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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Everglades Experimentsby Curtis J. Richardson

    Springer 2008; US$ 259.00

    Provides the long- term integrated scientific studies needed to understand the functioning of the Everglades region. This title offers background information about ecological conditions of the region that sets the context for reports of long-term research projects. 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...

  • A Greener Christmasby Sheherazade Goldsmith

    DK Publishing 2008; US$ 16.95

    The only guide to celebrating a greener Christmas shows you how to make your home merry, bright, and eco-friendly! Part craft, gardening, and cookbook, part home décor and entertaining guide, A Greener Christmas lets the whole family get in on projects that are simple, seasonal, and of-the-moment. Welcome guests with candlelit lanterns, hand-stitched... more...

  • How to Plant a Treeby Daniel Butler

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.95

    This gorgeously packaged little book celebrates trees and their life-affirming presence in our lives. The earth's longest living organisms, trees exemplify nature's great strength as well as its majestic beauty. Serving as virtual lungs for our planet, trees provide us with food, medicine, and our most versatile building material. To plant a... 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...