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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • Conserving Africa's Mega-Diversity in the Anthropoceneby Joris P. G. M. Cromsigt; Sally Archibald; Norman Owen-Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 72.00

    This book synthesises key insights from a century of ecological research and monitoring efforts in one of Africa's oldest protected areas. more...

  • A Good That Transcendsby Eric T. Freyfogle

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Since the birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1970s, the United States has witnessed dramatic shifts in social equality, ecological viewpoints, and environmental policy. With these changes has also come an increased popular resistance to environmental reform, but, as Eric T. Freyfogle reveals in this book, that resistance has far deeper... more...

  • Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoricby Derek G. Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Common topics and commonplaces help develop arguments and shape understanding. When used in argumentation, they may help interested parties more effectively communicate valuable information. The purpose of this edited collection on topics of environmental rhetoric is to fill gaps in scholarship related to specific, targeted, topical communication... more...

  • Fish on the Moveby Nata?a Rogelja; Alenka Janko Spreizer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.91

    This book analyses the relation between different discourses and actors through an ethnographic approach, showing not only how fishermen in Slovenia respond to international political economy, how they struggle to survive but also how they generate small changes. Fishing in the northeastern part of the Adriatic Sea makes for a substantial economy... more...

  • Open Midnightby Brooke Williams

    Trinity University Press 2017; US$ 16.95

    Open Midnight weaves two parallel stories about the great wildernessBrooke Williams?s year alone with his dog ground truthing wilderness maps of southern Utah, and that of his great-great-great-grandfather, who in 1863 made his way with a group of Mormons from England across the wilderness almost to Utah, dying a week short. The book is also about... more...

  • Storm Chaserby Mike Olbinski

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.42

    My storm chasing/interest in photography began back around the time my daughter was born (2008) and I started chasing storms about 7 years ago. It's hard to describe why I'm drawn to weather and storms, it's just what I've known my whole life. When I was little I would watch storms with my dad on the patio and grew up learning about them. It wasn't... more...

  • Applied Wildlife Habitat Managementby Roel R. Lopez; Michael L. Morrison; Israel D. Parker

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    This introductory textbook to wildlife habitat ecology and management offers students and practitioners the basic tools to understand, plan, implement, measure, analyze, and document efforts to improve habitat for wildlife. Providing a step-by-step guide that is adaptable to a range of environmental settings, the authors first lay out the ecological... more...

  • All the Boats on the Oceanby Carmel Finley

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    Most current fishing practices are neither economically nor biologically sustainable. Every year, the world spends $80 billion buying fish that cost $105 billion to catch, even as heavy fishing places growing pressure on stocks that are already struggling with warmer, more acidic oceans. How have we developed an industry that is so wasteful, and why... more...

  • Agro-Environmental Sustainabilityby Jay Shankar Singh; Gamini Seneviratne

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.14

    This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. Volume II is a collection of research... more...

  • Xenobiotics in the Soil Environmentby Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi; Vivek Kumar; Ajit Varma

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 159.22

    This book describes the vast variety of xenobiotics, such as pesticides, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes, agrochemicals and other pollutants, their interactions with the soil environment, and the currently available strategies and techniques for soil decontamination and bioremediation. Topics covered include: transport mechanisms of pollutants... more...