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1 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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2 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: 52.44 USD
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3 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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4 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: 68.40 USD
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5 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: 4.51 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. 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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8 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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9 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: 12.59 USD
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10 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: 5.80 USD
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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 FARB, PETER; THE EDITORS OF LIFE. Ecology.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1967. Life Nature Library, Revised Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
One of the "Nature Library" Series, a sequence of books devoted to the study of the natural world. Contains beautiful full color photographs and illustrations, detailed analysis of subject matter and an engaging narrative. Index Included. 
Price: 10.21 USD
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16 FINDLEY, JAMES S. Bats: A Community Perspective.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1995. 0521479568 / 9780521479561 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Extensive scientific study of bats suggests that they are long-lived, slowly reproducing animals adapted to relatively stable environments. As such they might be expected to exist in communities heavily influenced by biotic interactions. This book begins with an overview of bat biology, including their systematic diversity and methodological problems in bat research. This is followed by examples of local bat community surveys from the major biogeographic regions. The evidence bearing upon resource limitation and competition in bats is reviewed. Then patterns in species richness, taxonomic, packing, biomass, numerical density, trophic and morphological diversity are described. The relevance of these to the nature of bat communities is examined. Major habitats and their histories are shown to be powerful predictors of important aspects of bat community structure. Includes an index. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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17 FOTOPOULOS, TAKIS (MANAGING EDITOR). Society And Nature: The International Journal Of Political Ecology- Vol. 2, No. 2.
Society and Nature Press, Athens: 1994. Volume 2, No. 2 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Includes essays by: Noam Chomsky, Murray Bookchin, Cornelius Castoriadis, Takis Fotopoulos, Carl Boggs, Janet Biehl, David Hyndman, Levita Duhaylungsod. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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18 GOLDSCHMIDT, TIJS . Darwins Hofvijer: Een Drama In Het Victoriameer.
Prometheus Books, Amsterdam: 1995. 9053332553 / 9789053332559 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Dutch Text. 
Price: 51.78 USD
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19 GRAHAM JR., FRANK. Since Silent Spring.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1970. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 6.41 USD
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20 GUNTER, JR., MICHAEL M. Building The Next Ark: How Ngos Work To Protect Biodiversity.
Dartmouth College Press, Hanover / University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2004. 1584655909 / 9781584655909 Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A timely study of how NGOs are uniquely positioned to help prevent the greatest environmental crisis of all. A new ark is needed. With the extinction of perhaps 50,000 species per year, we are at a critical juncture in history. Ominous storm clouds have gathered to threaten humanity's most basic resource of all, the diversity of life on earth. And the danger facing us—the possibility of losing forever hundreds of thousands of species with whom we share this planet—is magnified by the fact that this rapid decline of global biodiversity is too vast to be handled solely by states or their existing international institutions. Michael Gunter suggests that a fundamentally different route is needed to stem the ongoing extinction crisis. In an eye-opening appraisal of the current threat to global biodiversity, one that truly approaches a deluge of biblical proportions, he concludes that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are the best and perhaps only actors situated to negotiate the powerful array of political and economic interests involved in species loss as well as species preservation. Showing how NGOs fit into the landscape of international biodiversity protection and what makes them so effective, Gunter's innovative work demonstrates that NGOs provide invaluable assistance by fostering fundamental linkages between domestic and international, ecological and economic, and short- and long-term considerations. Such linkages are strategic. They defuse special-interest political agendas and open up avenues for discussing biodiversity issues worldwide. In short, they help build the next ark. Gunter focuses on the symbiotic relationship between a handful of specific mainstream and participatory strategies employed by a diverse group of well-known environmental NGOs (Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, to name but a few). Determining which strategies work and which do not, this text offers a detailed prescription for how NGOs can improve their species protection efforts. It looks at how NGOs work within the system. It looks at how NGOs work with people. And it looks at how NGOs must work on themselves. While scholars have previously outlined the essential functions of NGOs, Building the Next Ark is the first to look at how their day-to-day operations translate into truly effective biodiversity protection. "...the book is valuable for its excellent presentation of the transnational and interdependent nature of biodiversity protection, the creative framework for looking at NGOs, and the wealth of information about an underresearched, yet crucially important, topic."—Choice "Informative and enlightening... A must read for anyone who cares about the environment and seeks a better understanding of what can be done." —Oasis "Building the Next Ark is a valuable resource for anyone working with or in an NGO. However, it may be even more valuable for someone without a political or science or economics background. The book is readable and enjoyable. Just as the NASA photo of Earth seen from space shifted our perspective, this book offers a global perspective of the work of NGOs, shifting our vision of them dramatically. Most importantly, it offered a 'rainbow of hope' that NGOs proved ways to connect, collaborate, and to rise above the petty nation-state politics, promoting participatory democracy and protecting biodiversity in the process."—North American Association for Environmental Education "Michael Gunter's Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity is a well-presented volume that represents a substantial and timely contribution to the literatures on international organizations, political sociology, and environmental studies. Given the quality of the critical thinking exercise undertaken by Gunter, Building the Next Ark will be useful in may ways to a variety of readers." —International Studies Review "Devoid of dogma and propaganda, this book provides an important historical perspective on how US-based NGOs have engaged political leadership in tackling conservation challenges in this country and internationally, and in doing so it also highlights the importance of engaging the U.N. and its processes for success in this regard." —The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation "This is an important and much needed book on a vital subject. Using thorough, hands-on scholarship, Gunter delineates the role of the NGOs as the spearhead of the global conservation movement. He delivers balanced accounts of their strategies, their relationship to governments and the public, their successes and their vulnerabilities."—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University Michael M. Gunter, Jr., holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a graduate certificate in Environmental Systems from the University of Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Vanderbilt University. A former Eagle Scout, Gunter is currently an Assistant Professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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