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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 Mount Everest slammed into the Earth, inducing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized detritus blasted through the atmosphere upon impact, falling back to Earth around the globe. Disastrous environmental consequences ensued: a giant tsunami,... 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 17.00
Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise, Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation, commentary, emotion, tragedy, and even humor -- in a way... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95
This is the first guidebook to specifically target the best objects for backyard astrophotography. It reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera and how to get the most spectacular results. more...
- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 15.95
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...
- Arcturus Digital Limited 2006; US$ 4.99
100 Catastrophic Disasters is an astounding compendium of natural and man-made disasters. The range of entries is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. The book includes some of history's most incredible disasters and tells in vivid detail the story of events of people involved, the imp... 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, that... 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...