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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 99.50
Conus is the largest genus of animals in the sea, occurring throughout the world?s tropical and subtropical oceans and contributing significantly to marine biodiversity. The shells of these marine mollusks are prized for their amazing variety and extraordinary beauty. The neurotoxic venoms they produce?injected by a hollow, harpoon-like tooth into... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95
Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mt. Everest slammed into the Earth, causing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized impactor and debris from the impact site were blasted out through the atmosphere, falling back to Earth all around the globe. Terrible environmental disasters... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 189.00
This book introduces basic entomology, emphasising perspectives on insect diversity important in conservation assessment and setting priorities for management, as a foundation for managers and others without entomological training or background. It bridges the gap between photographic essays on insect identification and more technical texts, to illustrate... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2001; US$ 28.50
L'écotourisme, ou tourisme actif axé sur la nature, occupe une place de plus en plus importante dans le développement local et régional au Québec. L'auteure propose un modèle de gouvernance démocratique en écotourisme prenant en compte les intérêts de développement des communautés... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 202.00
'Green-Revolution' technologies have transformed the countryside of many less developed countries. This book examines the processes involved in the adoption of these new technologies and their socio-economic impact. It provides an integrated view of the effects of 'Green Revolution' technologies on economic growth and returns, distribution of income... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 34.95
Reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera. This book includes hints and advice on framing, exposures, and filters. It focuses on what northern latitude objects to image at any given time of the year to get the most spectacular results. more...
- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 18.95
How did cranes come to symbolize matrimonial happiness? Why were magpies the only creatures that would not go inside Noah's Ark? Birds and bird imagery are integral parts of our language and culture. With her remarkable ability to dig up curious and captivating facts, Diana Wells hatches a treat for active birders and armchair enthusiasts alike.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 23.99
When the 44th President of the United States is elected, he will face urgent crises on three major fronts: the American economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the growing threat to the world environment caused by climate change. This short, powerful book shows the way forward: a clear action plan for the new President?s first 100 days,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00
Pandas are irresistible and people think they know a lot about them. But only the true panda expert knows: -The age of a panda can be determined by measuring the distance between its nipples -In Egyptian hieroglyphics, the panda symbol means "notwithstanding" -Prince's song "Purple Rain" was inspired by the mixed emotions he feels about pandas... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 19.99
Scientists estimate that the total biodiversity on Earth is between 10 million and 100 million species. Of these, just over 1.6 million and counting have actually been catalogued and described. One percent, or 16,306, of those species are threatened with extinction, about one-fifth of them critically. Of this group, some have vanishingly small populations... more...