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.
David H. Benzing explains in nontechnical language the anatomical and physiological adaptations that allow ephiphytes to conserve water, thrive without the benefit of soil, and engage in unusual relationships with animals.
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.
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 scientists.
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.
John A. Gwynne, Robert S. Ridgely, Guy Tudor, Martha Argel
Brazil, the fifth largest nation in the world, is one of the planet's richest places for avian diversity and endemism. With the Birds of Brazil field guide series, the Wildlife Conservation Society brings together a top international team to do...
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...
Fiona A. Reid, Twan Leenders, Jim Zook, Robert Dean
This full-color field guide is an indispensable companion to Costa Rica, the most popular neotropical ecotourism destination, featuring all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods that the visitor can hope to see there.
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...