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]