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  • The Freshwater Imperativeby Robert J. Naiman; John J. Magnuson; Diane M. McKnight; Jack A. Stanford; Kathryn D. Sullivan

    Island Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    This volume summarizes the two-year effort of a working group of leading aquatic scientists sponsored by NSF, EPA, NASA, TVA, and NOAA to identify research opportunities and frontiers in freshwater sciences for this decade and beyond. The research agenda outlined focuses on issues of water availability, aquatic ecosystem integrity, and human health... more...

  • Better Trout Habitatby Christopher J. Hunter; Montana Land Reliance

    Island Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Better Trout Habitat explains the physical, chemical, and biological needs of trout, and shows how climate, geology, vegetation, and flowing water all help to create trout habitat. more...

  • Tibet Wildby George B. Schaller

    Island Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    As one of the world’ s leading field biologists, George Schaller has spmuch of his life traversing wild and isolated places in his quest to understand and conserve threatened species— from mountain gorillas in the Virunga to pandas in the Wolong and snow leopards in the Himalaya. Throughout his celebrated career, Schaller has spmore time in Tibet than... more...

  • Overtapped Oasisby Marc Reisner; Sarah F. Bates

    Island Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Overtapped Oasis analyzes the West's water allocation system from top to bottom and offers dozens of revolutionary proposals for increased efficiency and policy reform. Marc Reisner and Sarah Bates argue that the West's underlying problem is not a shortage of water but the inefficiuse of it, a problem caused by a bewildering tangle of federal subsidy... more...

  • Death in the Marshby Tom Harris

    Island Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Selenium, essential in microscopic doses, can be deadly in larger amounts. Death in the Marsh explains how federal irrigation projects have altered selenium's circulation in the environment, allowing it to accumulate in marshes, killing ecosystems and wildlife, and causing deformities in some animals. more...

  • The Snake Riverby Tim Palmer

    Island Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Tim Palmer weaves natural history into a comprehensive account of the complex problems that plague natural resource managemthroughout the West, as well as the practical solutions that are available. more...

  • The Good in Nature and Humanityby Stephen R. Kellert; Stephen R. Kellert; Timothy Farnham

    Island Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Scientists, theologians, and the spiritually inclined, as well as all those concerned with humanity's increasingly widespread environmental impact, are beginning to recognize that our ongoing abuse of the earth diminishes our moral as well as our material condition. Many people are coming to believe that strengthening the bonds among spirituality,... more...

  • Heatstrokeby Anthony D. Barnosky

    Island Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    In 2006, one of the hottest years on record, a “pizzly” was discovered near the top of the world. Half polar bear, half grizzly, this never-before-seen animal might be dismissed as a fluke of nature. Anthony Barnosky instead sees it as a harbinger of things to come.In Heatstroke , the renowned paleoecologist shows how global warming is fundamentally... more...

  • Wild and Scenic Rivers of Americaby Tim Palmer

    Island Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is one of the mimportant natural areas protection programs ever established at the federal level. It has resulted in the creation of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System -- a rich American legacy that includes many of our finest waterways. This book is the definitive resource on the National Wild and Scenic... more...

  • Searching Out the Headwatersby Sarah F. Bates; David H. Getches; Lawrence MacDonnell; Charles F. Wilkinson

    Island Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    To the uninitiated, water policy seems a complicated, hypertechnical, and incomprehensible subject: a tangle of engineering jargon and legalese surrounding a complex, delicate, and interrelated structure. Decisions concerning the public's waters involve scant public participation, and in such a context, reform seems risky at best. Searching Out... more...