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Ecology

  • The Oldest Foods on Earthby John Newton

    NewSouth 2016; US$ 19.99

    ‘This is a book about Australian food, the unique flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples of this land for over 50 000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly ever touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing this book.’We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun the foods that grew here... more...

  • The Physical Foundation of Biologyby Walter M. Elsasser

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    The Physical Foundation of Biology: An Analytical Study offers a detailed account of the relationship between physics and biology. The discussion is based on a threefold development in theoretical science: the theory of automata (often designated as computers); the theory of information (mainly developed in communication engineering); and the theory... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Servicesby Marion Potschin; Roy Haines-Young; Robert Fish; R. Kerry Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 220.00

    The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding... more...

  • Kentucky's Natural Heritageby Greg Abernathy; Deborah White; Ellis L. Laudermilk; Marc Evans; Wendell Berry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 39.95

    Kentucky's abundance of plant and animal life, from the bottomland swamps in the west to the rich Appalachian forests in the east, is extraordinary as well as beautiful. Glades, prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, and caves form a biologically diverse patchwork that is unique to the state. Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity... more...

  • Ecosystems of Californiaby Harold Mooney; Erika Zavaleta

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 99.95

    This long-anticipated reference and sourcebook for California?s remarkable ecological abundance provides an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem type?its distribution, structure, function, and management. A comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge about this biologically diverse state, Ecosystems of California covers the state from oceans... more...

  • Ecological Forest Management Handbookby Guy R. Larocque

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 199.95

    Forests are valued not only for their economic potential, but also for the biodiversity they contain, the ecological services they provide, and the recreational, cultural, and spiritual opportunities they provide. The Ecological Forest Management Handbook provides a comprehensive summary of interrelated topics in the field, including management... more...

  • Wild Mammals of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Parkby Steven W. Buskirk

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 85.00

    Wild Mammals of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park provides the scholar, conservationist, and interested lay reader with information on the state's 117 wild mammalian species from grizzly bears to pygmy shrews. It describes the history of mammalogy in Wyoming, the zoogeography of Wyoming mammals, and the prehistoric mammals of Wyoming. It also... more...

  • Cooperative Breeding in Vertebratesby Walter D. Koenig; Janis L. Dickinson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00

    Brings together long-term studies of cooperation in vertebrates that challenge our understanding of the evolution of social behavior. more...

  • Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United Statesby Patrick D. Keyser; Todd Fearer; Craig A. Harper

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 129.95

    If you are responsible for oak management, Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States is for you. It is the definitive practical guide for anyone interested in improving stewardship of eastern oak forests. Organized into three sections, the first section, "Background and Biology: Setting the Stage," helps you establish a solid understanding... more...

  • Sperm Competition in Butterfliesby Mamoru Watanabe

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book describes about 30 years of theoretical, empirical, and experimental work on butterfly sperm competition. It considers the reproductive morphology and sperm utilisation interests of males and females, which shape the mating tactics of each sex. Females of most butterfly species mate multiple times throughout their lives. The reasons are... more...