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  • Eruptions that Shook the Worldby Clive Oppenheimer

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A spellbinding exploration of the history's greatest volcanic events and their impacts on the history of humankind. more...

  • The Ecology of Browsing and Grazingby Iain J. Gordon; Herbert H.T. Prins

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 139.15

    Extensive grazing and browsing by domestic and wild herbivores shape the vegetation composition, structure and dynamics of many terrestrial ecosystems. This volume investigates how large herbivores not only influence the structure and distribution of the vegetation, but also affect nutrient flows and the responses of associated fauna. The mechanisms... more...

  • Last Chance To Seeby Douglas Adams; Mark Carwardine

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    'Douglas Adams' genius was in using comedy to make serious points about the world' Independent After years of reflecting on the absurdities of life on other planets, Douglas Adams teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine to find out what was happening to life on this one. Together they lead us on an unforgettable journey across the world in search... more...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it.   We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...

  • Apocalyptic Planetby Craig Childs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different. In an exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet, Craig Childs takes readers on a firsthand journey through apocalypse, touching the truth behind the speculation. Apocalyptic Planet is a combination of science and adventure that reveals the ways in which our world... more...

  • Waveby Sonali Deraniyagala

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review 's 10 Best Books of the Year On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments... more...

  • Grazing and Conservation Managementby Michiel F. WallisDe Vries; Jan P. Bakker; Sipke E. Van Wieren

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 92.76

    Grazing animals enjoy an ambiguous reputation in the field of nature conservation. Livestock are often treated as a scourge, yet native large herbivores form the prime attraction of many a reserve. This book gives the first comprehensive overview of the use of grazing as a tool in conservation management. Considering in turn the ecological and... more...

  • Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agricultureby Mannava VK Sivakumar; Raymond P. Motha

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 208.73

    In many parts of the world, weather and climate are one of the biggest production risks and uncertainty factors impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. Both structural and non-structural measures can be used to reduce the impacts of the variability (including extremes) of climate resources on crop production. While the structural... more...

  • Coping with Drought Risk in Agriculture and Water Supply Systemsby Ana Iglesias; Luis Garrote; Antonio Cancelliere; Francisco Cubillo; Donald A. Wilhite

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 150.75

    This collection of papers has wide appeal. It includes subjects ranging from the social and hydrological context of Mediterranean countries, to the role of organizations and institutions in drought preparedness and case studies of effective interventions. more...

  • Nonprofit Sustainabilityby Jeanne Bell; Jan Masaoka; Steve Zimmerman

    Wiley 2010; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.40

    Praise for NONPROFIT SUSTAINABILITY "This is much more than a financial how-to book. It's a nonprofit's guide to empowerment. It demystifies mission impact and financial viability using The Matrix Map to provide strategic options for any organization. A must-read for every nonprofit CEO, CFO, and board member." — Julia A. McClendon , chief... more...