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  • The Intertidal Wildernessby Anne Wertheim Rosenfeld

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95

    The Intertidal Wilderness is a stunning photographic exploration of the tidepools of the Pacific coast, from Baja California to as far north as southeast Alaska. These lush photographs capture in striking color the enormous variety of life and biological detail in the intertidal zone along one of the world's most spectacular coastlines. The interpretative... 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$ 45.00

    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$ 14.99

    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...

  • Lentil Undergroundby Liz Carlisle

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95

    A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement. The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America?s Great Plains: the Oien family farm. Forty years ago, corporate agribusiness... 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...

  • The Moth Snowstormby Michael McCarthy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Nature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joy; the intense delight we can take in the natural world, in its beauty, in the wonder it can offer us, in the peace it can provide - feelings stemming ultimately from our own unbreakable links to nature, which mean that we cannot be fully human if we are separate from it. ... more...

  • Sleeping Naked Is Greenby Vanessa Farquharson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.95

    No one likes listening to smug hippies bragging about how they don?t use toilet paper, or worse yet, lecturing about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprint.With this in mind, Farquharson takes on the intense personal challenge of making one green change to her lifestyle every single day for a... more...