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Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Supplying water to millions is not simply an engineering and logistical challenge. As David Soll shows in his finely observed history of the nation’s largest municipal water system, the task of providing water to New Yorkers transformed the natural and built environment of the city, its suburbs, and distant rural watersheds. Almost as soon as...



Heart-Pine Russia
Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest
Jane T. Costlow
Costlow explores the central place the forest came to hold in a century of intense seeking for articulations of national and spiritual identity.



Walking Sideways
The Remarkable World of Crabs
Judith S. Weis
An engaging and informative tour of the remarkable world of crabs, highlighting their unique biology, natural history, and cultural significance.



Owls
Marianne Taylor
This informative and lavishly illustrated book, covering all owl species found in the northern hemisphere, looks closely at how owls live their lives, and how best to recognize them.



One Billion Hungry
Can We Feed the World?
Gordon Conway
In this book, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security.



Neotropical Birds of Prey
Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community
Beautifully illustrated with photographs of previously little-known species, this book is the most important single source for information on the lowland tropical forest raptor species found in Central America.



Citizen Science
Public Participation in Environmental Research
In Citizen Science, experts from a variety of disciplines share their experiences of creating and implementing successful citizen science projects, primarily those that use massive data sets gathered by citizen...



The World of Northern Evergreens
E. C. Pielou
E. C. Pielou introduces the biology of the northern forests and provides a unique invitation to naturalists, ecologists, foresters, and everyone who wants to learn about this unique and threatened northern world and the species that make it their home.



My Reach
A Hudson River Memoir
Susan Fox Rogers
In this memoir of the Hudson River and of her family, Susan Fox Rogers writes from a fresh perspective: the seat of her kayak. Years of dipping her paddle into the waters off the village of Tivoli made the river her own: her reach.



The Beaver
Its Life and Impact, Second Edition
Dietland Muller-Schwarze
A comprehensive look at the natural history and management of this keystone species.



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