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  • Island of Grassby Ellen E. Wohl

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 18.95

    Island of Grass tells the story of the Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area, a 240-acre preserve surrounded by housing developments in Fort Collins, Colorado. This small grassland is a remnant of the once-vast prairies of the West that early European explorers and settlers described as seas of grass. Agricultural land use and urban expansion during the... more...

  • Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactionsby Pedro Barbosa; Ignacio Castellanos

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 94.99

    This book addresses the fundamental issues of predator-prey interactions, with an emphasis on predation among arthropods, which have been better studied, and for which the database is more extensive than for the large and rare vertebrate predators. The book should appeal to ecologists interested in the broad issue of predation effects on communities. more...

  • Paradise Lost?by Jack E. Davis; Raymond Arsenault

    UPF 2005; US$ 29.95

    This collection of essays surveys the environmental history of the Sunshine State, from Spanish exploration to the present. With 4 b&w figures. more...

  • Fencing Paradiseby Richard Mabey

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.38

    In this remarkable journal of visits to Eden, Mabey transports his reader from Cornwall to the Mediterranean to the Tropics, from Old World to New, from present to personal memory, to new perspectives on our collective artistic and emotional past. Sensuous and evocative, exquisitely written, his new book challenges the reader to look differently at... more...

  • Grassland Productivity and Ecosystem Servicesby G. Lemaire; J.G. Hodgson; A. Chabbi

    CABI 2011; US$ 160.00

    Grassland ecosystems are deeply affected by human activities and need appropriate management to optimise trade-offs between ecosystem functions and services. Until now they have mainly been analysed as agro-ecosystems for animal production but this book looks beyond the role of grassland as a feeding ground, and evaluates other important processes... more...

  • Flowers on the Tree of Lifeby Livia Wanntorp; Louis P. Ronse De Craene

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00

    Explores ongoing flower morphological and ontogenetic research and its impact on our understanding of floral evolution and relationships. more...

  • Tropical Natureby Adrian Forsyth; Ken Miyata

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    Seventeen marvelous essays introducing the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. A lively, lucid portrait of the tropics as seen by two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists. Its seventeen marvelous essays introduce the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American... more...

  • Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IIIby C. A. Brebbia; S. S. Zubir

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 592.00

    This book contains the proceedings of the third in a now-biennial series of conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology around the urgent need to determine solutions regarding sustainable development before our planet reaches a point of irreversibility. The aggressive search for new sources of energy and materials, the rapid rate at... more...

  • Edge Effectsby Chris Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 23.95

    Buying his dream house several years ago on the forest's edge near Corvallis, Oregon, essayist Chris Anderson hoped to find the joys of rural living. Despite interminable Mr. Blandings experiences, he lived embowered by 12,000 acres of seemingly endless fir trees. But not for long. The McDonald-Dunn Forest was about to become the site of a disturbing... more...

  • Okoboji Wetlandsby Michael J. Lannoo

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 22.50

    Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa is the jewel of the Iowa Great Lakes. A region of wetlands formed by prairie potholes, the area is rich with lakes, sloughs, fens, creeks, prairies, and kettleholes. In this readable and beautifully illustrated volume, Michael Lannoo presents an extensive natural history of Okoboji and its cherished wetlands that examines... more...