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  • 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...

  • Ecological Intelligenceby Ian McCallum

    Fulcrum Publishing 2009; US$ 16.95

    A best seller in Africa, Ecological Intelligence defines a new way of thinking about the unprecedented environmental pressures of our day. McCallum offers a compelling argument that we must think differently about ourselves and the earth if we are to take seriously the survival of wilderness areas, wild animals, and the human race. Ecological... 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...

  • Mountain Natureby Jennifer Frick-Ruppert

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 21.00

    The Southern Appalachians are home to a breathtakingly diverse array of living things--from delicate orchids to carnivorous pitcher plants, from migrating butterflies to flying squirrels, and from brawny black bears to more species of salamander than anywhere else in the world. Mountain Nature is a lively and engaging account of the ecology of this... more...

  • Ecology & Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Siteby Robert W. Sandford

    Athabasca University Press 2010; US$ 44.95

    Ecology & Wonder makes several remarkable claims: The greatest cultural achievement in the Western Canadian mountain region may be what has been preserved, not what has been developed. Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preserve crucial ecological functions. Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species loss has been slowed,... 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...

  • Water Science Reviews 3: Volume 3by Felix Franks

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 62.00

    Water Science Reviews contains three or four critical reviews of the type previously published in the seven volume work Water - A Comprehensive Treatise. more...

  • Water Science Reviews 5: Volume 5by Felix Franks

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 49.00

    A common focus is the central position adopted by water in the systems and processes described. 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...