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Wolves, Bears and Their Prey in Alaska - Biological and Social Challenges in Wild Life Management (Paperback): National... Wolves, Bears and Their Prey in Alaska - Biological and Social Challenges in Wild Life Management (Paperback)
National Research Council, Commission on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Committee on Management of Wolf and Bear Populations in Alaska
R1,489 Discovery Miles 14 890 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book assesses Alaskan wolf and bear management programs from scientific and economic perspectives. Relevant factors that should be taken into account when evaluating the utility of such programs are identified. The assessment includes a review of current scientific knowledge about the dynamics and management of large mammalian predatorprey relationships and human harvest of wildlife in northern ecosystems, and an evaluation of the extent to which existing research and management data allow prediction of the outcome of wolf management or control programs and grizzly bear management programs. Included is an evaluation of available economic studies and methodologies for estimating the costs and benefits of predator control programs in Alaska.

Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology (Hardcover, New): Malcolm Gordon, Soraya Bartol Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology (Hardcover, New)
Malcolm Gordon, Soraya Bartol
R1,567 R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Save R413 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid collision 65 million years ago, and that humans are largely responsible. This book addresses the urgent need to understand and find solutions to this crisis. Written by an international team of contributors who are among the best-known and most active experimental biologists working in the field of conservation biology today, it provides a unique approach by focusing on individual species rather than whole plant and animal communities. Emphasizing throughout how conservation biology can benefit from an experimental approach, the book looks at a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic species - from giant pandas and tree snails to sea turtles and Steller sea lions - and demonstrates what can be done both to preserve rare species and to combat invasive organisms. Finally, contributors show how we can bridge the gap between policy makers and research scientists in order to develop lasting solutions to these problems.

Giant Pandas - Biology and Conservation (Hardcover, New): Donald G. Lindburg, Karen Baragona Giant Pandas - Biology and Conservation (Hardcover, New)
Donald G. Lindburg, Karen Baragona; Foreword by George B. Schaller
R1,406 R1,043 Discovery Miles 10 430 Save R363 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The much-loved giant panda, a secretive denizen of the dense bamboo forests of western China, has become an icon worldwide of progress in conservation and research. This volume, written by an international team of scientists and conservationists including Chinese researchers whose work has not been available in English, tells the promising story of how the giant panda returned from the brink of extinction. The most important sourcebook on giant pandas to date, it is the first book since 1985 to present current panda research and the first to place the species in its biological, ecological, and political contexts. More than a progress report on a highly endangered species, Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation details the combination of scientific understanding, local commitment, and government involvement that has been brought into play and asks what more needs to be done to ensure the panda's survival. The book is divided into four parts - Evolutionary History of the Giant Panda, Studies of Giant Panda Biology, Pandas and Their Habitats, and Giant Panda Conservation. It combines the latest findings from the field and the laboratory together with panel and workshop summaries from a recent international conference. Taken together, the chapters highlight how international cooperation has led to better management in the wild and in captivity. The volume also shows how concepts such as buffer zones, links between forest fragments, multiple-use areas, and cooperation with local people who have a stake in the resources - highly relevant concepts for conservation problems around the world - have been key to the panda's survival.

Beaked Whales - A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Conservation (Hardcover): Richard Ellis, James G. Mead Beaked Whales - A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Conservation (Hardcover)
Richard Ellis, James G. Mead
R1,334 R1,111 Discovery Miles 11 110 Save R223 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Beaked whales have been shrouded in mystery for most of the twentieth century. Denizens of deep, remote ocean waters and highly resistant to life in captivity, they have proven notoriously difficult for humans to observe. Over the past few decades, however, scientists have gained a better understanding of this distinct group of cetaceans, deciphering the natural history of the twenty-two beaked whale species. Here, famed artist and naturalist Richard Ellis and leading beaked whale researcher James G. Mead bring these elusive marine mammals into the limelight. Beaked whales' generous life spans can extend well past 70 years. They spend their decades diving to extreme depths in search of prey, which they capture by expanding their oral cavity suddenly to suck in the squid or fish they are hunting. It appears that these sleek predators may engage in fierce, clandestine aquatic battles, as the bodies of many males are covered in scars. Because many species are only somewhat larger than dolphins, they are often confused with porpoises; however, some larger beaked whale species may grow to 40 feet. These enigmatic and compelling creatures need our help; their numbers are declining, perhaps due to the damaging effects of naval sonar on their sophisticated auditory systems. In Ellis and Mead's book, the beaked whales finally get their due. The duo provides a combination of captivating stories about the species, original Richard Ellis art, and photos from leading natural history photographers. The result is an accessible, beautiful book-the first of its kind on this unusual group of cetaceans. Meet the beaked whales, and enjoy the fascinating and mysterious world in which they live.

Canadian Bushwacker - A Lifetime in the Wilderness (Paperback): Robert Cuerrier Canadian Bushwacker - A Lifetime in the Wilderness (Paperback)
Robert Cuerrier
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Geomatics and Conservation Biology (Paperback): Michael Campbell Geomatics and Conservation Biology (Paperback)
Michael Campbell
R4,828 R3,191 Discovery Miles 31 910 Save R1,637 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This edited book, composed of chapters written by scholars of the geomatics-based, environmental and biological sciences, examines selected topics from the intersecting fields of geomatics (including remote sensing, geographical information science (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), mapping and field survey methods) and conservation biology (including ecology and conservation policy), with case studies from West Africa, Canada, India and Malaysia. The focus is on some of the more important issues that dominate current intersections between developments in geomatics technology and those of conservation biology. Chapter One examines the history and themes of geomatics and applications to conservation biology research. Chapter Two presents a case study of geomatics-based research on the vital issue of vulture ecology, extinction and conservation in Central India. Chapter Three examines the relationship between people and elephants in the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary and its surroundings in India, and it creates habitat suitability models from geomatics techniques to assess and predict elephant presence and potential human-elephant conflicts. Chapter Four examines the history and status of remote sensing as an aspect of geomatics, focusing mainly on satellite imagery. Chapter Five looks at development in GIS and takes an example of multidirectional landcover change from the West African savanna. Chapter Six looks at developments in GPS technology, especially concerning applications to the micro-habitats of bird presence and applications to mammal behavior. Chapter Seven looks at the subfield of animal geography, which looks at the subjective behavior of individual animals and the technology used to measure these detailed phenomena. Chapter Eight takes a case study of bird migration and habitat utilization in the swamps of coastal Malaysia. Chapter Nine looks at the utility of dated aerial photographs and supporting field methods in the evaluation of historical landcover change, covering periods before the development of modern imaging techniques and using an example from the West African savanna. This book makes an important contribution to the intersections of geomatics and conservation biology.

Collaborative and Community-based Management of Coral Reefs - Lessons from Experience (Paperback): Alan White, Etc Collaborative and Community-based Management of Coral Reefs - Lessons from Experience (Paperback)
Alan White, Etc
R551 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R39 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Demonstrates how effective coral reef management is achieved only with the participation, cooperation, sensitivity, and commitment of the community.

The Lives of Hawai`i's Dolphins and Whales - Natural History and Conservation (Paperback): Robin W Baird The Lives of Hawai`i's Dolphins and Whales - Natural History and Conservation (Paperback)
Robin W Baird
R544 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R46 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ocean currents, winds, and rainfall all work together to create a marine oasis around the Hawaiian Islands, providing a home for many species of dolphins and whales normally found in the deep oceans of the world. The Lives of Hawai`i's Dolphins and Whales provides a window into the world of these mysterious creatures with stories and observations from the author's work with Hawaiian whales and dolphins over the last seventeen years. The book includes full-color photos of each species, life history descriptions, conservation threats, and maps showing sighting locations and movements of tagged individuals among the islands and offshore.Although this work covers the well-known resident spinner dolphins and the visiting humpback whales, it particularly highlights the ten species of lesser-known open-ocean dolphins and whales that are resident to the marine slopes of the islands. These include endangered false killer whales, deep-diving Cuvier's and Blainville's beaked whales, abundant spotted dolphins, coastal bottlenose dolphins, cryptic dwarf sperm whales, family units of short-finned pilot whales, and social melon-headed whales, among others. The book also describes thirteen species of dolphins and whales that are found in offshore waters or visit the Hawaiian waters seasonally or occasionally, including killer whales, the iconic sperm whale, and even blue whales and North Pacific right whales. More is known about the social organization and natural history of many of these species in Hawai`i than anywhere else in the world. For all of these species, information from long-term photo-identification studies is given, with distinctive individuals tracked through time and space; for many of them, findings from studies using genetics and satellite tagging are also included. Information on predators and prey, social organization, diving, and night-time behavior, along with suggestions on how to tell some of the more difficult to identify species apart are also included. Conservation issues, as well as conservation success stories, are explored, as well as what can and should be done to help protect Hawai`i's unique assemblage of resident dolphins and whales.

Elephants and Kings - An Environmental History (Paperback): Thomas R. Trautmann Elephants and Kings - An Environmental History (Paperback)
Thomas R. Trautmann
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations - such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, and China - kings used elephants for royal sacrifice, spectacular hunts, public display of live captives, or the conspicuous consumption of ivory - all of them tending toward the elephant's extinction. The kings of India, however, as Thomas R Trautmann shows in this study, found a use for elephants that actually helped preserve their habitat and numbers in the wild: war. Trautmann traces the history of the war elephant in India and the spread of the institution to the West-where elephants took part in some of the greatest wars of antiquity - and Southeast Asia (but not China, significantly), a history that spans 3,000 years and a considerable part of the globe, from Spain to Java. He shows that because elephants eat such massive quantities of food, it was uneconomic to raise them from birth. Rather, in a unique form of domestication, Indian kings captured wild adults and trained them, one by one, through millennia. Kings were thus compelled to protect wild elephants from hunters and elephant forests from being cut down. By taking a wide-angle view of human-elephant relations, Trautmann throws into relief the structure of India's environmental history and the reasons for the persistence of wild elephants in its forests.

Principles of Conservation Biology (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2005): Martha J. Groom, Gary K. Meffe, C.Ronald Carroll Principles of Conservation Biology (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2005)
Martha J. Groom, Gary K. Meffe, C.Ronald Carroll
R2,198 Discovery Miles 21 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Principles of Conservation Biology, third edition is a complete revision of the most comprehensive textbook on conservation biology. First published in 1994 the book is richly praised by reviewers, teachers, and students alike. Written by leading experts in the field, it is intended for use in conservation biology courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as by researchers and practitioners. The text introduces the major themes and concepts of the diverse and dynamic field of conservation biology. The biological and social underpinnings of conservation problems and potential solutions are interwoven throughout the book. Guest essays and case studies provide a diversity of perspectives and real-world examples add insight and provoke discussion. The third edition features a wholly revised organization, emphasizing both analyzes of different categories of threat and approaches to conservation. Coverage has been expanded to emphasize both terrestrial and marine conservation issues, and efforts in the US and across the globe. The book is richly illustrated, and chapters are complemented with annotated reading lists and questions designed to stimulate thought and class discussions.

The Green Leap - A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development (Paperback): Mark E. Hostetler The Green Leap - A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development (Paperback)
Mark E. Hostetler
R653 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R154 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written for anyone interested in green development - including policy makers, architects, developers, builders, and homeowners - this practical guide focuses on the central question of how to conserve biodiversity in neighborhoods and to minimize development impacts on surrounding habitats. "The Green Leap" specifically helps move green development beyond the design stage by thoroughly addressing construction and post-construction issues. Incorporating many real-world examples, Mark Hostetler explains key conservation concepts and techniques, with specific advice for a wide variety of stakeholders that are interested in creating and maintaining green developments. He outlines the key players and principles needed to establish biodiverse communities and illustrates eight key design and management strategies. "The Green Leap" not only offers essential information for constructing new developments but also helps existing communities retrofit homes, yards, and neighborhoods to better serve both people and nature.

The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David C. Culver, Tanja Pipan The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David C. Culver, Tanja Pipan
R903 R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Save R102 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second edition of this widely cited textbook continues to provide a concise but comprehensive introduction to cave and subterranean biology, describing this fascinating habitat and its biodiversity. It covers a range of biological processes including ecosystem function, evolution and adaptation, community ecology, biogeography, and conservation. The authors draw on a global range of examples and case studies from both caves and non-cave subterranean habitats. One of the barriers to the study of subterranean biology has been the extraordinarily large number of specialized terms used by researchers; the authors explain these terms clearly and minimize the number that they use. This new edition retains the same 10 chapter structure of the original, but the content has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout to reflect the huge increase in publications concerning subterranean biology over the last decade.

World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation (Hardcover): Julian Caldecott, Lera Miles World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation (Hardcover)
Julian Caldecott, Lera Miles; Foreword by Kofi A Annan
R1,306 R994 Discovery Miles 9 940 Save R312 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organizations, the great apes - our closest living relatives - are on the very edge of extinction. This sweeping atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apes - chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and western lowland gorilla. Created in association with The Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP), this book gives a thorough background on ape behavior and ecology for each species, including detailed habitat requirements, the apes' ecological role, and the possible consequences of their decline. "World Atlas of Great Apes" also offers a full description of the threats, current conservation efforts, and additional protection needed for each species across its entire range. Many full-color maps and illustrations make the abundance of information accessible to a broad readership, from specialists and policymakers to general readers concerned about the survival of these charismatic primates. This book represents the work of a dynamic alliance of many of the world's leading great ape research and conservation organizations. Bringing together United Nations agencies, governments, foundations, and private-sector interests, the project aims to raise the international profile of great ape conservation and to build the political will for further action. Readers learn about work being done by specific organizations in support of great ape conservation, and where conservation is most needed and most likely to be effective. This title covers all six species of great apes and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive data available. It features more than 150 full-color photos and more than 50 full-color maps and diagrams. It is co-published by UNEP-WCMC. Royalties from the sale of this book will support the efforts of the conservation of the Great Apes Survival Project.

Hubbard Brook - The Story of a Forest Ecosystem (Hardcover): Richard T. Holmes, Gene E. Likens Hubbard Brook - The Story of a Forest Ecosystem (Hardcover)
Richard T. Holmes, Gene E. Likens
R843 R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Save R66 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A beautifully illustrated overview and synthesis of how scientists have used a living forest as an experimental laboratory for more than 50 years For more than 50 years, the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire has been one of the most intensely studied landscapes on earth. This book highlights many of the important ecological findings amassed during the long-term research conducted there, and considers their regional, national, and global implications. Richard T. Holmes and Gene E. Likens, active members of the research team at Hubbard Brook since its beginnings, explain the scientific processes employed in the forest-turned-laboratory. They describe such important findings as the discovery of acid rain, ecological effects of forest management practices, and the causes of population change in forest birds, as well as how disturbance events, pests and pathogens, and a changing climate affect forest and associated aquatic ecosystems. The authors show how such long-term, place-based ecological studies are relevant for informing many national, regional, and local environmental issues, such as air pollution, water quality, ecosystem management, and conservation.

Theodore Roosevelt & Bison Restoration on the Great Plains (Paperback): Keith Aune, Glenn Plumb Theodore Roosevelt & Bison Restoration on the Great Plains (Paperback)
Keith Aune, Glenn Plumb; Contributions by Leroy Littlebear Hunter, Jim Posewitz, Kent Redford
R407 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R84 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Human-Wildlife Conflict - Complexity in the Marine Environment (Hardcover): Megan Draheim, Francine Madden, Julie-Beth... Human-Wildlife Conflict - Complexity in the Marine Environment (Hardcover)
Megan Draheim, Francine Madden, Julie-Beth McCarthy, Chris Parsons
R2,285 Discovery Miles 22 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) has classically been defined as a situation where wildlife impacts humans negatively (physically, economically, or psychologically), and where humans likewise negatively impact wildlife. However, there is growing consensus that the conflict between people about wildlife is as important as the conflict between people and wildlife. HWC not only affects the conservation of one species in a particular geographic area, but also impacts the willingness of an individual, a community, and wider society to support conservation programs in general. This book explores the complexity inherent in these situations, covering the theory, principles, and practical applications of HWC work, making it accessible and usable for conservation practitioners, as well as of interest to researchers more concerned with a theoretical approach to the subject. Through a series of case studies, the book's authors and editors tackle a wide variety of subjects relating to conflict, from the challenges of wicked problems and common pool resources, to the roles that storytelling and religion can play in conflict. Throughout the book, the authors work with a Conservation Conflict Transformation (CCT) approach, adapted from the peacebuilding field to address the reality of conservation today. The authors utilise one of CCT's key analytic components, the Levels of Conflict model, as a tool to provide insight into their case studies. Although the examples discussed are from the world of marine conservation, the lessons they provide are applicable to a wide variety of global conservation issues, including those in the terrestrial realm. Human-Wildlife Conflict will be essential reading for graduate students and established researchers in the field of marine conservation biology. It will also be a valuable reference for a global audience of conservation practitioners, wildlife managers, and other conservation professionals.

Mushrooms - The natural and human world of British fungi (Hardcover): Peter Marren Mushrooms - The natural and human world of British fungi (Hardcover)
Peter Marren
R820 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R212 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mushrooms, the first of a major new series of books on British natural history, provides a remarkable insight into the natural and human world of fungi. Peter Marren, in his inimitable, relaxed style, guides the reader through the extraordinary riches of this often overlooked group, from the amazing diversity of forms and lifestyles that populate the fungal landscape, to the pursuit of edible fungi for the pot, and the complexities of identification thrown up by our modern understanding of DNA. Throughout the book, the author tells a story rich in detail about how we have come to appreciate and, in some cases, fear the mushrooms and toadstools that are such an integral part of the changing seasons. Marren also provides a refreshingly candid view of our attempts to name species, the role of fungi in ecosystems, and our recent efforts to record and conserve them.

Snakes of Italy - Herpetological Treatise on the Biology and Iconography of Italian Ophidians (Paperback, 2015 ed.): Gabriele... Snakes of Italy - Herpetological Treatise on the Biology and Iconography of Italian Ophidians (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Gabriele Achille; Contributions by Franco Andreone, Massimo Capula, Stefano Maugeri, Franco Pedrotti, …
R1,269 R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Save R111 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book offers a comprehensive review of the biology of snakes, focusing on Italian species. The snakes of Italy belong to the two families Colubridae and Viperidae, and for each species the systematic classification and chorology including distribution maps are presented. Furthermore, readers will learn how to carry out field studies, how to handle snakes and how to photograph them. The book concludes with a chapter on the iconography of historical Italian snakes and their importance in popular science, and one on myths and legends. This SpringerBriefs volume will appeal to herpetologists and technical staff. The section on iconography may also be of interest to museum staff.

A rhino in my garden - Love, life and the African bush (Paperback): Conita Walker A rhino in my garden - Love, life and the African bush (Paperback)
Conita Walker
R240 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R49 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Conita Walker tells the story of the love match that lured her from the world of international air travel to plunge, somewhat naively, into the life of a conservationist. It is a tale of adventure, mishaps, humour and heartbreak. Conita’s life begins on a remote missionary station; she survives the WWII bombing of Berlin, witnesses the defeat of political systems in both Europe and South Africa, and eventually finds her true mission in the rescue and hand-rearing of black and white rhino orphans. There was a baby hippo to rescue and re-wild too, conservation organisations to found and support, wilderness battles to fight, but it was the rhinos that became her life’s work. Her first male calf, named Bwana, was raised in her back garden, followed by a female hippo calf who grew up in her washroom, and eventually returned to the Palala River and has produced numerous offspring. The supreme test of her mothering skills was the raising of a very seriously injured black rhino female named Moeng who was saved in the nick of time by the dedicated work of veterinarian Dr Andre Uys. This rhino calf, along with her predecessor ‘siblings’, were to be viewed up close by thousands of school children who came to Conita’s garden while attending the environmental school nearby.

Science and Conservation of Wildlife Populations (Hardcover): Ullas Karanth K Science and Conservation of Wildlife Populations (Hardcover)
Ullas Karanth K; Foreword by Melvin E Sunquist
R742 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R293 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Green Leap - A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development (Hardcover, New): Mark E. Hostetler The Green Leap - A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development (Hardcover, New)
Mark E. Hostetler
R1,379 R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Save R362 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written for anyone interested in green development - including policy makers, architects, developers, builders, and homeowners - this practical guide focuses on the central question of how to conserve biodiversity in neighborhoods and to minimize development impacts on surrounding habitats. "The Green Leap" specifically helps move green development beyond the design stage by thoroughly addressing construction and post-construction issues. Incorporating many real-world examples, Mark Hostetler explains key conservation concepts and techniques, with specific advice for a wide variety of stakeholders that are interested in creating and maintaining green developments. He outlines the key players and principles needed to establish biodiverse communities and illustrates eight key design and management strategies. "The Green Leap" not only offers essential information for constructing new developments but also helps existing communities retrofit homes, yards, and neighborhoods to better serve both people and nature.

Wildlife Crime: From Theory to Practice - From Theory to Practice (Hardcover): William D. Moreto Wildlife Crime: From Theory to Practice - From Theory to Practice (Hardcover)
William D. Moreto
R1,917 R1,555 Discovery Miles 15 550 Save R362 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The editors and contributors to Wildlife Crime examine topical issues from extinction to trafficking in order to understand the ecological, economic, political, and social costs and consequences of these crimes. Drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives, empirical and methodological developments, and on-the-ground experiences of practitioners, this comprehensive volume looks at how conservationists and law enforcement grapple with and combat environmental crimes and the profitable market for illegal trade. Chapters cover criminological perspectives on species poaching, unregulated fishing, the trading of ivory and rhino horns, the adoption of conservation technologies, and ranger workplaces and conditions. The book includes firsthand experiences and research from China, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States. The result is a significant book about the causes of and response to wildlife crime. Contributors include: Johan Bergenas, Avi Brisman, Craig Forsyth, Meredith Gore, Georg Jaster, Alex Killion, Kasey Kinnard, Antony C. Leberatto, Barney Long, Nerea Marteache, Gohar Petrossian, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Gary Roloff, Viviane Seyranian, Louise Shelley, Rohit Singh, Nicole Sintov, Nigel South, Milind Tambe, Daan van Uhm, Greg Warchol, Rodger Watson, Rob White, Madelon Willemsen, and the editor.

Seeds of Hope - Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants (Paperback): Jane Goodall, Gail Hudson Seeds of Hope - Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants (Paperback)
Jane Goodall, Gail Hudson; Introduction by Michael Pollan
R374 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R108 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today. SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening-and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us-Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.

Thinking Animals - Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence (Paperback): Paul Shepard Thinking Animals - Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence (Paperback)
Paul Shepard; Foreword by Max Oelschlaeger
R582 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R42 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a world increasingly dominated by human beings, the survival of other species becomes more and more questionable. In this brilliant book, Paul Shepard offers a provocative alternative to an "us or them" mentality, proposing that other species are integral to humanity's evolution and exist at the core of our imagination. This trait, he argues, compels us to think of animals in order to be human. Without other living species by which to measure ourselves, Shepard warns, we would be less mature, care less for and be more careless of all life, including our own kind.

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands - Traveller's Wildlife Guides (Paperback): David L. Pearson Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands - Traveller's Wildlife Guides (Paperback)
David L. Pearson
R495 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R102 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With all the information needed for identification, this is a beautifully photographed nature guide to the lush tropical forest and exotic wildlife found in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Full color.

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