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  • 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...

  • While Flocks Lastby Charlie Elder

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.68

    Armed with a field guide and a half-decent pair of binoculars, Charlie Elder travels the length and breadth of the British Isles to spot forty bird species in serious decline - the UK's Red List. He looks at why their numbers have fallen, what efforts are being made to encourage their recoveries and meets experts and enthusiasts who are working to... more...

  • Round Riverby Aldo Leopold; Luna B. Leopold; Charles W. Schwartz

    Oxford University Press 1972; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    To those who know the charm of Aldo Leopold's writing in A Sand County Almanac , this collection from his journals and essays will be a new delight. The journal entries included here were written in camp during his many field trips--hunting, fishing, and exploring--and they indicate the source of ideas on land ethics found in his longer essays. ... more...

  • Embrace Your Inner Wildby Mary Reynolds Thompson

    White Cloud Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World is a brilliant, full-color book of photographs and reflections that invite you to seek out wildness wherever you find it within or without. Don Moseman?s spectacular photographs feature the wildlife and terrain of Marin County, California: the fiercely intelligent eyes of the coyote,... more...

  • Wilderness Daysby Sigurd F. Olson

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    A selection of Sigurd F. Olson?s finest writing on the splendor of the great outdoors, hand-picked by the master himself more...

  • Man-Eaters, Mambas And Marula Madnessby Mario Cesare

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 12.99

    What started as a vision for the Olifants River Game Reserve [in South Africa] has become the story of a game ranger's life. With a naturalist's eye for detail as well as the bigger picture of managing a fragile ecosystem through years of drought and plenty, Mario Cesare brings a storyteller's delight - and a dash of Italian passion - to sharing his... more...

  • The Burning Islandby Pamela Frierson

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Westernersfrom early missionaries to explorers to present-day artists, scientists, and touristshave always found volcanoes fascinating and disturbing. Native Hawaiians, in contrast, revere volcanoes as a source of spiritual energy and see the volcano goddess Pele as part of the natural cycle of a continuously procreative cosmos. Volcanoes hold a special... more...

  • Conservation of Wildlife Populationsby L. Scott Mills

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.95 US$ 74.49

    Population ecology has matured to a sophisticated science with astonishing potential for contributing solutions to wildlife conservation and management challenges.  And yet, much of the applied power of wildlife population ecology remains untapped because its broad sweep across disparate subfields has been isolated in specialized texts. ... more...

  • Shaping Krugerby Mitch Reardon

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 18.00

    Shaping Kruger ? the dynamics of managing wildlife in Africa?s premier game park. Focuses on 13 of Kruger?s key larger mammals. Illustrated with colour photographs. more...

  • Conservation in a Crowded Worldby John Merson; Rosie Cooney; Paul Brown

    UNSW Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    Traditional conservation approaches have focused on separating people from nature, most obviously through the establishment of formal protected areas such as national parks. But the real challenge is to reconcile conservation and the sustainable use of environmental resources with people and all the problems they bring. This collection of real-life... more...