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  • Analysis of Capture-Recapture Databy Rachel S. McCrea; Byron J. T. Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    An important first step in studying the demography of wild animals is to identify the animals uniquely through applying markings, such as rings, tags, and bands. Once the animals are encountered again, researchers can study different forms of capture-recapture data to estimate features, such as the mortality and size of the populations. Capture-recapture... more...

  • Disappearing Destinationsby Kimberly Lisagor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    A beautiful and memorable look at some of the most gorgeous endangered places on the planet. Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing, ancient Incan city tucked away in the mountains of Peru, but it is rapidly being worn down by the thousands of feet treading across its stones. Glacier National Park is a destination long known for the stunning beauty of its... more...

  • City at the Water's Edgeby Betsy McCully

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    Concrete floors and concrete walls, buildings that pierce the sky, taxicabs and subway corridors, a steady din of noise. These things, along with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges make New York City not only the cultural and financial capital... more...

  • A Sand County Almanacby Aldo Leopold

    Oxford University Press, USA 1968; US$ 12.99

    First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of... more...

  • Winter Worldby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions. Examining... more...

  • Resolving Ecosystem Complexity (MPB-47)by Oswald J. Schmitz

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    An ecosystem's complexity develops from the vast numbers of species interacting in ecological communities. The nature of these interactions, in turn, depends on environmental context. How do these components together influence an ecosystem's behavior as a whole? Can ecologists resolve an ecosystem's complexity in order to predict its response to disturbances?... more...

  • Big Ecologyby David C. Coleman

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 47.95

    In Big Ecology , David C. Coleman documents his historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As Coleman explains, the concept of the ecosystem?a local biological community and its interactions with its environment?has given rise to many institutions and research programs, like... more...

  • Maasailand Ecologyby K. M. Homewood; W. A. Rodgers

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 58.00

    This book explores the perceived problems, ecological facts and possible management solutions behind the case of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. more...

  • Biogeography of Mediterranean Invasionsby R. H. Groves; F. Di Castri

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 86.00

    This book is an initiative of a subcommittee of SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment). more...

  • Public Policies and the Misuse of Forest Resourcesby Robert Repetto; Malcolm Gillis

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 55.00

    Six contributors explore the role of governments in accelerating the rate of forest destruction by providing direct and indirect subsidies to support what would otherwise be non-commercial logging operations. Without these financial incentives, most timber operations in the tropics would cease. In a series of country-by-country investigations, including... more...