2007-07-02T07:00:00Z Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growing popular awareness of species extinction. Carr championed endangered sea turt...[Read More]
2009-01-21T08:00:00Z This book provides up-to-date coverage of fossil plants from Precambrian life to flowering plants, including fungi and algae. It begins with a discussion of geologic time, how organisms are preserved in the rock record, and how organisms are studied and interpreted and takes the student through all the relevant uses and interpretations of fossil plants. With new cha...[Read More]
2019-08-14T07:00:00Z Un panorama global para comprender el fen?meno del cambio clim?tico, apreciar el planeta en el que vivimos y proteger los recursos naturales.
Estamos atravesando una profunda crisis ambiental con el cambio clim?tico y el declive de la biodiversidad como sus m?s graves expresiones. La estamos viviendo en las intensas temporadas de sequ?a y de l...[Read More]
2019-09-24T07:00:00Z ? J'ai des choses ? dire ? mes enfants... ?
Invit? par la for?t amazonienne ? lui pr?ter sa plume, Laurent Huguelit nous fait d?couvrir l'enseignement de ce grand esprit que les peuples indig?nes appellent ? Madre ? - la M?re. Pr?sentation C'est lors d'un s?jour en Amazonie que l'auteur a ?t? d?sign? porte-parole de la grande for?t par...[Read More]
2016-11-01T07:00:00Z The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate change and other pressures on the natural world. Foundational theory is a critical componof the underlying science, providi...[Read More]
2016-05-25T07:00:00Z This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1857 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'On the Natural History of the Aru Islands' is an article detailing the discoveries of new bird and insect life that Wallace made on his travels to the Aru Islands. Alfred Russel Wallace was born on 8th January 182...[Read More]
2019-08-16T07:00:00Z Jairus Victor Grove contends that we live in a world made by war. In Savage Ecology he offers an ecological theory of geopolitics that argues that contemporary global crises are better understood when considered within the larger history of international politics. Infusing international relations with the theoretical interventions of fields ranging from new m...[Read More]
2019-08-30T07:00:00Z When we want advice from others, we often casually speak of "getting some feedback." But how many of us give a thought to what this phrase means? The idea of feedback actually dates to World War II, when the term was developed to describe the dynamics of self-regulating systems, which correct their actions by feeding their effects back into themselves. By the early ...[Read More]
2020-02-06T08:00:00Z The UK has declared a 'climate emergency' and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include:
-Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen. [Read More]
2019-09-13T07:00:00Z One in five people in the United States is a birdwatcher, yet the popular understanding of birders reduces them to comical stereotypes, obsessives who only have eyes for their favorite rare species. In real life, however, birders are paying equally close attention to the world around them, observing the devastating effects of climate change and mass extinction, whil...[Read More]