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Ecology

  • Understanding Conflicts about Wildlifeby Catherine M. Hill; Amanda D. Webber; Nancy E. C. Priston

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Conflicts about wildlife are usually portrayed and understood as resulting from the negative impacts of wildlife on human livelihoods or property. However, a greater depth of analysis reveals that many instances of human-wildlife conflict are often better understood as people-people conflict, wherein there is a clash of values between different human... more...

  • Ascensionby Duff Hart-Davis

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2017; US$ 7.99

    The bleak, volcanic island of Ascension, 800 miles from its nearest neighbour St Helena, was described by a Victorian naval officer as ?one of the strangest places on the face of the earth?.It is still exceedingly odd. Uninhabited when it was taken over by the British in 1815, it was an almost perfect natural vacuum ? a triangular heap of lava and... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals 1by Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Omnivore?s Dilemma tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Michael Pollan?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of The Omnivore?s... more...

  • It's in Your DNAby Eugene Rosenberg

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 59.95

    It's in Your DNA: From Discovery to Structure, Function and Role in Evolution, Cancer and Aging describes, in a clear, approachable manner, the progression of the experiments that eventually led to our current understanding of DNA. This fascinating work tells the whole story from the discovery of DNA and its structure, how it replicates, codes for... more...

  • Ecosystem Functions and Managementby Harpinder Sandhu

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 162.91

    This is the first book to provide vital information on key local ecosystems, their functions, state of health, and their role in development in an Asian context, particularly on the Indian subcontinent. It addresses six major ecosystems on the Indian subcontinent ? mountain, rural, desert, forest, urban, and freshwater ? and discusses their functions,... more...

  • Multifunctional Agricultureby Roger Leakey

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 99.95

    In a world increasingly challenged by the need to integrate and understand highly specialized knowledge in a multidisciplinary way, this book is innovative and perhaps unique in addressing this challenge. ?It focuses on ideas, strategies, techniques and practices spanning many disciplines?at the interface of agriculture with: forestry, horticulture,... more...

  • Biological Controlby George E. Heimpel; Nicholas J. Mills

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 48.00

    This book enhances our understanding of biological control, integrating historical analysis, theoretical models and case studies in an ecological framework. more...

  • Bird Migration across the Himalayasby Herbert H. T. Prins; Tsewang Namgail

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The first reference to demonstrate how birds survive the high-altitude Central Asian Flyway and the threats to this unique migration. more...

  • Thoreau and the Language of Treesby Richard Higgins

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau?s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short,... more...

  • The Sensory Ecology of Birdsby Graham R. Martin

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 44.99

    This is the first integrated synthesis of avian sensory ecology, explaining the broad principles and taking the reader into the sensory world of birds from an evolutionary and ecological perspective. more...