2020-11-10T08:00:00Z Astrocliimatology is my new hypothesis for how the earth's climate system operates. It involves the ways that levels of galactic cosmic rays entering the earth's atmosphere, which have effects on weather and climate, are modulated by our current location in our Milky Way galaxy, and the earth's and sun's magnetic fields, which are modulated by gravitational interact...[Read More]
2014-01-19T08:00:00Z The remarkable scientific story of how Earth became an oxygenated planet
The air we breathe is twenty-one percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? Donald Canfield--one of the world's leading authorities on geochemistr...[Read More]
2020-07-23T07:00:00Z Biogeography is the study of geographical variation in all characteristics of life, from genetic variation and differences in behaviour in species across regions, to geographic trends in diversity of whole communities. This book explains the key role played by geographical context in understanding the natural world.
2017-03-08T08:00:00Z Ponds and small lakes support an extremely rich biodiversity of fascinating organisms. Many people have tried pond-dipping and encountered a few unfamiliar creatures, such as dragonfly nymphs and caddisfly larvae. However, there is a far richer world of microscopic organisms, such as diatoms, desmids and rotifers, which is revealed in this book. Anyone with access t...[Read More]
2008-08-06T07:00:00Z An environmental engineer turned ecology writer relates the history of our waterways and her own growing understanding of what needs to be done to save this essential natural resource.
Water: A Natural History takes us back to the diaries of the first Western explorers; it moves from the reservoir to the modern toilet, from the grasslands of...[Read More]
2012-05-24T07:00:00Z A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times)
Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts--one of the world's foremost conservation biologists--leads readers on a fascinating tour of ma...[Read More]
2007-04-10T07:00:00Z Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained-the coast redwood trees,Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature. T...[Read More]
2011-10-27T07:00:00Z The researcher who discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch--and remains one of today's key advocates for plastic pollution awareness--inspires a fundamental rethinking of the modern Plastic Age.
In 1997, environmentalist Charles Moore discovered the world's largest collection of floating trash--the Great Pacific Garbage Patch ("GPGP")--whi...[Read More]
2015-10-30T07:00:00Z Economic growth, progress, industry and, erm, stuff have all come in for a sharp kicking from the green left and beyond in recent years. Everyone from black-hoodied Starbucks window-smashers to farmers' market heirloom-tomato-mongers to Prince Charles himself seem to be embracing 'degrowth' and anti-consumerism, which is nothing less than a form of ecological auster...[Read More]
2017-11-13T07:17:15Z An educational book that teaches kids about ecology and helps them explore the world of ecology and to learn about ecosystems and how they work and what goes in them. It's simple layout and easy to read definitions make this book an easy read for young children. The recommended age group for people reading this book is ages 9-11.
2019-02-15T08:00:00Z This book documents the effects of natural hazards on coastal ecosystems in detail. The sea is an indispensable component of the Earth system, and human societies obtain many goods and services from the marine environment. Global warming threatens marine ecosystems through seawater temperature rise, acidification, sea-level rise and the increased frequency of severe...[Read More]
2012-04-25T07:00:00Z The fossil record contains unique long-term insights into how ecosystems form and function which cannot be determined simply by examining modern systems. It also provides a record of endangered species through time, which allow us to make conservation decisions based on thousands to millions of years of information. The aim of this book is to demonstrate how palaeon...[Read More]