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FRIEND Report - Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data

by Abel Afouda, Alan Gustard, Simon Mkhandi & Guy Oberlin

This quadrennial report presents a selection of work carried out within the FRIEND framework for the period 1994-1997. It deals with the major issues concerning hydrological river regimes, seen from the point...


Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

by Amy Stewart & Briony Morrow-Cribbs

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two...


Understanding Owls

by Jemima Parry-Jones

The only guide to every aspect of living and working with owls, wirtten by one of the world's top experts in the field of birds of prey: Jemima Parry-Jones, owner of the world-famous National Birds of Prey Centre....


Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey & Warwick Tarboton

This fourth edition of Sasol Birds of Southern Africa has been greatly improved by the addition of group introductions and thoroughly revised text, calendar bars showing species' occurrence and breeding periods,...


Chain Thinking: A Shep Harrington SmallTown Mystery

by Elliott Light

Syndey Vail, once a beautiful soap opera star, enters lawyer-cum-detective Shep Harrington's life in a cloud of dust and vanishes just as quickly, leaving behind two very different but strangely connected things:...


The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

by Stephen Harrod Buhner

NEW SCIENCE / ECOLOGY ""Of the truly great books appearing today The Secret Teachings of Plants is easily the most rewarding I have had the privilege of reading."" --Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Biology...


New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City

by William Powers

Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve...


Introduction to International Disaster Management

by Damon P. Coppola

Disaster management is a vibrant and growing field, driven by government spending in the wake of terrorist attacks and environmental debacles, as well as private-sector hiring of risk managers and emergency...


A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder

by Gary Greenberg & Stacy Keach

"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower. To hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour."

William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence" 1805

Here is the world viewed within...


The Field Guide to Cattle

by Valerie Porter & Lynn Stone

The first full-color, illustrated pocket guide to North American cattle, this handy book profiles more than 60 breeds of beef, dairy, and draft cattle. Whether you are farming 50 head of cattle or raising one...


Animal Tracks: A Falcon Field Guide [tm]

by Todd Telander

Animal Tracks highlights eighty-eight of the most common and sought-after mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian species in North America. Detailed illustrations and descriptions make it easy to identify animal...


Quarterly Essay 48 After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis

by Tim Flannery

Australia is home to many animals and plants found nowhere else on earth, making Australians caretakers of a unique heritage in a land that tolerates few mistakes. Yet, in After the Future, Tim Flannery shows...


Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

by Paul A. Johnsgard

Yellowstone Wildlife is a natural history of the wildlife species that call Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem their home. Illustrated with stunning images by renowned wildlife photographer...


The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

by Mark James Owens & Cordelia Dykes Owens

Expelled from Botswana for writing Cry of the Kalahari, the Owenses set off across Africa. They settled in Zambia, where they soon found their peace shattered by the gunfire of elephant poachers. This is the...


Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Like a Tree grew out of bestselling author Jean Bolen’s practice of walking among tall trees and mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. This book will appeal most to people...


Falcons of France

by , Charles Nordhoff

This early work by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It tells the story of an enthusiastic, young American and his time as a pilot during World War...


The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica

by David G. Campbell

THE CRYSTAL DESERT: SUMMERS IN ANTARCTICA is the story of life's tenacity on the coldest of Earth's continents. It tells of the explorers who discovered Antarctica, of the whalers and sealers who despoiled it,...


Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World

by Don Hunter

Like no other large cat, the snow leopard evokes a sense of myth and mysticism, strength and spirit shrouded in a snowy veil, seldom seen but always present. Giving a voice to the snow leopard, this collection...


Life in the Cold: An Introduction to Winter Ecology

by Peter J. Marchand & Libby Walker

A third edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, updated with a new chapter on mammals and birds.


Invasive Plant Medicine: The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives

by Timothy Lee Scott & Stephen Harrod Buhner

ECOLOGY / ALTERNATIVE HEALTH ""I love this book. Brilliant and unique, Tim Scott's new book is about to rock the world of plant enthusiasts. Written for the medical professional, lay person, gardener, botanist,...