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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95
Our attitudes towards `nature' and the countryside are fickle. The conservation movement, despite enjoying its highest membership ever, has achieved only limited success over the last one hundred years of campaigning. Can conservationists now shake off their insular, disunited and negative image so as to gain the influence that the size of their movement... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 189.00
The book provides a basic rational why conservation targets must be included into land use schemes The book provides ideas and examples how land use and conservation can be integrated. It is a unique publication on sustainability issues. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 78.95
We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid collision 65 million years ago, and that humans are largely responsible. This book addresses the urgent need to understand and find solutions to this crisis.... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00
China and Taiwan have roughly one-eighth of the world's known species. Their approaches to biodiversity issues thus have global as well as national repercussions. This work explores the conflicts between economic development, and communities seeking to preserve and protect local human and ecosystem values. more...
- CABI 2004; US$ 135.00
An understanding of plant diversity at both the genome and phenome level is important for both biodiversity conservation and plant breeding. Recent advances in genomics have also resulted in a growth of the subject of plant functional genomics. more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2007; US$ 59.95
The result of extraordinary collaboration between ten scientists from around the world, Sustainable Futures offers a unique and fascinating approach to sustainable development issues in developing countries. It focuses on educating the next generation of young people about environmental issues with water and forest management as major themes. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 100.95
"This is an eminently practical publication. [...] The book is packed with useful information ranging from sections on international agreements, campaigning and fund-raising to descriptions of how to age plants and animals. [...] The strong emphasis throughout on integrating conservation with human development is to be welcomed and will do much to... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.95
Like many of us, Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment. But in 1991, he decided to act on his concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself. Traveling on his own dime, he embarked on an odyssey lasting most of the decade and spanning nineteen countries. Now, in Earth Odyssey , he reports on our... more...