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Ecology

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  • Cradle to Cradleby William McDonough; Michael Braungart

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 19.25

    A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to... more...

  • The Trophic Cascade in Lakesby Stephen R. Carpenter; James F. Kitchell

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 48.00

    This 1993 book documents the importance of trophic cascades in aquatic ecology. more...

  • Pursuing Sustainabilityby Pamela Matson; William C. Clark; Krister Andersson

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Sustainability is a global imperative and a scientific challenge like no other. This concise guide provides students and practitioners with a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable development, and serves as an invaluable companion to more narrowly focused courses dealing with sustainability in particular... more...

  • Biomimicryby Janine M. Benyus

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.01

    This profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of evolution’s 3.8 billion years of R&D since the first... more...

  • The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reefby David Hopley; Scott G. Smithers; Kevin Parnell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 49.00

    A 2007 reference on geomorphological studies on reefs for researchers and graduate students in geomorphology and oceanography. more...

  • Urban Ecosystemsby Frederick R. Adler; Colby J. Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 58.00

    An accessible introduction to the unifying principles of ecology through the exploration of urban ecosystems. more...

  • A Handbook of Industrial Ecologyby Robert U. Ayres; Leslie Ayres

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 60.00

    Industrial ecology is coming of age and this book brings together leading scholars to present a state-of-the-art overview of the subject. Each part of the book comprehensively covers the following issues in a systematic style: the goals and achievements of industrial ecology and the history of the field; methodology, covering the main approaches to... more...

  • Shaping Ecologyby Peter G. Ayres

    Wiley 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 29.66

    Sir Arthur Tansley was the leading figure in ecology for the first half of the 20th century, founding the field, and forming its first professional societies. He was the first President of the British Ecological Society and the first chair of the Field Studies Council. His work as a botanist is considered seminal and he is recognized as one of the... more...

  • Conservation Biologyby Navjot S. Sodhi; Luke Gibson; Peter H. Raven

    Wiley 2013; US$ 106.95 US$ 96.25

    The late Navjot Sodhi conceived this book as a way of bringing to the forefront of our conservation planning for the tropics the views of people who were actually working and living there.  In its 31 chapters, 55 authors present their views on the conservation problems they face and how they deal with them.  Effective long term conservation... more...

  • Ecology of North Americaby Brian R. Chapman; Eric G. Bolen

    Wiley 2015; US$ 90.95 US$ 81.86

    North America contains an incredibly diverse array of natural environments, each supporting unique systems of plant and animal life. These systems, the largest of which are biomes, form intricate webs of life that have taken millennia to evolve. This richly illustrated book introduces readers to this extraordinary array of natural communities and... more...