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  • Ecodynamics: The Prigogine Legacyby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 316.00

    The aim of ecodynamics is to relate ecosystems to evolutionary thermodynamics, which can lead to appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The contributions published in this volume relate to all aspects of ecosystems and sustainable development, ranging from physical sciences to economics and epistemology.The world of ecosystems has been... more...

  • Bringing Nature Homeby Douglas W. Tallamy; Rick Darke

    Timber Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    Now with expanded content and plant lists for regional habitats, Bringing Nature Home offer the insight needed for home gardeners to become backyard ecologists. more...

  • Self-Organization in Complex Ecosystems. (MPB-42)by Ricard V. Solé; Jordi Bascompte

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 78.50 US$ 71.44

    Can physics be an appropriate framework for the understanding of ecological science? Most ecologists would probably agree that there is little relation between the complexity of natural ecosystems and the simplicity of any example derived from Newtonian physics. Though ecologists have long been interested in concepts originally developed by statistical... more...

  • But Will the Planet Notice?by Gernot Wagner

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.20

    You are one of seven billion people on Earth. Whatever you or I do personally?eat tofu in a Hummer or hamburgers in a Prius?the planet doesn't notice. In our confrontation with climate change, species preservation, and a planet going off the cliff, it is what several billion people do that makes a difference. The solution? It isn't science, politics,... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby William McDonough; Michael Braungart

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 19.25

    A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to... more...

  • Birds and Habitatby Robert J. Fuller

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 62.00

    Synthesises important concepts, patterns and issues relating to avian habitat selection, drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia. more...

  • Adventures in the Anthropoceneby Gaia Vince

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.50

    ** Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015 ** We live in epoch-making times. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing into the Anthropocene ? the Age of Humans. Gaia Vince decided... more...

  • A Handbook of Industrial Ecologyby Robert U. Ayres; Leslie Ayres

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 60.00

    Industrial ecology is coming of age and this book brings together leading scholars to present a state-of-the-art overview of the subject. Each part of the book comprehensively covers the following issues in a systematic style: the goals and achievements of industrial ecology and the history of the field; methodology, covering the main approaches to... more...

  • Shaping Ecologyby Peter G. Ayres

    Wiley 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56

    Sir Arthur Tansley was the leading figure in ecology for the first half of the 20th century, founding the field, and forming its first professional societies. He was the first President of the British Ecological Society and the first chair of the Field Studies Council. His work as a botanist is considered seminal and he is recognized as one of the... more...

  • Conservation Biologyby Navjot S. Sodhi; Luke Gibson; Peter H. Raven

    Wiley 2013; US$ 106.95 US$ 92.69

    The late Navjot Sodhi conceived this book as a way of bringing to the forefront of our conservation planning for the tropics the views of people who were actually working and living there.  In its 31 chapters, 55 authors present their views on the conservation problems they face and how they deal with them.  Effective long term conservation... more...