2013-04-09T07:00:00Z In this compelling and cogently argued book, Tom Wessels demonstrates how our current path toward progress, based on continual economic expansion and inefficient use of resources, runs absolutely contrary to three foundational scientific laws that govern all complex natural systems. It is a myth, he contends, that progress depends on a growing economy. Wessels expla...[Read More]
2019-07-05T07:00:00Z The Vanderbilt family is an American family of Dutch origin who gained prominence during the Gilded Age. Their success began with the shipping and railroad empires of Cornelius Vanderbilt and the family expanded into various other areas of industry and philanthropy.
Cornelius Vanderbilt's descendants went on to build grand mansions on Fifth Avenue in New...[Read More]
2015-06-01T07:00:00Z This book describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide.
2018-01-31T08:00:00Z The newly revised and updated third edition of the bestselling book on microbial ecology in the oceans
The third edition of Microbial Ecology of the Oceans features new topics, as well as different approaches to subjects dealt with in previous editions. The book starts out with a general introduction to the changes in the field, as wel...[Read More]
2019-07-05T07:00:00Z Many people desire to see the Great American West. Well, that's a mighty big area! They had better reconsider their ambitions. A small corner is a better option. Perhaps the Alaskan Panhandle and Washington State are much more doable.
With high weekend airfares, it is better to depart the East Coast on a weekday, rather than the weekend when Alaskan cruise shi...[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]
2017-10-17T07:00:00Z This book collates the latest information on Kappaphycus and Eucheuma seaweeds. The edited volume provides an important companion to anyone studying or working with what is the world's largest cultivated marine plant biomass. The contributing authors have excelled in providing information on production and present and future uses of...[Read More]
2016-11-25T08:00:00Z Biodiversity observation systems are almost everywhere inadequate to meet local, national and international (treaty) obligations. As a result of alarmingly rapid declines in biodiversity in the modern era, there is a strong, worldwide desire to upgrade our monitoring systems, but little clarity on what is actually needed and how it can be assembled from the elements...[Read More]
2017-01-16T08:00:00Z This is a book about the scientific process and how you apply it to data in ecology. You will learn how to plan for data collection, how to assemble data, how to analyze data and finally how to present the results. The book uses Microsoft Excel and the powerful Open Source R program to carry out data handling as well as producing graphs.
2015-04-27T07:00:00Z The first book of its kind, this work discusses the global extent of ranaviruses, principles of ranavirus ecology and evolution. The research included provides guidance on designing ranavirus surveillance studies to determine risk. Ranaviruses are are double-stranded DNA viruses that cause hemorrhagic disease in amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Ranaviruses ...[Read More]