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  • The Sixth Extinctionby Terry Glavin

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The Sixth Extinction is a haunting account of the age in which we live. Ecologists are calling it the Sixth Great Extinction, and the world isn't losing just its ecological legacy; also vanishing is a vast human legacy of languages and our ways of living, seeing, and knowing. Terry Glavin confirms that we are in the midst of a nearly unprecedented,... more...

  • The Coral Battlegroundby Judith Wright

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia?s most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000 square kilometres. In the late 1960s the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists... more...

  • Claxtonby Mark Cocker

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.38

    'After Mark Cocker?s glorious book, you will never look at a blackberry bush the same way again.' Philip Hoare, New Statesman In 2001 Mark Cocker moved to Claxton, a small village in Norfolk. In a series of daily writings spanning the course of a year he explores his relationship to the landscape he lives in, to nature and to all the living things... more...

  • The Cotswoldsby Nicholas Reardon

    M-Y Books 2014; US$ 6.00

    These glorious hills, rightly described as an area of outstanding natural beauty, contain a treasure trove of spectacular views, along with flowers and wildlife just asking to be photographed. In the following pages I take you through the seasons, offering just a taste of what can be seen, in the hope that it will tempt you to explore this wonderful... more...

  • Globaler Emissionshandelby Tamra Gilbertson; Oscar Reyes; Edgar Peinelt

    Brandes & Apsel 2012; US$ 6.61

    Der Emissionshandel gilt als viel versprechendes Instrument zum Klimaschutz. Die beteiligten Akteure - Staaten und Unternehmen - verpflichten sich im Rahmen eines Abkommens dazu, den Ausstoß von Treibhausgasen auf ein festgelegtes Maß zu reduzieren. Wem das gelingt, der verfügt über "Emissionsguthaben", die an einer Tauschbörse verkauft werden... more...

  • »Retten, was zu retten ist!«by Fabian Mainzer

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 34.06

    Die Geschichte des Naturschutzes in Nordrhein-Westfalen zwischen 1970 und 1995 zeigt sich als Epoche der Widersprüche, zwischen Planungseuphorie und Pragmatismus, zwischen Etablierung und Vollzugsdefizit. Fabian Mainzer analysiert die Entwicklungen und Probleme des Naturschutzes vor dem Hintergrund der Wandlungsprozesse in der westdeutschen Gesellschaft.... more...

  • Free-ranging Catsby Stephen Spotte

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.50

    Feral and stray domestic cats occupy many different habitats. They can resist dehydration for months by relying exclusively on the tissue water of their prey allowing them to colonize remote deserts and other inhospitable places. They thrive and reproduce in humid equatorial rainforests and windswept subantarctic islands. In many areas of the world... more...

  • In Search of Lost Frogsby Robin Moore

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    On August 9, 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the Lost Frogs identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including, in the top ten most wanted, the Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad, found only in Ecuador - which was to prove a triumphant rediscovery. Several months, a number of key rediscoveries... more...

  • Charles Manson was an Environmentalistby Ralph Maughan

    Torrey House Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    The personal, confrontational, history of the creation of the U.S.'s largest Wilderness Area, the Frank Church River of No Return. more...

  • Bread, Wine, Chocolateby Simran Sethi

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our... more...