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  • Creating Habitat for Backyard Birdsby Dale Evva Gelfand

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 3.95

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence... more...

  • IN SEARCH OF BIOHAPPINESSby M.S. Swaminathan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 80.00

    This book describes how an era of biohappiness, based on the conservation and sustainable and equitable use of biodiversity, can be launched. It deals with all aspects of conservation such as in situ, ex situ and community conservation, and also covers co more...

  • Invasive Alien Plantsby J. R. Bhatt; J. S. Singh; S. P. Singh; R. S. Tripathi; R. K. Kohli

    CABI 2011; US$ 180.00

    Invasive alien species are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystems throughout the world. In India, a country with three of the world's most important 'biodiversity hotspots', the invasion of alien plants means risking a national ecological disaster with major social and economic consequences. Currently there is insufficient information... more...

  • The Highlandsby Richard G. Lathrop

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

      The Highlands is the first book to examine the natural and cultural landscape of this four-state (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut) region, showing how it?s distinctive and why its conservation is vital. Each chapter is written by a different leading researcher and specialist in that field, and introduces readers to an aspect... more...

  • Locavore U.S.A.by Katherine Gustafson

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 0.00

    In 1950, at least 70 percent of Montana's food was grown in Montana. Many states used to have robust local-food economies, but that has changed drastically around the country in recent decades. National-scale food businesses beat out community-oriented small and medium-sized operations, laying waste to the infrastructure that once supported thriving... more...

  • La economía de la Iniciativa Yasuní-ITTby Joseph Henry Vogel; Graciela Chichilnisky; Iván Humberto Jiménez-Williams

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    El cambio climático se presta a la economía política. Joseph Henry Vogel ha construido un argumento a favor de llevar a los países ricos en carbono, pero pobres económicamente, a través del cuello de botella de la economía de vaquero y hacia el ?comercio en el derecho de emisiones? de los países Anexo I del Protocolo de Kioto. Ecuador sirve como el... more...

  • African Silencesby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    African Silences is a powerful and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African landscape and its wildlife. In this critically acclaimed work Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written about in two previous books, A Tree Where Man Was Born -- nominated for the National Book Award -- and Sand Rivers. Through... more...

  • Salt Marshesby Judith S Weis; Carol A Butler

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Tall green grass. Subtle melodies of songbirds. Sharp whines of muskrats. Rustles of water running through the grasses. And at low tide, a pungent reminder of the treasures hidden beneath the surface.All are vital signs of the great salt marshes' natural resources. Now championed as critical habitats for plants, animals, and people because of... more...

  • Conversations with an Eagleby Brenda Cox

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.99

    Nothing in the world prepares you for an eagle leaping to your arm,? says the author of this moving memoir. When Brenda Cox found Ichabod, a ten-week-old female bald eagle blown out of her nest, a profound relationship began. Cox experienced many exhilarating moments and more than a few close calls during the time she trained the bird for falconry... more...

  • GIS Methodologies for Developing Conservation Strategiesby Basil G. Savitsky; Thomas E. Lacher

    Columbia University Press 1998; US$ 79.99

    A group of renowned scientists provides an overview of state-of-the-art digital mapping technologies using Costa Rica--one of the world's richest areas of biodiversity--as a model. They show how the utilization of geographic information systems (GIS) can enhance conservation efforts by helping scientists to monitor landscapes, trace park boundaries... more...