2017-06-01T07:00:00Z Ecology calls to mind nature "out there"--trees, rivers, oceans, animals, birds, the air, distinct ecosystems. But as Benjamin Wiker argues, an obvious part of nature has been mysteriously left out of the environmental movement: our own nature--human nature, especially its essential moral aspects. In Defense of Nature shows that while both nature and hu...[Read More]
2019-11-09T08:00:00Z Historically, whenever tuna was hauled ashore, the sounds of battle were never far away. 'Tuna Wars' tells the untold story of the power struggles emerging around tuna, from the distant past to your present-day dinner table.
In the ancient past, the giant tuna was the first fish to become the basis of a large-scale industry and a 'global' trade that creat...[Read More]
2006-08-31T07:00:00Z This book is concerned with the most devastating fungal diseases in history. These are the plagues of trees and crop plants, caused by invisible spores that have reshaped entire landscapes and decimated human populations. The Triumph of the Fungi focuses on the fascinating biology of the well- and lesser-known diseases, and also tells the stories of the scientists i...[Read More]
2009-07-22T07:00:00Z From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold--real, icy, 40-below cold. In July he finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole; in September while excavating our planet's anci...[Read More]
2014-08-22T07:00:00Z Dengue fever is the world's most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells the stor...[Read More]
2013-10-24T07:00:00Z Vivim temps dif?cils per al medi ambient. Per? no tot est? perdut. Cadascun de nosaltres, amb els petits gestos de la vida quotidiana, podem contribuir de manera decidida a millorar el nostre entorn i protegir la natura que ens envolta.
En aquest llibre, de lectura f?cil i amena, Jose Luis Gallego, un dels nostres divulgadors ambientals m?s coneguts, ens ...[Read More]
2017-09-05T18:13:09Z K'iben y B'atami son jaguares que nacieron en la Selva Lacandona de Chiapas, México. Su madre les transmitió la sabiduría del jaguar para que entendieran cuán importante es su presencia para preservar la ecología de su hábitat. Cuando K'iben creció y emprendió su propio camino se enfrentó a varios problemas que no estaba preparado para resolver y es por est...[Read More]
2015-05-14T07:00:00Z The fossil record offers a surprising image: that of evolutionary radiations characterized by intense increases in cash or by the sudden diversification of a single species group, while others stagnate or die out. In a modern world, science carries an often pessimistic message, surrounded by studies of global warming and its effects, extinction crisis, emerging di...[Read More]