A Guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Lyle Glowka

The Convention on biological diversity is an historic commitment by the world's nations to conserve biological diversity, to use biological resources sustainably and to share equitably the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. It is...

173 pages
8.5 x 12

Fighting for Survival
Insecurity, People, and the Environment in the Horn of Africa

Edited by Robert A. Hutchinson

181 pages

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

Defining Sustainable Forestry

Before the transition in forestry can be made from conventional approaches of the past century to the ecosystem approach of the next, a consensus must be reached on the meaning of "sustainable forestry." Defining Sustainable Forestry...

341 pages
6 x 9

Entering the Watershed
A New Approach To Save America's River Ecosystems

Robert Doppelt, Mary Scurlock, Chris Frissell, and James R. Karr

Entering the Watershed is the product of a two-year project established by the Pacific Rivers Council to develop new federal riverine protection and restoration policy alternatives. It recommends a comprehensive new approach to river protection...

504 pages
6 x 9

Faith in a Seed (Limited Edition)
The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings

Henry D. Thoreau; Edited by Bradley P. Dean; Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan

Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work The Dispersion of Seeds, one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years.

With the remarkable clarity and grace...

301 pages
7 x 9.25

Searching Out the Headwaters
Change And Rediscovery In Western Water Policy

To the uninitiated, water policy seems a complicated, hypertechnical, and incomprehensible subject: a tangle of engineering jargon and legalese surrounding a complex, delicate, and interrelated structure. Decisions concerning the public's waters...

253 pages
6 x 9

Islands at the Edge of Time
A Journey To America's Barrier Islands

Islands at the Edge of Time is the story of one man's captivating journey along America's barrier islands from Boca Chica, Texas, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Weaving in and out along the coastlines of Texas, Louisiana,...

240 pages
6 x 9