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  • Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumptionby L. A. Reisch; J. Thøgersen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook compiles the state of the art of current research on sustainable consumption from the world’s leading experts in the field. The implementation of sustainable consumption presents one of the greatest challenges and opportunities we are faced with today. On the one hand, consumption is a wanted and necessary phenomenon important for... more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Cooked  and  The Omnivore’s Dilemma,  one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca... more...

  • Thermal Adaptationby Michael J. Angilletta Jr.

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 69.99

    Temperature impacts the behaviour, physiology and ecology of all organisms more than any other abiotic variable. In this book, the author draws on theory from the more general discipline of evolutionary ecology to foster a fresh approach toward a theory of thermal adaptation. more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 11.90

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of... more...

  • Pastoralism in Africaby Michael Bollig; Michael Schnegg; Hans-Peter Wotzka

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Pastoralism has shaped livelihoods and landscapes on the African continent for millennia. Mobile livestock husbandry has generally been portrayed as an economic strategy that successfully met the challenges of low biomass productivity and environmental variability in arid and semi-arid environments. This volume focuses on the emergence, diversity,... more...

  • Natural History of San Francisco Bayby Ariel Rubissow Okamoto; Kathleen Wong

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    This complete primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of an extraordinary, and remarkably resilient, body of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with pollutants, and crowded with forty-six cities, the bay is still home to healthy eelgrass beds, young Dungeness crabs and sharks, and millions of waterbirds. Written in an entertaining... more...

  • On Mount Hoodby Jon Bell

    Sasquatch Books 2011; US$ 22.95

    On Mount Hood is a contemporary, first-person narrative biography of Oregon's greatest mountain, featuring stories full of adventure and tragedy, history and geology, people and places, trivia and lore. The mountain itself helps create the notorious Oregon rains and deep alpine snows, and paved the way for snowboarding in the mid 1980s. Its forests... more...

  • The Intertidal Wildernessby Anne Wertheim Rosenfeld

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 36.95

    The Intertidal Wilderness is a stunning photographic exploration of the tidepools of the Pacific coast, from Baja California to as far north as southeast Alaska. These lush photographs capture in striking color the enormous variety of life and biological detail in the intertidal zone along one of the world's most spectacular coastlines. The interpretative... more...

  • Wetland Habitats of North Americaby Dr. Darold P. Batzer; Andrew H. Baldwin

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 150.00

    Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat... more...

  • The Environmental Legacy of the UC Natural Reserve Systemby Peggy L. Fiedler; Susan Gee Rumsey; Kathleen Wong

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    The UC Natural Reserve System, established in 1965 to support field research, teaching, and public service in natural environments, has become a prototype of conservation and land stewardship looked to by natural resource managers throughout the world. From its modest beginnings of seven sites, the UC NRS has grown to encompass more than 750,000 wildland... more...