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What Else Is Pastoral?
Renaissance Literature and the Environment
Ken Hiltner
A corrective to the prevailing interpretation of pastoral poetry that shows the value of reading literature ecologically.



The Nature of New York
An Environmental History of the Empire State
David Stradling
Stradling shows how New York's varied landscape and abundant resources have played a fundamental role in shaping the state's culture and economy. Simultaneously, he underscores the extent to which New Yorkers have changed the landscape of the state.



The River Runs Black
The Environmental Challenge to China's Future
Elizabeth C. Economy
Economy traces the economic and political roots of China's environmental challenge and the evolution of the leadership's response. She argues that China's current approach to environmental protection mirrors the one embraced for economic development.



Castorland Journal
An Account of the Exploration and Settlement of New York State by French Émigrés in the Years 1793 to 1797
Simon Desjardins, Pierre Pharoux
The Castorland Journal is a diary, a travel narrative about early New York, a work of autobiography, and a narrative of a dramatic and complex period in American history. In 1792 Parisian businessmen and speculators established the New York Company...



Climate Change in the Adirondacks
The Path to Sustainability
Jerry Jenkins
Although global in scale, the impact of climate change will be felt at the local level. Refocusing our attention away from the ice shelves disintegrating in the Antarctic, the flooding of Pacific islands, and carbon inventories measured in billions of...



The Eagle Watchers
Observing and Conserving Raptors around the World
Eagles have fascinated humans for millennia. For some, the glimpse of a distant eagle instantly becomes a treasured lifelong memory. Others may never encounter a wild eagle in their lifetime. This book was written by people who have dedicated years to...



The North American Porcupine, Second Edition
Uldis Roze
"Long and sympathetic watching, radio tracking, chemical analysis are all part of this naturalist's ingenious and peaceable arsenal of inquiry into the lives of porcupines."—Scientific American



Snakes
Ecology and Conservation
In the first book on snakes written with a focus on conservation, editors Stephen J. Mullin and Richard A. Seigel bring together leading herpetologists to review and synthesize the ecology, conservation, and management of snakes worldwide.



The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State
Both an indispensable scientific work and a beautiful collection of art, The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State documents and illustrates the current distribution of breeding birds within the state and the significant change in bird...



Nature of the Rainforest
Costa Rica and Beyond
Adrian Forsyth
A Zona Tropical Publication "The words 'tropical rainforest' may conjure up vistas populated by jaguars, brilliant macaws, and flowers amid the grandeur of towering buttressed trees. But the eager, expectant visitor is not regaled with the sight of...



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