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              Biogeographical Processes

              Biogeographical Processes (Hardback)

              By Simmons, I. G.

              • RRP: $188.00
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              Originally published in 1982, Biogeographical Processes is a concise introduction to biogeography aimed at undergraduate students. It provides a detailed overview of man and his environment and includes data from such research projects as that of the International Biological Prog...ramme. The book argues that natural processes can be viewed as a datum line to which the human impact through time is added. It suggests that through this datum line, the man and the biological environment are inextricably linked. The book firstly examines the fundamental processes determining the distribution of plants and animals, and the interactions between such processes leading to the concept of the ecosystem. The book also examines major world ecosystems, or biomes, such as forests, grasslands and oceans as if they were in a natural condition and discusses the affect of human impact upon such systems. The book also discusses the alternative future relationships of man and other living organisms. Although over 30 years old, the book still contains a useful and detailed overview of biogeography. It will be of interest to students or lecturers in ecology, biology and the environmental sciences.
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              ISBN 9780367362652
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              Time Resources, Society and Ecology: On the Capacity for Human Interaction in Space and Time

              Time Resources, Society and Ecology: On the Capacity for Human Interaction in Space and Time (Hardback)

              By Carlstein, Tommy

              • RRP: $259.00
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              Originally published in 1982, Time Resources, Society and Ecology examines and seeks to examine the time dimension in terms of the ecology, technology, social organization and spatial structure of the human habitat. Approaches to time resources - sociological time-budget studies,... anthropological activity analysis, and economic analysis of money allocation - have been limited by their sectoral scope or their failure to relate effectively to the processes of social interaction, technological change and environmental structure. In this book, the book's articulation of time resources is developed in a general theoretical framework of action and interaction in time and space. The book examines constraints and possibilities facing preindustrial societies and throws light on the impact of technology on modern societies. Basic models of time allocation are presented, and, finally, a cross-cultural comparison is made of the mobilization of time resources in preindustrial societies. Geographers, social anthropologists and human ecologists should find this work directly relevant to their interest in understanding the interactions between man and environment.
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              ISBN 9780367349677
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              The Biogeography of the British Isles: An Introduction

              The Biogeography of the British Isles: An Introduction (Hardback)

              By Vincent, Peter

              • RRP: $233.00
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              Originally published in 1990, The Biogeography of the British Isles is devoted to the biogeography of the British Isles and surrounding shelf seas. Bringing together a wealth of diverse information, it is thoroughly referenced and well illustrated, and will be invaluable to stude...nts of geography, environmental science, ecology, botany, and zoology. The book traces the development of British biogeography over the last two centuries, examining key topics such as ecosystems, habitats, and niches in the context of plant and animal distribution. The book gives a detailed account of the development of biogeographical mapping and recording systems, and describes modern-day distributions, both in the countryside and in urban areas against the backcloth of human activities.
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              ISBN 9780367355937
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              Economics for the Wilds: Wildlife, Wildlands, Diversity and Development

              Economics for the Wilds: Wildlife, Wildlands, Diversity and Development (Hardback)

              Edited by Barbier, Edward B.; Swanson, Timothy M.

              • RRP: $212.00
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              Originally published in 1992 Economics for the Wilds argues that an economics that properly values the resources of the wilds offers the best long-term security for their future. Most of the world's wilds have, in fact, always been utilized by local societies who have managed the...ir resources sustainably, and one important guarantee for their preservation is therefore the continued participation of those communities and an adequate reward to them for their management. The book looks at the complexity and global nature of the issues, at the application of economics to the wilds and at the policies for their conservation and sustainable management which then result. It also examines specific forms of utilization of wild species and habitats, both sustainable and unsustainable, and including community-based development, tourism, the use of rainforest products, poaching and the impact of conservation on wildlife use. The book concludes that a comprehensive utilization strategy for wild resources is needed to ensure their continued existence and the continued flow of benefits from them.
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              ISBN 9780367355265
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              Themes in Biogeography

              Themes in Biogeography (Hardback)

              Edited by Taylor, J. A.

              • RRP: $259.00
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              Originally published in 1984, Themes in Biogeography presents a broad examination of biogeographical themes, extending across the field of plant and animal ecology and geography. The book provides a detailed and unique investigation into life and its environment and delves into n...ot just geography, and ecology, but provides an interdisciplinary look at these areas across both biological and environmental sciences. The book examines biogeographical themes applying them to areas of research in soils and climate change, as well as in depth studies of plant communities and their animal associates. The book also discusses plants and animals through their taxonomic distribution, and deals with factors of plant geography, using both global and regional examples. This book will be of interest to biologists, ecologists and geographers alike.
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              ISBN 9780367351076
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              The Commercial Use of Biodiversity: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing

              The Commercial Use of Biodiversity: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing (Hardback)

              By Kate, Kerry Ten; Laird, Sarah A.

              • RRP: $259.00
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              Originally published in 1999 The Commercial Use of Biodiversity examines how biodiversity and the genetic material it contains are now as valuable resources. Access to genetic resources and their commercial development involve a wide range of parties such as conservation and rese...arch institutes, local communities, government agencies and companies. Equitable partnerships are not only crucial to conservation and economic development but are also in the interests of business and often required by law. In this authoritative and comprehensive volume, the authors explain the provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity on access and benefit-sharing, the effect of national laws to implement these, and aspects of typical contracts for the transfer of materials. They provide a unique sector-by-sector analysis of how genetic resources are used, the scientific, technological and regulatory trends and the different markets in Pharmaceuticals, Botanical Medicines, Crop Development, Horticulture, Crop Protection, Biotechnology (in fields other than healthcare and agriculture) and Personal Care and Cosmetics Products. This will be an essential sourcebook for all those in the commercial chain, from raw material collection to product discovery, development and marketing, for governments and policy-makers drafting laws on access and for all the institutions, communities and individuals involved in the conservation, use, study and commercialisation of genetic resources.
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              ISBN 9780367357542
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              Mountain Biodiversity: A Global Assessment

              Mountain Biodiversity: A Global Assessment (Hardback)

              Edited by Korner, Christian; Spehn, Eva M.

              • RRP: $233.00
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              Originally published in 2002, Mountain Biodiversity deals with the biological richness, function and change of mountain environments. The book was birthed from the first global conference on mountain biodiversity and was a contribution to the International Year of Mountains in 20...02. The book examines biological diversity as essential for the integrity of mountain ecosystems and argues that this dependency is likely to increase as environmental climates and social conditions change. This book seeks to examine the biological riches of all major mountain ranges, from around the world and using existing knowledge on mountain biodiversity, examines a broad range of research in diversity, including that of plants, animals, human and bacterial diversity. The book also examines climate change and mountain biodiversity as well as land use and conservation.
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              ISBN 9780367359072
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              Paradise Lost?: The Ecological Economics of Biodiversity

              Paradise Lost?: The Ecological Economics of Biodiversity (Hardback)

              By Barbier, Edward B.; Burgess, Joanne C.; Folke, Carl

              • RRP: $212.00
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              Originally published in 1994, Paradise Lost? is the outcome of a unique collaboration between economists and ecologists initiated by the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The book examines how the loss of biodiversity is one of the most serious problems t...he world faces, and suggests that new, interdisciplinary thinking is required to safeguard both us and the biosphere from the effects of species extinction. The book examines how an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the conservation of biodiversity can understand and tackle the issue. It provides an overview of the causes of the problem, and examines previous approaches to dealing with it. The book also addresses how the loss of biodiversity affects natural systems and provides an examination of environmental policy, while discussing how this has been affected by the ecological limits to economic activity. This book will be of interest to both academics and students of environmental sciences, economics and politics.
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              ISBN 9780367358341
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              Arctic and Alpine Environments

              Arctic and Alpine Environments (Hardback)

              Edited by Ives, Jack D.; Barry, Roger G.

              • RRP: $459.00
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              Originally published in 1974, Arctic and Alpine Environments examines, the relatively simple ecosystems of arctic and alpine lands that still occupy extensive areas little disturbed by modern technology. The book argues that there is a necessity for carefully controlled developme...nt of the resources of these regions and suggests that there is a risk of irreversible disturbance without full understanding of these regions. This book provides a detailed documentation of cold-stressed arctic and alpine terrestrial environments and systematically deals with the present and past physical environment - climate, hydrology and glaciology; biota - treeline, vegetation, vertebrate zoology, and historical biogeography; abiotic processes - geomorphological and pedological and the role of man - bioclimatology, archaeology and technological impact, including radioecology. The book will appeal to academics and students of environmental and biological science, as well as providing a significant source for conservationists', government agencies and industrial organizations.
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              ISBN 9780367352516
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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              The Arctic: Environment, People, Policy

              The Arctic: Environment, People, Policy (Hardback)

              Edited by Nuttall, Mark; Callaghan, Terry V.

              • RRP: $412.00
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              Originally published in 2000, The Arctic provides a comprehensive overview of the regions rapidly changing physical and human dimensions and demonstrates the importance of communication between natural scientists, social scientists, and local stakeholders in response to the treme...ndous challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic. It is an essential resource for all Arctic researchers, particularly those developing multidisciplinary projects. It provides an overview of key areas of Arctic research by renowned specialists in the field, each chapter forms a detailed, varied and accessible account of current knowledge. Each author introduces the subject to a non-specialist readership, while retaining intellectual integrity and relevance for specialist. Overall, the richness of the material presented in this volume reflects the ecological and cultural diversity of this vast and environmentally critical party of the globe.
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              ISBN 9780367355876
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Ecology
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