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Conservation

  • Against Extinctionby William (Bill) Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    'Conservation in the 21st century needs to be different and this book is a good indicator of why.' Bulletin of British Ecological Society Against Extinction tells the history of wildlife conservation from its roots in the 19th century, through the foundation of the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire in London in 1903 to... more...

  • The Conservation of Cultural Landscapesby M. Agnoletti

    CABI 2006; US$ 130.00

    The conservation and management of cultural landscapes, interpreted as the result of the interrelationships among economic, social and environmental factors through time and space, emerges as essential components in the definition and application of a modern approach to sustainable development. more...

  • Drought Management and Planning for Water Resourcesby Joaquin Andreu Alvarez; Giuseppe Rossi; Federico Vagliasindi; Alicia Vela Mayorga

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 164.95

    Droughts and their management are a serious challenge to water resource professionals. While droughts predominate in arid regions, their frequency and severity in more temperate regions with more abundant rainfall have been on the rise. Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources provides an essential collection of planning and management... more...

  • Tending the Wildby M. Kat Anderson

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95

    John Muir was an early proponent of a view we still hold today?that much of California was pristine, untouched wilderness before the arrival of Europeans. But as this groundbreaking book demonstrates, what Muir was really seeing when he admired the grand vistas of Yosemite and the gold and purple flowers carpeting the Central Valley were the fertile... more...

  • Ecological Medicineby Kenny Ausubel; J. P. Harpignies; Andrew Weil

    Sierra Club Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    Drawn largely from presentations given at the annual Bioneers Conference, this pathfinding book—the first in Sierra Club Books' new Bioneers Series—focuses on pragmatic solutions emerging at the fertile edges between the overlapping worlds of environmental restoration and holistic healing. In this kaleidoscopic collection, many of the world?s leading... more...

  • Arctic Voicesby Subhankar Banerjee

    Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    "One of the great strengths of  Arctic Voices  is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The... more...

  • Blue Covenantby Maude Barlow

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 16.95

    In a book hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “passionate plea for access to water activism,? Blue Covenant addresses an environmental crisis that—together with global warming—poses one of the gravest threats to our survival. How did the world?s most vital resource become imperiled? And what must we do to pull back from the brink? In “stark... more...

  • No Impact Manby Colin Beavan

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99

    A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons?loving wife along for the ride. And... more...

  • Plant Conservation Biotechnologyby Dr Erica Benson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Introduces biotechnological techniques which are currently used to conserve horticultural and crop plant germplasm, forest tree genetic resources, endangered plant species, and plant cell culture collections. Covers techniques and applications. more...

  • Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledgeby S. Biber-Klemn; T. Cottier

    CABI 2006; US$ 190.00

    This book discusses the means, instruments and institutions to create incentives to promote conservation and sustainable use of traditional knowledge and plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, in the framework of the world trade order. It approaches these topics on a broad basis: it analyses in depth the option to create specific sui generis... more...