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Ecology

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  • Ecology and Experienceby Richard J. Borden; Darron Collins

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    A philosophical and narrative memoir, Ecology and Experience is a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden?s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology?a story of life wrapped in a life story. Borden shows that attempts to bridge the mental and environmental arenas are uncertain,... more...

  • Flowering Earthby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Flowering Earth is an extraordinary work in which Peattie explores the origin and significance of plant life with an unmatched sense of astonishment and reflection. According to The New York Times, his prose in Flowering Earth is pervaded by a continuous sense of beauty and illuminative insight,? and Books hails it as a piece for people who are refreshed... more...

  • Gotham Unboundby Ted Steinberg

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History A ?fascinating, encyclopedic history?of greater New York City through an ecological lens? ( Publishers Weekly , starred review)?the sweeping story of one of the most man-made spots on earth. Gotham Unbound recounts the four-century history of how hundreds of square miles of open marshlands became home... more...

  • Southern Wonderby R. Scot Duncan; Edward O. Wilson

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Southern Wonder explores Alabama? s amazing biological diversity, the reasons for the large number of species in the state, and the importance of their preservation. Alabama ranks fifth in the nation in number of species of plants and animals found in the state, surpassed only by the much larger western states of California,Texas, Arizona, and... more...

  • Ecosystem Dynamicsby Richard H. W. Bradshaw; Martin T. Sykes

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95 US$ 86.62

    Ecosystem Dynamics focuses on long-term terrestrial ecosystems and their changing relationships with human societies.  The unique aspect of this text is the long-time scale under consideration as data and insights from the last 10,000 years are used to place present-day ecosystem status into a temporal perspective and to test models that generate... more...

  • Suisun Marshby Peter B. Moyle; Amber D. Manfree; Peggy L. Fiedler

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 44.95 US$ 35.96

    One of California's most remarkable wetlands, Suisun Marsh is the largest tidal marsh on the West Coast and a major feature of the San Francisco Estuary. This productive and unique habitat supports endemic species, is a nursery for native fishes, and is a vital link for migratory waterfowl. The 6,000-year-old marsh has been affected by human activity,... more...

  • The Underwater Museumby Jason deCaires Taylor; Carlo McCormick; Helen Scales

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 19.99

    A one-of-a-kind blend of art, nature, and conservation, The Underwater Museum re-creates an awe-inspiring dive into the dazzling under-ocean sculpture parks of artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Taylor casts his life-size statues from a special kind of cement that facilitates reef growth, and sinks them to the ocean floor. There, over time, the artworks... more...

  • The Woodland Bookby Tessa Wardley

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    From an author passionate about reconnecting both adults and children with nature, The Woodland Book aims to show anyone with an interest in nature and the great outdoors how to make the most of the unique environments provided by a canopy of trees. Packed with fascinating facts about woodlands including ancient rituals and the wildlife and flora... more...

  • Hedgerow Historyby Gerry Barnes; Tom Williamson

    Windgather Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Oxbow says: For many years hedges have been the most common field boundary in rural Britain, providing a stock-proof barrier, a field boundary and a haven for wildlife. Despite this, they are rarely studied in any detail in landscape archaeology. The authors of Hedgerow History rightly argue that hedges, as an essential feature of the landscape, their... more...

  • The Road of a Naturalistby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The Road of a Naturalist is a fascinating autobiographical wonder written by one of America's most beloved naturalists at the height of his fame. A scientist, a philosopher, and a poet, Donald Culross Peattie takes us on an confessional journey across the landscape of his life. Told in flashbacks of years past and interspersed with impressions of... more...