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- The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99
Along a tiny spring in a narrow canyon near Death Valley, seemingly against all odds, an Inyo Mountain slender salamander makes its home. "The desert," writes conservation biologist Christopher Norment, "is defined by the absence of water, and yet in the desert there is water enough, if you live properly." Relicts of a Beautiful Sea explores the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1972; US$ 34.99
To those who know the charm of Aldo Leopold's writing in A Sand County Almanac, this collection from his journals and essays will be a new delight. The journal entries included here were written in camp during his many field trips--hunting, fishing, and exploring--and they indicate the source of ideas on land ethics found in his longer essays.... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 18.94
Seashores - An Ecological Guide provides an easy-to-use, authoritative reference to commonly occurring organisms. By looking at the habitats of the coastline, it focuses on key species you are likely to find. The book explains how these organisms have adapted and how they are able to cope with the environmental stresses of the seashore. With over 400... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95
A respected author and scholar, Paul A. Johnsgard has spent a lifetime observing the natural delights of Nebraska?s woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie collects his musings on Nebraska?s natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future. Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds,... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2009; US$ 15.99
Amazing photography and tons of factual information on the animals, plants, climate and landscape come together to give a complete picture of this ecosystem in action. Subjects cover the wide diversity of living things in this habitat from the giant saguaro cactus and ocotillo to javelinas, rattlesnakes and dozens of desert birds. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Southern Wonder explores Alabama?s amazing biological diversity, the reasons for the large number of species in the state, and the importance of their preservation. Alabama ranks fifth in the nation in number of species of plants and animals found in the state, surpassed only by the much larger western states of California,Texas, Arizona, and New... more...
- Springer Japan 2016; US$ 129.00
This book describes about 30 years of theoretical, empirical, and experimental work on butterfly sperm competition. It considers the reproductive morphology and sperm utilisation interests of males and females, which shape the mating tactics of each sex. Females of most butterfly species mate multiple times throughout their lives. The reasons are... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 44.95
One of California's most remarkable wetlands, Suisun Marsh is the largest tidal marsh on the West Coast and a major feature of the San Francisco Estuary. This productive and unique habitat supports endemic species, is a nursery for native fishes, and is a vital link for migratory waterfowl. The 6,000-year-old marsh has been affected by human activity,... more...