2018-01-02T08:00:00Z Mark Nelson, PhD, has worked for several decades in closed ecological systems research. As one of eight brave souls enclosed in the pioneering Biosphere 2 experiment for two years in 1991-1993, Nelson learned fi rst hand how essential the proper use of human waste is to the health of the planet. This realization, combined with his lifelong love aff air with construc...[Read More]
2018-01-02T08:00:00Z The classic works by the renowned Russian scientist who published the first edition of The Biosphere in 1926. This unabridged translation is made from the 1944 edition and translated from the Russian alongside his other most important book Essays on Geochemistry. In these two volumes, Vernadsky details humanity's impact on the living systems of the pla...[Read More]
2004-10-14T07:00:00Z The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative--trying to stop "progress." The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, specifically an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food, shelter, energy, materials, and livelihood, and how we deal with waste.
Ecological design is an emerging field that a...[Read More]
2009-06-02T07:00:00Z Ecology is more quantitative and theory-driven than ever before, and A Primer of Ecology with R combines an introduction to the major theoretical concepts in general ecology with a cutting edge open source tool, the R programming language. Starting with geometric growth and proceeding through stability of multispecies interactions and species-abundance distributions...[Read More]
2018-01-02T08:00:00Z During recent years, environmental debate worldwide has been dominated by climate change, carbon emissions and eff orts to achieve low carbon economies. But a number of academic, technical, political, business and NGO initiatives indicate that there is a new wave of environmental attention focused on a wholly different set of subjects: namely that of natural capital...[Read More]
2017-11-27T08:00:00Z Nine nautical miles off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, strung along the middle arc of the Seribuat Archipelago, the roving eye will spot a clutch of sun-washed islands. Narrow the lens a little to focus on the middle island, Pulau Babi Tengah (or Middle Pig Island in the Malay language) named after the wild pigs that used to roam its lands.
2017-02-15T08:00:00Z The understanding of weather will bring so many benefits. Weather is linked to several phenomena that changed and will change the world. Weather patterns will also dictate the choice of clothing and even warn of impending severe disturbances that could damage properties. In this book, we're going to dive into some cool facts about the subject. Grab a copy now!
2017-03-04T08:00:00Z The global emergencies facing the inhabitants of our planet - climate change, biodiversity meltdown, ocean acidification, overfishing, land degradation and more - are symptoms of a common problem: the world is full. Humanity has already exceeded several planetary boundaries. The situation is without precedent and its manifestations are numerous. Ethics for a Full Wo...[Read More]
2018-01-02T08:00:00Z The life story of John P. Allen, inventor of the largest laboratory for global ecology ever built and one of the most luminous minds of our time. Contained within a magnificently designed air-tight glass-and-steel-framed setting, Biosphere 2 covered three acres of Arizona desert and included models of seven biomes: an ocean with coral reef, marsh, rainforest, savann...[Read More]
2017-05-15T07:00:00Z Methods in Stream Ecology: Volume 2: Ecosystem Structure, Third Edition, provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This new two-part edition is updated to reflect recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing....[Read More]
1971-01-01T08:00:00Z In this book published in 1953 by the Museum of Natural History of the University of Kansas, herpetologist Henry S. Fitch and biologist Lewis L. Sandidge describe the ecology of the opossum, Didelphis marsupialis viginiana, of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation.
2014-09-06T07:00:00Z Readers familiar with the first three editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) will welcome the comprehensive revision and expansion of that trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook from a single North American tome into a developing multi-volume series cover...[Read More]