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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • The Myth of Human Supremacyby Derrick Jensen

    Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail?from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the... more...

  • Life as a Huntby Stuart Marks

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    The "extensive wilderness" of Zambia's central Luangwa Valley is the homeland of the Valley Bisa whose cultural practices have enriched this environment for centuries. Beginning with the intrusions of warlords and later British colonials, successive generations have experienced the callousness and challenges of colonialism. Their homeland, a slender... more...

  • Mountain Flowersby Michael Scott

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    "Mountain flowers are the most romantic in our flora, exquisite, enigmatic and, often, remote from human habitation. Michael Scott has not only seen them all but has roamed every part of the hill scenery of Britain and brings to his subject passion, learning and hands-on experience. This is field botany at its best, engrossing, exciting and full of... more...

  • The Eurasian Beaver Handbookby Roisin Campbell-Palmer

    Pelagic Publishing 2016; US$ 46.99

    This book presents a detailed overview of the ecology and behaviour of the Eurasian beaver. It shows how to recognise the presence and activities of beavers. It provides tried and tested methods for mitigating adverse impacts of beaver behaviour and demonstrates how to apply management techniques in accordance with current legislation. more...

  • Asian Sacred Natural Sitesby Bas Verschuuren; Naoya Furuta

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 67.95

    Nature conservation planning tends to be driven by models based on Western norms and science, but these may not represent the cultural, philosophical and religious contexts of much of Asia. This book provides a new perspective on the topic of sacred natural sites and cultural heritage by linking Asian cultures, religions and worldviews with contemporary... more...

  • Pesticide Toxicity to Non-target Organismsby Johnson Stanley; Gnanadhas Preetha

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 299.00

    The pesticide should cause effect on the target pests and be selective enough to spare the non-target beneficial. The book deals with the pesticide toxicity to predators, parasitoids and microbes which are used for pest management in the agroecosystem. The other beneficials exposed to pesticides are pollinators, earthworms, silkworm and fishes. The... more...

  • Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacificby Peter W. Glynn; Derek P. Manzello; Ian C. Enochs

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 229.00

    This book documents and examines the state of health of coral reefs in the eastern tropical Pacific region.  It touches on the occurrence of coral reefs in the waters of surrounding countries, and it explores their biogeography, biodiversity and condition relative to the El Niño southern oscillation and human impacts.  Additionally contained... more...

  • Imagining Extinctionby Ursula K. Heise

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 27.50

    We are currently facing the sixth mass extinction of species in the history of life on Earth, biologists claim?the first one caused by humans. Activists, filmmakers, writers, and artists are seeking to bring the crisis to the public?s attention through stories and images that use the strategies of elegy, tragedy, epic, and even comedy. Imagining... more...

  • Drought in Brazilby Erwin De Nys; Nathan Engle; Antônio Rocha Magalhães

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 139.95

    Drought is a slow-onset natural hazard that is often referred to as a creeping phenomenon. The challenge of monitoring drought?s onset and evolution, and identifying its termination or end is one that scientists, natural resource managers, and decision makers have been struggling with for decades. However, drought management must be aimed at reducing... more...

  • First World Petro-Politicsby Laurie Adkin

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 49.95

    First World Petro-Politics examines the vital yet understudied case of a first world petro-state facing related social, ecological, and economic crises in the context of recent critical work on fossil capitalism. more...