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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 78.95
We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid collision 65 million years ago, and that humans are largely responsible. This book addresses the urgent need to understand and find solutions to this crisis.... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 67.00
The decommissioning of nuclear power plants is a topic of increasing interest to governments and the industry as many nuclear units approach retirement. It is important in this context to assess decommissioning costs and to ensure that adequate funds are set aside to meet future financial liabilities arising after nuclear power plants are shut down. more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 99.00
Biological invasions are a global problem whose local impact can be of great magnitude. The prevention and minimization of the impact of invasive alien species has become a priority because of their negative impact on biodiversity, economy and public health. Effective responses are needed; cooperation and coordination among countries and/or different... more...
Photoautotrophic (sugar-free medium) Micropropagation as a New Micropropagation and Transplant Production SystemSpringer 2005; US$ 209.00
The chlorophyllous in vitro cultures can grow vigorously in sugar-free medium by improving the in vitro environment to promote photosynthesis, transpiration and inorganic nutrient uptake of the cultures. Photoautotrophic micropropagation method using sugar-free medium, in which the growth of cultures or accumulation of carbohydrates in cultures is... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
?Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox. He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I am.? ?from The Good Good Pig A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 65.00
Describes the process of community-based co-management from its beginning, through implementation, to turnover to the community. This book provides ideas, methods, techniques, activities, checklists, examples, questions and indicators for the planning and implementing of a process of community-based co-management. more...
- International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 25.00
Describes the importance of the river Dnipro, and highlights the steps taken by Ukrainian and Canadian scientists to overcome the river's environmental misfortunes, and preserve its unique biodiversity. This book presents an approach for the sustainable management that blends both the spiritual and natural concerns. more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95
This unprecedented volume presents a sweeping picture of what we know about the natural history, biology, and ecology of whales in the broad context of the dynamics of ocean ecosystems. Innovative and comprehensive, the volume encompasses multiple points of view to consider the total ecological impact of industrial whaling on the world's oceans. Combining... more...