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Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island

by Will Harlan

Carol Ruckdeschel is the wildest woman in America. She eats road kill, wrestles alligators, rides horses bareback, and lives in a ramshackle cabin that she built herself in an island wilderness. She’s had...


Communities in Transition: Protected Nature and Local People in Eastern and Central Europe

by Saska Petrova

Providing an integrated perspective on why, how and for whom nature conservation practices have been implemented in CEE, this book sheds further light upon the mechanisms through which such practices both redefine...


Hedgerow History: Ecology, History and Landscape Character

by Gerry Barnes & Tom Williamson

Oxbow says: For many years hedges have been the most common field boundary in rural Britain, providing a stock-proof barrier, a field boundary and a haven for wildlife. Despite this, they are rarely studied...


Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives

by Nancy J. Merrick & Jane Goodall

A former student and colleague of Jane Goodall shares stories of chimps and their heroes, and takes readers on a journey to save man’s closest relative.

 

Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble:...


Reducing the Vulnerability of Georgia's Agricultural Systems to Climate Change: Impact Assessment and Adaptation Options

by Nicolas Ahouissoussi & James E. Neumann

Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. Georgia is one of the many countries where the majority of the rural population depends on agriculture-directly or indirectly-for their...


Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prioritizing Policies

by Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell & Juha Siikamäki

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is exceptionally biodiverse. It contains about half of the world's remaining tropical forests, nearly one-fifth of its coastal habitats, and some of its most productive...


Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York

by Ted Steinberg

This is the story of the monumental struggle between New York and the natural world. From Henry Hudson’s discovery of Mannahatta to Hurricane Sandy, Gotham Unbound is Ted Steinberg’s sweeping ecological...


Beaches of the Gulf Coast

by Richard A. Davis

Much of the world's population lives within thirty miles of a coast, and beaches are perhaps the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. The Gulf of Mexico is no exception: Millions of people make their...


Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology: Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands

by William L. Balée & Clark L. Erickson

This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new...


Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation through Sustainable Management?

by Daniel J. Zarin, Janaki R. R. Alavalapati & Frances E. Putz

-- Thomas Lovejoy, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment


A Sparrowhawk's Lament: How British Breeding Birds of Prey Are Faring

by David Cobham, Bruce Pearson & Chris Packham

Britain is home to fifteen species of breeding birds of prey, from the hedgerow-hopping Sparrowhawk to the breathtaking White-tailed Eagle. In this handsomely illustrated book, acclaimed British filmmaker and...


Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet

by Todd Wilkinson & Ted Turner

Entrepreneur and media mogul Ted Turner has commanded global attention for his dramatic personality, his founding of CNN, his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his company’s merger with Time Warner. But his green...


Nature's Place (Routledge Revivals): Conservation Sites and Countryside Change

by William M. Adams

Nature conservation has become increasingly important in Britain over the last three decades. This title, first published in 1986, deals with the critical issues surrounding nature conservation and wildlife...


Wasting the Rain (Routledge Revivals): Rivers, People and Planning in Africa

by William M. Adams Adams

First published in 1992, this title offers an experienced and constructive evaluation of the ways in which water resources have been developed in Africa. Adams argues that the best hope of productive development...


Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us

by Tai Moses & Dave Buchen

To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia. Urban and suburban residents share our environments with many types of wildlife: squirrels,...


Newest Endangered Animal: Species Homo Sapien: Signs We Have Evolved Into the Dumbest Species Ever to Inhabit the Earth

by Wanda Yvette Meals

The question used to be, Will I leave the world a better place than I found it? In Newest Endangered Animal: Species Homo Sapien author Wanda Meals reminds us of the nature of the universe and our place in it...


An Introduction to Heritage Breeds: Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry

by Jeannette Beranger, Alison Martin & D. Phillip Sponenberg

Heritage breeds matter, and they are often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent, inviting, visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and...


Environmental Transformations: A Geography of the Anthropocene

by Mark Whitehead

From the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, the human impact on the environment is significant and undeniable. These forms of global and local environmental change collectively appear...


Minding the Earth, Mending the World: Zen and the Art of Planetary Crisis

by Susan Murphy

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi founded the San Francisco Zen Center in 1962, and after fifty years we have seen a fine group of Zen masters trained in the west take up the mantle and extend the practice of Zen in ways...


A Question of Balance: Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies

by William D. Nordhaus

As scientific and observational evidence on global warming piles up every day, questions of economic policy in this central environmental topic have taken center stage. But as author and prominent Yale economist...