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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...

  • Beach-Spawning Fishesby Karen L.M. Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Beach-spawning fishes from exotic locations on most continents of the world provide spectacular examples of extreme adaptations during the most vulnerable life cycle stages. The beauty, intriguing biology, and importance of these charismatic fishes at the interface of marine and terrestrial ecosystems have inspired numerous scientific studies. Adaptations... more...

  • The Moth Snowstormby Michael McCarthy

    John Murray 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. In... more...

  • The Emergent Agricultureby Gary Kleppel; John Ikerd

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 17.95

    Local, diverse and resilient – the new culture of food more...

  • Where Do Camels Belong?by Ken Thompson

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Where do camels belong? In the Arab world is the obvious answer. But they are relative newcomers there. They evolved and lived for tens of millions of years in North America, while today they retain their greatest diversity in South America and have their only wild populations in Australia. This is a classic example of the problems that underlie the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Notebooks from New Guineaby Vojtech Novotny

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    This is a unique and delightfully engaging account by a leading tropical biologist of doing science at one of the last wild frontiers in the world. Vojtech Novotny is a highly respected Czech scientist. His widely cited work, of profound importance to ecology and evolution, is not done, like much modern science, in a lab full of gleaming apparatus.... more...

  • Invasive Species Managementby Mick N. Clout; Peter A. Williams

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 157.95

    Invasive alien species are a major and growing threat to biodiversity worldwide. The transport of organisms through increased levels of trade and tourism is leading to the widespread breaching of natural biogeographic barriers at unprecedented rates. Consequences can be severe, especially in naturally isolated ecosystems. Invasive alien species can... more...

  • The John A. Livingston Readerby John Livingston

    McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 17.95

    Canada?s pioneering radical naturalist now back in print! John A. Livingston is Canada?s Rachel Carson. His cogent, brilliant writing on the effects of man on nature has defined an entire generation of environmentalists and is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the underpinnings of today?s issues. Radical when first published in the... more...