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- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 29.95
Weather describes the condition of the air surrounding a particular area at a certain time and includes references to temperature, humidity, wind speeds, cloudiness, and precipitation. Climate refers to general weather conditions occurring in a defined area over an extended period of time. From the first use of mercury for measuring temperatures to... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 29.99
Big Brother meets Gorillas in the Mist in this story of a young woman grappling with the usual big issues - love, sex, friendship, and figuring out what she wants from life - while at the same time attempting to conduct research on capuchin monkeys, shoot a documentary and not get herself killed in the jungles of Costa Rica. more...
- CABI 2006; US$ 80.00
The importance of food for human health has been widely recognized. The safety of foods of animal origin is particularly relevant because the large majority of foodborne diseases come from poultry, eggs, meat, milk and dairy products and fish. This textbook covers the longitudinal and integrated approach to food (primarily of animal origin) production,... more...
- CABI 2006; US$ 160.00
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to manage pests through biological, cultural, physical and chemical means. Comprehensive IPM programme requires an understanding of the ecological relationships between crops, pests, natural enemies and the environment. This book reviews several cases in which ecologically-based IPM was used,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 29.95
Nearly three-quarters of Earth?s surface is covered by water, and more than 90 percent of the Earth?s living space is in the ocean. The oceans influence climate and weather patterns, affecting people?s daily lives in many ways. Marine science includes all of the sciences as they relate to the sea, including marine biography and oceanography. From the... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; Not Available
Sigurd F. Olson (1899-1982) was one of the greatest environmentalists of the twentieth century. A conservation activist and popular writer, Olson introduced a generation of readers to the importance of wilderness. He served as president of the Wilderness Society and the National Parks Association and as a consultant to the federal government on wilderness... more...
- 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...