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Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams: Ecology and Management takes an internationally broad approach, seeking to compare and contrast findings across multiple continents, climates, flow regimes, and land uses to provide a complete and integrated perspective on the ecology of these ecosystems. Coupled with this, users will find a discussion of...
This fully updated third edition explores the crucial issues connected to modern energy technology and its uses, assuming no prior technical expertise and avoiding complex mathematical formulations. Ideally suited for introductory energy courses, it is also a useful supplementary text for programs in public policy, business law and resource economics.
It is accepted wisdom today that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world. Yet what if this narrative obscures a more hopeful truth?In Inheritors of the Earth, renowned ecologist and environmentalist Chris D. Thomas overturns the accepted story, revealing how nature is fighting back.Many animals and plants actually benefit...
With the challenges of environmental change and a growing human population, better decisions are needed to support both biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing. This volume presents theoretical models for making good decisions in non-technical language with case studies demonstrating their practical use for researchers and practitioners.
In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people's lives, practices, and stories. Contributors analyse the union of water and social lives, thereby challenging anthropologists to foreground the mutable character of their subjects and responsibly engage with the generative role of cultural analysis.
By Bruno Latour
The emergence of modern sciences in the seventeenth century profoundly renewed our understanding of Nature. For the last three centuries new ideas of Nature have been continuously developed by theology, politics, economics, and science, especially the sciences of the material world.
By applying stewardship principles to fields such as agriculture and ecological restoration, this book examines the science and practice of landscape stewardship and its application to emerging sustainability paradigms. Scholarly analysis is combined with innovative case studies, illustrating the practical benefits and challenges in this increasingly important area of research.
This book supports the case for environmental democracy, but argues that sustaining democratic practices will be difficult during the global climate turmoil ahead.
This book discusses the beneficial and harmful effects of insects and explains their development and significance for biodiversity.Threatening pests or threatened beneficials? What are the effects of climate change: Will the number of insects continue to increase?