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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • Feral Citiesby Tristan Donovan

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    We tend to think of cities as a realm apart, somehow separate from nature, but nothing could be further from the truth. In Feral Cities Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the wildlife that we share our streets and homes with. Along the way readers will meet the wall-eating snails that are invading Miami, the wild boars that roam... more...

  • Water Ecosystem Servicesby Julia Martin-Ortega; Robert C. Ferrier; Iain J. Gordon; Shahbaz Khan

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book uses ecosystem services-based approaches to address major global and regional water challenges, for researchers, students, and policy makers. more...

  • Negotiating Water Governanceby Emma S. Norman; Christina Cook; Alice Cohen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Recently, efforts to understand the relationship between water and political boundaries have come to the fore of water governance debates: how and why does water governance fragment across sectors and governmental departments? How can we govern shared waters more effectively? How do politics and power play out in water governance? This book brings... more...

  • An Integrative Approach to Successional Dynamicsby Scott J. Meiners; Steward T. A. Pickett; Mary L. Cadenasso

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book synthesises fifty years of vegetation dynamics using innovative analyses and an organized framework to integrate perspectives on succession. more...

  • Proactive Strategies for Protecting Speciesby C. Josh Donlan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Now forty years old, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) remains a landmark act in conservation and one of the world?s most comprehensive laws designed to prevent species extinctions and support recovery efforts for imperiled species. A controversial law and often subject to political attack, the ESA is successful overall but not without difficulties.... more...

  • The Big Swimby Carrie Saxifrage

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 16.95

    Carrie Saxifrage is a journalist and author whose work on First Nations responses to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline has garnered significant critical acclaim. Her research and analytic skills were honed over the course of a successful career as an environmental lawyer in the US. Now she writes for the Vancouver Observer and homesteads... more...

  • Microbial Evolution under Extreme Conditionsby Corien Bakermans

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This book explores the current state of knowledge about microbial evolution under extreme conditions addressing questions from the perspectives of different extreme environments, organisms, and evolutionary processes: What is known about the processes of evolution that produce adaptations to extreme conditions? Can this knowledge be applied to other... more...

  • Nimby Is Beautifulby Carol Hager; Mary Alice Haddad

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) protests are often criticized as parochial and short-lived, generating no lasting influence on broader processes related to environmental politics.  This volume offers a different perspective.  Drawing on cases from around the globe, it demonstrates that NIMBY protests, although always arising from a local concern in... more...

  • The Last Unicornby William deBuys

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    An award-winning author's stirring quest to find and understand an elusive and exceptionally rare species in the heart of Southeast Asia's jungles. In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with beautiful long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to western science -- a saola,... more...

  • The Last Unicornby William deBuys

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 30.30

    An award-winning author's stirring quest to find and understand an elusive and exceptionally rare species in the heart of Southeast Asia's jungles. In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with beautiful long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to western science -- a saola,... more...