2014-04-03T07:00:00Z The first edition of this book (1998) classified and characterized the regional-scale ecosystem units (ecoregions) of the Earth as shown on a map that Bailey developed with the encouragement of several international organizations. In addition to the descriptive account, his primary goal was to suggest explanations of the mechanisms that act to produce the world patt...[Read More]
2019-12-12T08:00:00Z From climate change to pollution, Anthony North surveys green issues, environmentalism and ecology, separating fact from fantasy before delving into deep history and psychology to explain why we damage nature and the planet.
2014-02-06T08:00:00Z Ecological sciences have informed environmental ethics from its inception as a scholarly pursuit in the 1970s--so much so that we now have ecological ethics, Deep Ecology, and ecofeminism. Throughout the 20th century, however, most ecologists remained enthralled by the myth that science is value-free. Closer study of science by philosophers reveals that metaphors ar...[Read More]
2020-08-16T07:00:00Z - For the character of a human to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one needs to have the good fortune of being able to observe his actions over many years. If his actions are free of all egotism, if his guiding principle is unequalled generosity, if it is absolutely certain that no reward was sought anywhere and his ideas have left a visible impression on the wor...[Read More]
2021-01-18T08:00:00Z A unique and personal insight into the ecology and evolution of pollinators, their relationships with flowers, and their conservation in a rapidly changing world.
The pollination of flowers by insects, birds and other animals is a fundamentally important ecological function that supports both the natural world and human society. Without pollinators to fac...[Read More]
2020-06-22T07:00:00Z This Open Access volume aims to methodologically improve our understanding of biodiversity by linking disciplines that incorporate remote sensing, and uniting data and perspectives in the fields of biology, landscape ecology, and geography. The book provides a framework for how biodiversity can be detected and evaluated--focusing particularly on plants--using proxim...[Read More]
2017-12-01T08:00:00Z Animals are amazing! There are some that can survive the hottest deserts while others can live in the coldest parts of the Earth. This book will give information on the Arctic and Antarctica animal wildlife. This is your chance to learn about life in the north and south poles without having to endure the freezing temperatures there. Add this book to your collection ...[Read More]
2021-08-03T07:00:00Z In Losing Eden, Lucy Jones explains why human beings have a powerful and fundamental need--mental, spiritual, and physical--for the natural world, the profound impact this has on our consciousness and ability to heal the soul and bring solace to the heart, and the cutting-edge scientific evidence proving nature as nurturer.
2017-05-22T07:00:00Z The sounds produced by geophonic, biophonic and technophonic sources are relevant to the function of natural and human modified ecosystems. Passive recording is one of the most non-invasive technologies as its use avoids human intrusion during acoustic surveys and facilitates the accumulation of huge amounts of acoustical data.
2010-07-19T07:00:00Z Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists introduces applied Bayesian modeling to ecologists using the highly acclaimed, free WinBUGS software. It offers an understanding of statistical models as abstract representations of the various processes that give rise to a data set. Such an understanding is basic to the development of inference models tailored to specif...[Read More]
2020-10-09T07:00:00Z This is book two of the TJMN Day trip series. The series is designed to showcase places that participants in the TJMN (Trans Pecos Chapter) program can visit on short day trips in and around the El Paso/ far west Texas area. The books discuss where, why and what can be done at each locale. There are six books scheduled in the series, including Transmountain Road, Bo...[Read More]