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  • A Sand County Almanacby Aldo Leopold

    Oxford University Press 1968; US$ 8.99 US$ 8.09

    First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature,... more...

  • The Myth of Human Supremacyby Derrick Jensen

    Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail?from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the... more...

  • Zoogeomorphologyby David R. Butler

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 35.00

    This book examines the role of animals as geomorphic agents of landscape erosion, deposition and change. more...

  • Natural History of San Francisco Bayby Ariel Rubissow Okamoto; Kathleen Wong

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95 US$ 22.91

    This complete primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of an extraordinary, and remarkably resilient, body of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with pollutants, and crowded with forty-six cities, the bay is still home to healthy eelgrass beds, young Dungeness crabs and sharks, and millions of waterbirds. Written in an entertaining... more...

  • The Intertidal Wildernessby Anne Wertheim Rosenfeld

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    The Intertidal Wilderness is a stunning photographic exploration of the tidepools of the Pacific coast, from Baja California to as far north as southeast Alaska. These lush photographs capture in striking color the enormous variety of life and biological detail in the intertidal zone along one of the world's most spectacular coastlines. The interpretative... more...

  • Wetland Habitats of North Americaby Dr. Darold P. Batzer; Andrew H. Baldwin

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 150.00 US$ 127.50

    Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat... more...

  • The Environmental Legacy of the UC Natural Reserve Systemby Peggy L. Fiedler; Susan Gee Rumsey; Kathleen Wong

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    The UC Natural Reserve System, established in 1965 to support field research, teaching, and public service in natural environments, has become a prototype of conservation and land stewardship looked to by natural resource managers throughout the world. From its modest beginnings of seven sites, the UC NRS has grown to encompass more than 750,000 wildland... more...

  • Following the Waterby David M. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.84

    The writer, naturalist, and artist David Carroll illuminates the ecology and life histories of his "mud people"?the tree frogs, hawks, foxes, and the increasingly rare wood and spotted turtles he has been tracking for decades?with the precision and passion that won him a 2006 MacArthur "genius" award. Following theWater is the intensely observed... more...

  • Between Urban and Wildby Andrea M. Jones

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    In her calm, carefully reasoned perspective on place, Andrea Jones focuses on the familiar details of country life balanced by the larger responsibilities that come with living outside an urban boundary. Neither an environmental manifesto nor a prodevelopment defense, Between Urban and Wild operates partly on a practical level, partly on a naturalist?s... more...

  • Grasses in Your Pocketby Anna B. Gardner; Michael Hurst; Deborah Lewis; Lynn G Clark

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 10.95

    At the time of European settlement, tallgrass prairie was the iconic landscape in much of the Upper Midwest. Although its extent has been drastically reduced, intact prairie remnants exist, prairie species persist along roadsides, and interest in prairie reconstruction has increased. The basic prairie matrix is formed by grasses, yet their diversity... more...