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- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research, Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the... more...
- Beacon Press 2015; US$ 25.95
A provocative exploration of the ?new ecology? and why most of what we think we know about alien species is wrong For a long time veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce thought in stark terms about invasive species: they were the evil interlopers spoiling pristine ?natural? ecosystems. Most conservationists and environmentalists share this... more...
- Reardon Publishing 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...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 38.87
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...
- Brandes & Apsel 2012; US$ 7.55
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...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
For one thousand years, the Milu -- an exotic species of deer with the neck of a camel, horns of a stag, feet of a cow, and tail of a donkey -- existed only in the Chinese emperor?s private park in Beijing. But in the nineteenth century, a Basque missionary risked his life to obtain a specimen, then embalmed it and sent it to Paris. The preserved... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 27.00
Simple and Inexpensive Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home It's not always easy being green, and sometimes it costs more than you'd expect to get an eco-friendly home improvement project up and running. Renewable Energies for Your Home gives you sustainable home energy solutions that won't drain your wallet or the power grid. Get details... more...
- Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95
Where do camels belong? In the Arab world is the obvious answer. But they are relative newcomers there. They evolved and lived for tens of millions of years in North America, while today they retain their greatest diversity in South America and have their only wild populations in Australia. This is a classic example of the problems that underlie the... more...
- HarperCollins 2004; US$ 10.99
Crimes Against Nature is ultimately about the corrosive effect of corporate corruption on our core American values -- free-market capitalism and democracy. It is about an administration, the author argues, that has sacrificed respect for the law, public health, scientific integrity, and long-term economic vitality on the altar of corporate greed.... more...