In Dry River, author Ken Lamberton finds his way through a lifetime of exploring southern Arizona's Santa Cruz River. At once a cultural history lesson and a reminder to learn from the past, this book is both a story about the complexities of this troubled river and a celebration of one man's lifelong journey with the people and places touched by it.
The Ocean's Vanishing Rainforest
Trees in the Tide is the first narrative account for general readers on the social, economic, and ecological importance of what?s transpiring in the often fast-disappearing mangrove regions around the world.
This provocative and engaging work emerges from Calthorpe’s belief that, just as the last fifty years produced massive changes in our culture, economy and environment, the next fifty will generate changes of an even more profound nature.
Few other places in the United States are as high, dry, sparsely inhabited--and urbanized--as the Great Basin of Utah and Nevada. Sullivan embarks on a quest for a livable future for the heart of the interior West and in the process he both unearths the past and ponders the present and future of Great Basin cities.
Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning
A biophilic city, says Beatley, is a place that learns from nature and incorporates natural forms and images into its buildings and cityscapes. Biophilic Cities outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, and provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements – from the building to the regional level – around the world.
This book focuses on the integration of science and resource management issues in this unique and highly varied environment. Broken into three subsections, this volume addresses conservation biology, biophysical resources, and inventory and monitoring concerns.
Volume 2–Nonpasserines: Shorebirds through Woodpeckers
This volume and its predecessor condense the vast amount of literature on the nonpasserines of Ontario into a compact reference manual that will be essential to biologists, environmental planners, and serious birders.
This encyclopedic work describes the flora of a unique area in the "Sky Islands" region where Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico meet. It is home to more than 3,000 species and a wide range of habitats. The book includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, ethnobotany, and extensive etymologies of plant names.
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