NHBS Monthly Catalogue: July 2011
Habitats, Ecosystems & Natural Spaces
An Extreme Environment in a Changing World
Edited by Alex Rogers, Eugene Murphy, Andrew Clarke and Nadine Johnston
Since its discovery Antarctica has held a deep fascination for biologists. Extreme environmental conditions, seasonality and isolation have lead to some of the most striking examples of ......
hardcover | NYP 11/2011 | £85 | approx. $140/€96
THE BATTLE FOR NORTH CAROLINA'S COAST
Past History, Present Crisis and Future Vision
Stanley R Riggs, Dorothea V Ames, Stephen J Culver and David J Mallinson
The North Carolina barrier islands, a 325-mile-long string of narrow sand islands that forms the coast of North Carolina, are one of the most beloved areas to live and visit in the United States. ......
160 pp, illustrations (some col.).
hardcover | 2011 | £21.95 | approx. $37/€25
Causes, Impacts and Consequences
Roy H Behnke
Amongst the first in the new "Springer-Praxis Earth System Science Series", "Desertification: The Interplay of Science, Politics and Public Opinion" describes how the process of desertification, a ......
600 pp, 200 black & white tables.
hardcover | 2011 | £180 | approx. $296/€202
DESERTIFICATION, LAND DEGRADATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Desertification offers a comprehensive overview of the subject and clearly emphasizes the link between local and global desertification processes and how past and current policy has ......
softcover | NYP 11/2011 | £34.95 | approx. $58/€40
DESTRUCTION OF THE ARAL SEA
Philip Micklin, NV Aladin and Igor Plotnikov
Written by a team of global experts, this new book describes mankind's destruction of the Aral Sea. Dr Philip Micklin and team explain how spheres and events interact and reveal the social, ......
600 pp, 15 tabs.
hardcover | 2011 | £116 | approx. $191/€131
FIRE IN MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS
Ecology, Evolution and Management
Jon E Keeley et al
Exploring the role of fire in each of the five Mediterranean-type climate ecosystems, this book offers a unique view of the evolution of fire-adapted traits and the role of fire in shaping Earth's ......
450 pp, 145 b/w illus. 7 maps 24 tables.
hardcover | NYP 10/2011 | £50 | approx. $83/€57
David R DeWalle
This volume emphasizes the influence of forests and their management on the regimen, quantity and quality of water in the environment. David R. DeWalle marks the important milestones in ......
IAHS Benchmark Papers in Hydrology Series
hardcover | 2011 | £95 | approx. $157/€107
FOREST HYDROLOGY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
Edited by Delphis F Levia, Darryl Carlyle-Moses and Tadashi Tanaka
This international rigorously peer-reviewed volume critically synthesizes current knowledge in forest hydrology and biogeochemistry. It is a one-stop comprehensive reference tool for ......
740 pp, 93 black & white illustrations, 37 colour illustrations.
hardcover | 2011 | £153 | approx. $252/€172
FORESTS OF CENTRAL AFRICA
Jean Pierre Vande Weghe
At three times the size of France, Central African forests are the largest tropical forest mass after the Amazon and cover a large portion of the Congo Basin, the second largest river in the world. ......
365 pp, 600 illus.
hardcover | 2010 | £54.50 | approx. $90/€62
Edited by Godfrey Baldacchino and Daniel T Niles
Many island societies now face the challenges of severe depopulation and loss of indigenous culture. In some cases, where the value of indigenous knowledge, nature and culture is widely ......
200 pp, 18 black & white illustrations, 16 black & white tables.
hardcover | 2011 | £90 | approx. $148/€101
LANDSCAPES AND HYDROLOGY OF THE PREDRAINAGE EVERGLADES
Christopher McVoy et al
Florida is in the midst of a colossal multi-billion dollar project to restore the Everglades, a flowing, patterned wetland, once larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. This comprehensive ......
576 pp, 46 col maps, figs, tabs.
hardcover | 2011 | £74.95 | approx. $124/€85
MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE AT THE INTERFACES IN THE EARTH'S CRITICAL ZONE
Edited by Jianming Xu and Pan Ming Huang
This volume presents contributions from the 1st International Symposium of Molecular Environmental Soil Science at the Interfaces in the Earth's Critical Zone held in Hangzhou, China. It introduces ......
346 pp, 132 b/w illus.
hardcover | 2010 | £269 | approx. $443/€302
NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
Edited by Sheona Shackleton, Charlie Shackleton and Patricia Shanley
This book provides a comprehensive, global synthesis of current knowledge on the potential and challenges associated with the multiple roles, use, management and marketing of non-timber forest ......
Tropical Forestry 7
hardcover | 2011 | £126 | approx. $208/€142
OXIDATIVE STRESS IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
Edited by Doris Abele, Tania Zenteno-Savin and Jose Vazquez-Medina
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are increasingly appreciated as down-stream effectors of cellular damage and dysfunction under natural and anthropogenic stress scenarios in aquatic systems. This ......
hardcover | NYP 10/2011 | £95 | approx. $157/€107
A Human and Natural History of North America's Great Plains
Prairie Dreams is an environmental history of the Great Plains, a history of the interaction between European culture and the North American grasslands. It argues that the stories of man and nature ......
softcover | 2011 | £14.50 | approx. $24/€17
Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change - Proceedings of the Global Forum 2010
Edited by Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Even with significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, a certain degree of climate change will inevitably occur. Adapting to climate change will become a necessary step in reducing the ......
Local Sustainability 1
617 pp, 121 illus.
hardcover | 2011 | £171 | approx. $282/€192
SOIL GENESIS AND CLASSIFICATION
SW Buol, FD Hole, RJ McCracken and RJ Southard
Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, builds on the success of the previous editions to present an unparalleled resource on soil formation and classification. Featuring a color ......
527 pp, figs, tabs.
hardcover | NYP 08/2011 | £60 | approx. $99/€68
SOIL HEAVY METALS
Edited by Irena Sherameti and Ajit N Varma
Human activities have dramatically changed the composition and organisation of soils. Industrial and urban wastes, agricultural application and also mining activities resulted in an increased ......
Soil Biology 19
510 pp, col & b/w figs.
hardcover | 2009 | £153 | approx. $252/€172
TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS AND ECOLOGICAL CONCEPTS
Patrick L Osborne
Tropical habitats cover over one third of the Earth's terrestrial surface and harbor much of its biodiversity, with many areas rich in endemic species. However, these ecosystems are under significant ......
464 pp, 48 b/w photos, illus, figs, 44 tabs.
hardcover | 2000 | £105 | approx. $173/€118
softcover | 2000 | £40 | approx. $66/€45
softcover | NYP 11/2011 | £34.99 | approx. $58/€40
YEARBOOK OF FOREST PRODUCTS 2009
The FAO Yearbook of Forest Products is a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories in the world. It contains series of annual data on the volume of ......
softcover | 2011 | £44 | approx. $73/€50