2010-01-05T08:00:00Z "I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi--it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true the world over; ...[Read More]
2021-10-14T07:00:00Z A new, fully updated narrative edition of David Attenborough's seminal biography of our world, The Living Planet.
Nowhere on our planet is devoid of life. Plants and animals thrive or survive within every extreme of climate and habitat that it offers. Single species, and often whole communities adapt to make the most of ice cap and tundra, forest and plai...[Read More]
2009-10-19T07:00:00Z Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography, first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century. By developing a general mathematical theory to explain a crucial ecological problem--the regulation of species diversity in island populations--the...[Read More]
2014-01-19T08:00:00Z The remarkable scientific story of how Earth became an oxygenated planet
The air we breathe is twenty-one percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? Donald Canfield--one of the world's leading authorities on geochemistr...[Read More]
2017-06-15T07:00:00Z Lakes and seas are both bodies of water but they are homes to different kinds of life forms. The plants and animals that thrive in a freshwater biome are different from those in the marine biome. Learn the difference between the two watery biomes by reading the pages of this science book for kids age 9 to 12. Secure a copy today!
2015-11-24T08:00:00Z The ultimate bee book for bee enthusiasts and experts alike
The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field.
2009-07-28T07:00:00Z From New York Times bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley comes a sweeping historical narrative and eye-opening look at the pioneering environmental policies of President Theodore Roosevelt, avid bird-watcher, naturalist, and the founding father of America's conservation movement.
In this groundbreaking epic biography, Douglas Brinkley draws on never-bef...[Read More]
2020-09-29T07:00:00Z An illustrated record book of sauropod facts and figures--the hugest, the oldest, the most intelligent, and more
The sauropod dinosaurs roamed the planet for millions of years, with creatures ranging from the smallest of the sauropods, Magyarosaurus, to the huge Argentinosaurus. This illustrated book of records is an essential compend...[Read More]
2019-04-17T07:00:00Z On Active Grounds considers the themes of agency and time through the burgeoning, interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. Fourteen essays and a photo album cover topics such as environmental practices and history, temporal literacy, graphic novels, ecocinema, ecomusicology, animal studies, Indigeneity, wolf reintroduction, environmental histo...[Read More]
2021-06-16T07:00:00Z Que el hombre deber?a tener dominio ?sobre toda la tierra y sobre todo reptil que se arrastra sobre ella? es una profec?a convertida en realidad. Tan generalizado es el impacto de los humanos en el planeta que hemos categorizado la ?poca en que vivimos como una nueva ?poca geol?gica: el Antropoceno.
Elizabeth Kolbert se ha convertido en una de las escrito...[Read More]
2021-09-28T07:00:00Z In the tradition of Rachel Carson's groundbreaking environmental classic Silent Spring, an award-winning entomologist and conservationist explains the importance of insects to our survival, and offers a clarion call to avoid a looming ecological disaster of our own making.
Drawing on thirty years of research, Goulson has written an accessible, fascinating...[Read More]
2012-04-29T07:00:00Z The mysterious and remarkable ways that animals navigate
We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But it is only in recent years that scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. With colorful and thorough detail, Nature's Compass explore...[Read More]