Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

The Draft Covenant is a blueprint for an international framework (or umbrella) agreement consolidating and developing existing legal principles related to environment and development. Since the publication of the second edition in 2000, there...

206 pages
6 x 9

Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World
Ecology and Conservation

While tropical rainforests have received much conservation attention and support for their protection, temperate and boreal rainforests have been largely overlooked. Yet these ecosystems are also unique, supporting rainforest communities rich in...

336 pages
7 x 10
29 photos and illustrations

Repeat Photography
Methods and Applications in the Natural Sciences

First developed in the 1880s as a way to monitor glaciers in Europe, repeat photography —the practice of taking photographs at different points in times from the same physical vantage point—remains an essential and cost-effective...

392 pages
8.5 x 11
Two 16-page color inserts, 145 photos, 271 illustrations

In this concise introduction to water resources, Shimon Anisfeld explores the fundamental interactions between humans and water, including drinking, sanitation, irrigation, and power production. The book familiarizes students with the current...

352 pages
5.5 x 8.25
42 photos and illustrations

Escape from the Ivory Tower
A Guide to Making Your Science Matter

Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists,...

272 pages
6 x 9
24 illustrations

Safe Passages
Highways, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity

Safe Passages brings together in a single volume the latest information on the emerging science of road ecology as it relates to mitigating interactions between roads and wildlife. This practical handbook of tools and examples is designed...

424 pages
6 x 9
53 illustrations

Bird Migration and Global Change

Changes in seasonal movements and population dynamics of migratory birds in response to ongoing changes resulting from global climate changes are a topic of great interest to conservation scientists and birdwatchers around the world. Because of...

304 pages
6 x 9
9 illustrations

Conservation by Proxy
Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species

The vast scope of conservation problems has forced biologists and managers to rely on "surrogate" species to serve as shortcuts to guide their decision making. These species-known by a host of different terms, including indicator,...

400 pages
6 x 9
63 illustrations

Dryland Opportunities

Drylands cover 41 percent of the earth’s terrestrial surface. The urgency of and international response to climate change have given a new place to drylands in terms both of their vulnerability to predicted climate change impacts and their...

98 pages
6.8 x 9.8
Full color, 15 photos, 6 illustrations

Conservation for a New Era

Conservation for a New Era outlines the critical issues facing us in the 21st century, developed from the results of the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008. The landmark publication takes on the pressing issues of today and...

220 pages
6.5 x 9.2
Full color, 43 photos, 12 illustrations

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