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  • 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...

  • Wasteby Tristram Stuart

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 20.78

    With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem - or thinks it does. Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food - enough to feed all the world's hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth... 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...

  • Silent Fieldsby Roger Lovegrove

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Since time immemorial mankind has taken it upon himself to wage war against nature -- against those species of birds and mammals which he believes conflict with his livelihood. This remarkable book is about that war of attrition against the native mammals and birds of England and Wales from the middle ages to the present day. There is widespread knowledge... more...

  • Salt Marshesby Carol Butler; Judith Weis

    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...

  • Conservation in Africaby David Anderson; Richard H. Grove

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 80.00

    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...

  • Uprisings for the Earthby Osprey Orielle Lake

    White Cloud Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    We face a serious global challenge with over half the world?s population living in urban environments ? mostly disconnected from the natural world. This represents a key element of the serious economic, social and environmental crises looming today. Osprey Orielle Lake, a lifelong advocate for the environment and cultural transformation, weaves together... 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$ 42.99

    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...

  • Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexicoby John W. Tunnell; Ernesto A. Chávez; Kim Withers; Sylvia Earle

    Texas A&M University Press 2007; US$ 50.00

    Coral reefs declined worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, making them perhaps the most endangered marine ecosystem on Earth. This realization spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to write a comprehensive book that would raise awareness of coral reefs and their plight. Tunnell and coeditors Ernesto A. Chávez and Kim Withers present an integrated... more...

  • Wetland Mitigationby Mark Dennison

    Government Institutes 1997; US$ 109.99

    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...