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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • 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...

  • La Garrotxa Volcanic Field of Northeast Spainby Joan MartÝ; Llorenš PlanagumÓ

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 112.31

    This informative book takes readers on an enjoyable journey through the La Garrotxa volcanoes. In addition to a general description of the main geological and volcano logical values of the region, it also provides a detailed account of the history of the region, its biological diversity, and its cultural heritage including architecture, folklore and... more...

  • Surviving the 21st Centuryby Julian Cribb

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 33.69

    The book explores the central question facing humanity today: how can we best survive the ten great existential challenges that are now coming together to confront us? Besides describing these challenges from the latest scientific perspectives, it also outlines and integrates the solutions, both at global and individual level and concludes optimistically. This... more...

  • Remembering the Don 2-Book Bundleby Charles Sauriol

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 13.99

    Naturalist Charlies Sauriol shares stories of the bygone days of the Don Valley and the people who lived, worked, and played in Toronto's hidden treasure. more...

  • Boiling Pointby Maude Barlow

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 10.99

    Passionate and cogent, this could be the most important book of the year for CanadiansWe are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing... more...

  • Coming of Age at the End of Natureby Julie Dunlap; Susan A. Cohen

    Trinity University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom of humanity?s ancient relationship with a pristine earth... more...

  • Soil Phosphorusby Rattan Lal; B. A. Stewart

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient, but global population growth has dramatically reduced the availability of phosphorus fertilizer resources. Despite this scarcity, there remain numerous problems associated with the excessive and inappropriate use of phosphorus leading to non-point source pollution and eutrophication of natural waters. Identifying... more...

  • The Soils of the USAby L.T. West; M.J. Singer; A.E. Hartemink

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 146.01

    This book provides an overview of the distribution, properties, and function of soils in the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, and its Caribbean territories. It discusses the history of soil surveys and pedological research in the U.S., and offers general descriptions of the country?s climate, geology and geomorphology. For each Land Resource Region... more...

  • Global Climate Changeby David E. Kitchen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 142.00

    The science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics - and is of particular importance to the geosciences. This thoughtfully crafted new text and accompanying media encourage non-science majors to practice critical thinking, analysis, and discourse about climate... more...

  • Whispers from the Wildby Amelia Kinkade

    New World Library 2016; US$ 16.95

    An acclaimed animal psychic?s amazing, moving, and sometimes comical communications with wild and imperiled species. more...