. N. Anderson argues in this powerful new book that putting effective conservation into practice depends primarily on social solidarity and emotional factors. Marshaling decades of research on cultures across several... more...

  • From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspectiveby Tore Johannessen

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 79.95

    From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective: Bifurcations in Marine Ecosystems is a groundbreaking reference that challenges the widespread perception that predators generally have a negative impact on the abundance of their prey, and it proposes a novel paradigm ? Predator-prey Synergism ? in which both predator and prey enhance... more...

  • Users Guide to Ecohydraulic Modelling and Experimentationby L. E. Frostick; R.E. Thomas; M.F. Johnson; S.P. Rice; S.J. McLelland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Users Guide to Ecohydraulic Experimentation has been compiled by the interdisciplinary team of expert ecologists, geomorphologists, sedimentologists, hydraulicists and engineers involved in HYDRALAB IV, the European Integrated Infrastructure Initiative on hydraulic experimentation which forms part of the European Community?s Seventh Framework Programme.... more...

  • Coastal Problemsby Heather Viles; Tom Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    As coastal populations burgeon, problems of erosion, pollution and coastal change are becoming ever more serious and necessitate scientifically informed management strategies. This authoritative new study discusses the causes of, and possible solutions to, some of the more pressing problems at the coast, against a background of the natural geomorphological... more...

  • Concepts and Values in Biodiversityby Dirk Lanzerath; Minou Friele

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Biodiversity may refer to the diversity of genes, species or ecosystems in general. These varying concepts of biodiversity occasionally lead to conflicts among researchers and policy makers, as each of them require a customized type of protection strategy. This book addresses the questions surrounding the merits of conserving an existing situation,... more...

  • Advances in Parasitologyby David Rollinson

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 231.00

    First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas,... more...

  • The Monkey's Voyageby Alan de Queiroz

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    How did species wind up where they are today? Scientists have long conjectured that plants and animals dispersed throughout the world by drifting on large landmasses as they broke up, but in The Monkey?s Voyage , biologist Alan de Queiroz offers a radical new theory that displaces this passive view. He describes how species as diverse as monkeys,... more...