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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99
September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history ? the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct on that fateful day, with the death in Cincinnati Zoo of Martha ? the last of her kind. This book tells the tale of the Passenger... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 13.11
‘A magnificent combination of political passion, scholarship, literary sensitivity . . . and hopefulness? – Robert Macfarlane ‘A wonderful and ambitious book? – Shetland Times Caring for the environment, developing rural communities and ensuring the survival of minority cultures are all laudable objectives, but they can conflict, and nowhere more... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 27.04
Die aktuelle Natur- und Umweltkrise kann nicht gelöst werden, wenn grundlegende Strukturen in den Lebenswelten der Menschen und in den Subsystemen dieser Gesellschaft - in Ökonomie, Politik, Rechtssystem, Wissenschaft, Technologie - nicht überdacht und verändert werden. Hierbei stellt sich für die Umweltpädagogik als Anwältin der "Naturfrage"... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
?Biodiversity? at its simplest, refers to the variety of species inhabiting Planet Earth. It is essential to the well-being of the planet. There is now a scientific consensus around the current ongoing crisis in biodiversity arising from both climate change and human activities. Experts believe we are in the middle of a mass extinction of biodiversity... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95
For decades now we have wasted and mismanaged the world?s water supplies. Today, 27 countries are short of water, a quarter of the world?s population has no safe water, 46 per cent have no proper sanitation and each year four million children die of water-borne diseases. As most of the world?s major river systems cross several national boundaries,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and forests through... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 214.50
Biofouling Methods provides a “cook book” for both established workers and those new to the field. The methods included in this important new book range from tried and tested techniques to those at the cutting edge, encompassing the full diversity of this multidisciplinary field. The book covers methods for microbial and macrofouling,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99
The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99
Leading paleontologist David Archibald explores the rich history of visual metaphors for biological order from ancient times to the present and their influence on human beings? perception of their place in nature. Specifically, Archibald focuses on ladders and trees, and the first appearance of trees to represent seasonal life cycles. Their use in... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95
Designed to be carried in the field, this pocket-sized how-to book is a practical guide to basic techniques in mapping geological structures. In addition to including the latest computerised developments, the author provides succinct information on drawing cross-sections and preparing and presenting 'fair copy' maps and geological diagrams. Contains... more...