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1 Global Ecology: Cultural Anthropology, Sustainability And The Environment: Material To Supplement The Catalogue 1996-97.
International Honors Program in conjunction with Bard College, Boston: 1996 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Designed to provide further information about course work, faculty, typical schedules, guest lecturers, required reading, assignments and reports from the field. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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2 ABER, JOHN; KELLY, TOM & MALLORY, BRUCE. The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey To The Future.
University Press of New Hampshire, Durham / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2009. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Case studies from the University of New Hampshire explore all the dimensions of sustainability in campus life, combining frugality and creativity. University communities have the potential to serve as models in the development and application of sustainability principles and practices, not only by what they teach and study, but also by how they operate facilities and engage with off-campus partners. With the oldest endowed campus-wide sustainability program in the country, established in 1997, the University of New Hampshire has become a leader in advancing a campus culture of sustainability. The UNH experience provides a unique window into the development of a new and integrated approach to teaching, learning, research, and operations. It is also a valuable guide for other institutions that aim to enhance the quality of campus life while reducing their environmental footprint. The book's organization along four functional domains (curriculum, operations, research, and engagement) allows faculty, staff, students, and managers to focus on sections of particular relevance to their university roles. Each chapter develops standards of best practices and presents interesting case studies to humanize the larger effort. "This is not an academic exercise. The Sustainable Learning Community describes the ten-year transformation of a university with ideas and aesthetics: using organic farming techniques to train and feed students; constructing a 12.7 mile pipeline to bring landfill gas to a new co-generation plant; and fostering lively engagement in public policy. An outstanding accomplishment! A privilege to read. A beacon and blueprint for all."—Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M. P. H., Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School "It has become clear that finding a way to meet the basic needs of all current and future humans on a finite and stressed planet requires transformative change in thinking, values, and action which must be led by higher education. The Sustainable Learning Community demonstrates how the University of New Hampshire is addressing this challenge in innovative and exciting ways. Highlighting 60 independent voices across its programs and academic disciplines, The Sustainable Learning Community provides an excellent framework for aligning the core functions of a university with sustainability principles, including integrating formal learning and campus operations to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to be effective citizens and professionals in the twenty-first century."—Anthony D. Cortese, President of Second Nature and Co-organizer of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment "Campuses nationwide are endorsing sustainability initiatives. But there is much more to it than meets the eye. This comprehensive handbook provides detailed case studies for all aspects of campus sustainability projects. It is deep, integrative, and visionary. It is filled with great ideas for how to bring an entire campus together. —Mitchell Thomashow, President, Unity College "In higher education we realize that our students will live out their personal and professional lives in circumstances enormously different from those that shaped our own studies and perceptions. One important response to this has been the effort to bring 'sustainable development' into the teaching, research, public service, and management of American universities. But the effort is recent; it gets diverted and confused by uncertainty about what kind of development is desirable and for whom. And, of course, it raises issues of intellectual sovereignty within the faculty. This book tells you why education for sustainability is important, and it offers an inspirationally diverse set of case studies that illustrate what can be done. Read here to learn how sustainability can be converted from an abstract theoretical idea into a large number of efforts that are changing teaching, research, public service, and management at a real university." —Dennis Meadows, co-author of the 1972 report, The Limits to Growth and Professor Emeritus of Systems Policy and President of the Laboratory for Interactive Learning. John Aber is Professor of Environmental Science and former Vice President for Research, University of New Hampshire. Tom Kelly is Chief Sustainability Officer and Director, Office of Sustainability Programs. Bruce Mallory is Provost and Executive Vice President. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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3 BALEE, WILLIAM. Footprints Of The Forest: Ka'apor Ethnobotany - The Historical Ecology Of Plant Utilization By An Amazonian People.
Columbia University Press, New York: 1993. 0231074840 / 9780231074841 First Printing. Biology and Resource Management in the Tropics Series. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The clearest and most comprehensive account to date of the relationship between an Amazonian people and their botanical environment. Based on Balee's ten years of ethnofraphic and botanical research among the Ka'apor Indians of eastern Amazonia, this book documents how the ka'apor use, manage, name, and classify hundreds of plant species found in their habitat. Includes an Index. 
Price: 52.92 USD
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4 BARENTI, MIKE. Kayaking Alone: Nine Hundred Miles From Idaho's Mountains To The Pacific Ocean.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2008. Outdoor Lives Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Columbia and its tributaries are rivers of conflict. Amid pitched battles over the economy, the environment, and breaching dams on the lower Snake River, the salmon that have always quickened these rivers are disappearing. On a warm day in late May, Mike Barenti entered the heart of this conflict when he slid a whitewater kayak into the headwaters of central Idaho's Salmon River and started paddling toward the Pacific Ocean. This account of his two-month, nine-hundred-mile solo journey into the world of the Columbia Basin plunges us into the adventure of navigating these troubled waterways. Kayaking Alone is a narrative of man and nature, one-on-one, but also of man and nature writ large. In the stories of the river guides and rangers, biologists and ranchers, American Indians and dam workers he meets along the way, the rich and complicated life of the river emerges in a striking, often painfully clear panorama. Through his journey, the ecology, history, and politics of Pacific salmon unfold in fascinating detail, and with this firsthand knowledge and experience the reader gains a new and personal sense of the nature that unites and divides us. Mike Barenti is a writer and journalist who has worked as a reporter for the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Idaho Falls Post Register and has taught English and creative writing at various colleges. He has published work in such journals as River Teeth and Ascent. "A fresh look at a river system critical to our history and our future. . . . This is a good book about paddling, and an even better book about the salmon, science and politics up the Columbia."—The Spokesman-Review "Barenti takes readers on a simultaneously adventurous and sobering ride, starting at the headwaters of central Idaho's Salmon River and journeying toward the Pacific Ocean. . . . Through his journal the ecology, history, and policies of Pacific salmon unfold in fascinating detail, and with this first-hand knowledge and experience, the reader gains a new and personal sense of the nature that unites and divides us."—Journal of the American Water Resources Association "Part travelogue, part history lesson, part ecological meditation, Kayaking Alone is the product of a tough but revealing trip."—Idaho Arts Quarterly "Mike Barenti's heartfelt chronicle of the culture and politics of salmon rivers is both a splendid adventure yarn and a provocative inquiry into the American conscience."—Paul Schullery, author of Searching for Yellowstone "Mike Barenti's book is a good addition to Columbia River literature. Kayaking Alone is a travelogue, a wilderness adventure, an environmental history, and the story of the hopes and fears of the people whose lives are anchored in the river's changing currents. But most of all it's a personal quest to understand this wonderful gift we call the Columbia River."—Jim Lichatowich, fisheries biologist and author of Salmon Without Rivers "Mike Barenti's Kayaking Alone carried me like a river, but this is no passive traveler's tale. Barenti's knowledge of the Northwest makes this journey as intellectually engaging and rewarding as it is physically adventurous. In taking you down the river, this beautiful book takes you deep into narratives of humanity and nature—and reminds you that they flow as one story."—Jonathan Johnson, author of Hannah and the Mountain 
Price: 23.70 USD
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5 BARTRAM, WILLIAM; HARPER, FRANCIS (EDITOR). The Travels Of William Bartram: Naturalist's Edition.
The University of Georgia Press, Athens & London: 1998. 0820320277 / 9780820320274 First Printing of this edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
For years, serious naturalists have treasured their copies of Francis Harper's edition of The Travels of William Bartram as the definitive version of Bartram's pioneering survey. Harper's knowledge of natural history transforms Bartram's accounts of the southern states from a curious record of personal onservation from the past into a guidebook useful to modern biologists, historians, ornithologists, and ethnologists. Incles notes and commentary, an annotated index, maps, a bibliography, and a general index. 
Price: 68.88 USD
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6 BATES, MARSTON. The Forest And The Sea: A Look At The Economy Of Nature And The Ecology Of Man.
Vintage Books, New York: 1960. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
A compelling, informative, far-ranging book. The oceans, lakes and rivers, deserts and forests-all these come under the author's expert scrutiny. Should be read by all who are concerned with nature and with where man's bread is to come from. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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7 BATES, MARSTON. The Forest And The Sea: A Look At The Economy Of Nature And The Ecology Of Man.
Vintage Books, New York: 1960. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
A compelling, informative, far-ranging book. The oceans, lakes and rivers, deserts and forests-all these come under the author's expert scrutiny. Should be read by all who are concerned with nature and with where man's bread is to come from. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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8 BATES, MARSTON. The Forest And The Sea: A Look At The Economy Of Nature And The Ecology Of Man.
Vintage Books, New York: 1960. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A compelling, informative, far-ranging book. The oceans, lakes and rivers, deserts and forests - all these come under the author's expert scrutiny. Should be read by all who are concerned with nature and with where man's bread is to come from. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.99 USD
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9 BEISNER, BEATRIX (EDITOR); MESSIER, CHRISTIAN (EDITOR); GIRALDEAU, LUC-ALAIN (EDITOR). Nature All Around Us: A Guide To Urban Ecology.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
It's easy to stand in awe of a city's impressive skyline, marveling at its buildings reaching for the clouds and its vast network of roadways and train lines crisscrossing in every direction. It can often seem like everything in a city is man-made, all concrete, steel, and glass. But even the asphalt jungle is not all asphalt—a sidewalk's cracks are filled with nature, if we know where and how to look. To aid us in this quest is Nature All Around Us, which will help us to recognize (and look after) the natural world we traipse through in our daily lives. Nature All Around Us uses the familiar—such as summer Sundays humming with lawn mowers, gray squirrels foraging in planters, and flocks of pigeons—in order to introduce basic ecological concepts. In twenty-five short chapters organized by scale, from the home to the neighborhood to the city at large, it offers a subtle and entertaining education in ecology sure to inspire appreciation and ultimately stewardship of the environment. Various ecological concepts that any urban dweller might encounter are approachably examined, from understanding why a squirrel might act aggressively towards its neighbor to how nutrients and energy contained within a discarded apple core are recycled back into the food chain. Streaming through the work is an introduction to basic ecology, including the dangers of invasive species and the crucial role played by plants and trees in maintaining air quality. Taken as a whole, Nature All Around Us is an unprecedented field guide to the ecology of the urban environment that invites us to look at our towns, cities, and even our backyards through the eyes of an ecologist. It is an entertaining, educational, and inspiring glimpse into nature in seemingly unnatural settings, a reminder that we don't have to trek into the wild to see nature—we just have to open our eyes. 
Price: 17.10 USD
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10 BENTHALL, JONATHAN. Ecology In Theory And Practice.
The Viking Press, New York: 1973. 067028839X / 9780670288397 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 33.25 USD
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11 BIEL, ALICE WONDRAK. Do (not) Feed The Bears: The Fitful History Of Wildlife And Tourists In Yellowstone.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
It was a familiar sight at Yellowstone National Park: traffic backed up for miles as visitors fed bears from their cars. It may have been against the rules, but park officials were willing to turn a blind eye if it kept the public happy. But bear feeding eventually became too widespread and dangerous to everyone—including the bears—for the National Park Service (NPS) to allow it any longer. As one of the park's most beloved and enduring symbols, the Yellowstone bears have long been a flashpoint for controversy. Alice Wondrak Biel traces the evolution of their complex relationship with humans—from the creation of the first staged wildlife viewing areas to the present—and situates that relationship within the broader context of American cultural history. Early on, park bears were largely thought of as performers or surrogate pets and were routinely fed handouts from cars, as well as hotel garbage dumped at park-sanctioned "lunch counters for bears." But as these activities led to ever-greater numbers of tourist injuries, and of bears killed as a result, and as ideas about conservation and the NPS mission changed, the agency refashioned the bear's image from cute circus performer to dangerous wild animal and, eventually, to keystone inhabitant of a fragile ecosystem. Drawing on the history of recorded interactions with bears and providing telling photographs depicting the evolving bear-human relationship, Biel traces the reaction of park visitors to the NPS's efforts—from warnings by Yogi Bear (which few tourists took seriously) to the increasing promotion of key ecological issues and concerns. Ultimately, as the rules were enforced and tourist behavior dramatically shifted, the bears returned to a more natural state of existence. Biel's entertaining and informative account tracks this gradual "renaturalization" while also providing a cautionary tale about the need for careful negotiation at the complex nexus of tourists, bears, and all things wild. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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12 BOOKCHIN, MURRAY & FOREMAN, DAVE; CHASE, STEVE (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION); LEVINE, DAVID (FOREWORD). Defending The Earth: A Dialogue Between Murray Bookchin & Dave Foreman.
South End Press, Boston: 1991. 0896083829 / 9780896083820 Learning Alliance Book Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
Brings together two of the main protagonists in the heated deep vs. social ecology debate. Growing out of a joint public meeting sponsored by the Learning Alliance, this book provides an important answer to the question, "Whither the radical ecology movement?" Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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13 BRUSCA, RICHARD C (EDITOR); MEDELLIN, RODRIGO A (FOREWORD). The Gulf Of California: Biodiversity And Conservation.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Few places in the world can claim such a diversity of species as the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), with its 6,000 recorded animal species estimated to be half the number actually living in its waters. So rich are the Gulf's waters that over a half-million tons of seafood are taken from them annually—and this figure does not count the wasted by-catch, which would triple or quadruple that tonnage. This timely book provides a benchmark for understanding the Gulf's extraordinary diversity, how it is threatened, and in what ways it is—or should be—protected. In spite of its dazzling richness, most of the Gulf's coastline now harbors but a pale shadow of the diversity that existed just a half-century ago. Recommendations based on sound, careful science must guide Mexico in moving forward to protect the Gulf of California. This edited volume contains contributions by twenty-four Gulf of California experts, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. From the origins of the Gulf to its physical and chemical characteristics, from urgently needed conservation alternatives for fisheries and the entire Gulf ecosystem to information about its invertebrates, fishes, cetaceans, and sea turtles, this thought-provoking book provides new insights and clear paths to achieve sustainable use solidly based on robust science. The interdisciplinary, international cooperation involved in creating this much-needed collection provides a model for achieving success in answering critically important questions about a precious but rapidly disappearing ecological treasure. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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14 CALKINS, FRANK. Rocky Mountain Warden.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1971 0394443187 / 9780394443188 First Edition h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
From innocent rookie to canny veteran - the education of a game warden among the wild creatures (poachers and others) in one of the most rugged corners of the wilderness West. 
Price: 6.03 USD
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15 CHOU LOKE MING & PORFIRIO M. ALINO. An Underwater Guide To The South China Sea.
Times Editions, Singapore: 1992. 9812042016 / 9789812042019 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Beginning with an introduction to its unique geographical position, this guide to the underwater environment of the South China Sea describes its ecology and currents, as well as the interrelationships of its life forms. A comprehensive section of more than 180 color photgraphs focuses on the many types of marine life likely to be encountered there. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.03 USD
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16 CLAUS, GEORGE; BOLANDER, KAREN. Ecological Sanity.
David McKay Company, New York: 1977. 0679503889 / 9780679503880 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. dustjacket has slight chips and scratches. 
Ecological Sanity is concerned with decisions regarding environmental pollution and the protection of the biosphere from man-made chemical or industrial processes with possible harmful effects. It is a plea for reason and balance, an argument against sloganism and the hasty banning of scapegoat substances as an easy and dramatic way out of complex problems. Includes an index. 
Price: 118.51 USD
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17 CRANE, JEFF. Finding The River: An Environmental History Of The Elwha.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1992 landmark federal legislation called for the removal of two dams from the Elwha River to restore salmon runs. Jeff Crane dives into the debate over development and ecological preservation in Finding the River, presenting a long-term environmental and human history of the river as well as a unique look at river reconstruction. Finding the River examines the ways that different communities—from the Lower Elwha Klallam Indians to current-day residents—have used the river and its resources, giving close attention to the harnessing of the Elwha for hydroelectric production and the resulting decline of its fisheries. Crane describes efforts begun in the 1980s to remove the dams and restore the salmon. He explores the rise of a river restoration movement in the late twentieth century and the roles that free-flowing rivers could play in preserving salmon as climate change presents another set of threats to these endangered fish. A significant and timely contribution to American Western and environmental history—removal of the two Elwha River dams began in September 2011—Finding the River will be of interest to historians, environmentalists, and fisheries biologists, as well as to general readers interested in the Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula, and environmental issues. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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18 DEGRAAF, RICHARD M.; YAMASAKI, MARIKO; LEAK, WILLIAM B. & LESTER, ANNA M. Technical Guide To Forest Wildlife Habitat Management In New England.
University of Vermont Press / University Press of New England: 2007. 1584655879 / 9781584655879 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The authoritative, professional guide to improving and sustaining diverse wildlife habitat conditions in New England. Centuries of human use and natural processes have shaped forest habitats and their wildlife populations in New England. Conditions are never static. Forest and nonforest habitats for a shifting mosaic of New England fauna were once continuously provided by wind, fire, blowdowns, forest regrowth, and other disturbances. This is no longer the case: development of historically open habitats, fire control, and the decline of agriculture have transformed the landscape. Wildlife associated with forests and woodlots — fisher and pileated woodpecker, for example — have become common. Species associated with old fields, brushlands, and young forests—field sparrows, eastern towhees, and New England cottontails, among many others—have declined precipitously as their habitats have been developed or have reverted to forest. Today in much of the region, forests are mature and largely unmanaged, and most are privately owned. This volume is the essential compilation of forest management practices now crucial for creating a range of forest habitat conditions to maintain or enhance forest wildlife diversity in New England. Inspired by the ground-breaking earlier works of these four distinguished biologists, foresters, and their colleagues, Forest Wildlife Habitat Management in New England presents silvicultural options for aspen-birch, northern hardwoods, swamp hardwoods, spruce-fir, hemlock, and oak-pine forests, and a wealth of information on both upland and wetland nonforested habitats. Implementing the prescribed practices will create forest conditions that will enhance wildlife diversity by providing habitats for amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. In conjunction with the authors' companion books, New England Wildlife and Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Habitat, this comprehensive new professional guide will encourage and facilitate cooperative active land management by landowners and professionals united in their mission to preserve New England's precious wildlife heritage. This indispensable volume is written for professional foresters, wildlife biologists, and other natural resource managers. Richard M. DeGraaf is chief research wildlife biologist and leader of the wildlife habitat research unit, Northeastern Research Station, Amherst, Massachusetts. He has conducted research on breeding birds, small mammals, and amphibians in major forest cover types in New England and on wildlife habitat associations in the White Mountains for the past thirty years. Mariko Yamasaki is research wildlife biologist with the northern hardwood research unit, Northeastern Research Station, Durham, New Hampshire. Her background includes work as a wildlife biologist in the National Forest System and research on timber-wildlife habitat relationships in New England for more than twenty-five years. William B. Leak is research silviculturist with the northern hardwood research unit, Northeastern Research Station, Durham, New Hampshire, and has studied the effects of site and silvicultural treatment on forest development in northern New England over the last five decades. Anna M. Lester is a wildlife biologist with the wildlife habitat research unit, Northeastern Research Station, Amherst, Massachusetts. She has extensive experience with habitat models and using visualization software and growth projection models to create virtual managed landscapes under various silvicultural systems. 
Price: 36.05 USD
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19 EARTH WORKS GROUP. 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth.
Earthworks Press, California: 1989. 0929634063 / 9780929634067 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This book gives insightful tips on how to save the environment from pollution. 
Price: 1.66 USD
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20 EARTH WORKS GROUP. 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth.
Earthworks Press, California: 1989. 0929634063 / 9780929634067 First Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
This book gives insightful tips on how to save the environment from pollution. 
Price: 1.66 USD
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