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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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Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change
by Sue Roaf, Fergus Nicol, David Crichton

From the author of the bestseller 'Ecohouse' this challenging and exciting text gives you an insight into the real changes that are necessary to give our modern day built environment both 'sustainability' and 'survivability'.

The book is based on the premise that climate change is going to happen and its impacts on our lives are going to be far worse than generally expected. Sue Roaf argues that many modern buildings are not only 'unsustainable' in themselves but are also having a catastrophic effect on the global climate. In a unique argument, she illustrates that the only way we can hope to survive the following century in tact is if we not only begin to radically reduce CO2 emissions from our buildings and stop building climatically disastrous building types but also build only the buildings that can survive in the changed climates of the future.

Throughout the book, traditional and modern building types are used to: explain the history and impacts of climates past, present and future on buildings; set the scene in terms of the history of building development of where we are now and where we are going in terms of sustainability and survivability of buildings; develop two main scenarios of future building development with the 'business as usual' model and the 'survival plan' model, and to make a list of recommendations based on the two scenarios of what actions should be taken by architects, planners and engineers as well as local and national governments, businesses and ordinary people in ensuring the true sustainable nature of the built environment.

• A unique text that reassesses the fundamentals of sustainable design
• A discussion anddesign guide providing you with the full picture of true sustainability
• Includes case studies supporting the argument that challenges orthodox architectural design

Pub. Date: October 26, 2009 Publisher: Elsevier Science
185617720

Price: $49.95

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American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America
Nancy Ellwood

This “armchair” reference to the birds of North America brings a whole new level of expertise to the birder’s library, all in one category-killing volume. Information on behavior, nesting, and habitat, omitted from many field guides, is included throughout, while books on behavior don’t include the wealth of identification information, in as accessible a format, as does this book.

Pub. Date: March 2010 Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc. Format: Paperback, 744pp
075666588

Price: $34.95

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An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology
Stanton Braude (Editor), Bobbi S. Low (Editor)

This unique textbook introduces undergraduate students to quantitative models and methods in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the core concepts shared by these related fields using tools and practical skills such as experimental design, generating phylogenies, basic statistical inference, and persuasive grant writing. And contributors use examples from their own cutting-edge research, providing diverse views to engage students and broaden their understanding.

This is the only textbook on the subject featuring a collaborative "active learning" approach that emphasizes hands-on learning. Every chapter has exercises that enable students to work directly with the material at their own pace and in small groups. Each problem includes data presented in a rich array of formats, which students use to answer questions that illustrate patterns, principles, and methods. Topics range from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and population effective size to optimal foraging and indices of biodiversity. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary.

In addition to the editors, the contributors are James Beck, Cawas Behram Engineer, John Gaskin, Luke Harmon, Jon Hess, Jason Kolbe, Kenneth H. Kozak, Robert J. Robertson, Emily Silverman, Beth Sparks-Jackson, and Anton Weisstein.

Provides experience with hypothesis testing, experimental design, and scientific reasoning
Covers core quantitative models and methods in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"


Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Princeton University Press (January 24, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0691127247 ISBN-13: 978-0691127248
069112724

Price: $29.95

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Architecture: A World History
by Daniel Borden, Joni Taylor, Jerzy Elzanowski

Lavishly illustrated and super-condensed, Architecture: A World History is the perfect gift for any architecture buff. In this pocket-sized book bursting with 600 illustrations, page after page is dedicated to significant architectural movements, time lines that explore the evolution of the practice, and capsule biographies of great architects and examinations of their masterpieces.

Organized chronologically, the book travels from prehistory to the present, highlighting noteworthy examples of important architectural styles, and showcasing the work of significant architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid, and Rem Koolhaas. From the pyramids of Egypt to the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower to the Glass House, Architecture: A World History takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the most spectacular examples of architecture from around the world and throughout time.

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams , Incorporated Pub. Date: March 2008 512pp

081099512
Price: $19.95

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Birds of Europe
by Lars Svensson

Since it was first published a decade ago, Birds of Europe has become the definitive field guide to the diverse birdlife found in Europe. Now this superb guide has been brought fully up to date with revised text and maps along with added illustrations. Uniquely designed for easy use in the field, this expanded edition covers all 722 species found in the region as well as 23 introduced species or variants and 103 very rare visitors. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, voice, habitat, range, and size. More than 3,500 full-color illustrations depict every species and all major plumage variations, and color distribution maps provide breeding, wintering, and migration ranges for every species.

Complete with an introduction to each group of birds that addresses major problems of observation and identification, this new edition is the ultimate field guide to Europe's fascinating birdlife.

Expanded and fully updated
Covers all 722 species found in Europe, 23 introduced species or variants, and 103 very rare visitors
Features more than 3,500 color illustrations that depict every species
Includes detailed species accounts
Provides color distribution maps for every species
Color plates face text and maps for at-a-glance identification

Publisher: Princeton University Press Pub. Date: November 11, 2009 ISBN-13: 9780691143927 416pp Series: Princeton Field Guides Series Edition Number: 2
069114392

Price: $29.95

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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
Price: $19.00

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Ecology & Classification of North American Freshwater Invert
By James H. Thorp and Alan P. Covich

- Contains extensive and detailed classification keys for identification of diverse freshwater invertebrates.
- Many drawings and color photographs of freshwater invertebrates.
- Single source for a broad coverage of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and phylogeny of all major groups of invertebrates in inland waters of North America, north of Mexico.

Readership

Advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers and lecturers in freshwater biology and ecology, limnology, environmental science, invertebrate zoology and related fields.

1028 Trim size 8 1/2 X 10 15/16 in Copyright 2009
012690647

Price: $49.98

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