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  • Nature Guide Gemsby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From red beryls to rubies, pick through Nature Guide Gems , a beautiful guide to earth's most precious stones. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Nature Guide Gems is packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and... more...

  • Woods & Peopleby David Foot

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    <div>It seems that forests have never been more in the news than they are today. The part played by the tropical forests in sustaining the world's climate is well understood, but they are in drastic decline. Our own prehistoric forest was mostly destroyed thousands of years ago to make way for farming. Only since the First World War have... more...

  • Lament for an Oceanby Michael Harris

    McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 16.95

    The northern cod have been almost wiped out. Once the most plentiful fish on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, the cod is now on the brink of extinction, and tens of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada have been left without work by a 1992 moratorium on fishing the stock. Today, the Pacific salmon stocks are in similar trouble ? victims... more...

  • Resilience in Social-Ecological Systemsby Marianne E. Krasny; Cecilia Lundholm; Ryan Plummer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Resilience thinking challenges us to reconsider the meaning of sustainability in a world that must constantly adapt in the face of gradual and at times catastrophic change. This volume further asks environmental education and resource management scholars to consider the relationship of environmental learning and behaviours to attributes of resilient... more...

  • Natural Resource Information for Economic Developmentby Raymond F. Mikesell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    This book discusses the problems of developing quality information on the availability of natural resources.Originally published in 1969 more...

  • RSPB What's that Rock or Mineral?by DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The perfect pocket guide to identifying rocks for beginners RSPB What's That Rock? is ideal if you struggle with how to tell the difference between granite and marble or limestone and sandstone. It's the perfect identification guide for beginners but also a handy field guide for the more seasoned nature lover. Featuring over 150 rocks, overviews... more...

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopediaby Timothy Haab; John Whitehead

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    Given the number and scope of environmental problems we face today, everyone from high school students to policy makers to concerned citizens should understand how the economy works and grasp how meltdowns?both economic and environmental in nature?can be avoided. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia offers the critical information... more...

  • Rocks, Gems, and Mineralsby Garret Romaine

    Falcon Guides 2012; US$ 8.99

    Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to 80 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction... more...

  • Irelandby Michael Viney

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    Ireland conjures up images of nature's majesty: sweeping coastlines, rolling green hills, and secluded peat bogs and marshlands. A place of legendary beauty, it is also a land with a rich natural history. Michael Viney invites us to discover the geologic forces that created the island, peer into the famous bone caves that hold unique clues about animals... more...

  • The End of Natureby Bill Mckibben

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth. This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies.... more...