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  • Bioproducts from canada's forestsby Suzanne Wetzel; Luc C. Duchesne; Michael F. Laporte

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Provides a comprehensive treatment of the many innovative, non-timber bioproducts that may be derived from Canada's vast forests, including their potential economic, social and environmental impacts. This book offers a balanced discussion of the technological, policy and regulatory issues surrounding the emerging global bioeconomy. more...

  • Beyond Preservationby A. Dwight Baldwin Jr.; Judith De Luce; Carl Pletsch

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 67.50

    Addressing current ecological issues, from the philosophical to the practical, Frederick Turner and William R. Jordan III Here offer a new paradigm for understanding the relationship between the humans and nature. Challenging the idea that preserving nature is the only solution to environmental problems, they advocate going beyond preservation to restoration... more...

  • Seeing the Ravenby Peter M. Leschak

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    Blending contemporary science and keen firsthand observation, Leschak's narrative encompasses a wide range of topics and experiences?fly fishing and wildland firefighting, backyard astronomy and ecology, chain saws and ice skates, turtles and timberwolves. Its moments of pathos and joy unfold against the forbidding and beautiful landscape of northeastern... more...

  • Presenting and Representing Environmentsby Graham Humphrys; Michael Williams

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    Historical and literary accounts emphasize subjective responses to the environment, frequently eschewing measurable and measured facts provided by scientific investigation. This book looks at how these sources are filtered by users and applied selectively for various purposes in taking practical decisions about environmental action. more...

  • Wilderness Withinby David Backes

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    Sigurd Olson (1899?1982) was acknowledged during his lifetime as a leader of the American environmental movement, an emblematic figure for a generation of activists. A Wilderness Within is the award-winning biography of this writer, teacher, and activist who was a harbinger of the raising of America?s ecological consciousness. more...

  • Open Horizonsby Sigurd F. Olson; Leslie Kouba

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 48.00

    Illustrated by Leslie KoubaSigurd Olson?s love affair with the wilderness began in a stream near his house in Wisconsin?he caught his first trout there with a tamarack wand, black thread, and a grasshopper as bait. Open Horizons is his autobiography, and in it he recounts a life lived on and for the land, from the wonder of boyhood fishing expeditions... more...

  • Eastern Deciduous Forestby Richard H. Yahner

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50

    ?A readable introduction to ecology and wildlife conservation in the eastern deciduous forest.??The Prairie NaturalistThis new edition includes the most up-to-date information on the forest and its wildlife, with special attention given to contemporary conservation issues. The result is a timely and useful tool for anyone who wants to know or hopes... more...

  • Lob Trees In The Wildernessby Clifford Ahlgren

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 51.00

    Along the Minnesota-Ontario border, in the days of voyageurs, tall trees were used as guideposts in the uncharted wilderness to help fur traders and explorers find their way through the maze of lakes and portages. Branches were cut, leaving the middle of the trees bare with branches above and below. Clifford and Isabel Ahlgren, two of the most knowledgeable... more...

  • Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kidsby Laura Erickson; Kathryn Marsaa

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 51.00

    On the wings of Laura Erickson?s award-winning book For the Birds comes Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids. Easy and fun to use, Sharing the Wonder is a delightful book that helps caring adults introduce kids to the fascinating world of birds. Chock-full of creative activities, this hands-on guide goes way beyond teaching bird identification. In... more...