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SILENT SPRING Revisited SILENT SPRING Revisited   layout image

by Conor Mark Jameson

2012 sees the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This book was to become a driving force behind the environmental movement, and as such was one of the most important books of the last century. Fifty years on this title reflects on Carson's legacy, both in Britain, and the United States and beyond, and asks the question - do we still face the prospect of a future silent spring? 288pp. 2012

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M21126 Hardback  £16.99
PRACTICAL FIELD ECOLOGY A Project Guide PRACTICAL FIELD ECOLOGY A Project Guide   layout image

by C Philip Wheater / James R Bell / Penny A Cook

This title introduces experimental design and data analysis and interpretation as well as field monitoring skills for both plants and animals. The main emphasis concentrates on the techniques required to design a field based ecological survey and shows how to execute an appropriate sampling regime. Evaluates appropriate methods, including problems associated with various techniques and their inherent flaws, 388pp. 2011

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M21125 Paperback  £27.50
INSECT ECOLOGY Behavior, Populations and Communities INSECT ECOLOGY Behavior, Populations and Communities   layout image

by P W Price / R F Denno / M D Eubanks / D L Finke / I Kaplan

Combining breadth of coverage with detail, this logical and cohesive introduction to insect ecology couples concepts with a broad range of examples and practical applications. Explores cutting edge topics in the field, drawing on and highlighting the links between theory and the latest empirical studies. B/w illustrations, tables, 801pp. 2011

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M21119 Paperback  £42.99
ZOO CONSERVATION BIOLOGY ZOO CONSERVATION BIOLOGY   layout image

by John E Fa / Stephan M Funk / Donnamarie O'Connell

In the face of ever declining biodiversity, zoos have a major role to play in species conservation. This title is a critical assessment of the contribution of zoos to species conservation through evidence amassed from a wide range of sources. B/w illustrations, tables, 348pp. 2011

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M21118 Paperback  £35.00
NOTEBOOKS FROM NEW GUINEA Reflections on life, nature, and science from the depth of the rainforest NOTEBOOKS FROM NEW GUINEA Reflections on life, nature, and science from the depth of the rainforest   layout image

by Vojtech Novotny

A unique and delightfully engaging account by a leading tropical biologist of doing science at one of the last wild frontiers in the world. Vojtech Novotny is a highly respected Czech scientist. His widely cited work, of profound importance to ecology and evolution, is not done, like much modern science, in a lab full of gleaming apparatus. Instead, he chose as his 'laboratory' the remotest parts of Papua New Guinea, where he has established a research station. B/w halftones, 272pp. 2011

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M21117 Paperback  £9.99
REINTRODUCTION BIOLOGY: Integrating Science and Management REINTRODUCTION BIOLOGY: Integrating Science and Management   layout image

edited by John G Ewen / Doug P Armstrong / Kevin A Parker / Philip J Seddon

Aims to further advance the field of reintroduction biology beyond the considerable progress made since the formation of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. Using an issue-based framework that purposely avoids a structure based on case studies the book's central theme is advocating a strategic approach to reintroduction where all actions are guided by explicit theoretical frameworks based on clearly defined objectives. Issues covered include husbandry and intensive management, genetic and health management and monitoring, 520pp. 2012

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M21112 Paperback  £45.00
HERE BE DRAGONS How the study of animal and plant distributions revolutionized our view of life and Earth HERE BE DRAGONS How the study of animal and plant distributions revolutionized our view of life and Earth   layout image

by Dennis McCarthy

In this lively book, the author tells the story of biogeography, from the 19th century to its growth into a major field of interdisciplinary research in the present day. It is a story that encompasses two great, insightful theories that were to provide the explanations to the strange patterns of life across the world - evolution and plate tectonics. B/w drawings, 240pp. 2009

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M21082 Paperback  £8.99
HERE BE DRAGONS How the study of animal and plant distributions revolutionized our view of life and Earth HERE BE DRAGONS How the study of animal and plant distributions revolutionized our view of life and Earth   layout image

by Dennis McCarthy

In this lively book, the author tells the story of biogeography, from the 19th century to its growth into a major field of interdisciplinary research in the present day. It is a story that encompasses two great, insightful theories that were to provide the explanations to the strange patterns of life across the world - evolution and plate tectonics. B/w drawings, 240pp. 2009

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M21081 Hardback  £16.99
ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER A View for the Twenty First Century   layout image

by Brian Moss

In this new edition the author continues to stress the human influence on freshwater ecosystem structure and function, making use of a wealth of data on pollution, water management and conservation available since the publication of the 2nd edition. Illustrations, 480pp. 2010

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M21080 Paperback  £37.50
STATISTICS FOR ECOLOGISTS USING R AND EXCEL: Data Collection, Exploration, Analysis and Presentation STATISTICS FOR ECOLOGISTS USING R AND EXCEL: Data Collection, Exploration, Analysis and Presentation   layout image

by Mark Gardener

This title is about the scientific process and how to apply it to data in ecology. Learn how to plan for data collection, how to assemble and analyse data and how to present the results. Illustrations, figures, 380pp. 2011

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M21072 Hardback  £49.99
STATISTICS FOR ECOLOGISTS USING R AND EXCEL: Data Collection, Exploration, Analysis and Presentation STATISTICS FOR ECOLOGISTS USING R AND EXCEL: Data Collection, Exploration, Analysis and Presentation   layout image

by Mark Gardener

This title is about the scientific process and how to apply it to data in ecology. Learn how to plan for data collection, how to assemble and analyse data and how to present the results. Illustrations, figures, 324pp. 2011

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M21071 Paperback  £29.99
SURVIVORS The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind SURVIVORS The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind   layout image

by Richard Fortey

The history of life on Earth is far older and far odder than many of us realise. The author traces this history not through fossil records, but in the living stories of organisms that have survived nearly unchanged for hundreds of millions of years and whose existence today affords us tantalising glimpses of landscapes long vanished. Colour photographs, 336pp. 2011

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M21061 Hardback  £25.00
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