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

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 150.00 US$ 120.00

    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$ 45.00 US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Following the Waterby David M. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.03

    The writer, naturalist, and artist David Carroll illuminates the ecology and life histories of his "mud people"?the tree frogs, hawks, foxes, and the increasingly rare wood and spotted turtles he has been tracking for decades?with the precision and passion that won him a 2006 MacArthur "genius" award. Following theWater is the intensely observed... more...

  • Between Urban and Wildby Andrea M. Jones

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    In her calm, carefully reasoned perspective on place, Andrea Jones focuses on the familiar details of country life balanced by the larger responsibilities that come with living outside an urban boundary. Neither an environmental manifesto nor a prodevelopment defense, Between Urban and Wild operates partly on a practical level, partly on a naturalist?s... more...

  • Grasses in Your Pocketby Anna B. Gardner; Michael Hurst; Deborah Lewis; Lynn G Clark

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 10.95

    At the time of European settlement, tallgrass prairie was the iconic landscape in much of the Upper Midwest. Although its extent has been drastically reduced, intact prairie remnants exist, prairie species persist along roadsides, and interest in prairie reconstruction has increased. The basic prairie matrix is formed by grasses, yet their diversity... more...

  • The Urban Naturalistby Steven D. Garber

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    Informative, useful field guide reveals the amazing biodiversity within city and suburban landscapes, including trees, insects and other invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Hundreds of fascinating facts. more...

  • Ecosystems of Californiaby Harold Mooney; Erika Zavaleta

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 99.95 US$ 79.96

    This long-anticipated reference and sourcebook for California?s remarkable ecological abundance provides an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem type?its distribution, structure, function, and management. A comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge about this biologically diverse state, Ecosystems of California covers the state from oceans... more...

  • A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michiganby Joshua G. Cohen; Michael A. Kost; Bradford S. Slaughter

    Michigan State University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    The culmination of three decades of work by Michigan Natural Features Inventory ecologists, this essential guidebook to the natural communities of Michigan introduces the diverse terrain of a unique state. Small enough to carry in a backpack, this field guide provides a system for dividing the complex natural landscape of Michigan into easily understood... more...

  • Ill Natureby Joy Williams

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 17.99

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  • The Holy Earthby Liberty Hyde Bailey; Wendell Berry; John Linstrom

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.99

    The agrarian tradition runs as an undercurrent through the entire history of literature, carrying the age-old wisdom that the necessary access of independent farmers to their own land both requires the responsibility of good stewardship and provides the foundation for a thriving civilization. At the turn of the last century, when farming first began... more...