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Ecology, Earth and Environmental Science

Jurassic trees to present day hedgerows, cartwheeling caterpillars to snoozing mosquitoes, oceans to garden ponds, clouds, snowflakes, rocks, wetlands and how you can do your bit to save the planet!

We have hundreds of books in this diverse and fascinating section to satisfy everyone from the natural science student to conservation managers - or simply anyone with a curiosity and sense of wonder for the diversity and fragility of life on our planet.

  • Water Meadows: History, Ecology and Conservation
    Water Meadows: History, Ecology and… -

    Water meadows work with nature to improve agricultural productivity, whilst providing rock habitats for wildlife such as water voles, waders and grass snakes. Leading archaeologists and ecologists, together with one of the last practising 'drowners', explore how old water meadows are, how they work, why they matter and what is their future. Colour and b/w illustrations, 151pp. 2007

    Paperback £20.00 Buy Now
  • The Man Who Plants Trees
    The Man Who Plants Trees by Jim Robbins

    An account by a veteran science journalist that ranges to the limits of scientific understanding: how trees produce aerosols for protection and 'warnings', the curative effects of 'forest bathing' in Japan or the impact of trees in fertilizing ocean plankton. There is even science to show that trees are connected to the stars. Trees and forests are far more than just plants, they have myriad functions that help maintain the atmosphere and biosphere. As climate change increases they will become even more critical to buffer the effects of warmer temperatures, clean our water and air and provide food. If they remain standing. Illustration type: Woodcut illustrations, 240pp. 2013

    Hardback £10.99 Buy Now
  • Community Ecology: Analytical Methods Using R and Excel
    Community Ecology: Analytical Methods… -

    In this book you will learn many of the mainstays of community analysis including: diversity, similarity and cluster analysis, ordination and multivariate analyses. This book is for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers seeking a step-by-step methodology for analysing plant and animal communities using R and Excel.

    Paperback £34.99 Buy Now
  • Out of the Woods: The Armchair Guide to Trees
    Out of the Woods: The Armchair Guide to… by Will Cohu

    Can you identify that tree outside the window? This is a revelatory ramble through country and city, from woodlands of majestic oaks, via alder clad lay-bys to streets lined with cherries. Contains numerous tips for recognition and is rich in tree biography and gossip. Colour illustrations, 56pp. 2007

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Living in the Environment (International Edition)
    Living in the Environment… by G Tyler Miller

    Introduction to environmental studies. Adds examples and case histories from throughout the world. Black and white photographs, maps, tables, 491pp. 1982

    Paperback £10.50 Buy Now
  • Rare, Wild and Free
    Rare, Wild and Free by Mike Tomkies

    A distilled masterpiece of Mike Tomkies' finest writings and wildlife photographs from the 20 years he spent in the remotest parts of the Scottish Highlands. Whether breeding wildcats, stalking them in the wild, looking after injured foxes, owls and badgers, feeding wild pine martens through his window, or spending thousands of hours in hides on precarious cliff ledges to gain insights into the secret lives of the golden eagle, this title gives a remarkable picture of the whole cycle of nature in an environment of unrivalled beauty. 150pp. 2008

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Collective Animal Behavior
    Collective Animal Behavior by David J T Sumpter

    Providing a synthesis of mathematical modelling, theoretical biology and experimental work, the author investigates how animals move and arrive together, how they transfer information, how they make decisions and synchronise their activities, and how they build collective structures. He constructs a unified appreciation of how different group living species coordinate their behaviours and why natural selection has produced these groups. This title combines traditional approaches to behavioural ecology with ideas about self organisation and complex systems from physics and mathematics. Halftones, line illustrations, 312pp. 2010

    Paperback £30.95 Buy Now
  • Engineering Genesis: The Ethics of Genetic Engineering in Non-Human Species
    Engineering Genesis: The Ethics of… by Bruce, Donald, Bruce Anne (eds.)

    Is genetic engineering playing God? What are the factors behind the research & developments of this highly controversial subject? This book draws together informed & balanced opinions giving an insight into current genetic engineering issues. Figures 352pp 1998

    Hardback £46.25 Buy Now
  • Weird Nature: Science is Stranger than Myth
    Weird Nature: Science is Stranger than… by John Downer

    Cartwheeling caterpillars, bouncing bushbabies and flying frogs, Weird Nature brings together the odd and amazing in a series of images taken from the accompanying BBC TV series. Colour photographs, 156pp. 2002

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • The Origin and Evolution of Mammals
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    Mammals are the dominant large animals of today, occurring virtually everywhere. This is an account of the 320 million year long fossil record that documents their origin, their period as no more than small nocturnal creatures and their explosive radiation since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Also unveils the molecular evidence, which coupled with important new fossils, is challenging current thinking on the interrelationships and historical biogeography of mammals. 2004

    Paperback £42.50 Buy Now
  • Collins New Naturalist; British Climate and Weather
    Collins New Naturalist; British Climate… by John Kington

    Offers a comprehensive and up to date survey of the diverse climate of the British Isles. Examining the ways in which regional climates evolve from the interplay of meteorological conditions and geography of the British Isles, the author analyses the climatic characteristics of the British Isles and provides a historical overview of changing weather patterns. Photographs, 584pp. 2010

    Hardback £50.00 Buy Now
  • Tooth & Claw: Living Alongside Britain's Predators
    Tooth & Claw: Living Alongside… by Peter Cairns, Mark Hamblin

    So how do we feel about Britain's predators and how are those feelings influenced by culture, myth and economics? Features insightful interviews, discussions over fox hunting, bird of prey poisoning and even the return of wolves. This title reveals how we really feel about Britain's predators and, intriguingly, why. Colour photographs, 240pp. 2007

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Why the Lion Grew its Mane: A Miscellany of Recent Scientific Discoveries from Astronomy to Zoology
    Why the Lion Grew its Mane: A… by Lewis Smith

    A leopard that changed its spots, a substance just one atom thick, an invisible cloak and a creature that sees with its feet. They all sound too far fetched to be true but are in fact just some of the recent discoveries from the real life world of science. In clear straightforward language this book offers a lively anthology of discoveries; Neanderthal menus, giant dragonflies, exploding stars and much more. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2007

    Paperback £20.00 Buy Now
  • Nature Contested: Environmental History in Scotland and Northern England Since 1600
    Nature Contested: Environmental History… by T. C. Smout

    The Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, the Lake District and the northern moors and plains of England form a natural region and have been both treasured for their beauty and biodiversity and reviled as unproductive deserts to be improved and reclaimed. This contest between two views of nature, conservation versus development, use versus delight is at the centre of this book. Looks at our encounters with the natural world and describes how conflict between using and enjoying the land gradually arose and gave birth to modern conservation ideas. 210pp. 2000.

    Paperback £17.00 Buy Now
  • Field Notes on Science & Nature
    Field Notes on Science & Nature -

    This title allows the reader to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials and fleeting impressions. Colour and halftone illustrations, 297pp. 2011

    Hardback £20.95 Buy Now
  • The Armchair Environmentalist
    The Armchair Environmentalist by Karen Christensen

    3 minute-a-day action plan to save the world. Takes a 'can do' approach, showing that in only a few minutes a day, each of us can make a big difference. Focuses on what really matters, reducing our use of energy and water and creating a healthier environment at home and at work. By making simple changes and adopting easy new habits, even the busiest person can become an intelligent protector of our precious planet. 160pp. 2004

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • Silent Spring Revisited
    Silent Spring Revisited by Conor Mark Jameson

    Rachel Carson is said to have sparked the modern day environmental movement with the publication of Silent Spring in 1962. She made vivid the gloomy prospect of life without birdsong. But have her warnings been heeded?

    Fifty years on, Conor Jameson reflects on the growth of environmentalism since Silent Spring. Using a particular style of nature writing that could be dubbed 'biogumentary', with its engaging narrative momentum, this revealing tale plots milestone events in conservation and cultural/political history to evoke the five decades since 'zero hour', 1962.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Handbook of Ethological Methods (Second Edition)
    Handbook of Ethological Methods (Second… by Lehner, Philip N.

    A complete step-by-step introduction to the manner by which researchers choose the species to study what equipment they need & how they record & analyse the data collected. Essential for students & experienced researchers studying animal behaviour in the field or laboratory. Line diagrams half-tones 512pp 1996

    Hardback £50.00 Buy Now
  • Ecology and Design in Landscape
    Ecology and Design in Landscape by A B Bradshaw et al.

    Nowadays reflecting the enormous growth in public concern for the environment ecological approaches are being applied to planning pollution control & land reclamation as well as to landscape design & management of important projects. This book is a collection of papers on various related topics of interest to landscape architects & ecologists. B/w photos tables graphs 463pp 1986 Blackwell

    Hardback £52.00 Buy Now
  • Restoring North America's Birds: Lessons from Landscape Ecology
    Restoring North America's Birds:… by Robert A. Askins

    Drawing on recent research on bird species and their habitatsthis book explains how basic principles of bird ecology and landscape ecology can help us create scientifically sound plans for protecting and restoring the rich diversity of North American birds. Illustrations, 364pp. 2002 2nd edition

    Paperback £12.95 Buy Now
  • Wildlife Search and Rescue; A Guide for First Responders
    Wildlife Search and Rescue; A Guide for… by Rebecca Dmytryk

    Rescuing wild animals in distress requires a unique set of skills, very different from those used in handling domestic animals. The equipment, degree of handling, the type of caging and level of care a wild animal receives can mean the difference between life and death. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a comprehensive guide on 'best practices' and suggested standards for response to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Figures, tables, 228pp. 2012

    Paperback £43.95 Buy Now
  • Coastal Dunes: Geomorphology, Ecology and Management for Conservation
    Coastal Dunes: Geomorphology, Ecology… -

    The contributions in this book represent the state-of-the- art in European dune research. They cover topics from the origins & evolution of dunes systems the vulnerability of dunes to climatic change the ecological dynamics of dunes & many management case histories. Examples are taken from many European coastal sites including the dune machairs of Scotland. B/w photos tables graphs maps. 533pp.1992

    Hardback £112.00 Buy Now
  • Why Can't Elephants Jump? And 101 Other Questions
    Why Can't Elephants Jump? And 101 Other… by New Scientist

    Well, why not? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch). Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one is looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out. 240pp. 2010

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • How Vertebrates Left the Water
    How Vertebrates Left the Water by Michel Laurin

    More than three hundred million years ago, vertebrate animals first ventured onto land. This title describes how some finned vertebrates acquired limbs, giving rise to more than 25,000 extant tetrapod species. The author uses paleontological, geological, physiological and comparative anatomical data to describe this monumental event. Also discusses the evolutionary pressures that may have led to vertebrates venturing onto dry land. Black and white photographs, line illustrations, tables, maps, 224pp. 2010

    Hardback £24.95 Buy Now
  • The Cloud Name Trail; A Key to Clouds25% OFF
    The Cloud Name Trail; A Key to Clouds by Lee Swain, Malcolm Walker

    Designed as a practical outdoor tool for the identification of common cloud types. 2000

    - £2.25 RRP: £3.00Buy Now
  • Europe's Living Landscapes: Essays Exploring Our Identity in the Countryside
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    Members of Landscape Europe International Network of Expertise on Landscapes, and other recognised landscape specialists, have focused on the landscape as they perceive it, on the practical problems that they experience in it, and on the solutions that they have discovered in their regular dialogue with the inhabitants. The authors of this book explore the identity of these landscapes and the way that this can be restored and reinforced. This book is meant as a source of inspiration for policy makers, landscape managers, researchers and citizens, in the pursuit of sustainable living landscapes in Europe. Colour photographs, maps. 432pp. 2007

    Hardback £46.99 Buy Now
  • The Stream
    The Stream by Brian Clarke

    A factual analysis written in the form of a novel captures the fragility of our ecology as we humans go about our daily lives. Follows events when a small stream is abstracted to supply water for development and intensive agriculture is developed along its banks causing the river to shrink and eventualy die and the subsequent impact on the lives of the insects, fish, birds and mammals that live in and around it. There are no villans in 'The Stream' but as the story develops it raises powerful questions about priorities and choices about the kind of world we want and are creating. 160pp. 2000 *Winner of the BP/Natural World Book Prize*

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Nature Wars: People vs. Pests
    Nature Wars: People vs. Pests by Winston, Mark L.

    The dire warnings of Rachel Carson in her classic `Silent Spring' of the early 1960s do not seem to have been heeded. The ongoing battle against pests using chemicals to eradicate the insects and weeds leave long-lasting residues harmful to ourselves and animals that we would normally wish to protect and conserve. The author of this book argues a case for pest control by careful management rather than by eradication. This is a compelling book about ethics and choices. We should not be waging war on nature but developing our responsibilities as stewards of the environment. 210pp. 1997

    Hardback £15.50 Buy Now
  • Eyes of the Wild; Journeys of Transformation with the Animal Powers
    Eyes of the Wild; Journeys of… by Eleanor O'Hanlon

    From Baja California to the Arctic pack ice, this title takes you on an epic journey to meet whales and wolves, beara and wild horses, guided by biologists and other observers who are renewing an ancient way of cennection with the wild. Their scientific research meets indigenous wisdom which understands animals as guides to a deeper relationship with life, 266pp. 2012

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Gardening for Birdwatchers
    Gardening for Birdwatchers by Mike Toms et al.

    This important title brings together the expertise of garden designers Ian and Barley Wilson with that of the British Trust for Ornithology to produce the definitive guide for improving your garden for birds and other wildlife. The well-illustrated text, complete with planting plans, gets to grips with the techniques that underpin successful wildlife-gardening.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • The Ecology of Running Waters
    The Ecology of Running Waters by H.B.N. Hynes

    This book has been written in an attempt to provide a comprehensive and critical review of the literature on the biology of rivers and streams. Chapters include physical characteristics of flowing water, higher hlants, plankton, fish of running water and effects of man on watercourses. Figures, tables and a bibliography containing 1,500 entries of papers which have been cited in the text. B/w illustrations 555pp. First published 1970. 2001 reprint

    Paperback £58.95 Buy Now
  • The Firth of Forth; An Environmental History
    The Firth of Forth; An Environmental… by T. C. Smout, Mairi Stewart

    Combines a rich wildlife with a history of long and intense human activity around its shores and in its waters. Considers a wide range of questions such as how have people affected and exploited the wildlife, and how in turn has it determined the lives of people? What changes to the biodiversity of the Firth have taken place as a result of human interference? Colour and black and white photographs, 206pp. 2012

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Notebooks from New Guinea; Reflections on Life, Nature, and Science from the Depth of the Rainforest
    Notebooks from New Guinea; Reflections… by Vojtech Novotny

    A unique and delightfully engaging account by a leading tropical biologist of doing science at one of the last wild frontiers in the world. Vojtech Novotny is a highly respected Czech scientist. His widely cited work, of profound importance to ecology and evolution, is not done, like much modern science, in a lab full of gleaming apparatus. Instead, he chose as his 'laboratory' the remotest parts of Papua New Guinea, where he has established a research station. B/w halftones, 272pp. 2011

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Plants in Danger: What do we know?
    Plants in Danger: What do we know? by S D Davis et al.

    Full information for conservationists on threatened plants throughout the world. 461pp 1986

    Paperback £15.00 Buy Now
  • Climate Change and Rare Species in Britain
    Climate Change and Rare Species in… by Elmes, Free

    It is predicted that global warming will increase both summer and winter temperatures in Britain by 2 degrees and 4 degrees Celcius respectively within the next 50 years or so. This increase could have a harmful effect on many of our rare plants and animals. Which are most at risk and how can we protect them? This book analyses these problems and summarises current research. Colour illustrations, 28pp. 1994

    Paperback £7.00 Buy Now
  • Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe
    Tracks and Signs of the Animals and… by Lars-Henrik Olsen

    This book enables you to easily identify the tracks and signs left by a wide variety of mammal and bird species found in Britain and Europe, covering behaviours ranging from hunting, foraging, and feeding to courtship, breeding, and nesting.

    Paperback £17.99 Buy Now
  • Protecting Life on Earth; An Introduction to Conservation
    Protecting Life on Earth; An… by Michael P Marchetti, Peter B Moyle

    Offers a non-technical yet comprehensive introduction to the growing field of conservation science. Beginning with a brief introduction to environmental history, the text then goes onto the central concepts of evolution and ecology. Covers major issues related to the conservation of biodiversity including extinction, climate change, sustainability, conservation law and invasive species. Black and white photographs, line illustrations, tables, 240pp. 2010

    Paperback £34.95 Buy Now
  • Hope for Animals and Their World; How Endangered Species are being Rescued from the Brink
    Hope for Animals and Their World; How… by Jane Goodall

    The author's inspirational and engaging account of the efforts of environmental researchers and conservationists from around the world to combat terrifying rates of species extinction. Presented as a collection of stories in five parts, she has first hand accounts from men and women who have risked their lives to rescue and nurture endangered species, and who refuse to give up. This is the recollection of her personal journey engaging with these animals and their saviours. B/w and colour photographs, 392pp. 2010

    Hardback £17.99 Buy Now
  • Prosperity without Growth; Economics for a Finite Planet18% OFF
    Prosperity without Growth; Economics… by Tim Jackson

    In this piercing challenge to established economics, the author provides a credible vision of how human society could flourish, within the ecological limits of a finite planet. For the advanced economies of the western world, prosperity without growth is no utopian dream. It is a financial and ecological necessity. Fulfilling this vision is simply the most urgent task of our times. Diagrams, 276pp. 2011 edition

    Paperback £9.75 RRP: £11.99Buy Now
  • Environmental Aspects of Plantation of Forestry in Wales
    Environmental Aspects of Plantation of… by J E Good

    Covers water quality recreational potential forest influence on aquatic fauna landscape design and effects of management of conifers on birds. B/w photos 77pp 1986

    Paperback £6.95 Buy Now
  • Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy
    Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution,… by Mark P Witton

    For 150 million years, the skies didn't belong to birds-they belonged to the pterosaurs. These flying reptiles, which include the pterodactyls, shared the world with the nonavian dinosaurs until their extinction 65 million years ago. Some pterosaurs, such as the giant azhdarchids, were the largest flying animals of all time, with wingspans exceeding thirty feet and standing heights comparable to modern giraffes.

    Hardback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Chance and Change: Ecology for Conservationists
    Chance and Change: Ecology for… by Drury Jr. Willian Holland

    The author presents a thought provoking case that disorder is what makes the natural world work and that clinging to romantic notions of nature's grand design only saps the strength of the conservation movement. Using his training and experience he argues that chance and change are the rule, that to other organisms, the future is unpredictable and that natural disturbance is too frequent forequilibrium models to be useful. He insists that the book and the laboratory must be constantly checked against the real world. Black and white photographs, line drawings, 209pp. 1998

    Hardback £19.95 Buy Now
  • Collins New Naturalist; British Climate and Weather
    Collins New Naturalist; British Climate… by John Kington

    Offers a comprehensive and up to date survey of the diverse climate of the British Isles. Examining the ways in which regional climates evolve from the interplay of meteorological conditions and geography of the British Isles, the author analyses the climatic characteristics of the British Isles and provides a historical overview of changing weather patterns. Photographs, 584pp. 2010

    Paperback £30.00 Buy Now
  • The Long Thaw; How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate
    The Long Thaw; How Humans are Changing… by David Archer

    Global warming is usually represented as a relatively short term problem. But in this title the author shows how a few centuries of fossil fuel use will dramatically change the climate of the Earth for hundreds of thousands of years. A planet wide thaw driven by humans has already begun, but the author argues that it is still not too late to avert dangerous climate change - if humans can find a way to cooperate as never before. Line illustrations, 192pp. 2009

    Paperback £11.95 Buy Now
  • Silent Fields; The Long Decline of a Nation's Wildlife
    Silent Fields; The Long Decline of a… by Roger Lovegrove

    This book is about the war of attrition against the native mammals and birds of England and Wales from the middle ages to the present. The author has undertaken years of research and presents an accurate and detailed picture of the history of a nation's wildlife and the often devastating impact and extinction that we have forced on our ecology. Species by species accounts, b/w illustrations, 416pp. 2008

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Composting with Worms37% OFF
    Composting with Worms by George Pilkington

    Worm composting is becoming an increasingly important tool in the fight to elimate waste and reduce landfill. Includes chapters on how worms work, which worms to use, which bin is most suitable for your needs, the best uses for worm compost and much more fascinating information.

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £7.95Buy Now
  • T. rex and the Crater of Doom
    T. rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Alverez

    Sixty five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mt. Everest slammed into the earth, causing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. This horrific episode is now widely accepted as the solution as to what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Halftones, colour plates, 216pp. 2008

    Paperback £9.95 Buy Now
  • Fossil Insects
    Fossil Insects by D Penney, J E Jepson

    The fossil record of insects is incredibly diverse in terms of taxonomic scope, age range (Devonian to Recent), mode of preservation (amber and rock) and geographical distribution (fossil insects have been recorded from all continents, including Antarctica). In this book the authors aim to help bridge the palaeontology-entomology gap by providing a broadly accessible introduction to some of the best preserved fossil insects from a wide range of deposits from around the Globe. Also covered are insect behaviour and ecology in the fossil record, sub-fossil insects, trace fossils and insect species longevity. Just as insects are useful as ecological indicators today, the same can be expected to be true of the past. Such applications of the insect fossil record are briefly discussed. It is hoped that this book will encourage a few future researchers to enter the fascinating realm of palaeoentomology and to this end there is a section on how to become a palaeoentomologist. However, it is aimed at a much broader audience - those with an interest in fossils and/or insects in general, who will no doubt marvel at the diversity and excellent preservation of the fossils illustrated. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations, 224pp. 2014

    Paperback £24.00 Buy Now
  • A Guide to Habitat Creation
    A Guide to Habitat Creation by Chris Baines, Jane Smart

    Habitats covered include woodlands hedgerows grassland wetland & wasteland with sections on interpretation & education. Pocket size guide. B/w drawings 104pp 1991

    Hardback £5.99 Buy Now
  • Animal Migration: Remarkable Journeys by Air, Land and Sea
    Animal Migration: Remarkable Journeys… by Ben Hoare

    Covers every continent as it traces the routes of 50 of the most amazing animal travellers. Drawing on the latest research, it also reveals how migration works and why animals migrate. Includes a catalogue of the world's greatest place to observe migration. Colour photographs, maps, 176pp. 2009

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Not in Our Back Yard: How to Run a Protest Campaign and Save the Neighbourhood
    Not in Our Back Yard: How to Run a… by Antony Jay

    Sets out the strategy you need in order to win your battle, whether you're fighting a major town bypass scheme or the closure of a small village school.

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • Biological Conservation
    Biological Conservation by Ian F Spellerberg, Stephen R Hardes

    Written mainly for students and others interested in the topic the book emphasises practical conservation. Most of the work is a discussion on the value of conservation, giving accounts of the success or failure of various projects which include the role of zoos and botanic gardens and also studies in marine, wetland and tropical rainforest habitats. Black and white photographs, maps, tables, graphs, 123pp. 1995 reprint

    Paperback £12.00 Buy Now
  • Algal Toxins in Seafood and Drinking Water
    Algal Toxins in Seafood and Drinking… by Falconer Ian R. (ed)

    Red tides in the sea and bright green lakes are fast becoming regular features of our degraded world environment. They are caused by algae and the toxins they produce affecting both people and livestock with resultant damage to health. This publication gives definitive information on the identification of toxic marine and freshwater algae, the analysis and effects of algal toxins, their impact on veterinary and public health and discusses control measures in current use, 224pp. 1993

    Hardback £32.00 Buy Now
  • African Primates: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
    African Primates: Status Survey and… by Oates, J.F.

    This revised edition of the 1986 Action Plan provides a summary review of progress on projects originally recommended & suggests new habitat conservation schemes in areas & on populations not previously included. B/w photos, maps, tables, vii + 80pp, 1996

    Paperback £13.50 Buy Now
  • A World of Rivers: Environmental Changes on Ten of the World's Great Rivers
    A World of Rivers: Environmental… by Ellen Wohl

    Explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world, from the Murray-Darling in Australia and the Yellow river in China, to Central Europe's Danube and the Mississippi. Shows how pollution in the Ganges and the Ob of Siberia has affected biodiversity in the water. But rivers are also resilient and the author stresses the importance of conservation and restoration to help reverse the effects of human carelessness. Halftones, 368pp. 2010

    Hardback £26.00 Buy Now
  • The Balance of Nature; Ecology's Enduring Myth
    The Balance of Nature; Ecology's… by John Kricher

    Traces the fascinating history of the science of ecology and evolutionary biology, from the discipline's of early innovators to the advent of Darwin and evolution, to the brilliant and inquisitive minds of today. With insights and stories from his own life in science, Kricher reveals how evolution is a powerful engine that drives ecological change, how nature is constantly in flux and quite naturally out of balance, and how notions to the contrary are misguided and ultimately hazardous to us all.

    Hardback £16.95 Buy Now
  • The Sixth Extinction; An Unnatural History
    The Sixth Extinction; An Unnatural… by Elizabeth Kolbert

    Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species, some already gone, others at the point of vanishing. Among the iconic species considered are the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy and this title urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. Illustration type: B/W photographs, B/W illustrations, 336pp. 2014

    Hardback £20.00 Buy Now
  • Acidification of Freshwater Ecosystems: Implications for the Future
    Acidification of Freshwater Ecosystems:… -

    Emissions of acidifying gases to the atmosphere followed by long range movement and deposition have caused pollution problems to waters across Europe and eastern North America. These depositions cause major changes to the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. The Dahlem workshop of which this book is a report, focused on the causes and consequences of freshwater acidification, the links between the terrestrial and aquatic effects, the prospects for reversal and the prognosis for the future. Black and white photographs, tables, graphs, charts, 404pp. 1994

    Hardback £148.00 Buy Now
  • A Feathered River Across the Sky
    A Feathered River Across the Sky by Joel Greenberg

    The Passengers Pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. The spread of railways and telegraph lines created national markets that allowed the birds to be pursued relentlessly. No serious effort was made to protect the species until it was far too late. Greenberg's beautifully written story of the Passenger Pigeon provides a cautionary tale of what happens when natural resources are not harvested sustainably.

    Hardback £18.99 Buy Now
  • In Search of the Causes of Evolution
    In Search of the Causes of Evolution -

    Brings together many of today's pioneers in evolutionary biology to describe the latest advances and explain why a cross disciplinary and integrated approach to research questions is so essential. Discusses the origins of biological diversity, mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and development levels, morphology and behaviour, and the ecology of adaptive radiations and speciation. Colour plates, halftones, line illustrations, tables, 304pp. 2010

    Paperback £34.95 Buy Now

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