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Black Tides

by Miles O. Hayes

Black tides of spilled oil pollute the world's coasts with depressing regularity, giving scientists ample opportunity to observe their environmental impacts and learn how to clean up and restore the affected...


Wildlife Sanctuaries and the Audubon Society: Places to Hide and Seek

by John M. "Frosty" Anderson & Donal C. , Jr. O'Brien

National Audubon Society sanctuaries across the United States preserve the unique combinations of plants, climates, soils, and water that endangered birds and other animals require to survive. Their success...


The Community Forests of Mexico: Managing for Sustainable Landscapes

by David Barton Bray, Leticia Merino-Pérez & Deborah Barry

Mexico leads the world in community management of forests for the commercial production of timber. Yet this success story is not widely known, even in Mexico, despite the fact that communities around the globe...


Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970

by Donald E. Green

The scarcity of surface water which has so marked the Great Plains is even more characteristic of its subdivision, the Texas High Plains. Settlers on the plateau were forced to use pump technology to tap the...


Fields of the Tzotzil: The Ecological Bases of Tradition in Highland Chiapas

by George A. Collier

Fields of the Tzotzil is the first study of social processes in contemporary highland Maya communities to encompass a regional view of the highlands of Chiapas as a system. In viewing tradition, not as a survival...


Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach

by Timothy D. Schowalter

Dr. Timothy Schowalter has succeeded in creating a unique, updated treatment of insect ecology. This revised and expanded text looks at how insects adapt to environmental conditions while maintaining the ability...


The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire

by Sandra Millers Younger

The Fire Outside My Window reveals the story of the Cedar Fire, the largest fire in California’s recorded history, which ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning nearly 280,000 acres, destroying more...


The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal

by Henry Nicholls

Learn how the extraordinary impact of the panda—from obscurity to fame—is also the story of China’s transition from shy beginnings to center stage.

Giant pandas have been causing a stir ever since their...


Going, Going, Gone: 100 animals and plants on the verge of extinction

by Bloomsbury Publishing

We asked 100 conservation groups around the world: 'if you could pick one species that epitomises your work, which would it be?' From the RSPB to WWF to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and many, many more, the...


The Last Whale

by Chris Pash

At the end of the 1970s, one young reporter bears witness to the final days of Australia’s whaling industry. Thirty years after the last whale was captured and slaughtered in Australia, this incisive account...


The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time

by PhD, Mark Nelson & Tony Juniper

Mark Nelson, PhD, takes us on a global expedition to learn how we are wasting the world's dwindling supply of fresh water by flushing away a very valuable resource, our own human wastes! The author is founding...


The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook: Hunting from the Heart

by Miles Olson

A comprehensive, practical guide for the ethical, compassionate hunter


Underminers: A Guide to Subverting The Machine

by Keith Farnish

A user's guide for dismantling modern civilization.


Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

A Chance for Lasting Survival: Ecology and Behavior of Wild Giant Pandas

by Richard B. Harris, David Garshelis & William J. Mcshea

From 1984 through 1995 a small band of ecologists led by Pan Wenshi from Peking University conducted a study of wild giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This project was the first Chinese-led...


Thinking about Nature: An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology: An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology

by Andrew Brennan

Ecology - unlike astronomy, physics, or chemistry - is a science with an associated political and ethical movement: the Green Movement. As a result, the ecological position is often accompanied by appeals to...


The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History

by Ben Daley

The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures...


The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

by Robert Oswald, Michelle Bamberger & Sandra Steingraber

A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”

 

Across the country, fracking—the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic...


Snailing Round the South Seas: The Partula Story

by Justin Gerlach

The story of the tree snails of the Pacific Islands spans 250 years of the history of biology as a science. This runs from Captain Cook's first voyage of exploration, through the start of evolutionary theory...