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A Field Guide to Western Birds' Nests
by Hal H. Harrison

The nests and eggs of all the common birds found west of the Mississippi are covered in detail - 520 species in all. More than 400 photographs show the nests and eggs in their typical habitats. Descriptive text includes color, shape, and number of eggs for each species, plus information on nesting materials, construction, and dimensions.

Pub. Date: September 2001 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Format: Paperback, 320pp
061816437

Price: $20.00
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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica
by Ann Haynes-Sutton, Robert Sutton, Audrey Downer, Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet

Jamaica is home to more than 300 bird species, including about 25 endemics, making the island one of today's most desirable birding destinations. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica covers every species, including vagrants, and is specially designed for easy, at-a-glance reference in the field. This unique illustrated guide features 650 stunning color photographs as well as detailed species accounts that describe key identification features, voice, habitat, confusion species, status, and distribution. There is also a distribution map for resident and migrant birds. On the bookshelf or in the coat pocket, this is a one-of-a-kind photographic guide to the birds of Jamaica. Covers every bird species in Jamaica. Features 650 color photographs. Describes key identification features, voice, habitat, and more. Provides a distribution map for resident and migrant birds Designed for easy, at-a-glance reference.

Publisher: Princeton University Press Pub. Date: October 21, 2009 ISBN-13: 9780691143910 304pp
069114391

Price: $29.95
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A Planner's Guide For Oak Woodlands
Author: Gregory A. Giusti

First published in 1992, A Planner’s Guide for Oak Woodlands was the first such manual of its kind. Designed for professional planners, consultants, and landscape architects, this new edition provides science-based information that can guide decision-making.

Chapters cover a range of planning and conservation topics including -

• Biology of Oak Resources
• Wildlife Habitat
• Watershed Management
• Regional Planning
• Mapping Resources and Modeling Risk for Improved Land Use Planning
• Ordinances

The 116-page second edition also features a sturdier binding and more photographs.

The encroachment into oak woodlands addressed at the time of the first edition has not stopped, and in some cases it has continued at an alarming rate. As more development occurs in the oak woodlands this guide can provide a framework for preserving this icon of the California landscape.

Publication Number: 3491 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-75-4 Copyright Date: 2005 Length: 116 pp.

187990675
Price: $15.00
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach

The best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex.

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. Pub. Date: April 2009 ISBN-13: 9780393334791 336pp Edition Description: Reprint

039333479
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Cadillac Desert:The American West and Its Disappearing Water
by Marc Reisner

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecologic and economic disaster. In Cadillac Desert Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West.

Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--and Eden that may be only a mirage.

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Pub. Date: June 2003 ISBN-13: 9780140178241 608pp Edition Description: REV Edition Number: 1

014017824
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Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction
by Eugenie C. Scott

An advocate for the teaching of evolution in US schools surveys the scientific, religious, educational, and legal implications of a debate that continues almost 80 years after the Scopes trial pitted science against faith in the American classroom. Scott (National Center for Science Education) writes primarily for advanced high school students and undergraduates. She provides information on basic science and the philosophy of science to help students understand why creationist critiques of evolution are resisted by scientists. She looks as well at the theological issues involved that explain why creationists' claims are not uniformly accepted by all religious people. A section on the history of the controversy puts current headlines about the teaching of creationism into perspective. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Publisher: University of California Press Pub. Date: August 2009 ISBN-13: 9780520261877 378pp Edition Number: 2

052026187
Price: $22.95
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Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of the San Diego
by Jeffrey M. Lemm

With its varied topography of coast, mountains, and desert, the San Diego region, considered one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, boasts a rich variety of amphibians and reptiles--from the arboreal salamander to the green sea turtle to the secretive San Diego banded gecko and the red diamond rattlesnake. More than a field guide, this up-to-date, authoritative, conservation-oriented book is the first comprehensive resource on the herpetofauna of the region, which is unfortunately also known for its high number of endangered species. Jeffrey M. Lemm gives information on identification, habitats, biology, and the conservation status of all 88 amphibian and reptile species found in the San Diego region. Many of these animals can also be found in a wide area of Southern California and Northern Baja California, making this valuable guide useful for a wide geographic area and a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts, nature-lovers, and professionals alike.

Pub. Date: December 2006 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 344pp
052024574

Price: $24.95
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Field Guide to Butterflies San Francisco Bay and Sacramento
Arthur M. Shapiro, Timothy D. Manolis

The California Tortoiseshell, West Coast Lady, Red Admiral, and Golden Oak Hairstreak are just a few of the many butterfly species found in the floristically rich San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley regions. This guide, written for both beginning and experienced butterfly watchers by one of the nation's best-known professional lepidopterists, provides thorough, up-to-date information on all of the butterfly species found in this diverse and accessible region. Written in lively prose, it discusses the natural history and conservation status for these butterflies and at the same time provides an integrated view of butterfly biology based on studies conducted in northern California and around the world. Compact enough for use in the field, the guide also includes tips on butterfly watching, photography, gardening, and more.

* Discusses and identifies more than 130 species * Species accounts include information on identifying butterflies through behavior, markings, and host plants * Beautiful full-color plates illustrate top and bottom views of wings for easier identification * Includes a species checklist and a glossary

Publisher: University of California Press 345pp Series: California Natural History Guides Series

052024957
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Field Guide to Warblers of North America
by Kimball Garrett, Jon Dunn

The first comprehensive field guide to North American warblers describes all 60 species in detail, from field marks and vocalizations to mating habits and preferred habitats. The 32 color paintings use the unique Peterson Identification System to indicate what distinguishes one bird from another. 141 color photographs show various plumages for each species, and 60 large color maps show species' ranges.

Pub. Date: September 1997 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Format: Paperback, 672pp
039578321

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Forms of Becoming: The Evolutionary Biology of Development
by Alessandro Minelli

What comes first, form or function? Trumpeted as the future of biological science, evolutionary developmental biology (or "evo-devo") answers this fundamental question by showing how evolution controls the development of organisms. In Forms of Becoming, Alessandro Minelli, a leading international figure in the field, takes an in-depth and comprehensive look at the history and key issues of evo-devo. Spirited and insightful, this book focuses on the innovative ways animal organisms evolve through competition and cooperation. Minelli provides a complete overview of conceptual developments--from the fierce nineteenth-century debates between the French biologists Geoffroy and Cuvier, who fought over questions of form versus function--to modern theories of how genes dictate body formation. The book's wide-ranging topics include expression patterns of genes, developmental bias, the role of developmental genes, and genetic determinism. Drawing from diverse examples, such as the anatomy of butterflies, giraffes, Siamese twins, and corals, Minelli extends and reformulates important concepts from development, evolution, and the interplay between the two. Presenting the accessible and cutting-edge ideas of evolutionary developmental biology, Forms of Becoming is fascinating reading for anyone interested in genetics and the animal form.

Publisher: Princeton University Press Pub. Date: April 2009 ISBN-13: 9780691135687 242pp
069113568

Price: $27.95
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FRIEND COMPASSIONATE CARN
FRIEND COMPASSIONATE CARN
160094007
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Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast
by Joan Easton Lentz

This easy-to-use, concise, informative guide is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California's noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found. An excellent introduction, an indispensable regional guide, and a perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds.

Features 120 superb color plates and lifelike habitat drawings that depict birds in their natural surroundings
Sixteen maps show numerous birding sites accompanied by detailed directions
Species accounts include information on the abundance and seasonal status of each bird and give intriguing natural history details
Introductory sections describe the coastal habitats of Southern California, provide tips for beginning birdwatchers, and discuss the basics of bird behavior

Pub. Date: November 2005 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 329pp
052024321

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Introduction to California Plant Life
by Robert Ornduff

California's unique plants range in size from the stately Coast Redwoods to the minute belly plants of the southern deserts and in age from the four-thousand year-old Bristlecone Pines to ephemeral annuals whose life span can be counted in weeks. Available at last in a thoroughly updated and revised edition, this popular book is the only concise overview of the state's remarkable flora, its plant communities, and the environmental factors that shape them.

* 188 color photographs illustrate plants and typical plant communities around the state
* New chapters give expanded discussions of the evolution of the California landscape, recent changes in California's flora, and more
* Introduces basic concepts of plant taxonomy and plant ecology through clear examples and covers topics such as soil, climate, and geography

Pub. Date: July 2003 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 357pp
052023704

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Introduction to California Soils and Plants
by Arthur R. Kruckeberg

Carnivorous pitcher plants, pygmy conifers, and the Tiburon jewel flower, restricted to a small patch of serpentine soil on Tiburon Peninsula in Marin County, are just a few of California's many amazing endemic plants--species that are unique to particular locales. California boasts an abundance of endemic plants precisely because it also boasts the richest geologic diversity of any place in North America, perhaps in the world. In lively prose, Arthur Kruckeberg gives a geologic travelogue of California's unusual soils and land forms and their associated plants--including serpentines, carbonate rocks, salt marshes, salt flats, and vernal pools--demonstrating along the way how geology shapes plant life. Adding a fascinating chapter to the story of California's remarkable biodiversity, this accessible book also draws our attention to the pressing need for conservation of the state's many rare and fascinating plants and habitats.

148 outstanding, accurate photographs, more than 100 incolor, illustrate California's diverse flora
Covers a wide range of locations including the Channel Islands, the Central Valley, wetlands, bristlecone pine forests, and bogs and fens
Provides selected trip itineraries for viewing the state's geobotanical wonders
Includes information on human influences on the California landscape from the early Spanish explores through the gold rush and to the present

Pub. Date: September 2006 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 296pp
052023372

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Introduction to Fire in California
by David Carle

What is fire? How are wildfires ignited? How do California's weather and topography influence fire? How did the California Indians use fire? In the spirit of his highly acclaimed Introduction to Air in California and Introduction to Water in California, David Carle now turns to another fundamental element of the natural world, giving a fascinating and concise view of this complex topic. His clearly written, dramatically illustrated book will help Californians, including the millions who live near naturally flammable wildlands, better understand their own place in the state's landscape. Carle covers the basics of fire ecology; looks at the effects of fire on wildlife, soil, water, and air; discusses firefighting organizations and land management agencies; explains current policies; and explores many other topics.

Features:

* 91 color illustrations and 15 maps
* Tips on what to do before, during, and after fires
* An overview of major wildfires in California's history
* A discussion of the effect of climate change on fires in natural landscapes

A book in the Californians and Their Environment subseries, dedicated to understanding human influences on the state's ecology and natural resources

Pub. Date: August 2008 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 236pp
052025577

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Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America
Wade C. Sherbrooke

* Features detailed species accounts; gives information on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the role of these fascinating reptiles in mythology, culture, and art
* Covers the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and includes all species of horned lizards

Pub. Date: May 2003 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 191pp

052022827
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Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
by Glenn Keator

The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field.

o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them
o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species
o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids
o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties

Pub. Date: March 2003 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 264pp
052023007

Price: $17.95
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IVANKO ECOPRENEURING
IVANKO ECOPRENEURING
086571605
Price: $17.95
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JENKINS ACID RAIN IN THE
JENKINS ACID RAIN IN THE
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JORGENSEN ECOTOXICOLOGY
JORGENSEN ECOTOXICOLOGY
044453628
Price: $79.95
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JORGENSEN GLOBAL ECOLOGY
JORGENSEN GLOBAL ECOLOGY
044453626
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KAISER INNER BIRD
KAISER INNER BIRD
077481344
Price: $34.95
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KREBS ECOLOGICAL WORLD VI
KREBS ECOLOGICAL WORLD VI
052025479
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LifePlace: Bioregional Thought and Practice
by Thayer, Robert L.

Robert Thayer brings the concepts and promises of the growing bioregional movement to a wide audience in a book that passionately urges us to discover "where we are" as an antidote to our rootless, stressful modern lives. LifePlace is a provocative meditation on bioregionalism and what it means to live, work, eat, and play in relation to naturally, rather than politically, defined areas. In it, Thayer gives a richly textured portrait of his own home, the Putah-Cache watershed in California's Sacramento Valley, demonstrating how bioregionalism can be practiced in everyday life. Written in a lively anecdotal style and expressing a profound love of place, this book is a guide to the personal rewards and the social benefits of reinhabiting the natural world on a local scale. In LifePlace, Thayer shares what he has learned over the course of thirty years about the Sacramento Valley's geography, minerals, flora, and fauna; its relation to fire, agriculture, and water; and its indigenous peoples, farmers, and artists. He shows how the spirit of bioregionalism springs from learning the history of a place, from participating in its local economy, from living in housing designed in the context of the region. He asks: How can we instill a love of place and knowledge of the local into our education system? How can the economy become more responsive to the ecology of region? This valuable book is also a window onto current writing on bioregionalism, introducing the ideas of its most notable proponents in accessible and highly engaging prose. At the same time that it gives an entirely new appreciation of California's Central Valley, LifePlace shows how we can movetoward a new way of being, thinking, and acting in the world that can lead to a sustainable, harmonious, and more satisfying future.

Publisher: University of California Press Pub. Date: April 2003 ISBN-13: 9780520236288 317pp Edition Description: Ne

052023628
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LONE PINE WILDFLOWERS OF
LONE PINE WILDFLOWERS OF
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LOREAU FROM POPULATIONS T
LOREAU FROM POPULATIONS T
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MACKENZIE ATLAS OF ROCK F
MACKENZIE ATLAS OF ROCK F
047026921
Price: $127.50
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MACKENZIE COLOR ATLAS OF
MACKENZIE COLOR ATLAS OF
047023338
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Mammals of California
by E. W. Jameson Jr., Hans Peeters

From river otters and minks to bobcats, pikas, and flying squirrels, California boasts a diverse and intriguing mammalian fauna. But many of these animals can be secretive, shy, and nocturnal, and observing them in the wild can be difficult. During the last two decades, the first edition of this popular guide introduced thousands to California's mammals by describing techniques for recognizing their presence and, when possible, watching them in their natural habitats. The only book to present all the state's mammals together in one accessible field guide. Mammals of California is now completely revised and updated throughout, making it an ideal companion in the field or classroom.

Pub. Date: April 2004 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Textbook Paperback, 440pp
052023582

Price: $21.95
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MASSON FACE ON YOUR PLATE
MASSON FACE ON YOUR PLATE
039306595
Price: $24.95
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MCPHEE ASSEMBLING CALIFOR
MCPHEE ASSEMBLING CALIFOR
037452393
Price: $17.00
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MOSKOW SUSTAINABLE FACILI
MOSKOW SUSTAINABLE FACILI
007149474
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MURPHY TO FOLLOW THE WATE
MURPHY TO FOLLOW THE WATE
046500510
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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North Amer. Mushroom
by Gary A. Lincoff, Gary H. Lincoff, Carol Nehring

With more than 700 mushrooms detailed with color photographs and descriptive text, this is the most comprehensive photographic field guide to the mushrooms of North America. The 762 full-color identification photographs show the mushrooms as they appear in natural habitats. Organized visually, the book groups all mushrooms by color and shape to make identification simple and accurate in the field, while the text account for each species includes a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.

Pub. Date: December 1981 Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Format: Hardcover, 926pp
039451992

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National Geographic FG to the Birds of Western North America
by Jon L. Dunn, Jonathan Alderfer (Editor)

New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with our million-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Now, to better serve the expanding market, we’ve customized our field-guide format to offer unique coverage for birders east or west of the Rocky Mountains. These new volumes deliver in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in the specified area, with illustrated accounts of the different plumages and life stages, along with hundreds of color-coded range maps.

Unique features set these guides apart from the competition and promise to win a new generation of readers: A full-color visual index, printed on the inside covers, makes the content accessible visually —a real boon to beginning and intermediate birders. Annotated artwork highlights birds’ key physical features, making identification easier. Thumb-tabs help readers find information fast. Durable covers stand up to outdoor use, with integrated quick-reference flaps that double as place-markers.Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America offers 750 regular species, 600 new range maps, 100 casual and accidental birds, and 55 rarities.

Publisher: National Geographic Society Pub. Date: October 2008 ISBN-13: 9781426203312 448pp

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Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula
by Jules Evens

Jules Evens weaves history, science, and personal anecdote into an absorbing chronicle of one of the most biologically diverse places in North America. His account of this enchanted "island in time," separated by tectonics from the rest of the continent, provides a comprehensive overview of the Point Reyes Peninsula, exploring its dynamic character and its haunting appeal. Evens thoroughly investigates the climate, geology, and flora and fauna of Point Reyes, giving special attention to its most characteristic species and their ecological relationships. He delves into the past as well, evoking images of salmon-swollen creeks, herds of elk, and canyons echoing with the cries of cougars to enliven our imagination and set the stage as he traces the changes that have occurred at Point Reyes since the first Spanish explorers visited its shores in the late 1500s. Extensively illustrated with color photographs, original illustrations, and maps, the book also includes species lists for the reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, common invertebrates, fish, and plants found on the peninsula today, making it an essential companion for anyone who plans to visit one of California's most unique natural areas.

Pub. Date: July 2008 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 384pp
052025467

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New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration
by Richard J. Hobbs

As scientific understanding about ecological processes has grown, the idea that ecosystem dynamics are complex, nonlinear, and often unpredictable has gained prominence. Of particular importance is the idea that rather than following an inevitable progression toward an ultimate endpoint, some ecosystems may occur in a number of states depending on past and present ecological conditions. The emerging idea of “restoration thresholds” also enables scientists to recognize when ecological systems are likely to recover on their own and when active restoration efforts are needed. Conceptual models based on alternative stable states and restoration thresholds can help inform restoration efforts. New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration brings together leading experts from around the world to explore how conceptual models of ecosystem dynamics can be applied to the recovery of degraded systems and how recent advances in our understanding of ecosystem and landscape dynamics can be translated into conceptual and practical frameworks for restoration. In the first part of the book, background chapters present and discuss the basic concepts and models and explore the implications of new scientific research on restoration practice. The second part considers the dynamics and restoration of different ecosystems, ranging from arid lands to grasslands, woodlands, and savannahs, to forests and wetlands, to production landscapes. A summary chapter by the editors discusses the implications of theory and practice of the ideas described in preceding chapters. New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration aims to widen the scope and increase the application of thresholdmodels by critiquing their application in a wide range of ecosystem types. It will also help scientists and restorationists correctly diagnose ecosystem damage, identify restoration thresholds, and develop corrective methodologies that can overcome such thresholds.

Pub. Date: Dece
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NEWTON CHEMISTRY OF THE E
NEWTON CHEMISTRY OF THE E
081607747
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North American Trees: Western Edition
National Audubon Society

All 933 identification pictures are full-color photos of significant details of virtually all native trees and many cultivated species as you see them in their natural habitat.

Pub. Date: June 1980 Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Format: Hardcover, 640pp
039450761

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
by Roger Tory Peterson

In celebration of the centennial of Roger Tory Peterson’s birth comes a historic collaboration among renowned birding experts and artists to preserve and enhance the Peterson legacy. This new book combines the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds and Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds into one volume, filled with accessible, concise information and including almost three hours of video podcasts to make bird watching even easier.

• 40 new paintings
• Digital updates to Peterson’s original paintings, reflecting the latest knowledge of bird identification
• All new maps for the most up-to-date range information available
• Text rewritten to cover the U.S. and Canada in one guide
• Larger trim size accommodates range maps on every spread
• Contributors include: Michael DiGiorgio, Jeff Gordon, Paul Lehman, Michael O’Brien, Larry Rosche, and Bill Thompson III
• Includes URL to register for access to video podcasts

Pub. Date: August 2008 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Format: Paperback, 544pp
061896614

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PETERSON INSECTS
PETERSON INSECTS
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PETTO SCIENTISTS CONFRONT
PETTO SCIENTISTS CONFRONT
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POLIS FOOD WEBS AT THE LA
POLIS FOOD WEBS AT THE LA
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Prescription For The Planet
by Tom Blees

Solving our planet's most pressing dilemmas requires more than simply setting goals. We need a roadmap to reach them. Technologies that work fine on a small scale cannot necessarily be ramped up to global size. Worldwide environmental and social problems require a bold vision for the future that includes feasible planet-wide solutions with all the details. Prescription for the Planet explains how a trio of little-known yet profoundly revolutionary technologies, coupled with their judicious use in an atmosphere of global cooperation, can be the springboard that carries humanity to an era beyond scarcity. And with competition for previously scarce resources no longer an issue, the main incentives for warfare will be eliminated. Explaining not only the means to solve our most pressing problems but how those solutions can painlessly lead to improving the standard of living of everyone on the planet, the lucid and provocatively written Prescription for the Planet has arrived not a moment too soon. There is something here for everyone, be they a policymaker, environmental activist, or any concerned citizen hoping for a better future.

Publisher: BookSurge, LLC Pub. Date: September 2008 ISBN-13: 9781419655821 422pp
141965582

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PRINCETON BIRDS OF AUSTRA
PRINCETON BIRDS OF AUSTRA
069114692
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PRINCETON BIRDS OF PERU
PRINCETON BIRDS OF PERU
069113023
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QUANMMEN RELUCTANT MR DAR
QUANMMEN RELUCTANT MR DAR
039332995
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Raptors of California
by Hans Peeters

Raptors--the charismatic group of birds that includes hawks, eagles, and falcons--evoke power, swiftness, and grace. Raptors, or birds of prey, gaze calmly about while at rest, exuding confidence and nobility, and, while soaring aloft, they are absolute icons of the California landscape. Featuring descriptions of every diurnal California raptor, this state-of-the-art, beautifully illustrated guide is the first to combine identification of these important birds with a comprehensive discussion of their natural history.

Raptors of California notes well-established field marks in addition to introducing several new pointers that help distinguish especially difficult species. More than a field guide, the book also includes information on raptor anatomy, foraging, reproduction, movement, where and how to observe raptors, human-raptor interactions, raptor conservation, endangered species, caring for injured hawks, falconry, and more. Of special interest is the inclusion of previously unpublished descriptions of raptor behavior and many fascinating anecdotes and vivid observations from the field that provide new insights into the lives of these captivating birds.

* Covers 27 species, with range maps for the 18 species regularly occurring in California
* 104 color figures include photographs and wash drawings illustrating habitats, anatomy, field marks, and behavior
* 12 full-page color plates show the various plumages of each species--including rarities--as well as their appearance in flight
* Highly readable and accessible, even when covering complicated topics such as flight and evolutionary adaptations

Pub. Date: February 2005 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 305pp
052024200

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RED LIST WILD LIFE IN A C
RED LIST WILD LIFE IN A C
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REDDY BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF
REDDY BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF
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Price: $139.95
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