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Ecology

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  • Risks and Decisions for Conservation and Environmental Managementby Mark Burgman

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 71.00

    Describes how to conduct a complete environmental risk assessment for students, researchers and professionals in ecology, conservation and resource management. more...

  • A Land of Ghostsby David G. Campbell

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 25.00

    The western Amazon is the last frontier, as wild a west as Earth has ever known. For thirty years David G. Campbell has been exploring this lush wilderness, which contains more species than ever existed anywhere at any time in the four-billion-year history of life on our planet. With great artistic flair, Campbell takes us with him as he travels... more...

  • Natural History of San Francisco Bayby Ariel Rubissow Okamoto; Kathleen Wong

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    This complete primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of an extraordinary, and remarkably resilient, body of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with pollutants, and crowded with forty-six cities, the bay is still home to healthy eelgrass beds, young Dungeness crabs and sharks, and millions of waterbirds. Written in an entertaining... more...

  • The Attack of the Killer Rhododendronsby Glen Chilton

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 23.99

    Glen Chilton, the author of the rollicking Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour finalist The Curse of the Labrador Duck , returns with yet another quest, this time to seek out species ill-advisedly introduced into foreign environments. Chilton visits Ireland to witness how rhododendrons, an ornamental plant that escaped a private garden, now threaten... more...

  • Wetland Habitats of North Americaby Dr. Darold P. Batzer; Andrew Baldwin

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 131.95

    Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat... more...

  • The Environmental Legacy of the UC Natural Reserve Systemby Peggy L. Fiedler; Susan Gee Rumsey; Kathleen Wong

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    The UC Natural Reserve System, established in 1965 to support field research, teaching, and public service in natural environments, has become a prototype of conservation and land stewardship looked to by natural resource managers throughout the world. From its modest beginnings of seven sites, the UC NRS has grown to encompass more than 750,000 wildland... more...

  • Suisun Marshby Peter B. Moyle; Amber D. Manfree; Peggy L. Fiedler

    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...

  • The Fish in the Forestby Dale Stokes

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Fish in the Forest is an elegantly written, beautifully illustrated exploration of the complex web of relationships between the salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding ecosystem. Dale Stokes shows how nearly all aspects of this fragile ecosystem?from streambeds to treetops, from sea urchins to orcas to bears, from rain forests to... more...

  • Birds and Climate Changeby James W. Pearce-Higgins; Rhys E. Green

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    A critical synthesis of the impacts of climate change on birds, examining potential future effects and conservation responses. more...

  • The Crystal Desertby David G. Campbell

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 14.99

    THE CRYSTAL DESERT: SUMMERS IN ANTARCTICA is the story of life's tenacity on the coldest of Earth's continents. It tells of the explorers who discovered Antarctica, of the whalers and sealers who despoiled it, and of the scientists who are deciphering its mysteries. In beautiful, lucid prose, David G. Campbell chronicles the desperately short summers... more...