State of the World 2013
Is Sustainability Still Possible?

Every day, we are presented with a range of “sustainable” products and activities—from “green” cleaning supplies to carbon offsets—but with so much labeled as “sustainable,” the term has become...

464 pages
7 x 9.25

To Conserve Unimpaired
The Evolution of the National Park Idea

When the national park system was first established in 1916, the goal "to conserve unimpaired" seemed straightforward. But Robert Keiter argues that parks have always served a variety of competing purposes, from wildlife protection and...

368 pages
6 x 9

Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities
A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

Developed to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment, and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and...

216 pages
8 x 10

Forests for the People
The Story of America's Eastern National Forests

Forests for the People tells one of the most extraordinary stories of environmental protection in our nation’s history: how  a diverse coalition of citizens, organizations, and business and political leaders worked to create a...

408 pages
6 x 9
35 illustrations

Tibet Wild
A Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World

As one of the world’s leading field biologists, George Schaller has spent much of his life traversing wild and isolated places in his quest to understand and conserve threatened species—from mountain gorillas in the Virunga to pandas...

384 pages
6 x 9
Two 8-page color inserts, 32 photos, 9 illustrations

Resilience Practice
Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function

In 2006, Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question: As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock, how much can they take and still deliver the services we need from them? This idea caught the...

248 pages
6 x 9
10 tables, 12 illustrations

Forests at Risk
Climate Change and the Future of the American West

Climate change poses a huge threat to the West. The current mountain pine beetle epidemic with over 50 million acres of dying trees in western North America has created a powerful “teachable moment” across the region.


37 pages

30 photos, 15 illustrations

Observation and Ecology
Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World

The need to understand and address large-scale environmental problems that are difficult to study in controlled environments—issues ranging from climate change to overfishing to invasive species—is driving the field of ecology in new...

232 pages
6 x 9
40 illustrations

Climate and Conservation
Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

Climate and Conservation presents case studies from around the world of leading-edge projects focused on climate change adaptation-regional-scale endeavors where scientists, managers, and practitioners are working to protect biodiversity...

392 pages
7 x 10
43 photos and illustrations

Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate
Promises and Perils


Considered an essential conservation tool, plant reintroductions have been conducted for many of the world's rarest plant species. The expertise and knowledge gained through these efforts constitute an essential storehouse of information for...

432 pages
7 x 10
36 illustrations


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