Ecosystem Services in Patagonia


Laura Nahuelhual , Guillermo Martínez Pastur , Pablo L. Peri


This book aims to quantify and discuss how societies have directly and indirectly benefited from ecosystem services in Patagonia; not only in terms of provisioning and cultural services, but also regulating and supporting services. Patagonia, a region that stretches...


Parution : 2021-04-29

Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019


Satyajit Patel , Krishna R. Reddy , Sanjay Kumar Shukla , C. H. Solanki


This book comprises select proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The conference brings together research and case histories on various aspects of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. The book presents papers on geotechnical...


Parution : 2021-04-29
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Gifts of Gravity and Light


Pippa Marland , Anita Roy


'A meander through the seasons that is filled with lyrical gifts and new ways of seeing the world. This is new nature writing - as diverse, original and ceaselessly surprising as the wild world it celebrates.' Patrick Barkham, Natural History correspondent for The...


Parution : 2021-07-08
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Fox and I


Catherine Raven


"A wise and intimate book about a solitary woman, a biologist by training, who befriends a fox. More than that, it's the tale of a human mind, trained to be logical, meeting and being touched by Nature and coming to realise a greater truth. If Thoreau had read The...


Parution : 2021-07-08

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Otariids and the Odobenid


Claudio Campagna , Robert Harcourt


This book is focused on the marine mammalian groups the Otariidae and the Odobenidae, otherwise known as fur seals, sea lions and the walrus. In 30 chapters, more than 60 authors from 30 institutions and 13 nationalities, discuss a broad suite of topics from maternal...


Parution : 2021-06-02

The outstanding universal value and conservation of Hubei Shennongjia


Guozhen Shen , Zongqiang Xie


This book owes a great deal to the outstanding universal value of the natural heritage of Hubei Shennongjia, which offers an outstanding example of the ongoing ecological processes occurring in the development of intact subtropical mixed broad-leaved evergreen and...


Parution : 2021-06-01

Soils Under Stress


David Dent , Yuriy Dmytruk


Dokuchaev carried out most of his research in Ukraine. His student and friend, Volodymyr Vernadsky, went on to create trans-disciplinary environmental sciences and the concept of Earth as a living organism, famously taken up by James Lovelock. That spring of ideas still...


Parution : 2021-06-01

Rebuilding for Resilience: A Barrier Island Case


Chamila Subasinghe


Recurring extreme events of nature challenge disaster-prone settlements in complex ways. Devastating property damages are one of the tests of survival for such settlements in both economic and social terms. It also provides unique opportunities to rethink the...


Parution : 2021-05-31

Management and Development of Agricultural and Natural Resources in Egypt's Desert


Ahmed A. Elkhouly , Abdelazim Negm


This book reviews the economic potential of various natural resources found in the Egyptian deserts that could help fill the food gap in Egypt, e.g., the date palm, olives, and domestic animals. Bearing in mind that the entire country is subject to arid or hyperarid...


Parution : 2021-05-31

Regional Fisheries Management Organizations


Leandra R. Gonçalves


This book analyzes empirical data from three specific Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) designed to establish rules for the conservation and management of fish stocks in the ocean, in order to assess their effectiveness in converting science...


Parution : 2021-05-20

On the Nature of Ecological Paradox


Jane Gray Morrison , Michael Charles Tobias


This work is a large, powerfully illustrated interdisciplinary natural sciences volume, the first of its kind to examine the critically important nature of ecological paradox, through an abundance of lenses: the biological sciences, taxonomy, archaeology, geopolitical...


Parution : 2021-05-18
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Nature Spotter


N.C.


Discover over 120 species of plants, birds, insects and animals! What birds can you hear right now? What trees are growing at your school? Where do badgers hide during the daytime? With this amazing nature book, you'll unlock all the wildlife spotting skills you need to...


Parution : 2021-05-06
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Empire of Ants


Susanne Foitzik , Olaf Fritsche


'Beautifully written and filled with mind-boggling wonders' - Dave Goulson, author of A Sting in the Tale'Thrilling, compellingly readable and paradigm-shattering' - Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast'Both expert and entertaining' - David Barrie, author of...


Parution : 2021-05-06

Southern Iraq's Marshes


Laith A. Jawad


The Mesopotamian marshes are important for economic, social, and biodiversity values and have been home to indigenous human communities for millennia. They are regarded as a legendary site. This multi-authored book contains chapters written by world-renowned experts in...


Parution : 2021-05-06

Ecological Risk Management


Hiroyuki Matsuda


This book introduces the theory and practice of ecological risk management. Using recent and live case studies in Japan, the book explains the use of basic mathematical techniques in extinction risk, adaptive population management, avian collision risk in wind farms,...


Parution : 2021-05-06
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A Life In Nature


Peter Scott


'The Patron Saint of Conservation' Sir David Attenborough'Peter Scott was a huge influence on my childhood...Later on in life I had the good fortune both to meet and to interview him, and he remains, for me, a hero. His knowledge, his kindness to me and his generosity...


Parution : 2021-05-06
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The Population Ecology of White-Headed Langur


Wenshi Pan


This book offers a rare and detailed insight into 20 years’ of in-depth field research and conservation of the white-headed langur. It focuses on the white-headed langur’s natural refuge, territory and home range, diets and foraging strategies, behavior modes,...


Parution : 2021-05-05

Water and Earthquakes


Michael Manga , Chi-Yuen Wang


This open access book explores the interactions between water and earthquakes, including recent concerns about induced seismicity. It further highlights that a better understanding of the response of the water system to disturbances such as earthquakes is needed to...


Parution : 2021-05-04

Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019


Satyajit Patel , Krishna R. Reddy , Sanjay Kumar Shukla , C. H. Solanki


This book comprises select proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The conference brings together research and case histories on various aspects of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. The book presents papers on geotechnical...


Parution : 2021-05-03
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How to Love Animals


Henry Mance


A far-reaching, urgent, and thoroughly engaging exploration of our relationship with animals - from the acclaimed Financial Times journalist.*A GUARDIAN 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK* We all love animals, but does that make their lives happier? With factory farms, climate change...


Parution : 2021-04-29
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