Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation

Anyone working in biodiversity conservation or field ecology should understand and utilize the common-sense process of scientific inquiry: observing surroundings, framing questions, answering those questions through well-designed studies, and...

236 pages
8.5 x 11

Status And Stewardship

Nearly 430 million acres of forests in the United States are privately owned, but the viability, and indeed the very existence, of these forests is increasingly threatened by population growth, sprawling urbanization, and patchwork development...

224 pages
6 x 9

The Red Book
The Extinction Crisis Face To Face

Patricio Robles Gil

Drawing on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s most objective and authoritative inventory of species at risk of extinction, this publication combines awe-inspiring imagery with solid science and factual accounts. The result...

310 pages
12 x 12

Wolves and Human Communities
Biology, Politics, and Ethics

Edited by Virginia Sharpe, Bryan G. Norton, and Strachan Donnelley

Like wolf restoration activities in the West, the proposal to reintroduce wolves into the Adirondacks has generated intense public debate. The idea of returning top predators to settled landscapes raises complicated questions on issues ranging...

280 pages
6 x 9

Ecological Integrity
Integrating Environment, Conservation, and Health

Global Integrity Project has brought together leading scientists and thinkers from around the world to examine the combined problems of threatened and unequal human well-being, degradation of the ecosphere, and unsustainable economies. Based on...

448 pages
6 x 9

Invasive Species in a Changing World

Changing patterns of global commerce are leading to the breakdown of biogeographic barriers that have historically kept the floras and faunas of different continents separate. Some introduced species not only take hold in their new foreign...

384 pages
6 x 9

Nature's Fading Chorus
Classic And Contemporary Writings On Amphibians

Edited by Gordon Miller

Naturalists in every age have been intrigued by frogs, toads, and salamanders. They have seen these amphibians in a variety of guises -- as beings with magical powers or implicit moral lessons, as the products of spontaneous generation, as...

250 pages
6 x 9

Estuarine Science
A Synthetic Approach To Research And Practice

Edited by John Hobbie

Estuaries are the point of convergence for almost the entire array of coastal and ocean environmental issues. Management of these rapidly changing environments requires a whole-system perspective that includes integration of all available...

338 pages
6 x 9

West Indian Iguanas
Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Edited by Allison Alberts

The West Indian Iguanas form a unique group of species inhabiting tropical dry forests throughout the Bahanas and the Greater and Lesser Antilles. They are among the most endangered of the world's lizards, primarily because much of their fragile...

117 pages
8.5 x 11

Jaguar
One Man's Struggle To Establish The World's First Jaguar Preserve

In 1983, zoologist Alan Rabinowitz ventured into the rain forest of Belize, determined to study the little-known jaguar in its natural habitat and to establish the world's first jaguar preserve. Within two years, he had succeeded. In Jaguar...

416 pages
6 x 9
36 photos, 2 illustrations

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