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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...

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

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 150.00

    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

    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...

  • Yellowstone Wildlifeby Paul A. Johnsgard

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 23.95

    Yellowstone Wildlife is a natural history of the wildlife species that call Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem their home. Illustrated with stunning images by renowned wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen, Yellowstone Wildlife describes the lives of species in the park, exploring their habitats from the Grand Tetons... 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...

  • 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

    This 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. The author explains why these organisms live in cities and how they survive, offers tips on which species to look for, and shares hundreds of fascinating... more...

  • Ecosystems of Californiaby Harold Mooney; Erika Zavaleta

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 99.95

    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...