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  • Living Watersby Nick Romanowski

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 39.95

    More than a natural history, this book explains the underlying forces that drive ecological change and movement in Australian wetlands. more...

  • Countdownby Alan Weisman

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 14.99

    A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us . In his bestselling book The World Without Us , Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his... 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...

  • Ecology and Experienceby Richard J. Borden; Darron Collins

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    A philosophical and narrative memoir, Ecology and Experience is a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden?s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology?a story of life wrapped in a life story. Borden shows that attempts to bridge the mental and environmental arenas are uncertain,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Following the Waterby David M. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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...