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  • 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...

  • 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$ 38.99

    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$ 99.99

    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...

  • Twelve by Twelveby Bill Powers

    New World Library 2010; US$ 16.95

    Why would a successful American physician choose to live in a 12' x 12' cabin without running water or electricity? more...

  • Holding Back the Seaby Christopher Hallowell

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and talking about when the Big One would strike and do even more damage. Katrina was that hurricane, predictedand imagined before she struck, but... more...

  • Waterby Marq de Villiers

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.99

    In his award-winning book WATER, Marq de Villiers provides an eye-opening account of how we are using, misusing, and abusing our planet's most vital resource. Encompassing ecological, historical, and cultural perspectives, de Villiers reports from hot spots as diverse as China, Las Vegas, and the Middle East, where swelling populations and unchecked... more...

  • It's Not Easy Being Greenby Dick Strawbridge

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.78

    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$ 32.99

    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...