The Work of Nature
How The Diversity Of Life Sustains Us

The lavish array of organisms known as "biodiversity" is an intricately linked web that makes the earth a uniquely habitable planet. Yet pressures from human activities are destroying biodiversity at an unprecedented rate. How many...

282 pages
6 x 9

Biodiversity and Human Health

Edited by Francesca Grifo and Joshua Rosenthal; Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy

The implications of biodiversity loss for the global environment have been widely discussed, but only recently has attention been paid to its direct and serious effects on human health. Biodiversity loss affects the spread of human diseases,...

397 pages
6 x 9

Nature's Services
Societal Dependence On Natural Ecosystems

Edited by Gretchen Daily; Forewords by John Peterson Myers and Joshua Reichert

Life itself as well as the entire human economy depends on goods and services provided by earth's natural systems. The processes of cleansing, recycling, and renewal, along with goods such as seafood, forage, and timber, are worth many trillions...

412 pages
6 x 9

Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century
The Science Of Ecosytem Management

Edited by Kathryn A. Kohm and Jerry F. Franklin; Foreword by Jack Ward Thomas

Over the past decade, a sea change has occurred in the field of forestry. A vastly increased understanding of how ecological systems function has transformed the science from one focused on simplifying systems, producing wood, and managing at the...

496 pages
8 x 10
One 16-page color insert

Traces of an Omnivore

Paul Shepard is one of the most profound and original thinkers of our time. He has helped define the field of human ecology, and has played a vital role in the development of what have come to be known as environmental philosophy, ecophilosophy,...

255 pages
6 x 9

Beyond the Ark
Tools For An Ecosystem Approach To Conservation

W. William Weeks; Foreword by Bruce Babbitt

Among the few organizations with substantial experience in conserving and managing large ecosystems is The Nature Conservancy (TNC) -- the largest private, nonprofit conservation organization in the world dedicated to preserving natural areas,...

188 pages
6 x 9

Metapopulations and Wildlife Conservation

Edited by Dale Richard McCullough

Development of rural landscapes is converting once-vast expanses of open space into pockets of habitat where wildlife populations exist in isolation from other members of their species. The central concept of metapopulation dynamics -- that a...

439 pages
6 x 9

The Forgotten Pollinators

Consider this: Without interaction between animals and flowering plants, the seeds and fruits that make up nearly eighty percent of the human diet would not exist.

In The Forgotten Pollinators, Stephen L. Buchmann, one of the world's...

312 pages
6 x 9
34 illustrations

Biodiversity in the Seas
Implementing the Convention on biological diversity in marine and coastal habitats

Edited by Charlotte De Fontaubert, David R. Downes, and Tundi Agardy

Intended to promote effective application of the biodiversity Convention in coastal and marine environments. It is based in large part on the recommendation of the "Jakarta Mandate" agreed to by the Parties to the Convention at their Second...

87 pages

Biodiversity and the Law

Edited by William J. Snape

Biodiversity and the Law is a timely and provocative volume that combines historical perspective and cutting-edge legal analysis in an authoritative and broad discussion of biodiversity and the law. Leading legal and policy experts...

286 pages
6 x 9

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