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- Apple Academic Press 2017; US$ 149.95
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Two trends come together in the world?s cities to make urban sustainability a critical issue today. First, greater and greater numbers of people are living in urban areas?and are projected to do so for the foreseeable future. Additionally, cities contribute to climate change in a significant... more...
- Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 219.00
Networks of Invasion bridges a conceptual gap between ecological network studies and invasion biology studies. This book contains chapters detailing pressing concerns regarding invasive species in food webs, but also extends the idea of networks of invasion to other systems, such as mutualistic networks or even the human microbiome. Chapters... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.44
This book reports an approach developed to research and apply methods of assessing patterns of processes in the landscape, and suitability of different types of vegetation to mitigate soil erosion and sediment flux. Practical guidelines on a spatially strategic approach to management of land degradation at a range of spatial scales were produced. Originally... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 151.21
This volume presents a reconstruction of the formation of the environmental conditions and biota in the present-day Baltic Sea area during the last glacial cycle and thereafter under the influence of extra-terrestrial, climatic and geological factors. Abiotic conditions in the contemporary Baltic Sea (water salinity, temperature, oxygen and light... more...
- Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much more to the monarch than its distinctive presence and mythic journeying. In Monarchs and Milkweed , Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch... more...
- Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42
How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In The Serengeti Rules , award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95
Based on a decade of first-hand experience and secondary research, this richly detailed study follows daily life in four villages in Tanzania. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, this comprehensive account examines the regional economy, determinants of civil society and implications for democratization, AIDS, population... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.80
This entirely updated second edition provides an overview on the biology, ecology and biodiversity of extremophiles. Unusual and less explored ecosystems inhabited by extremophiles such as marine hypersaline deeps, extreme cold, desert sands, and man-made clean rooms for spacecraft assembly are presented. An additional focus is put on the role of... more...