The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems , David Shuker & Leigh Simmons


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 14:25

2014-07-31T07:00:00Z
Insects display a staggering diversity of mating and social behaviours. This edited work brings together insights into a wide range of evolutionary and behavioural questions, such as the evolution of sex, sexual selection, conflict, and parental care.



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Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life , David R. Montgomery


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Professional & Technical,Engineering > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 12:20

2017-05-09T07:00:00Z
Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

"A call to action that underscores a common goal: to change the world from the ground up."--Dan Barber, author of The Third Plate

For centuries, agricultural practices have eroded the soil that farming depends on, stripping it of the organic matter vital to its productivity....[Read More]



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Thoreau and the Language of Trees , Richard Higgins


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Nature,Fiction & Literature,Life Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 10:03

2017-04-04T07:00:00Z
Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau's creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their l...[Read More]



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The Ptarmigan's Dilemma , John Theberge & Mary Theberge


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Nature,Life Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 08:45

2010-03-16T07:00:00Z
Winner of the 2010 Lane Anderson Award

Drawing on breakthrough research in evolution, genetics, and on their extensive work in the field and lab, wildlife biologists John and Mary Theberge explain for non-scientists the real facts of life.

Birds that suddenly grow gall bladders, when their species has none. Moose with antlers so big...[Read More]



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Bringing Nature Home , Douglas W. Tallamy


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Lifestyle & Home,Gardening,Nature > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 04:15

2009-09-01T07:00:00Z
"If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds. This simple revelation about the food web--and it is an intricate web, not a chain--is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home." --The New York Times

As development and subsequent habitat destr...[Read More]



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Long-Term Ecological Research , Michael R. Willig & Lawrence R. Walker


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 03:53

2016-04-12T07:00:00Z
The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program is, in a sense, an experiment to transform the nature of science, and represents one of the most effective mechanisms for catalyzing comprehensive site-based research that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and long-term in nature. The scientific contributions of the Program are prodigious, but the broader impacts ...[Read More]



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2013-01-01T08:00:00Z
Give bees a chance - the complete how-to and why-to for keeping bees in top-bar hives

What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden, and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a si...[Read More]



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Floodplains , Jeffrey J. Opperman, Peter B. Moyle, Eric W. Larsen, Joan L. Florsheim & Amber D. Manfree


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Nature > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 02:22

2017-09-05T07:00:00Z
Floodplains provides an overview of floodplains and their management in temperate regions. It synthesizes decades of research on floodplain ecosystems, explaining hydrologic, geomorphic, and ecological processes and how under appropriate management these processes can provide benefits to society ranging from healthy fish populations to flood-risk reducti...[Read More]



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Flight of the Huia , Kerry-Jayne Wilson


Published in: itune > Nature,Books,Science & Nature > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 22:12

2004-04-01T08:00:00Z
In the last fifty years New Zealand has become a world leader in the conservation of endangered species. This book is the first to present a history of faunal change in New Zealand and a review of the ecology and conservation of those animals. An invaluable resource for students of ecology and conservation, but written in a highly readable style for the non-speciali...[Read More]



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Taxidermy Vol. 10 Collecting Specimens - The Collection and Displaying Taxidermy Specimens , Various Authors


Published in: itune > Sports & Outdoors,Books,Outdoors,Professional & Technical,Science & Nature,Nature,Ecology > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 21:34

2016-08-26T07:00:00Z
This comprehensive guide to collecting taxidermy specimens is part of a series on taxidermy and comprises eleven detailed chapters by various experts on the subject. It is extensively illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and drawings. Taxidermy Vol. 10 Collecting Specimens takes a comprehensive and informative look at the subject, and is a fascina...[Read More]



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Plant-Plant Allelopathic Interactions , Udo Blum


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Nature,Professional & Technical,Engineering > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 20:16

2011-02-18T08:00:00Z
In an effort to implement conservation measures farmers have used a variety of production methods including reduced or zero tillage.  With the implementation of these methods there has been an increase in the use of small grain and legume cover crops and their residues.  One benefit of these production methods has been early season weed control.  Pres...[Read More]



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Fire in California's Ecosystems , Jan W. van Wagtendonk


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 19:28

2018-06-08T07:00:00Z
Fire in California's Ecosystems describes fire in detail--both as an integral natural process in the California landscape and as a growing threat to urban and suburban developments in the state. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume is an ideal authoritative reference tool and the foremost synthesis of knowledge...[Read More]



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