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Priceless Florida
Ellie Whitney
1561643084
Sept 2004
Paperback
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E.O. Wilson, author of Sociobiology, On Human Nature, and The Ants
"...combines the depth of an encyclopedia with the freshness and accessibility of a field manual." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Priceless Florida presents the incomparable ecological riches of this unique region in a way that will appeal to young and old, laypersons and scientists. A cornucopia of colorful illustrations and exquisite photos makes you feel you’re there. The comprehensive text enlightens with facts and brims with intriguing curiosities while bridging multiple fields in a crisp, readable style that only seasoned science-educators like Drs. Whitney, Means, and Rudloe could offer. The authors enlighten us on every kind of natural area found within the Sunshine...


Rain Forests: A Nonfiction Companion to Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series)
Mary Pope Osborne
0375813551
September 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-In this companion to Afternoon on the Amazon (Random, 1995), Jack and Annie encourage readers to undertake their own research related to the rain forest, and that is excellent advice. With the number of full-color, larger-format titles available on the topic, it is hard to justify sticking with the brief introduction and small, black-and-white photos this book offers. Drawings of the children appear somewhere on almost every page, and perhaps their die-hard fans will slog along to keep them in view. However, the book doesn't even provide detailed information on some plants and animals that play an important role in the fictional adventure. For example, the frightening vampire bats and piranhas the children encounter are barely mentioned. The mango, which is the item they need to bring...


Where Mountains Are Nameless
Jonathan Waterman
0393052192
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
There's little new in this overview of the current state of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) by Alaska adventurer Waterman (Arctic Crossing), who considers what remains of Alaska's pristine northern wilderness: fragile land is threatened, caribou herds are dwindling and oil companies are despoiling whatever they touch. Others have imparted impassioned observations of this kind, most recently Rick Bass in Caribou Crossing. Still, two qualities recommend this memorable depiction of a barren land's stark and precarious beauty. The first is the author's easy familiarity with the region, which he has trekked and paddled through for 20 years, bearing explicit witness to the destructive effects of oil exploration outside the ANWR. The second is Waterman's sense of history: laced through the reflective account...


Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems
Robert G. Wetzel
0127447601
February 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Carole E. Lembi, Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, in Journal of Physiological Ecology, 2001
"...the author's ability to put the tremendous array of subjects into context is nothing short of remarkable."

Review
"This newest edition is marked not only by substantial reworking, updating, and addition but also by the maturation of the author's understanding of freshwater ecosystems, and understanding that has been amassed from years of study and analysis of his own and others' research. ...the author's ability to put the tremendous array of subjects into context is nothing short of remarkable. ...this book is a timely and masterful revision, and it should be on the shelf and in the classroom of every practicing freshwater algal ecologist and limnologist."
-Carole E. Lembi,...


Rain Forest Activity Coloring Book
Suzanne Ross
0486288471
December 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Visit a world filled with strange animals and exotic plants while working your way through mazes, crosswords and other skill-developing activities. Illustrations introduce puzzlists to the Komodo dragon, the world’s smallest people, a monster plant and much more. Instructions and solutions for 31 puzzles.


Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life And Landscape
Brad Lancaster
097724640X
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape is the first volume of three-volume guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. This book enables you to assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and needs. Volume 1 helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite...


I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty and Other Questions about the Oceans
Anita Ganeri
0753456117
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Insatiable young oceanographers will discover amazing facts in this compendium of marine questions and answers.


Priceless Florida
Ellie Whitney
1561643092
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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E.O. Wilson, author of Sociobiology, On Human Nature, and The Ants
"...combines the depth of an encyclopedia with the freshness and accessibility of a field manual."

Book Description
Priceless Florida presents the incomparable ecological riches of this unique region in a way that will appeal to young and old, laypersons and scientists. A cornucopia of colorful illustrations and exquisite photos makes you feel you’re there. The comprehensive text enlightens with facts and brims with intriguing curiosities while bridging multiple fields in a crisp, readable style that only seasoned science-educators like Drs. Whitney, Means, and Rudloe could offer. The authors enlighten us on every kind of natural area found within the Sunshine State. Imagine yourself trekking into a hammock, slogging...


Tropical Nature : Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
0684187108
January 29, 1987
Paperback
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Review
E. O. Wilson Tropical Nature is superior by virtue of its freshness and authority. It is an account of the extraordinary richness of the tropical forests by two gifted young biologists who have recently experienced it and are experts on their subject. They write with the crispness of journalists sending dispatches from the field.
Ernst Mayr Combines excellent science, often based on original observations, with a warm sympathy for creatures big and small. A worthy successor to the writings of the great naturalists of the American tropics. I know of no better introduction to tropical biology.
Newsweek Tropical Nature...seeks to provoke curiosity about the forests -- not just provide facts about them -- and succeeds splendidly....Tropical Nature evokes the magic and wonder of a world completely contained within...


Rainforest Colors (Science Emergent Readers Series)
Susan Canizares
0590769626
August 1997
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Photographs and simple text explore the unusual colors of birds, plants, and frogs in the Amazon rainforest.


Aliens from Earth
Mary Batten
156145236X
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-This book explains the devastating effects of nonnative plant and animal species on local ecosystems. Batten covers the many different ways that alien invasions can occur, telling the stories of gypsy moths, kudzu, starlings, fire ants, zebra mussels, and many other aggressive invaders. The text ends with steps that readers can take to stop the encroachment of nonnative species. The spreads are beautifully illustrated with animals and plants that almost seem to jump off the pages. Everything depicted is labeled, and a helpful key designates which ones are native, endangered or threatened, alien, or extinct. Because it lacks the navigational tools necessary for locating information such as page numbers or an index, this book will be of limited use to researchers. Visually appealing, it should...


Marine Reserves: A Guide to Science, Design, and Use
Jack A. Sobel, Craig P., Ph.D. Dalgren
1559638419
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Conventional fishery management practices have failed to prevent the collapse of numerous fish stocks around the world. Amid growing concern about our ability to protect marine biodiversity and ecosystem integrity, scientists and managers alike are seeking alternative management tools. One of the most promising of those is no-take marine reserves -- areas of the sea where all consumptive use of natural resources is prohibited.
Marine Reserves is the first guidebook on no-take marine reserves, providing a synthesis of information on the underlying science, as well as design and implementation issues. The book, by Jack Sobel and Craig Dahlgren, describes the need for marine reserves and their potential benefits, examines how reserves can be designed to achieve specific objectives, and considers gaps in our knowledge...


Ecosystems of Florida
Ronald L. Myers
0813010225
Nov 1990
Paperback
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Who Eats What : Food Chains and Food Webs
Patricia Lauber
0064451305
January 1995
Paperback
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From Booklist
Ages 5^-8. This Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book presents food chains and food webs on land and under water. Besides showing who eats what in the wild, it brings the food chain idea closer to home with the suggestion that children draw pictures showing the chains for the things they eat, such as their milk, which came from a cow, which ate grass. Clear, simple ink-and-watercolor drawings illustrate the clear, simple text. Informative and intriguing, this basic science book leads children to think about the complex and interdependent web of life on Earth. Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
An award-winning author and artist explain how every link in a food chain is important because each living...


Radioactivity in Terrestrial Ecosystems
George Shaw
0080438725
Dec 2006
Hardcover
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Lake and Pond Management Guidebook
Steve McComas
1566706300
January 30, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Lake and Pond Management Guidebook is the successor to the Bestselling Lake Smarts: The First Lake Maintenance Handbook, published by the Terrene Institute in 1993. This guidebook is the "bible" for small-scale lake and pond improvements. It contains over 300 ideas and projects that provide step-by-step practical, low-cost solutions to a wide range of problems that lake management professionals face on a regular basis. This updated and expanded second edition includes new material on protecting and restoring the shoreland area, practical algae control techniques, enhancing native aquatic plants, historical lake management efforts, and pond management including storm water pond improvements.

Book Info
Contains approaches applicable for shallow lake management...


Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
David Quammen
0684827123
March 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
In a wonderful weave of science, metaphor, and prose, David Quammen, author of The Flight of the Iguana, applies the lessons of island biogeography - the study of the distribution of species on islands and islandlike patches of landscape - to modern ecosystem decay, offering us insight into the origin and extinction of species, our relationship to nature, and the future of our world. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
Quammen (Natural Acts) has successfully mixed genres in this highly impressive and thoroughly enjoyable work. The scientific journalism is first-rate, with the extremely technical field of island biogeography made fully accessible. We learn how the discipline developed and how it has changed conservation...


A Swim through the Sea
Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini
1883220041
February 1994
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-An alphabetical introduction to various forms of ocean life, as seen through the eyes of Seamore the seahorse. The intended audience is unclear, as the tone of Seamore's encounters, narrated in a large type, indicate a preschool audience, while the descriptive paragraph for each entry uses vocabulary too complicated for the typical alphabet-book crowd. For each letter, a creature is spotlighted and framed by a colorful border featuring other organisms whose names begin with the same letter. Especially lively is the one for "D"-active dolphins leap and swim above and within a multi-shaded ocean across two pages, reminiscent of a Grecian frieze. The "phosphorescent flashlight fish" combines a clever usage of the "ph" and "f" sound, and shows the purple fish glowing green and yellow against a...


Ozone Air Pollution in the Sierra Nevada - Distribution and Effects on Forests
Andrzej Bytnerowicz
0080441939
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The book contains information on geology, climate and vegetation of the Sierra Nevada with a special emphasis on air pollution effects on the mixed conifer forests.

A history of the extent of air pollution effects on mixed conifer forests, especially ponderosa and Jeffrey pines is provided. The physiological basis for ozone-type injury development in ponderosa pine, a discussion of ozone uptake by plants at different levels of biological organization and the effects of air pollution and other stresses on mountain forests are discussed. A considerable portion of the book is dedicated to development of statistical models and maps of ambient ozone distribution in the Sierra Nevada based on the 1999 monitoring data with passive samplers. The implications of the methodological results, formulation and application of...


Everglades: The Ecosystem and Its Restoration
Steve Davis
0963403028
January 1, 1994
Hardcover
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Ecology
...a worthwhile endeavor...useful to a wide variety of people, from scientists working in wetland ecosystems, to academics doing research and teaching in ecology. This book is of...national and international importance.

Review
"Everglades is an extraordinary 825-page compendium of scientific information, and I commend the editors for bringing it to publication...Every wetland scientist and every decision maker with responsibility for water diversion projects should understand this case history and the message of these 57 authors." Joy B. Zedler, Pacific Estuarine Research Lab, State University, San Diego "The editors, sponsoring agents, and publisher all deserve credit and thanks for walking a very long mile-it is a benchmark work." Larry D. Harris, Center for Biological...


Chemical Ecology and Phytochemistry of Forest Ecosystems
John T. Romeo
0080447120
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Phytochemical Society of North America held its forty-fourth annual meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from July 24-28, 2004. This year's meeting was hosted by the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry Centre and was held jointly with the International Society of Chemical Ecology. All of the chapters in this volume are based on papers presented in the symposium entitled "Chemical Ecology and Phytochemistry of Forest Ecosystems". The Symposium Committee, Mamdouh Abou-Zaid, John T. Arnason, Vincenzo deLuca, Constance Nozzolillo, and Bernard Philogene, assembled an international group of phytochemists and chemical ecologists working primarily in northern forest ecosystems. It was a unique interdisciplinary forum of scientists working on the cutting edge in their respective fields....


Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology
J. K. Cronk, M.S. Fennessy
1566703727
June 13, 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"An admirable work on a broad subject, with enough depth to be useful to academics as well as practitioners. The extensive literature citations will help those who need greater detail. The writing style is lucid, and the many tables, illustrations, and black-and-white photographs are useful and well reproduced." -G. D. Dreyer, Connecticut College, in CHOICE, Vol. 39, No. 08, April 2002 Promo Copy

Book Description
A detailed account of the biology and ecology of vascular wetland plants and their applications in wetland plant science, Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology presents a synthesis of wetland plant studies and reviews from plant biology, plant physiology, evolution, genetics, community and population ecology, environmental science, and engineering. It contains up-to-date...


A Walk in the Rainforest
Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini
1878265539
February 1992
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-- Written and illustrated by a high school student, this environmental ABC presents ecological information for young audiences. Each letter features an animal or plant found in the rain forest with an explanatory paragraph. Interposing her factual material with warnings about endangered species, deforestation, and the harm coming to native peoples, Pratt presents her viewpoint without didacticism. The full-color illustrations done in watercolors, felt markers, and colored pencil show talent and concern. Children may be as interested in the student/author/illustrator concept as in the material presented. --Eva Elisabeth Von Ancken, Trinity Pawling School, NY:Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Parent's Magazine
A Walk in the Rainforest is an...


Nature's Green Umbrella
Gail Gibbons
0688154115
April 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-A colorful, informative look at tropical rain forests. Gibbons has drawn and labeled about 50 animals and numerous plants and trees on double-spread illustrations. Complementary text appears in the margins. Each spread is bordered by vines and flowers reminiscent of medieval manuscripts. The striking watercolors evoke the mood of the forests, while the text contains simple definitions for italicized scientific terms. Readers are drawn into the ecology of rain forests before mention is made of the danger of global warming and the extinction of flora and fauna due to humanity's destructive invasion. Methods for protecting the areas, such as creating selective cutting or extractive reserves, are noted. Lyn Stone's Rain Forests (Rourke, 1989) and Jenny Wood's Rain Forests (Gareth Stevens, 1991),...


Fungi in Ecosystem Processes (Mycology, 17)
John Dighton
0824742443
May 14, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"[T]he synthesis and distillation of such a huge volume of information in disparate publications achieved here represents a major scholarly achievement, and the author is to be congratulated on covering a field that few would contemplate tackling even as editors of multi-authored volumes. Further, he writes with both authority and passion. All mycologists involved in teaching, or requiring ammunition to argue the case for the importance of fungi, should obtain access to a copy." - David Hawksworth, Mycological Research, Jan. 2004 "…offers a lot of information on the subject, and will serve as a great source of information on fungi in ecosystems." ---Persoonia Journal

Book Description
Adopting the novel approach of viewing the role of fungi from the perspective of ecosystem...


Estuaries
Dave Nedwell
0120139294
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Review
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"Without exception the papers are well and attractively written and together constitute an important and stimulating contribution to the modern science of ecology."
-NATURE
"This series should certainly serve as an effective means of keeping abreast of the major advances in this challenging and growing field."
-PHYTOLOGIA

Review
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"Without exception the papers are well and attractively written and together constitute an important and stimulating contribution to the modern science of ecology."
-NATURE
"This series should certainly serve as an effective means of keeping abreast of the major advances in this challenging and growing field."
-PHYTOLOGIA

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Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration
William J. Mitsch, Sven Erik Jørgensen
047133264X
September 18, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Completely updated to keep pace with current technology.
* Provides a firm grounding the fundamentals, theory, and latest techniques.
* Includes completely updated case studies.

Book Info
Text presents the basic information needed to select and design ecological solutions. Includes approaches such as case studies; and ecosystem models that are applied to design, manage, and modify ecosystems. DLC: Restoration ecology.

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Ancient Lakes
Andrew Rossiter
0120139316
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"... this book is without parallel; it capably highlights the most recent advances in the field, and will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of all those interested in biodiversity and diversification in freshwater systems."
- Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Review
"... this book is without parallel; it capably highlights the most recent advances in the field, and will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of all those interested in biodiversity and diversification in freshwater systems."
- Trends in Ecology & Evolution

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Magic School Bus Takes A Dive: A Book About Coral Reefs (Magic School Bus Series)
Created by Joanna Cole
0590187236
November 1998
Paperback
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The Large Marine Ecosystems of the Pacific Rim: Assessment, Sustainability, and Management
Kenneth Sherman (Editor), Qisheng Tang (Editor)
0632043369


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Book Description
Large Marine Ecosystems of the Pacific Rim uses a case-based approach to reflect the growing awareness of the fragile health of LMEs of the Pacific Ocean. This book offers ways in which ecologists can assess, monitor and mitigate coastal stressors in a region that represents over half of the world's population - much of which exists at or below poverty level.

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