2016-05-25T07:00:00Z Global temperatures and seawater levels rise; the world's smallest porpoise species looms at the edge of extinction; and a tiny emerald beetle from Japan flourishes in North America--but why does it matter? Who cares? With this concise, accessible, and up-to-date book, Charles J. Krebs answers critics and enlightens students and environmental advocates alike, reveal...[Read More]
2007-10-17T07:00:00Z What does it feel like to find yourself in the grip of a 15-foot Great White shark? To be struck not once but twice by lightning? Here are 40 incredible true-life stories of people who lived through the most harrowing experiences you could imagine. In some cases, they stared death right in the face; in others, they wished they could die but somehow found the strengt...[Read More]
2017-09-01T07:00:00Z Immerse Yourself in Nature and Nourish Your Microbiome for Optimal Health
For too long our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from 'bugs' by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, processed foods, and antibacterial soaps. The more insulated from nature, the better.
2011-01-15T08:00:00Z For years, predators like snow leopards and white-tipped sharks have been disappearing from the top of the food chain, largely as a result of human action. Science journalist Will Stolzenburg reveals why and how their absence upsets the delicate balance of the world's environment.
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]
2011-06-21T07:00:00Z Rat Island rises from the icy gray waters of the Bering Sea, a mass of volcanic rock covered with tundra, midway between Alaska and Siberia. Once a remote sanctuary for enormous flocks of seabirds, the island gained a new name when shipwrecked rats colonized, savaging the nesting birds by the thousands. Now, on this and hundreds of other remote islands around...[Read More]
2013-08-19T07:00:00Z This volume presents new insights on marginality, i.e. the situation of people living on the edge of socio-economic and ecological systems. The marginality concept leads to different development policies. While the prevalence of poverty declined by about 50 percent in the past two decades, any further reduction of poverty will be more difficult, because of high dive...[Read More]
2019-04-16T07:00:00Z Sow the seeds of science and wonder and inspire the next generation of Earth stewards
The world needs young people to grow into strong, scientifically literate environmental stewards. Learning gardens are great places to build this knowledge, yet until now there has been a lack of a multi-grade curriculum for school-wide teaching aimed at fostering a con...[Read More]
2019-03-05T08:00:00Z The final book in The Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben.
Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredibl...[Read More]
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]
2015-04-07T07:00:00Z Evidence has been mounting for some time that intensive row-crop agriculture as practiced in developed countries may not be environmentally sustainable, with concerns increasingly being raised about climate change, implications for water quantity and quality, and soil degradation. This volume synthesizes two decades of research on the sustainability of temperate, r...[Read More]