This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundreth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in
Global warming is arguably the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Fully updated for 2008, this Very Short Introduction provides a concise and accessible explanation of
Relates the author's experiences and adventures during a 6-month expedition in West Africa to collect specimens for his zoo.
Why do explorers put themselves in dangerous situations? And, once the worst possible situation occurs, how do they find the resources to survive? In answering these questions, Benedict Allen weaves a series
This new, larger format edition of the best-selling and well-known The Wildlife of Southern Africa - A Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region is designed to provide an
The Little Book of Shocking Eco Facts combines up-to-the-minute data about today's most urgent ecological issues, sourced and compiled by two highly respected geographers, Mark Crundwell and Cameron Dunn, with outstanding graphic
Working in his garden one day, Michael Pollan hit pay dirt in the form of an idea: do plants, he wondered, use humans as much as we use them? While the question
"A brilliant and readable book...a rich study of humankind's restless spirit."-Candice Millard, New York Times Book Review Greeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fernndez-Armesto's ambitious history of world exploration sets a new
Designed for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between deforestation and our ecological crisis, this text serves as a "handbook" for forest and anti-globalization activists.