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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...



Blue-Green Coalitions
Fighting for Safe Workplaces and Healthy Communities
Brian Mayer
What do unions and environmental groups have to gain by working together and how do they overcome their differences? Brian Mayer looks at the role that health-related issues have played in creating a common ground between the two groups.



Liberty Hyde Bailey
Essential Agrarian and Environmental Writings
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Before Wendell Berry and Aldo Leopold, there was the horticulturalist and botanist Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858–1954). For Wendell Berry, Bailey was a revelation, a symbol of the nature-minded agrarianism Berry himself popularized.



Acid Rain in the Adirondacks
An Environmental History
Jerry Jenkins, Karen Roy, Charles T. Driscoll, Christopher Buerkett
Acid rain has changed the face of the Adirondacks, created political tensions between the Northeast and the Midwest, and served as both a harbinger of global climate change and a "fire drill" for public- and private-sector responses to environmental...



Seeds for the Future
The Impact of Genetically Modified Crops on the Environment
Jennifer A. Thomson
Plants have long been genetically modified through crossbreeding and other basic agricultural techniques to make crops more resilient, nutritious, and profitable. In recent decades, however, advances in genetic engineering—including the ability to...



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