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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...


Computing Our Way to Paradise?: The Role of Internet and Communication Technologies in Sustainable Consumption and Globalization

by Robert Rattle

Computing Our Way to Paradise? challenges key assumptions concerning the role of Internet and communication technologies in globalization processes. The author argues that while globalization is predicated upon...


Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics

by Paul W. Taylor

What rational justification is there for conceiving of all living things as possessing inherent worth? In Respect for Nature, Paul Taylor draws on biology, moral philosophy, and environmental science to defend...


Reducing the Vulnerability of Armenia'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. Armenia is one of the many countries where the majority of the rural population depends on agriculture-directly or indirectly-for their...


The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

by Charles Fishman

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth,...


Nature's Spectacle: The World's First National Parks and Protected Places

by John Sheail

National parks have always been an emotive and iconic symbol, ever since the first parks of the modern era were created in the mid-nineteenth century. This book, based on original research, delves deeply into...


The Great Healthy Yard Project

by Diane Lewis

A 2013 study released by the United States Geological Survey found that the chemicals we're putting in our yards are now in every stream, river, and lake, and half of our well water-all the sources of our drinking...


Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature

by Osprey Lake

Artist-author-advocate Osprey Orielle Lake explores how the beauty, vitality, and ecological systems of the natural world can guide and transform human perspective, particularly as we face current environmental...


Steelies and Other Endangered Species: Stories on Water

by Rebecca Lawton

FROM UTAH'S WINDING CANYONS TO ALASKA'S VOLATILE BAYS, ALL FIFTEEN STORIES IN THIS COLLECTION ARE LINKED BY WATER. In fast-moving waters, the characters find solace from their painful pasts and fight to save...


Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth

by Elana Freeland

The skies look strange and different. Scientists are discovering heavy metals in the soil. Chemtrails tells us why.


Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management

by Erika J. Techera & Natalie Klein

The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role...


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

by Saska Petrova

The role of local people in contemporary nature conservation practices is often poorly understood or neglected. This book, therefore, examines questions of local participation at the nature-society nexus within...


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...


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


The Coral Battleground

by Judith Wright

The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia’s most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000...


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...