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  • It's Every Monkey For Themselvesby Vanessa Woods

    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...

  • Marine Scienceby Scott and Bobbi McCutcheon

    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...

  • Eastern Deciduous Forestby Richard H. Yahner

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50

    ?A readable introduction to ecology and wildlife conservation in the eastern deciduous forest.??The Prairie NaturalistThis new edition includes the most up-to-date information on the forest and its wildlife, with special attention given to contemporary conservation issues. The result is a timely and useful tool for anyone who wants to know or hopes... more...

  • Lob Trees In The Wildernessby Clifford Ahlgren

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 51.00

    Along the Minnesota-Ontario border, in the days of voyageurs, tall trees were used as guideposts in the uncharted wilderness to help fur traders and explorers find their way through the maze of lakes and portages. Branches were cut, leaving the middle of the trees bare with branches above and below. Clifford and Isabel Ahlgren, two of the most knowledgeable... more...

  • Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kidsby Laura Erickson; Kathryn Marsaa

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 51.00

    On the wings of Laura Erickson?s award-winning book For the Birds comes Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids. Easy and fun to use, Sharing the Wonder is a delightful book that helps caring adults introduce kids to the fascinating world of birds. Chock-full of creative activities, this hands-on guide goes way beyond teaching bird identification. In... more...

  • Beyond Preservationby A. Dwight Baldwin Jr.; Judith De Luce; Carl Pletsch

    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...

  • Seeing the Ravenby Peter M. Leschak

    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...

  • Wilderness Withinby David Backes

    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...

  • Meaning Of Wildernessby Sigurd F. Olson

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 25.00

    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...

  • Open Horizonsby Sigurd F. Olson; Leslie Kouba

    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...