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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • The Quiet Crisisby Stewart Udall; John F Kennedy

    Ig Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Along with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, The Quiet Crisis is credited with beginning the environmetal movement. more...

  • The Running Hareby John Lewis-Stempel

    Transworld 2016; US$ 21.14

    From the Winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the Red List. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life. Written in exquisite prose, ... more...

  • Reptile Ecology and Conservationby C. Kenneth Jr. Dodd

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 58.99

    This practical manual of reptile field ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study reptiles and to track their conservation status and population trends. more...

  • Tipping Point for Planet Earthby Anthony D. Barnosky; Elizabeth A. Hadly

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Four people are born every second of every day. Conservative estimates suggest that there will be 10 billion people on Earth by 2050. That is billions more than the natural resources of our planet can sustain without big changes in how we use and manage them. So what happens when vast population growth endangers the world?s food supplies? Or our... more...

  • Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop grasslands in Brazilby Geraldo Wilson Fernandes

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 249.00

    This book is a pioneer attempt to bring forward the first synthesis on the most diverse and threatened mountain top vegetation of South America, the rupestrian grasslands.  It brings to light the state of the art information on this ecosystem geology, soil formation and distribution, environmental filters that lead to biodiversity, species interactions... more...

  • Baubegleitender Bodenschutz auf Baustellenby Ulrike Meyer; Anne Wienigk

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 9.99

    In diesem essential stellen die Autorinnen den baubegleitenden Bodenschutz als ein wirksamesInstrument zur Vermeidung und Verhinderung von Bodenschäden auf Baustellen vor.Sie veranschaulichen relevante Eigenschaften von Böden, stellen gravierende Schädendes Bodens auf Baustellen vor, zeigen aber auch Maßnahmen zur Bodenschonung auf.Leicht wird erkennbar,... more...

  • Green Metropolisby Elizabeth Barlow Rogers; Tony Hiss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.95

    Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, the woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in the 1980s, now introduces us to seven remarkable green spaces in and around New York City, giving us the history?both natural and human?of how they have been transformed over time. Here we find: The greenbelt and nature refuge that runs along the spine of Staten Island... more...

  • World Soil Resources and Food Securityby Rattan Lal; B.A. Stewart

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 154.95

    Soil?The Basis of All Terrestrial Life Ancient civilizations and cultures?Mayan, Aztec, Mesopotamian, Indus, and Yangtze?were built on good soils, surviving only as long as soils had the capacity to support them. In the twenty-first century, productive soil is still the engine of economic development and essential to human well-being. The quality... more...

  • Ecological Consequences of Climate Changeby Erik A. Beever; Jerrold L. Belant

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 104.95

    Contemporary climate change is a crucial management challenge for wildlife scientists, conservation biologists, and ecologists of the 21 st century. Climate fingerprints are being detected and documented in the responses of hundreds of wildlife species and numerous ecosystems around the world. To mitigate and accommodate the influences of climate... more...

  • Global Forest Monitoring from Earth Observationby Frederic Achard; Matthew C. Hansen

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 155.95

    Forests provide a large range of beneficial services, including tangible ones such as timber and recreation, and intangible services such as climate regulation, biodiversity, and watershed protection. On the other hand, forests can also be considered roadblocks to progress that occupy space more productively used for agriculture, making consideration... more...