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City of Forests, City of Farms
Sustainability Planning for New York City’s Nature
Lindsay K. Campbell
City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts...



Vanished and Vanishing Parrots
Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species
Joseph M. Forshaw
Joseph M. Forshaw, one of the world’s leading authorities on parrots, calls attention to the threats they face: They are one of the most endangered groups of birds, with a growing number of species nearing extinction. The main threats arise from...



The Observation Hive Handbook
Studying Honey Bees at Home
Frank Linton
This book will guide you in selecting an observation hive and choosing a site for it, modifying the hive and the site as needed, installing the hive, working with the hive, and maintaining the hive. It will prepare you to take a temporary portable...



The East Country
Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore
Jules Pretty
The East Country is a work of creative nonfiction in which the acclaimed nature writer Jules Pretty integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique, and spiritual reflection into a single compelling narrative. Pretty frames his book around Aldo...



Zoo Ethics
The Challenges of Compassionate Conservation
Jenny Gray
Zoo Ethics examines the workings of modern zoos and considers the core ethical challenges faced by people who choose to hold and display animals in zoos, aquariums, or sanctuaries. Jenny Gray asserts the value of animal life and assesses the impacts...



Whales
Their Biology and Behavior
Phillip Hammond, Sonja Heinrich, Sascha Hooker, Peter Tyack
This book explores the lives of the world’s largest living mammals. Drawing on the latest scientific research, Whales describes these incredible animals’ evolution from terrestrial to marine mammals, their life cycle, diversity and distribution, and...



Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao
A Site and Field Guide
Jeffrey V. Wells, Allison Childs Wells, Robert Dean
Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao is the essential guide for anyone traveling to those islands. It showcases the more than 280 species seen on Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao and provides descriptions of and directions to the best places to bird, from the famous white sand beaches to hidden watering holes to the majestic national parks. 



Raptors
The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey
Keith L. Bildstein
Raptors offers a comprehensive and accessible account of raptors, including their evolutionary history, their relationships to other groups of birds, their sensory abilities, their general natural history, their breeding ecology and feeding behavior, and threats to their survival in a human-dominated world.



Amphibians of Costa Rica
A Field Guide
Twan Leenders
Amphibians of Costa Rica is the first in-depth field guide to all 206 species of amphibians known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders.



The Marine World
A Natural History of Ocean Life
Frances Dipper
The Marine World is a book for everyone with an interest in the ocean, from the marine biologist or student wanting expert knowledge of a particular group to the naturalist or diver exploring the seashore and beyond. 



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