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Ecology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Life along the Inner Coastby Robert L. Lippson; Alice Jane Lippson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    Life along the Inner Coast: A Naturalist's Guide to the Sounds, Inlets, Rivers, and Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk to Key West 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...

  • An African Savannaby R. J. Scholes; B. H. Walker

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 55.00

    This book develops a unified vision of the ecology of dry savannas, a little studied ecosystem. more...