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  • OECD Environmental Databy Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 72.00

    As international concern about global environment and sustainable development becomes more pressing, government, business and the public all need reliable and harmonised data on the environment, including the ways in which it is affected by economic activity. more...

  • Green Phoenixby William Allen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 38.00

    Can we prevent the destruction of the world's tropical forests? In the fire-scarred hills of Costa Rica, science writer William Allen found an answer: we can not only prevent their destruction - we can bring them back to their former glory. 'Green Phoenix' reveals how the tropical forests in the northwestern section of the country were saved. more...

  • Planetwalkerby John Phd Francis

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 16.95

    When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal standhe stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, the young man took a vow of silence... more...

  • El manejo de las pesquerías en ríos de Sudaméricaby Danny Pinedo; Carlos Soria

    International Development Research Centre 2008; US$ 40.00

    Las pesquerías contribuyen de manera significativa a la oferta alimentaria mundial, sobre todo de las comunidades rurales pobres de los países en desarrollo, que dependen del pescado y sus derivados como principal fuente de proteína animal. Sin embargo, numerosos stocks y especies pesqueras se están disminuyendo dramáticamente,... more...

  • On Thin Iceby Richard Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    Polar bears?fierce and majestic?have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, they are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. But as global warming threatens the ice caps? integrity, the polar bear has also come to symbolize the environmental peril that has... more...

  • Descentralización Y Manejo Ambientalby Julia Fraga; Guillermo J. Villalobos; Sabrina Doyon

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 25.00

    La gobernanza ambiental reconoce que el gobierno no es el único agente que debe responsabilizarse de la gestión de los problemas ambientales sino que la solución está en hacerlo junto con la sociedad. Este reconocimiento ha generado la aparición de diversos mecanismos de participación privada y social para involucrarse... more...

  • How Much is an Ecosystem Worth?by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    The international community has committed itself to achieve, by 2010, a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional, and national levels. Yet, despite growing awareness, and major efforts in all countries, the latest evidence indicates that biodiversity continues to be lost at a terrifying pace, resulting... more...

  • Epitaph For A Desert Anarchistby James Bishop

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 18.95

    Through Abbey's own writings and personal papers, as well as interviews with friends and acquaintances, Bishop gives us a penetrating, compelling, no-holds-barred view of tile life and accomplishments of this controversial figure. more...

  • Red Birdby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Mary Oliver's twelfth book of poetry,  Red Bird  comprises sixty-one poems, the most ever in a single volume of her work. Overflowing with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, for the many people she has loved in her seventy years, as well as for her disobedient dog Percy,  Red Bird  is a quintessential collection... more...

  • Why I Wake Earlyby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 15.00

    The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude... more...