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  • BIOGEOCHEMISTRY TX CTHby William H. Schlesinger

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change deals with changes in the biogeochemistry of the Earth's surface. The book covers the basics about the effect of life on the chemistry of the Earth, with emphasis on the microbial and chemical reactions that occur on land, in the sea, and in the atmosphere. Computer models are used to help understand elemental... more...

  • Innovations in Sustainable Consumptionby Maurie J. Cohen; Halina Szejnwald Brown; Philip Vergragt

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    This timely volume recognizes that traditional policy approaches to reduce human impacts on the environment through technological change - for example, emphasizing resource efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources - are insufficient to meet the most pressing sustainability challenges of the twenty-first century. Instead, the editors... more...

  • Mycoheterotrophyby Vincent Merckx

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    Over the course of evolution, several plant lineages have found ways to obtain water, minerals, and carbohydrates from fungi. Some plants are able exploit fungi to such an extent that they lose the need for photosynthesis. The ability of a plant to live on fungal carbon is known as mycoheterotrophy. This intriguing process has fascinated botanists... more...

  • Theoretical Systems Ecologyby Efraim Halfon

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Theoretical Systems Ecology: Advances and Case Studies aims to relate systems ecology theory to theoretical systems ecologists and other theoreticians in systems science. The main language of systems theory is mathematics. This book somewhat simplifies concepts, advances, and developments of the field to non-mathematicians who lack background in some... more...

  • Distribution Ecologyby Marcelo Hernán Cassini

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    This book brings together a set of approaches to the study of individual-species ecology based on the analysis of spatial variations of abundance. Distribution ecology assumes that ecological phenomena can be understood when analyzing the extrinsic (environmental) or intrinsic (physiological constraints, population mechanisms) that correlate with this... more...

  • Anarchy Evolutionby Greg Graffin; Steve Olson

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?Take one man who rejects authority and religion, and leads a punk band. Take another man who wonders whether vertebrates arose in rivers or in the ocean?.Put them together, what do you get? Greg Graffin, and this uniquely fascinating book.? ?Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Anarchy Evolution is a provocative look at the collision... more...

  • Environmental Issues in China Todayby Hidefumi Imura

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Economic development and environmental issues in China are attracting more and more attention internationally as the country’s large population and vast demands for food, energy, water, minerals, and other resources play an increasingly important role in deciding the fate of the world. There is great interest in learning more about environmental... more...

  • Spatial Capture-Recaptureby J. Andrew Royle; Richard B. Chandler; Rahel Sollmann; Beth Gardner

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 129.95

    Spatial Capture-Recapture provides a comprehensive how-to manual with detailed examples of spatial capture-recapture models based on current technology and knowledge. Spatial Capture-Recapture provides you with an extensive step-by-step analysis of many data sets using different software implementations. The authors' approach is practical ? it... more...

  • Heatby Bill Streever

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 22.78

    An adventurous ride through the most blisteringly hot regions of science, history, and culture. Melting glaciers, warming oceans, droughts-it's clear that today's world is getting hotter. But while we know the agony of a sunburn or the comfort of our winter heaters, do we really understand heat? A bestselling scientist and nature writer who goes... more...

  • Coldby Bill Streever

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 21.99

    From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold--real, icy, 40-below cold. In July he finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole; in September while excavating... more...