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  • Against the Grainby Richard Manning

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99

    In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for nourishment. For 290,000 years, we managed to meet that need as hunter-gatherers,... more...

  • Becoming Good Ancestorsby David Ehrenfeld

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 12.99

    A brilliant writer and gifted "big picture" thinker, David Ehrenfeld is one of America's leading conservation biologists. Becoming Good Ancestors unites in a single, up-to-date framework pieces written over two decades, spanning politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminating the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve... more...

  • Transient Landscapesby Ellen Wohl

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 27.95

    Landscape?the unique combination of landforms, plants, animals, and weather that compose any natural place?is inherently transient. Each essay in Transient Landscapes introduces this idea of a constantly metamorphosing global landscape, revealing how to see the ubiquity of landscape transience, both that which results through Earth?s natural environmental... more...

  • Threatened Landscapesby Bryn Green; Willem Vos

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 99.95

    Few, if any, environments are free of human intervention. Often this generates ecosystems which are rich in biodiversity, historical interest, recreational opportunity and scenic beauty just as worthy of conservation as the more natural ecosystems on which protection programmes have been almost exclusively focussed. These 'cultural landscapes', ranging... more...

  • Warriors of the Rainbowby Robert Hunter

    Fremantle Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The story you hold in your hands is too powerful to ignore. It is the story of the birth and early years of Greenpeace, the most important environmental activist organization to come out of North America. more...

  • Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecologyby Aldo Leopold; Curt Meine

    Library of America 2013; US$ 40.00

    Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold?s essential contributions to... more...

  • The Role of Biodiversity Conservation in the Transition to Rural Sustainabilityby S. Light

    IOS Press 2004; US$ 116.00

    This book presents interdisciplinary advances in theory and practice pertaining to rural sustainability and sets forth an action research agenda and policy prescriptions to support rural sustainability with special emphasis on the Accession Countries to the EU. The book will address four themes. more...

  • Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation in Northern Mexicoby Jean-Luc E. Cartron

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 139.99

    Encompassing tropical and temperate forests, arid lands, and the Gulf of California, northern Mexico is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Representing the collaborative efforts of ecologists in the U.S. and Mexico, this volume provides an overview of the area's biological wealth and identifies challenges to its long-term cons more...

  • Five Degrees of Conservationby Lance LaVine

    University of Minnesota Press 1982; US$ 60.00

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  • Sacred Natural Sitesby Bas Verschuuren; Jeffrey McNeely; Gonzalo Oviedo; Robert Wild

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95

    Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy Island of Lindisfarne (UK) and the sacred lakes of... more...