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Ecology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Empowering Climate-Change Strategies with Bernard Lonergan?s Methodby John Raymaker; Ijaz Durrani

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 59.99

    This book addresses the climate change crisis through scientific, historical, and spiritual lenses. Using Bernard Lonergan?s functional specialization method, developed to facilitate collaboration among specialists, Raymaker and Durrani go beyond data analysis to look for inspiration to motivate and coordinate needed action by persons, groups, and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Invasion Biologyby Mark A. Davis

    Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 55.00

    This is an up-to-date overview of the field of invasion biology, which includes an overview of the science, the impacts, and management of invasive species, as well as a critical assessment of the field itself. - ;With the exception of climate change, biological invasions have probably received more attention during the past ten years than any other... more...