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  • Pulseby Robert Frenay

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    Pulse is not about dance music, not about heart rates?and not about electromagnetic fields. What it does describe is a sea change in human affairs, a vast and fundamental shift that is about to transform every aspect of our lives. Written in lively prose for lay readers, Pulse shows how ideas that have shaped Western science, industry, and culture... more...

  • The Control of Natureby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains , he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended... more...

  • Build a Bluebird Trailby Dale Evva Gelfand

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1999; US$ 3.95

    Conservationists across North America are working to help protect and support bluebirds, and you can do your part by creating a bluebird trail. This is simply a series of nesting boxes (anywhere from a few to a few thousand) set about 300 feet apart along a prescribed route. Dale Gelfand tells you what you need to know about bluebirds and their habits,... more...

  • Conservation in Africaby David Anderson; Richard H. Grove

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 50.00 US$ 41.00

    This book provides a new inter-disciplinary look at the practice and policies of conservation in Africa. Bringing together social scientists, anthropologists and historians with biologists for the first time, the book sheds some light on the previously neglected but critically important social aspects of conservation thinking. To date conservation... more...

  • How Green Is the City?by Dimitri Devuyst; Luc Hens; Walter De Lannoy

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    This book deals with practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis. more...

  • The Politics and Economics of Park Managementby Terry L. Anderson; Alexander James; Stephanie Presber James; George R. Hughes; Donald R. Leal; Holly Lippke Fretwell; Sam Kanyamibwa; Micheal J.B. Green; Javier Beltran; Mariano L. Merino; Christopher Bruce; Michael J. 't Sas-Rolfes; Peter W. Fearnhead; Karl Hess Jr

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 45.99

    The Politics and Economics of Park Management examines national protected area systems, in both developed and developing countries, that have made a transformation from 'fortress parks' to a sustainable use model. The contributors-park management, academics, and members of nongovernmental organizations-contend that successful institutional change in... more...

  • Wetland Mitigationby Mark Dennison

    Government Institutes 1997; US$ 119.99

    Regulations require that development projects in wetland areas restore or replace lost wetland functions and values. Completely updated to reflect recent legal developments, this practical reference explains those regulations and provides a current, comprehensive look at wetland mitigation options that comply with the regulations, minimize expenses,... more...

  • It's Not Easy Being Greenby Dick Strawbridge

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.27

    It's Not Easy Being Green follows Dick Strawbridge and his family as they leave their comfortable home in the Midlands to tackle a remarkable self-sufficiency project - New House Farm in Cornwall. Their main objective is to have as little negative impact on the planet as possible by producing no waste and removing their dependency upon fossil fuels... more...

  • GroundWork for Community-Based Conservationby Diane Russell; Camilla Harshbarger

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 38.99

    While ecological and biophysical sciences have dominated the theory and practice of conservation, practitioners and researchers worldwide know that conservation initiatives have profound social impacts and consequences for local communities and cultures. This concise and accessible book will give students and practitioners a solid introduction to important... more...

  • Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movementby Tim Palmer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 39.99

    Based on careful research and hundreds of interviews, this information-packed narrative is regarded as a classic in the field of conservation. This updated edition includes two new chapters that chart the course of conservation during the past twenty years and explore how the movement to protect rivers will likely change in the twenty-first century. more...