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Ecology

  • Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energyby Fangli Zheng

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 269.95

    The 2014 International Conference on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy (ICBAEE 2014) was held May 22-23, 2014 in Beijing, China. The objective of ICBAEE 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities... more...

  • 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...

  • A Message from Marthaby Mark Avery

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history ? the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct on that fateful day, with the death in Cincinnati Zoo of Martha ? the last of her kind. This book tells the tale of the Passenger... more...

  • Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals)by Andrew Brennan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Ecology ? unlike astronomy, physics, or chemistry ? is a science with an associated political and ethical movement: the Green Movement. As a result, the ecological position is often accompanied by appeals to holism, and by a mystical quasi-religious conception of the ecosystem. In this title, first published in 1988, Andrew Brennan argues that we... more...

  • Impact of Global Changes on Mountainsby Velma I. Grover; Axel Borsdorf; Jürgen Breuste; Prakash Chandra Tiwari; Flavia Witkowski Frangetto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Mountain regions encompass nearly 24 percent of the total land surface of the earth and are home to approximately 12 percent of the world?s population. Their ecosystems play a critical role in sustaining human life both in the highlands and the lowlands. During recent years, resource use in high mountain areas has changed mainly in response... more...

  • Ecological Aspects of Social Evolutionby Daniel I. Rubenstein; Richard W. Wrangham

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Seeking common principles of social evolution in different taxonomic groups, the contributors to this volume discuss eighteen groups of birds and mammals for which long-term field studies have been carried out. They examine how social organization is shaped by the interaction between proximate ecological pressures and culture"--the social traditions... more...

  • The Fish in the Forestby Dale Stokes

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Fish in the Forest is an elegantly written, beautifully illustrated exploration of the complex web of relationships between the salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding ecosystem. Dale Stokes shows how nearly all aspects of this fragile ecosystem?from streambeds to treetops, from sea urchins to orcas to bears, from rain forests to... more...

  • Birds and Climate Changeby James W. Pearce-Higgins; Rhys E. Green

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    A critical synthesis of the impacts of climate change on birds, examining potential future effects and conservation responses. more...

  • A Land of Ghostsby David G. Campbell

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 25.00

    The western Amazon is the last frontier, as wild a west as Earth has ever known. For thirty years David G. Campbell has been exploring this lush wilderness, which contains more species than ever existed anywhere at any time in the four-billion-year history of life on our planet. With great artistic flair, Campbell takes us with him as he travels... more...

  • Gotham Unboundby Ted Steinberg

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    This is the story of the monumental struggle between New York and the natural world. From Henry Hudson?s discovery of Mannahatta to Hurricane Sandy, Gotham Unbound is Ted Steinberg?s sweeping ecological history of one of the most man-made spots on earth. Here is a tale of "the world with us"?lots of us?a groundbreaking book that recounts the four-century... more...