2016-10-01T07:00:00Z Beekeeping outside the box - getting beyond the basics with top bar hives
Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of understanding and working with bees'...[Read More]
392 pages , Routledge , 2012-03-29 Sacred Ecology examines bodies of knowledge held by indigenous and other rural peoples around the world, and asks how we can learn from this knowledge and ways of knowing. Berkes explores the importance of local and indigenous knowledge as a complement to scientific ecology, and its cultural and political significance for indigenous gro...[Read More]
2019-03-05T08:00:00Z Durante cientos de a?os, los humanos han dependido de las plantas y los animales salvajes para sobrevivir. Pero en alg?n momento ocurri? una aut?ntica revoluci?n: nuestros antepasados empezaron a relacionarse con otras especies, a domesticarlas, y entonces todo cambi?, la poblaci?n humana se dispar? y dio comienzo lo que hoy consideramos civilizaci?n. Siguiendo la e...[Read More]
2018-04-23T07:00:00Z If people are to survive in these ever harsher conditions, their crops need to withstand drought, high temperatures and poor soils.
Cactus crops are gaining increasing interest across the globe, in particular cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica), because of its unique characteristics which provide resilience to the above mentioned harsh conditions. Cactus p...[Read More]
2012-07-10T07:00:00Z In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media--and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers have seized and exploited ...[Read More]
2014-10-30T07:00:00Z Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader's mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed in order to make our towns and cities healthier places to visit and in which to live and work. The authors examine how nature can improve our physical and mental health, the air we...[Read More]
2007-06-26T07:00:00Z Twenty-five thousand years ago, sea level fell more than 400 feet below its present position as a consequence of the growth of immense ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere. A dry plain stretching 1,000 miles from the Arctic Ocean to the Aleutians became exposed between northeast Asia and Alaska, and across that plain, most likely, walked the first people of the New...[Read More]
2019-01-01T08:00:00Z This volume explores how climate change impacts interact with poverty and vulnerability to increase the risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia. It combines knowledge from both academic literature and action research to explore the creation of climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable.
2010-11-08T08:00:00Z This book provides an introduction to the role of diversity in complex adaptive systems. A complex system--such as an economy or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic patterns and structures. Diversity plays a different role in a complex system than it does in an equilibrium system, where it often merely produces variat...[Read More]
2006-07-11T07:00:00Z From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores t...[Read More]
2017-01-09T08:00:00Z Information overload, the shallows, weapons of mass distraction, the googlization of minds: countless commentators condemn the flood of images and information that dooms us to a pathological attention deficit.
In this new book, cultural theorist Yves Citton goes against the tide of these standard laments to offer a new perspective on the problem of atten...[Read More]
2017-11-23T08:00:00Z Historical ecology is a research framework which draws upon diverse evidence to trace complex, long-term relationships between humanity and Earth. With roots in anthropology, archaeology, ecology and paleoecology, geography, and landscape and heritage management, historical ecology applies a practical and holistic perspective to the study of change. Furthermore, it ...[Read More]