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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
From catching alligators in the reservoirs of New York and capturing giant crocodiles in Venezuela and giant frogs in West Africa to finding mummified human heads in a Bronx apartment, eels on a bus, cobras on the loose, and crocodiles that make change?a memoir of one man?s career working with exotic reptiles and other animals. After the teenage Peter... more...
- DK Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99
Journey through Africa, America, and Australia and witness the amazing survival techniques of camels, kangaroos, snakes, scorpions, and other animals in hot deserts. Compare them to the guanacos, flamingos, and even penguins of the coastal and cold desert more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99
The hugely admired author of "The Last Fine Time" preserves and makes new the sights, smells, sounds, and poetry of country living. Klinkenborg reveals the beauty of the American landscape, not from a scenic overlook, but through a screened-in porch or from the window of a pickup driving down an empty highway in the teeth of an approaching storm. more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado introduced the first domestic livestock to the American Southwest. Over the subsequent four centuries, cattle, horses, and sheep have created a massive ecological experiment on these arid grasslands, changing them in ways we can never know with certainty. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 53.00
The loss of biodiversity affects us in many ways. For some of us, its loss is felt in the same way that we regret the destruction of a great work of art -- it may not affect us directly, but the indirect impact is strong. For others, its loss is felt in changes in lifestyles and livelihoods -- the measurable costs are high. more...
- BRILL 2001; US$ 95.00
The main aim of these guidelines is to provide assistance for developing a generally applicable monitoring system for the assessment of the socio-economic performance of farm forestry enterprises. These were prepared to help to improve the base line of harmonisation for national and international development of farm forestry accounting and in particular... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 18.00
Can dryland communities cope with the global changes sweeping the world today? Is their predicament limited to their difficulty of building livelihoods on precarious natural resources? Can development research and external interventions offer any sustainable and fruitful partnerships to this end? This book relates the story of a relationship between... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 15.00
Il faut aborder la recherche et le développement agricole sous un angle nouveau pour conserver la diversité, améliorer les cultures et assurer à l?humanité une production alimentaire de qualité. Le présent ouvrage porte sur ce genre d?approche : la phytosélection participative. Passant en revue dix années de recherches sur l?agrobiodiversité financées... more...