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Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World

By: Bill Plotkin

Price: $18.89

Publisher: New World Library: 2007-12-28

Seller ID: 9781577315513


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Improved Understanding of Past Climatic Variability from Early Daily European Instrumental Sources

By: Camuffo, Dario [Editor]; Jones, Phil D. [Editor];

Price: $277.55

Publisher: Springer: 2002-05-31

Seller ID: 9781402005565


This is the first book to report the data and the metadata of the seven longest European series of temperature and pressure observations, dating back to the 18th century. Data are reported in daily resolution that is fundamental for high frequency climate variability and extreme events analysis. The book includes a CD-ROM that contains the data, providing a unique opportunity to study climate change starting prior to the period of the industrial era. The observationa... View more info

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Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management: The Asia-Pacific Region (Coastal Systems and Continental Margins)

By: Harvey, Nick [Editor]

Price: $339.15

Publisher: Springer: 2006-11-13

Seller ID: 9781402036279


This book focuses on the potential impacts of global change on coastal environments in the Asia-Pacific region. The region is significant because phenomena such as the Asian Monsoon and the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomena, affect the world climate; it has diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystems, including the world largest areas of coral reefs and mangroves; it has almost two-thirds of the world s total human population; and its economic growth rate is... View more info

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Galapagos: A Natural History, Revised and Expanded

By: Jackson, Michael H.

Price: $38.67

Publisher: University of Calgary Press: 1994-06-30

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781895176407


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Nature Journal: A Guided Journal for Illustrating and Recording Your Observations of the Natural World

By: Leslie, Clare Walker

Price: $18.89

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC: 2003-07-05

Seller ID: 9781580172967


No one could describe "Nature Journal" as a blank book. Clare Walker Leslie has transformed what could have been an ordinary diary into something truly unique. The text and illustrations offer just the right amount of inspiration and guidance to help the journal-keeper begin and succeed at making this book his or her own. First Clare explains to the budding journal-keeper how to get started and suggests some possible formats to follow. She even includes a few sample p... View more info

Tropical Forest Canopies: Ecology and Management: Proceedings of ESF Conference, Oxford University, 12-16 December 1998 (Forestry Sciences)

By: Linsenmair, K. Eduard [Editor]; Davis, C.M. [Editor]; Fiala, Brigitte [Editor]; Speight, M.R. [Editor];

Price: $315.26

Publisher: Springer: 2001-07-01

Seller ID: 9780792370499


Almost half of all life on earth may exist in the world's forest canopies. They may also play a vital role in maintaining the planet's climate, yet they remain largely unexplored owing to difficulties of access. They are renowned for their great diversity and role in forest functioning, yet there are still great gaps in the understanding of this last biological frontier'. This seminal book shows how canopy science is now in a position to answer many of the outstanding qu... View more info

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Life in the Chesapeake Bay

By: Lippson, Alice Jane; Lippson, Robert L.

Price: $76.44

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2006-05-31

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780801883378


"Life in the Chesapeake Bay" is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, tens of thousands of naturalists, boaters, fishermen, and conservationists have relied on the book's descriptions of the Bay's plants, animals, and diverse habitats. Superbly illustrated and clearly written, this acclaimed guide describes hundreds of plants and animals and their habitats, from diamondback terrapins to bl... View more info

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Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing

By: Robert Wolff; Thom Hartmann [Foreword]

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Inner Traditions: 2001-08-15

Seller ID: 9780892818662


- Explores the lifestyle of indigenous peoples of the world who exist in complete harmony with the natural world and with each other. - Reveals a model of a society built on trust, patience, and joy rather than anxiety, hurry, and acquisition. - Shows how we can reconnect with the ancient intuitive awareness of the world's original people. Deep in the mountainous jungle of Malaysia the aboriginal Sng'oi exist on the edge of extinction, though their way of liv... View more info

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The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

By: Stewart, Amy

Price: $12.62

Publisher: Algonquin Books: 2005-03-11

Seller ID: 9781565124684


In "The Earth Moved," Amy Stewart takes us on a journey through the underground world and introduces us to one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. It ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, cleans up pollution, and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. Who knew? In her witty, offbeat style, Stewart shows that much depends on the actions of the lowly worm. Charles Darwin devote... View more info

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Colorado Rockhounding: A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils (Rock Collecting)

By: Voynick, Stephen M.

Price: $18.93

Publisher: Mountain Press: 1994-01-01

Seller ID: 9780878422920


Colorado Rockhounding is your complete guide to the state's rich and varied mineral, gemstone, and fossil sources. In Colorado, rockhounds may pick agate and petrified wood from the vast Great Plains, follow dinosaur tracks on hogback ridges, pan gold in mountain streams, hunt gemstones on towering peaks, and search for metal sulfide minerals in historic mining districts. View more info

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Seahorses: Mysteries of the Ocean

By: Wallis, Catherine

Price: $11.72

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing Inc: 2005-07-05

Seller ID: 9781593730390


The seahorse is one of nature's most startling creations. For the ancient Greeks and Romans, who found them washed up on shore after storms, the only explanation for such an astonishing form was a mythological one: these creatures pulled the chariots of Neptune. The seahorse, even to us nowadays, seems out-of-this-world. It is a fish, but has the head of a horse and wears a crown. Its fins move so fast they are almost invisible. It has a tail, but a curly one like a ... View more info

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Climate Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm

By: Wefer, Gerold [Editor]; Berger, Wolfgang H. [Editor]; Behre, Karl-Ernst [Editor]; Jansen, Eystein [Editor];

Price: $315.26

Publisher: Springer: 2002-07-02

Seller ID: 9783540432012


The global environment is changing rapidly under the impact of human activities. An important element in this change is related to global climate modification. Experts from the natural and social sciences with a strong interest in history discussed common topics of great interest to society. Can the study of climate and history help in devising strategies for coping with this change? What might be the type of information most useful in this context? What are the pitfalls... View more info

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Masterpieces of the Mineral World: Treasures from the Houston Museum of Natural Science

By: Wilson, Wendell E.; Bartsch, Joel A.; Mauthner, Mark

Price: $68.19

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams: 2004-11-01

Seller ID: 9780810967519


The collection of natural mineral crystals housed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is the ?nest and best known in the world. Now the treasures of this singular collection are shown in resplendent photographs that will seduce both the connoisseur of beauty and the student of natural history. The spectacular and rare specimens on display here, from a huge imperial topaz crystal weighing more than 2,000 carats to a crystallized gold cluster that is one of the mo... View more info