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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...


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...


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...


On the Other Side of Sorrow: Nature and People in the Scottish Highlands

by James Hunter

‘A magnificent combination of political passion, scholarship, literary sensitivity . . . and hopefulness’ – Robert Macfarlane ‘A wonderful and ambitious book’ – Shetland Times Caring for the environment,...


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

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

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...


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

by Nancy J. Merrick & Jane Goodall

Foreword by 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...


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...


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...