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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99
September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history ? the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct on that fateful day, with the death in Cincinnati Zoo of Martha ? the last of her kind. This book tells the tale of the Passenger... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world?s largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change, and is now protected as a marine park. This book provides an original account of... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 99.50
Feral and stray domestic cats occupy many different habitats. They can resist dehydration for months by relying exclusively on the tissue water of their prey allowing them to colonize remote deserts and other inhospitable places. They thrive and reproduce in humid equatorial rainforests and windswept subantarctic islands. In many areas of the world... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.95
Biomass is renewable organic materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or wastes, and municipal wastes, especially when used as a source of fuel or energy. This book overviews topics including economics, LCA, sustainable agriculture, chemistry, engineering, and policy. It discusses both energy from biomass and using biomass feedstocks to replace... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
The history of the Swiss National Park, from its creation in the years before the Great War to the present, is told for the first time in this book. Unlike Yellowstone Park, which embodied close cooperation between state-supported conservation and public recreation, the Swiss park put in place an extraordinarily strong conservation program derived... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00
Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, genetic engineering and fetal experimentation, environmental and animal rights--these topics inspire some of today's most heated public controversies. And it is fashionable to pursue these debates in terms of the negative query "Under what conditions may life be disregarded or terminated?" John Kleinig... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50
Propelled across the continent by notions of rugged individualism" and "manifest destiny," pioneer Americans soon discovered that such slogans only partly disguised the fact that building an empire meant destroying a wilderness. Through an astonishing range of media, they voiced their concern about America's westward mission. Drawing on a wide variety... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Addressing ecologists, legislators, lawyers, and industrialists alike, Ruth Patrick asks what has been accomplished with the millions of dollars spent on upgrading our surface waters. Has the water improved in spite of the fact that the crayfish, snails, and algae are not those that one would expect to find in natural rivers and estuaries? To evaluate... more...