Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

By Sandra Steingraber

The first variation of Living Downstream—an beautiful mixture of unique technology and interesting narrative—set a brand new usual for clinical writing. Poet, biologist, and melanoma survivor, Steingraber makes use of all 3 different types of event to enquire the hyperlinks among melanoma and environmental toxins.

The up-to-date technological know-how during this interesting new version strengthens the case for banning poisons now pervasive in our air, our meals, and bodies. simply because artificial chemical compounds associated with melanoma come in most cases from petroleum and coal, Steingraber exhibits that making an investment in eco-friendly power additionally is helping hinder melanoma. Saving the planet turns into a question of saving ourselves and a subject of human rights. A documentary movie in line with the ebook will coincide with publication.

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Plants at the Margin: Ecological Limits and Climate Change

By R. M. M. Crawford

Margins are by way of their very nature environmentally risky - does it accordingly persist with that plant populations tailored for all times in such components will turn out to be pre-adapted to resist the adjustments which may be led to via a hotter international? Biogeography, demography, reproductive biology, body structure and genetics all offer cogent reasons as to why limits ensue the place they do, and the aim of this ebook is to compile those assorted avenues of enquiry. Crawford's quite a few attractive illustrations of crops of their ordinary habitats remind us that the surroundings is still necessary to our knowing of vegetation and their functionality. This e-book is suited for scholars, researchers and someone with an curiosity within the effect of weather swap on our global.

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Silviculture in the Tropics (Tropical Forestry)

This booklet integrates the most recent worldwide advancements in forestry technology and perform and their relevance for the sustainable administration of tropical forests. The effect of social dimensions at the improvement of silvicultural techniques is one other highlight. Ecology and silvicultural innovations shape all tropical continents, and wooded area formations from dry to wet forests and from lowland to mountain forests are coated. assessment chapters which advisor readers via this advanced topic combine a variety of illustrative and quantitative case experiences by means of specialists from worldwide. at the foundation of a cross-sectional assessment of the case stories offered, the authors recommend attainable silvicultural contributions in the direction of sustainability in a altering global. The ebook is addressed to a large readership from forestry and environmental disciplines.

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Fundamental Processes in Ecology: An Earth Systems Approach

By David M. Wilkinson

Primary tactics in Ecology offers how to research ecosystems that's not but to be had in ecology textbooks yet is resonant with present considering within the rising fields of geobiology and Earth process technological know-how. It presents an alternate, process-based class of ecology and proposes a really planetary view of ecological technology. to accomplish this, it asks (and endeavours to respond to) the query, "what are the basic ecological strategies which might be came across on any planet with Earth-like, carbon dependent, life?"

The writer demonstrates how the assumption of primary ecological tactics might be constructed on the platforms point, particularly their involvement up to speed and suggestions mechanisms. This process permits us to re-examine uncomplicated ecological principles comparable to power circulation, guilds, trade-offs, carbon biking and photosynthesis; and to place those in a world context. In doing so, the booklet places a far improved emphasis on microorganisms than has often been the case.

The integration of Earth method technological know-how with ecology is extremely important if ecological technology is to effectively give a contribution to the big difficulties and destiny demanding situations linked to worldwide switch. even supposing the procedure is seriously stimulated by means of Lovelock's Gaia speculation, this isn't a favored technological know-how e-book approximately Gaian idea. as an alternative it's written as an available textual content for graduate scholar seminar classes and researchers within the fields of ecology, earth method technology, evolutionary biology, palaeontology, historical past of existence, astrobiology, geology and actual geography.

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The Ecology of Building Materials

The Ecology of creating fabrics explores key questions surrounding sustainability of creating fabrics. It presents technical information to allow layout and development pros to settle on the main applicable fabrics for a undertaking: those who are least polluting, such a lot strength effective, and from sustainable resources. The ebook additionally supplies info and suggestions on a variety of matters similar to recycling, detailing for elevated longevity and lifestyles Cycle Analysis.

Berge’s ebook, translated from the Norwegian through Chris Butters and Filip Henley, bargains secure and environmentally pleasant fabric innovations. It offers an important and easy-to-use reference consultant to this advanced topic for the development professional.

New to this edition:
• Thorough exploration of establishing fabrics in terms of weather switch issues
• wide updating of easy info, in addition to the advent of a variety of new materials
• tools for recycling and reuse of materials
• additional information at the interplay among fabrics and the indoor setting, air flow and effort use
• complete color textual content and simple greater format

Bjørn Berge is a training architect, researcher and lecturer. because the Nineteen Seventies, he has written a number of books on development ecology for the Scandinavian public. he's one of many founders of Gaia Architects who've constructed a variety of pioneering innovations in sustainable building.

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Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media: Writing Ecology

Moving past ecocomposition, this e-book galvanizes conversations in ecology and writing now not with an eye fixed towards homogenization, yet with an time table of firmly developing the importance of writing examine that intersects with ecology. It appears to be like to set up ecological writing reports not only as a valid or vital type of writing study, yet as paramount to the way forward for writing reviews and writing thought. advanced ecologies, writing stories, and new-media/post-media converge to focus on community theories, platforms theories, and posthumanist theories as crucial within the shaping of writing conception, and this learn embraces paintings in those parts as necessary to the advance of ecological theories of writing. individuals tackle ecological theories of writing when it comes to various and promising avenues, united via the underlying dedication to raised know how ecological methodologies will help higher tell our knowing of writing and can galvanize new theories of writing. Ecology, Writing idea, and New Media fuels destiny theoretical conversations approximately ecology and writing and should be of curiosity to people who have an interest in theories of writing and the functionality of writing.

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The Wealth of Nature: Economics as if Survival Mattered

By John Michael Greer

The Wealth of Nature proposes a brand new version of economics in keeping with the quintessential price of ecology. development at the foundations of E. F. Schumacher's progressive "economics as though humans mattered," this publication examines the real price of complicated cash with wealth. via reading the error of latest economics, it exhibits how an economic climate situated on usual capital—the uncooked fabrics that help human life—can stream our society towards a extra effective dating with the planet that sustains us all.

The Wealth of Nature indicates public coverage projects and private offerings which could aid alleviate the commercial impression of height Oil. those suggestions needs to handle not just monetary issues, however the problems with source depletion and pollutants to boot. Examples include:

  • Adjusting tax coverage to penalize using traditional nonrenewable assets over recycled materials
  • Placing public welfare above company interests
  • Empowering members, households, and groups via prioritizing neighborhood, sustainable solutions
  • Building economies at a suitable scale

Profoundly insightful and impeccably argued, this e-book is needed interpreting for someone drawn to the intersection of our surroundings and the economic system as we input the twilight of the Age of Abundance.

John Michael Greer is a student of ecological heritage, an award-winning writer, and an across the world well known top oil theorist whose web publication The Archdruid record has turn into essentially the most generally mentioned on-line assets facing the way forward for business society.

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Theoretical Ecology: Principles and Applications

Robert May's seminal ebook has performed a crucial function within the improvement of ecological technological know-how. initially released in 1976, this influential textual content has overseen the transition of ecology from an observational and descriptive topic to at least one with a great conceptual middle. certainly, it's a testomony to its impact good deal of the unconventional fabric provided within the prior versions has now been integrated into general undergraduate textbooks. it's now a quarter
of a century because the book of the second one variation, and an intensive revision is well timed.

Theoretical Ecology offers a succinct, up to date review of the sector set within the context of functions, thereby bridging the normal department of idea and perform. It describes the hot advances in our realizing of ways interacting populations of crops and animals swap through the years and house, in line with common or human-created disturbance. In an built-in manner, preliminary chapters supply an account of the fundamental rules governing the constitution, functionality, and temporal and
spatial dynamics of populations and groups of crops and animals. Later chapters define functions of those rules to useful matters together with fisheries, infectious ailments, tomorrow's nutrition offers, weather swap, and conservation biology. through the e-book, emphasis is put on questions
which as but stay unanswered.

The editors have invited the head scientists within the box to collaborate with the following iteration of theoretical ecologists. the result's an available, complex textbook appropriate for senior undergraduate and graduate point scholars in addition to researchers within the fields of ecology, mathematical biology, surroundings and assets administration. it's going to even be of curiosity to the overall reader looking a greater realizing of quite a number worldwide environmental difficulties.

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Ecology and Natural History of Tropical Bees (Cambridge Tropical Biology Series)

By David W. Roubik

Describes the admired topics within the ecology, ordinary heritage, and evolution of bees, and comprises discussions on pollinating habit, average enemies, copy, social habit, and upkeep of the variety of tropical groups. This publication is the 1st to attract jointly those issues, and covers subject matters as diverse because the evolution of obligate sociality and the reproductive range of tropical flowering vegetation. there are numerous new examples from the author's examine on pollination ecology, mimicry, mutualism, coevolution, and pageant.

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