2018-04-27T08:19:09Z What happens when a distant colonial power tries to tame an unfamiliar terrain in the world's largest tidal delta? This history of dramatic ecological changes in the Bengal Delta from 1760 to 1920 involves land, water and humans, tracing the stories and struggles that link them together. Pushing beyond narratives of environmental decline, Bhattacharyya argues that '...[Read More]
2019-06-25T07:00:00Z A remarkable look at the rarest butterflies, how global changes threaten their existence, and how we can bring them back from near-extinction
Most of us have heard of such popular butterflies as the Monarch or Painted Lady. But what about the Fender's Blue? Or the St. Francis' Satyr? Because of their extreme rarity, these butterflies are not well-k...[Read More]
2017-10-17T07:00:00Z This book collates the latest information on Kappaphycus and Eucheuma seaweeds. The edited volume provides an important companion to anyone studying or working with what is the world's largest cultivated marine plant biomass. The contributing authors have excelled in providing information on production and present and future uses of...[Read More]
2016-05-25T07:00:00Z This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1857 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'On the Natural History of the Aru Islands' is an article detailing the discoveries of new bird and insect life that Wallace made on his travels to the Aru Islands. Alfred Russel Wallace was born on 8th January 182...[Read More]
2019-09-13T07:00:00Z One in five people in the United States is a birdwatcher, yet the popular understanding of birders reduces them to comical stereotypes, obsessives who only have eyes for their favorite rare species. In real life, however, birders are paying equally close attention to the world around them, observing the devastating effects of climate change and mass extinction, whil...[Read More]
2014-01-23T08:00:00Z In this dramatically revised and expanded second edition of the work entitled Pan's Travail, J. Donald Hughes examines the environmental history of the classical period and argues that the decline of ancient civilizations resulted in part from their exploitation of the natural world. Focusing on Greece and Rome, as well as areas subject to their influences, ...[Read More]
2014-11-22T08:00:00Z In 2003, Bill Sargent bought a big pink house in Ipswich, Massachusetts. His home sits on what is known as the Great Marsh, a fascinating patch of wetland shared by Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Sargent received a grant to study some of the rare and endangered ground-nesting birds that inhabit the public land adjacent to his property. Ipswich Marsh is about these...[Read More]
2019-07-05T07:00:00Z Many people desire to see the Great American West. Well, that's a mighty big area! They had better reconsider their ambitions. A small corner is a better option. Perhaps the Alaskan Panhandle and Washington State are much more doable.
With high weekend airfares, it is better to depart the East Coast on a weekday, rather than the weekend when Alaskan crui...[Read More]
2016-05-25T07:00:00Z This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1878 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Tropical Nature, and Other Essays' is a collection of essays including Wallace's observations on equatorial vegetation, animal life, and sexual. Alfred Russel Wallace was born on 8th January 1823 in the villag...[Read More]
2015-06-01T07:00:00Z This book describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide.
2020-02-06T08:00:00Z Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize
The UK has declared a 'climate emergency' and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include: