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Ecology

  • Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Third Editionby Stephen R. Gliessman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Agroecology is defined as the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems. Hence, learning can best be achieved through an experiential approach to the topic. Designed to accompany Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition, Field and Laboratory Investigations... 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...

  • Agroecologyby Stephen R. Gliessman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    This new edition of the bestselling textbook for courses in agroecology or sustainable agriculture updates the issues facing the sustainability of food systems, especially the strong movement from the "second green revolution" of biotechnology, the continued consolidation of the agricultural and food industries, the conflict with biofuels, and today's... more...

  • Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlandsby Dr. Darold P. Batzer; Rebecca R. Sharitz

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    This second edition of this important and authoritative survey provides students and researchers with up-to-date and accessible information about the ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent scholars help students understand both general concepts of different wetland types as well as complex topics related to these dynamic physical... more...

  • Sleeping Naked Is Greenby Vanessa Farquharson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.95

    No one likes listening to smug hippies bragging about how they don?t use toilet paper, or worse yet, lecturing about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprint.With this in mind, Farquharson takes on the intense personal challenge of making one green change to her lifestyle every single day for a... more...

  • A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailandby Tanya Chan-ard; Jarujin Nabhitabhata; John W. K. Parr

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    Thailand is home to over 350 species of reptiles, consisting of many kinds of turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes and crocodiless. With its extensive network of protected areas, Thailand is one of the richest and most ecologically diverse countries in the world. However, many of these species are being threatened more than ever before, including... more...

  • The Political Ecology of Agrofuelsby Kristina Dietz; Bettina Engels; Oliver Pye; Achim Brunnengräber

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book explores the political ecology of agrofuels as an encompassing socio-spatial transformation process consisting of a series of changing contexts, political reconfigurations, and the restructuring of social and labour relations. It includes conceptual chapters as well as case studies from different world regions (North America, Europe, Latin... more...

  • The Biology of African Savannahsby Bryan Shorrocks; William Bates

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 57.99

    Savannah habitats comprise an ecologically important, but ultimately fragile, ecosystem. They constitute one of the largest biomes on Earth, covering almost 20% of the land surface, and can be simply described as tropical and subtropical grasslands with scattered bushes and trees. Most savannahs occur in Africa, although smaller areas can be found... more...

  • Finding Earth, Finding Soulby Tim Macartney

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 14.57

    Finding Earth, Finding Soul is the story of one man's search for meaning and purpose in a society that is captivated by values and beliefs that are assaulting the Earthís lifesystems and collapsing society in upon itself. Tim Macartney intertwines several themes in the quest for meaning and purpose, organisation leadership, nature, conformity, and... more...

  • Camera Trappingby Peter Fleming; Paul Meek; Guy Ballard; Peter Banks; Andrew Claridge; Jim Sanderson; Don Swann

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 89.95

    Camera trapping in wildlife management and research is a growing global phenomenon. The technology is advancing very quickly, providing unique opportunities for collecting new biological knowledge. In order for fellow camera trap researchers and managers to share their knowledge and experience, the First International Camera Trapping Colloquium in... more...