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  • The Control of Natureby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains , he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended... more...

  • How Green Is the City?by Dimitri Devuyst; Luc Hens; Walter De Lannoy

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    This book deals with practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis. more...

  • Risk and Cultureby Mary Douglas; Aaron Wildavsky

    University of California Press 1983; US$ 17.56

    With flair and scholarly acumen, British anthropologist Mary Douglas (Purity and Danger) and Berkeley political scientist Aaron Wildavsky (Speaking Truth to Power) apply the yardstick of cultural bias to American society - and attack scientific objectivity, in the bargain. What is it, they ask, that Americans fear? Why have we, above all other modern... more...

  • Mapping Species Distributionsby Janet Franklin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 56.00

    Comprehensive summary of species distribution modeling methods integrating ecological and statistical models with spatial data, and a framework for implementation. more...

  • American Wastelandby Jonathan Bloom

    Da Capo Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    The Traffic and Affluenza of food waste: an eye-opening account of our culture of excess and waste—and what we can do to change it more...

  • Landslide Ecologyby Lawrence R. Walker; Aaron B. Shiels

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 52.00

    Landslides are dangerous, fascinating phenomena: understanding their biological and ecological aspects is essential for achieving slope stability and habitat restoration. more...

  • Think Like a Commonerby David Bollier

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 16.95

    A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner more...

  • Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data using CANOCO 5by Petr ?milauer; Jan Lep?

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    An accessible introduction to the theory and practice of multivariate analysis for graduates, researchers and professionals dealing with ecological problems. more...

  • Garbologyby Edward Humes

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    A Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage. Take a journey inside the secret world of our biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash. It?s the biggest thing we make: The average American is on track to produce a whopping 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime,... more...

  • Better, Not Biggerby Eben V. Fodor

    New Society Publishers 1999; US$ 16.95

    A much-needed self-help guide for communities suffering from the strain of urban growth. more...