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Ecology

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  • All Creaturesby Robert E. Kohler

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    We humans share Earth with 1.4 million known species and millions more species that are still unrecorded. Yet we know surprisingly little about the practical work that produced the vast inventory we have to date of our fellow creatures. How were these multitudinous creatures collected, recorded, and named? When, and by whom? Here a distinguished... more...

  • Heatby Bill Streever

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 20.09

    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$ 21.34

    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...

  • Heatby Bill Streever

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • Environmental and Economic Sustainabilityby Paul E. Hardisty

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 135.95

    Never before has the quest to balance the needs of people, the environment, and the economy been so important. While sustainability has been widely taken up by governments and business, the world has continued to move in increasingly unsustainable directions, from continued dependence on fossil energy to rising greenhouse gas emissions, and erosion... more...

  • American Catchby Paul Greenberg

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    "Greenberg?s breezy, engaging style weaves history, politics, environmental policy, and marine biology." -- New Yorker In American Catch , award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him acclaim in Four Fish to uncover the tragic unraveling of the nation?s seafood supply?telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped... more...

  • The Normalized Difference Vegetation Indexby Nathalie Pettorelli

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    There has been a recent surge of interest in remote sensing and its use in ecology and conservation but this is the first book to focus explicitly on the NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), a simple numerical indicator and powerful tool that can be used to assess spatio-temporal changes in green vegetation. The NDVI opens the possibility... more...

  • Monitoring Biodiversityby Alfonso Alonso; Francisco Dallmeier; Grace P. Servat

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 49.95

    The book compiles case studies regarding the biodiversity research and monitoring program of Andean species and habitats carefully chosen as indicators to assess the short- and long-term effects of a linear disturbance: the PERU LNG pipeline. Set in a scientifically unexplored region of the Andes, Monitoring Biodiversity clearly articulates the Smithsonian-led... more...