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- International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 20.00
Protegiendo la Biodiversidad enfoca uno de los aspectos más fundamentales de esta temática tan importante: la falta de leyes nacionales que regulan el acceso y compensan por el uso de los recursos genéticos locales. Este libro es el primero que compara dichas leyes y políticas a través de una variedad de países tanto en el mundo industrializado como... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2003; US$ 30.36
A sixty-three-year-old woman builds a backwater boat and journeys down the Neches River in East Texas, telling both the story of her river float trip and the natural history and folklore of the region. Profusely illustrated with maps, drawings, and photographs, it will appeal to all interested in the Big Thicket region and those indulging a feeling... 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters. This P.S. edition... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 15.00
La agricultura actual es como una gran pirámide invertida. A nivel mundial, se apoya sobre una base estrecha y precaria. Hoy usamos menos de 3 % de las 250.000 variedades de plantas disponibles para la agricultura. El sistema de investigación agrícola de arriba hacia abajo, en el cual los agricultores son vistos como simples receptores de la investigación... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 60.00
Illustrated by Carol Yonker WatersLake Superior has been known by many names through the centuries, from Kitchi Gami to le lac supérieur, but the lake itself remains the same expansive and inspiring body of water. Here, Thomas F. Waters explores the natural and human history of the Superior basin. Charmingly illustrated by Carol Yonker Waters, this... more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 99.99
The focus of this treatise is the distinction between objectives and values in developing environmental policies. The author argues that environmentalism is a coalition of many groups working toward common objectives, but unlike other social movements, it does not have shared moral principles. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 297.95
The science and practice of pig production has changed rapidly over recent decades; new husbandry practices, new understandings of growth, reproduction and health, new appreciations of welfare and environmental impact, new nutritional approaches, and modern reproductive and genetic techniques have all come into being, together with the emergence of... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00
Blending well-known and new voices, the volume surveys classical and romantic concepts of wilderness, from the scary to the sublime, and shows why neither serves us anymore. Instead, the authors argue for a ?wild culture,? in which nature is not opposed to humanity, a mere matter of resources and consumers. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 15.00
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is the inspiring story of how one man found his life?s work?and true love?among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America?s most picturesque urban settings. Mark Bittner was down on his luck. He?d gone to San Francisco at the age of twenty-one to take a stab at a music career, but he hadn?t had much success.... more...