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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
A beautiful and memorable look at some of the most gorgeous endangered places on the planet. Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing, ancient Incan city tucked away in the mountains of Peru, but it is rapidly being worn down by the thousands of feet treading across its stones. Glacier National Park is a destination long known for the stunning beauty of its... 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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 25.00
Despite the enduring popularity of The Singing Wilderness, Listening Point, Reflections from the North Country, and his other books, a major portion of Sigurd F. Olson?s wilderness writing?much of it originating as speeches?has been relatively inaccessible, scattered in a number of magazines and obscure books over a period of more than fifty years,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 51.00
The locus of Jim dale Huot-Vickery?s life is a remote cabin in the northern wilderness of Minnesota?s Boundary Waters region. More often than not, it is winter here, a fierce, beautiful season that dominates all living things with its relentless cold grip. This is the inspiration for Winter Sign, the profound story of fifteen years of surviving the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 48.00
Through poetic text and drawings, woven gracefully with quotes by John Muir, Walking Buffalo, Sigurd F. Olson, Henry David Thoreau, and others, Douglas Wood traces a journey by paddle and canoe that renews the spirit. more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 14.00
This is the premise of the Guidelines for Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities for those responsible for management, design, construction and inspection of new health facilities projects. The current publication is an overview of those guidelines and includes recommendations on how to promote their use among national authorities,... 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...
- 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...
- Springer 2007; US$ 319.00
Celebrating the life's work of Professor Franco Pedrotti, who propagated a holistic view of conservation, this book provides a multi-disciplinary coverage of the fields of species, community and landscape conservation. It contains case-studies which emphasize the importance of traditional phytosociologal, floristic and faunistic research. more...