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  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas... more...

  • Endangeredby Mitch Tobin

    Fulcrum Publishing 2010; US$ 27.95

    Award-winning journalist goes to the frontlines of the battle for endangered species and the desert environment. more...

  • The Wildlife in Trustby Tim Sands

    Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 17.99

    In May 1912, banker and naturalist, Charles Rothschild, laid the foundations for nature conservation as we know it today. His new organization, the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, had one main objective?to save Britain's finest wildlife sites. The Wildlife in Trust is a history of The Wildlife Trusts. It charts the changing fortunes... more...

  • Getting Biodiversity Projects to Workby Thomas O. McShane; Michael P. Wells

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    This book explores both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of integrated conservation and development. It synthesizes existing experience to better inform conservationists and decision makers of the role ICDPs play in conservation and management and analyzes their successes and shortcomings. Contributors: Agnes Kiss; Brian Child and Barry... more...

  • The Koalaby Roger Martin; Kathrine Handasyde

    University of NSW Press 1999; US$ 11.35

    Perhaps the most long-awaited new edition in the Australian Natural History Series, this is a substantially different book from the previous edition by Tony Lee and Roger Martin. The contents cover the history of the koala; its distribution and abundance; nutrition; behaviour, sociality and life cycle; predators, parasites and pathogens; population... more...

  • Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Ricaby Gordon W. Frankie; Alfonso Mata; S. Bradleigh Vinson

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    The beautiful tropical dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape, is disappearing even more rapidly than Costa Rica's better-known rain forest, primarily because it has been easier to convert to agriculture. This book, based on more than thirty years of study, offers the first comprehensive... more...

  • Insect Diversity Conservationby Michael J. Samways

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 67.00

    It addresses the threats insect populations face and explores ways insects and their habitats are prioritised, mapped, monitored and conserved. more...

  • Repairing Damaged Wildlandsby S. Whisenant

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 65.00

    Provides a comprehensive strategy for the ecological restoration of any wildland ecosystem. more...

  • Issues and Perspectives in Landscape Ecologyby John A. Wiens; Michael R. Moss

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 71.00

    A series of essays which address a wide array of past, current, and future issues in landscape ecology. more...

  • Economics of Environmental Conservationby C.A. Tisdell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    This fully updated and comprehensively revised edition of a classic text concentrates on the economics of conserving the living environment. It begins by covering the ethical foundations and basic economic paradigms? essential for understanding and assessing ecological economics. General strategies for global environmental conservation, policies for... more...