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  • Woods & Peopleby David Foot

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    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 practical measures... 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...

  • The Ogallala Roadby Julene Bair

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    A love affair unfolds as crisis hits a family farm on the high plains Julene Bair has inherited part of a farming empire and fallen in love with a rancher from Kansas?s beautiful Smoky Valley. She means to create a family, provide her son with the father he longs for, and preserve the Bair farm for the next generation, honoring her own father?s... more...

  • Who Killed the Grand Banks?by Alex Rose

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 14.99

    In almost the blink of an eye, Canada's east coast cod fishery collapsed completely. The famous Grand Banks fishery was dead. First sounded by European explorers in the late 15th century, the banks were internationally known to be a famous fishing ground for the Northern cod. Sadly, this is no longer the case. While many theories abound surrounding... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book seeks answers to questions about the role of education and learning in helping social and ecological systems respond to change. It was published as a special issue of Environmental Education Research . more...

  • Natural Resource Information for Economic Developmentby Raymond F. Mikesell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glassby Mary Beth Beuke; Lisl Armstrong

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker—especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting.... more...

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economicsby John Whitehead; Timothy Haab

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    Accessible to students and practitioners without an advanced degree in environmental economics, this essential reference work pinpoints the role of the economy in both creating and solving many of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. more...

  • Physics of Magmatic Processesby Robert Bero Hargraves

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    While the chemical aspects of igneous petrology have dominated research for many years, the physical processes associated with the generation, transport, and crystallization of magma have been somewhat neglected. Here a group of distinguished scientists, whose current research embraces both chemical and physical aspects of the field, illustrates these... more...

  • Iowa'S Geological Pastby Wayne I. Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 49.95

    Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind... more...