Environmental Policy and Biodiversity

Scientists and policymakers must work together if solutions to the biodiversity crisis are to be found. Yet all too often, scientific data are unknown or incomprehensible to policymakers, and political realities are not fully appreciated by...

426 pages
6 x 9

Threatened Primates of Africa
The Iucn Red Data Book

Phyllis C. Lee

This volume provides the most comprehensive review available of the conservation status of African primates. Thirty species, comprising over 50% of the primate fauna of the continent, have been identified as threatened, ranging from the little-...

176 pages
9.8 x 6.6

Place of the Wild
A Wildlands Anthology

Where and what is the place of the wild? Is the goal of preserving biodiversity across the landscape of North America compatible with contemporary Western culture?

Place of the Wild brings together original essays from an exceptional...

340 pages
6 x 9

International Wildlife Trade
A Cites Sourcebook

Edited by Ginette Hemley; Foreword by Kathryn Fuller

For more than two decades, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known as CITES, has been one of the largest and most effective conservation agreements in the world. By regulating international...

178 pages
6 x 9

Endangered Species Recovery
Finding the Lessons, Improving the Process

Edited by Tim Clark, Richard Reading, and Alice Clarke

Endangered Species Recovery presents case studies of prominent species recovery programs in an attempt to explore and analyze their successes, failures, and problems, and to begin to find ways of improving the process. It is the first...

461 pages
6 x 9


Edward O. Wilson – University Professor at Harvard, winner of two Pulitzer prizes, eloquent champion of biodiversity – is arguably one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. His career represents both a blueprint and...

416 pages
6 x 9
52 illustrations

Diatoms to Dinosaurs
The Size And Scale Of Living Things

In Diatoms to Dinosaurs, Chris McGowan takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the natural world, and examines life in all its various forms. He imparts the excitement of discovery and the joy of understanding as he demonstrates...

301 pages
7 x 9

Saving Nature's Legacy
Protecting And Restoring Biodiversity

Reed F. Noss, Allen Cooperrider, and Defenders of Wildlife; Foreword by Rodger Schlickeisen

Written by two leading conservation biologists, Saving Nature's Legacy is a thorough and readable introduction to issues of land management and conservation biology. It presents a broad, land-based approach to biodiversity conservation in...

443 pages
6 x 9

Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests

The structure of most virgin forests in the western United States reflects a past disturbance history that includes forest fire. James K. Agee, an expert in the emergent field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation...

505 pages
6 x 9

The Biophilia Hypothesis

"Biophilia" is the term coined by Edward O. Wilson to describe what he believes is humanity's innate affinity for the natural world. In his landmark book Biophilia, he examined how our tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes might...

496 pages
6 x 9
6 illustrations


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