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  • Denumerable Markov Chains: With a Chapter of Markov Random Fields by David Griffeath

    By John G. Kemeny

    Our Price: $99.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780387901770
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: November 1991
  • Designing with Structural Ceramics

    By R. W. Davidge

    Our Price: $99.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781851667406
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: December 1991
  • Diffusion Bonding 2

    By David Stephenson

    Our Price: $99.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781851665914
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: March 1991
  • Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

    By Michael A. Dirr

    Our Price: $79.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780881929010
    • Publisher: Timber Press, Inc.
    • Published: October 2011
    Smart, opinionated, comprehensive, wonderful. Margaret Roach, "awaytogarden.com""
  • Diseases of Trees And Shrubs

    By Wayne A. Sinclair

    Our Price: $89.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801443718
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2005
  • Dogs: Domestication & the Development of a Social Bond

    By Darcy F. Morey

    Our Price: $96.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521760065
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: April 2010
    This book traces the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. The timing of dog domestication receives attention, with comparisions between different genetics-based models &archaeological evidence. Allometric patterns between dogs & their ancestors, wolves, shed light on the nature of the morphological changes that dogs underwent. Dog burials highlight a unifying theme of the whole book: the developmentof a distinctive social bond between dogs & people. The book also explores why dogs & people relate so well to each other.
  • Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management: Confronting Tradeoffs

    By Jason Link

    Our Price: $77.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521762984
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: November 2010
    Responsible fisheries management is of increasing interest to the scientific community, resource managers, policy makers, stakeholders, & the general public. Focusing solely on managing one species of fish stock at a time has become less of a viable option for many reasons. Incorporating more holistic considerations into fisheries management by addressing the tradeoffs among teh range of issues involved, such as ecological principles, legal mandates, & the interests of stakeholders, will hopefully challenge & shift the perception that ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) is unfeasible.
  • Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management: Confronting Tradeoffs

    By Jason Link

    Our Price: $77.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521762984
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: November 2010
    Responsible fisheries management is of increasing interest to the scientific community, resource managers, policy makers, stakeholders, & the general public. Focusing solely on managing one species of fish stock at a time has become less of a viable option for many reasons. Incorporating more holistic considerations into fisheries management by addressing the tradeoffs among teh range of issues involved, such as ecological principles, legal mandates, & the interests of stakeholders, will hopefully challenge & shift the perception that ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) is unfeasible.
  • Electrical Signs of Nervous Activity,

    By Joseph Erlanger

    Our Price: $79.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812275865
    • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Encountering Gorillas

    By James L. Newman

    Our Price: $76.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781442219557
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: July 2013
    James L. Newman brings a lifetime of study to this powerful exploration of the rich and varied interaction between gorillas and humans since earliest contact. Tragically, most free-living gorillas—facing habitat loss, disease, and poaching—are now endangered. At the same time, those in zoos and sanctuaries now lead much more secure lives. Following this transition through time, Newman highlights the roles played by key individuals, both humans and gorillas. Among the former have been adventurers, opportunists, writers, and scientists. The latter include real gorillas—such as Gargantua and Koko, and fictional ones—notably King Kong and Mighty Joe Young. This compelling book helps us understand how our image of gorillas has been both distorted and clarified through culture and science for centuries and how we now control the destiny of these magnificent great apes in the years to come.
  • Encyclopedia of Aviculture

    By Glen Holland

    Our Price: $89.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780888394606
    • Publisher: Hancock House Pub Ltd
    • Published: January 2008
  • Environmental History and the American South: A Reader

    By Jack Kirby

    Our Price: $76.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780820332802
    • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
    • Published: March 2009
    This reader gathers fifteen of the most important essays written in the field of southern environmental history over the past decade. Ideal for course use, the volume provides a convenient entrée into the recent literature on the region as it indicates the variety of directions in which the field is growing. As coeditor Paul S. Sutter writes in his introduction, ?recent trends in environmental historiography--a renewed emphasis on agricultural landscapes and their hybridity, attention to the social and racial histories of environmental thought and practice, and connections between health and the environment among them--have made the South newly attractive terrain. This volume suggests, then, that southern environmental history has not only arrived but also that it may prove an important space for the growth of the larger environmental history enterprise.”The writings, which range in setting from the Texas plains to the Carolina Lowcountry, address a multiplicity of topics, such as husbandry practices in the Chesapeake colonies and the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The contributors’ varied disciplinary perspectives--including agricultural history, geography, the history of science, the history of technology, military history, colonial American history, urban and regional planning history, and ethnohistory--also point to the field’s vitality. Conveying the breadth, diversity, and liveliness of this maturing area of study, Environmental History and the American South affirms the critical importance of human-environmental interactions to the history and culture of the region.Contributors:Virginia DeJohn AndersonWilliam BoydLisa BradyJoshua Blu BuhsJudith CarneyJames Taylor CarsonCraig E. ColtenS. Max EdelsonJack Temple KirbyRalph H. LuttsEileen Maura McGurtyTed SteinbergMart StewartClaire StromPaul SutterHarry WatsonAlbert G. Way
  • For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

    By Sarah M. Pike

    Our Price: $85.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520294950
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    "Original and engaging, For the Wild provides a much-needed primer on the radical environmental and animal-rights activist movements--movements that are highly relevant today and can be expected to grow in decades to come. There is no book that I'm aware of that covers this material with the ethnographic depth and nuance provided here."--Adrian Ivakhiv, Professor of Environmental Thought and Culture, University of Vermont "Radical environmentalists are often demonized by both the media and law-enforcement officials. Here at last is a work that does them justice. In this well-written and documented book, Sarah Pike gives ethnographic voice to a number of radical environmentalists--many of whom have gone to jail--and she reveals that the actions of such individuals are often heroic acts of love. This remarkable book makes insightful contributions to our understanding of human relationships to the nonhuman world and to the larger study of religion, nature, and ecology."--David L. Haberman, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Indiana
  • Foraging Strategy of Howler Monkeys: A Study In Primate Economics

    Our Price: $90.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231048507
    • Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: October 1980
  • Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

    By David L. Strayer

    Our Price: $85.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520255265
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
    • Published: June 2008
    (Freshwater Ecology). Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) live in lakes, rivers, and streams around the world. These bivalves play important roles in freshwater ecosystems and were once both culturally and economically valuable as a source of food, pearls, and mother-of-pearl. Today, however, hundreds of species of these mussels are extinct or endangered as a result of human transformations of freshwater ecosystems. This book provides a critical synthesis of the factors that control the distribution and abundance of pearly mussels.

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