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Ecology

  • National Park Scienceby Jane Carruthers

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 68.00

    This book explains the changing philosophies and permutations in research and management of South Africa's national parks during the twentieth century. more...

  • In Sight of Yellow Mountainby Philip Judge

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Be transported to the earthy pleasures of an Irish country life governed by ancient traditions and seasons. 'I think I bought a house,' I said, still slightly stunned. I've spent longer choosing a tie. The house is a century-old cottage deep in the Irish countryside. The book, an account of one man accidentally finding home. more...

  • Water Conflicts in Northeast Indiaby K. J. Joy; Partha J. Das; Gorky Chakraborty; Chandan Mahanta; Suhas Paranjape; Shruti Vispute

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.00

    Northeast India, apart from being the rainiest in India, is drained by two large river systems of the world – the Brahmaputra and the Barak (Meghna) – both transnational rivers cutting across bordering countries. The region, known for its rich water resources, has been witnessing an increasing number of conflicts related to water in recent years.... more...

  • Sacred Soilby Robert Tindall; Ian Baker

    North Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 18.95

    A fascinating description of how utilizing the biochar embedded in terra preta, the recently rediscovered sacred soil of the pre-Columbian peoples of the Amazon rainforest, can cut our dependency on petrochemicals, restore the health of our soils, remove carbon from our overheating atmosphere, and restore the planet to pre-industrial levels of atmospheric... more...

  • Fishes Out of Waterby Zeehan Jaafar; Edward O. Murdy

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 119.95

    Mudskippers are amphibious fishes native to the Indo-West Pacific and tropical western Africa. Unlike most fishes, mudskippers emerse to forage, find mates, and defend territories. Adaptations to their morphology, physiology and behavior enable mudskippers to accommodate both aquatic and terrestrial habitats. For these traits, mudskippers have long... more...

  • The Hen Harrierby Donald Watson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    An acknowledged classic of narrative nature-writing, Donald Watson's The Hen Harrier was the culmination of a lifetime's study of this beautiful upland bird. A gentle, warm and wonderfully written book, The Hen Harrier stems from an age of 'amateur' conservation, from the pen of a man who cared deeply about birds and their habitats, especially of... more...

  • Image and Environmentby David Stea

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Cognitive mapping is a construct that encompasses those processes that enable people to acquire, code, store, recall, and manipulate information about the nature of their spatial environment. It refers to the attributes and relative locations of people and objects in the environment, and is an essential component in the adaptive process of spatial... more...

  • African Ecology and Human Evolutionby Francois Bourliere

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The record of man's early evolution, though still fragmentary, is more complete on the African continent than anywhere else in the world. The ecological context of this evolution, however, has been studied intensively only in recent years. This pioneering volume draws together eminent specialists from many fields--physical anthropologists, zoologists,... more...

  • Tropical Pinnipedsby Juan J. Alava

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 189.95

    Pinnipeds are a fascinating group of marine mammals that play a crucial role as apex predators and sentinels of the functioning and health of marine ecosystems. They are found in the most extreme environments from the Polar regions to the tropics. Pinnipeds are comprised of about 34 species, and of those at least 25% live permanently in tropical zones.... more...

  • The Island in Imagination and Experienceby Barry Smith

    Saraband 2017; US$ 8.99

    From Treasure Island to Robben Island, from the paradise of Thomas More's 'Utopia' to Napoleon's purgatory on Elba, islands have proved irresistible to mankind's imagination since time immemorial. Self-confessed islomaniac Barry Smith explores how islands bewitch us so, and examines the kind of human experiences that islands inspire. Journeying all... more...