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This brings together the latest research on coupled human and natural systems CHANS, featuring a classic long-term interdisciplinary research project and model coupled human-nature system - the Wolong Nature Reserve of China, which contains one of the largest populations of the world-famous endangered giant pandas.
By Jason Mark
In Satellites in the High Country, Jason Mark travels beyond the bright lights and certainties of our cities to seek wildness wherever it survives. This book is an uplifting but realistic response to the Anthropocene debate that has shaken the conservation community, offering a new definition and exploration of 'wildness'...
The jaguar is one of the most mysterious big cats of the world. From the jaguar we can learn better strategies for saving other species and also how to save ourselves when faced with catastrophic changes to our environment. Enhanced with maps, tables, and colour plates, this book is not...
Bestselling guide to all 1,007 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Fully updated to include the latest sites added to the World Heritage List in June 2014. The List is managed by the World Heritage Committee and each site is judged under strict criteria - only the world's most spectacular and extraordinary...
Conflicts over the conservation of biodiversity are increasing and represent serious obstacles to wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. By bringing together experts from different academic disciplines, policy makers and practitioners, this volume offers many new insights for dealing with conflict. A must-read for students, researchers, academics and professionals.
It is a meditation on nature, on ways of seeing, on the naming of things and why we feel so compelled to label. It is a story of friendships and camaraderie. But most of all it embraces and enfolds one into the curious and eye-opening world of the birdwatcher. For...
"Contemporary earth and animal activists often seem to think and operate independently and neither seems to have much understanding of the other. Instead of continuing this lack of engagement, this eclectic anthology highlights important areas of common ground"--
Explores the changing Arctic and why it should matter to the rest of the world. This book offers a clear-eyed look at the rapidly shifting dynamics in the Arctic region, a harbinger of changes that will reverberate throughout our entire world. It offers a combination of extensive on-the-ground research, storytelling,...