2016-11-22T08:00:00Z In recent years, scientists have realized that evolution can occur on timescales much shorter than the "long lapse of ages" emphasized by Darwin--in fact, evolutionary change is occurring all around us all the time. This book provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to eco-evolutionary dynamics, a cutting-edge new field that seeks to unify evolution and...[Read More]
2021-08-26T07:00:00Z In twenty short books, Penguin Classics brings you the ideas that have changed the way we think and talk about the living Earth.
Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As life on Earth has become irrevocably altered by humans, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their voices to defend the planet, and affirm our place at the h...[Read More]
2021-03-24T07:00:00Z El cambio clim?tico es una realidad indiscutible cuyos efectos ya estamos notando y, si no lo frenamos, los resultados ser?n catastr?ficos para la humanidad. Las decisiones que tomamos d?a tras d?a tienen un impacto directo en el medio ambiente y si las cambiamos podemos conseguir que nuestra huella ambiental se reduzca al m?nimo. ?Pero cu?les son las acciones que d...[Read More]
2016-12-05T08:00:00Z Originally published in 1879, "Locusts And Wild Honey" is a collection of essays by American naturalist John Burroughs, dealing with bees, birds, wild flowers and fruits, and much more. Beautifully-written and profoundly thought-provoking, this volume constitutes a must-read for nature lovers and fans of Burroughs' wonderful work. Contents include: "...[Read More]
2019-08-31T07:00:00Z This textbook introduces marine biotechnology by collecting the key knowledge on genetics, fish breeding, genetic diversity, seaweed production and microalgae biotechnology, and explores marine biomaterials and how they can benefit human health. Covering the latest applications of marine biotechnology in natural product development, genomics, transgenic technology, ...[Read More]
2020-02-27T08:00:00Z Philip Mladenov examines the nature and variety of life in the oceans, and its importance to us and to the planet. He considers the human impact on these complex ecosystems, through overfishing, pollution, and climate change, and the actions needed to establish a more sustainable relationship, to protect them for future generations.
2016-11-22T08:00:00Z As the Smithsonian Institution's twelfth Secretary, Dr. G. Wayne Clough traveled extensively to connect with researchers and gain a better understanding of the scope of the Institution's work. While the Smithsonian is comprised of nineteen museums and galleries, a National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities, it also has a research presence in more than on...[Read More]
2020-03-10T07:00:00Z The definitive guide to botanical Latin
Unlock the secrets of botanical Latin with this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. The Gardener's Botanical contains definitions of more than 5,000 plant names--from abbreviatus ("shortened") to zonatus ("with bands")--along with more than 350 color illustrations.
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]
2020-05-12T07:00:00Z "Merlin Sheldrake's marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth's marvels. . . . Wondrous."--Time
A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, "one of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around...[Read More]
1993-05-01T07:00:00Z An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression.
Declaration of the Four Sacred Things
The earth is a living, conscious being. In company with cultures of ...[Read More]