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Conservation

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  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas... more...

  • Threatened Landscapesby Bryn Green; Willem Vos

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 99.95

    Few, if any, environments are free of human intervention. Often this generates ecosystems which are rich in biodiversity, historical interest, recreational opportunity and scenic beauty just as worthy of conservation as the more natural ecosystems on which protection programmes have been almost exclusively focussed. These 'cultural landscapes', ranging... more...

  • The Role of Biodiversity Conservation in the Transition to Rural Sustainabilityby S. Light

    IOS Press 2004; US$ 116.00

    This book presents interdisciplinary advances in theory and practice pertaining to rural sustainability and sets forth an action research agenda and policy prescriptions to support rural sustainability with special emphasis on the Accession Countries to the EU. The book will address four themes. more...

  • Five Degrees of Conservationby Lance LaVine

    University of Minnesota Press 1982; US$ 60.00 US$ 51.00

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  • Sacred Natural Sitesby Bas Verschuuren; Jeffrey McNeely; Gonzalo Oviedo; Robert Wild

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.76

    Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy Island of Lindisfarne (UK) and the sacred lakes of... more...

  • Called by the Wildby Raymond Dasmann

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    A pioneer in international conservation and wildlife ecology, Raymond Dasmann published his first book, the influential text Environmental Conservation, when the term "environment" was little known and "conservation" to most people simply meant keeping or storing. This delightful memoir tells the story of an unpretentious man who helped create and... more...

  • Species Conservation and Managementby H. Resit Akcakaya; Mark A. Burgman; Oskar Kindvall; Chris C. Wood; Per Sjogren-Gulve; Jeff S. Hatfield; Michael A. McCarthy

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 144.99

    This is a collection of population and metapopulation models for a wide variety of species. Each chapter describes how various life history characteristics of the species are incorporated into the model, and how the results are used in conservation and management. Includes CD-ROM with model files for each species. more...

  • Human Natureby James Trefil

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 6.79

    A radical approach to the environment which argues that by harnessing the power of science for human benefit, we can have a healthier planet As a prizewinning theoretical physicist and an outspoken advocate for scientific literacy, James Trefil has long been the public's guide to a better understanding of the world. In this provocative book, Trefil... more...

  • Capitalism and Conservationby Dan Brockington; Rosaleen Duffy

    Wiley 2011; US$ 35.95 US$ 32.36

    Through a series of case studies from around the world, Capitalism and Conservation presents a critique of conservation’s role as a central driver of global capitalism. Features innovative new research on case studies on the connections between capitalism and conservation drawn from all over the world Examines some of our most popular... more...

  • Greenies in Stilettosby Carolyn Donovan

    Green House Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Can a handbag, a pair of jeans, or a fabulous pair of stilettos enhance your life? You bet it can! Even more so when you know that it didn't poison farmers with pesticides, force a child to work under slavery in appalling conditions, or contribute to global warming. Rediscover, beautify and refashion your wardrobe... and your life...in ways you... more...