Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie

Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie
Author : Corey J. A. Bradshaw
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2015-10-05
ISBN 10 : 9780226270678
ISBN 13 : 022627067X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie Book Description:

Though separated by thousands of miles, the United States and Australia have much in common. Geographically both countries are expansive—the United States is the fourth largest in land mass and Australia the sixth—and both possess a vast amount of natural biodiversity. At the same time, both nations are on a crash course toward environmental destruction. Highly developed super consumers with enormous energy footprints and high rates of greenhouse-gas emissions, they are two of the biggest drivers of climate change per capita. As renowned ecologists Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Paul R. Ehrlich make clear in Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie, both of these countries must confront the urgent question of how to stem this devastation and turn back from the brink. In this book, Bradshaw and Ehrlich provide a spirited exploration of the ways in which the United States and Australia can learn from their shared problems and combine their most successful solutions in order to find and develop new resources, lower energy consumption and waste, and grapple with the dynamic effects of climate change. Peppering the book with humor, irreverence, and extensive scientific knowledge, the authors examine how residents of both countries have irrevocably altered their natural environments, detailing the most pressing ecological issues of our time, including the continuing resource depletion caused by overpopulation. They then turn their discussion to the politics behind the failures of environmental policies in both nations and offer a blueprint for what must be dramatically changed to prevent worsening the environmental crisis. Although focused on two nations, Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie clearly has global implications—the problems facing the United States and Australia are not theirs alone, and the solutions to come will benefit by being crafted in coalition. This book provides a vital opportunity to learn from both countries’ leading environmental thinkers and to heed their call for a way forward together.

Rewilding

Rewilding
Author : Nathalie Pettorelli
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 450
Release : 2019-02-28
ISBN 10 : 9781108472678
ISBN 13 : 1108472672
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rewilding Book Description:

Discusses the benefits and risks, as well as the economic and socio-political realities, of rewilding as a novel conservation tool.

Population Agriculture and Biodiversity

Population  Agriculture  and Biodiversity
Author : J. Perry Gustafson
Publisher : University of Missouri Press
Total Pages : 424
Release : 2020-05-04
ISBN 10 : 9780826274403
ISBN 13 : 0826274404
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Population Agriculture and Biodiversity Book Description:

This timely collection of 15 original essays written by expert scientists the world over addresses the relationships between human population growth, the need to increase food supplies to feed the world population, and the chances for avoiding the extinction of a major proportion of the world's plant and animal species that collectively makes our survival on Earth possible. These relationships are highly intertwined, and changes in each of them steadily decrease humankind’s chances to achieve environmental stability on our fragile planet. The world population is projected to be nine to ten billion by 2050, signaling the need to increase world food production by more than 70 percent on the same amount of land currently under production—and this without further damaging our fragile environment. The essays in this collection, written by experts for laypersons, present the problems we face with clarity and assess our prospects for solving them, calling for action but holding out viable solutions.

Shepherding Nature

Shepherding Nature
Author : J. Michael Scott
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 350
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN 10 : 9781108421829
ISBN 13 : 1108421822
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shepherding Nature Book Description:

With stories about species on the brink, this book explores the causes and consequences of conservation reliance and its implications.

The Effective Scientist

The Effective Scientist
Author : Corey J. A. Bradshaw
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 268
Release : 2018-03-31
ISBN 10 : 9781107171473
ISBN 13 : 1107171474
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Effective Scientist Book Description:

A how-to guide to mastering the skills you need to navigate the murky waters of an academic science career effectively.

Biology Digest

Biology Digest
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1991-12
ISBN 10 : PSU:000056035674
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology Digest Book Description:

Video Source Book

Video Source Book
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 4374
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 1414406290
ISBN 13 : 9781414406299
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Video Source Book Book Description:

A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.

Video Sourcebook

Video Sourcebook
Author : Thomson Gale
Publisher : Gale Cengage
Total Pages : 4000
Release : 2007-10
ISBN 10 : 1414400993
ISBN 13 : 9781414400990
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Video Sourcebook Book Description:

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.