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Sustaining Global Food Security: The Nexus of Science and PolicyArtist/Author: Zeigler, Robert (Editor)
Population growth alone dictates that global food supplies must increase by over 50% in coming decades. Advances in technology offer an array of opportunities to meet this demand, but history shows that these can be fully realised only within an enabling policy environment. Sustaining Global Food Security makes a compelling case that recent technological breakthroughs can move the planet towards a secure and sustainable food supply only if new policies are designed that allow their full expression.
Bob Zeigler has brought together a distinguished set of scientists and policy analysts to produce well-referenced chapters exploring international policies on genetic resources, molecular genetics, genetic engineering, crop breeding and protection, remote sensing, the changing landscape of agricultural policies in the world’s largest countries, and trade. Those entering the agricultural sciences and those who aspire to influence public policy during their careers will benefit from the insights of this unique set of experiences and perspectives.
Natural Wonders of the WorldArtist/Author: Dorling Kindersley (DK) (Author), Chris Packham (Foreword By)
A continent by continent journey around Earth’s most beautiful, spectacular, and captivating landscapes. Discover which of Earth’s wonders should definitely make it onto your bucket list with this unparalleled survey of the world’s incredible natural treasures.
With a foreword by Chris Packham, Natural Wonders of the World is the most in-depth look at Earth’s greatest wonders. Breathtaking landscape photography is combined with 3D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal what lies beneath the surface and show how geographical features are formed. From South America’s Amazon River to Asia’s Himalayas and Australia’s Ninety Mile Beach, this is a truly unrivalled exploration of Earth’s most amazing places.
To complete the picture, the plants and animals that inhabit these remarkable environments are also included, making Natural Wonders of the World a unique celebration of our world as well as the most accessible-ever guide to Earth’s geological processes and features.
Birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East: An Annotated ChecklistArtist/Author: Mitchell, Dominic
This is the most up-to-date checklist of bird species and subspecies recorded in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including Iran and the Arabian Peninsula – the ‘greater’ Western Palearctic. Species are presented in systematic order, and each species entry includes scientific and English names, taxonomic notes, distribution and range/vagrancy occurrences within the region. In addition to the main list of almost 1,150 species, appendices detail regionally endemic and extinct birds, those no longer considered to have occurred, and the national lists of all regional countries. The first major update for Europe, North Africa and the Middle East since the Birds of the Western Palearctic series came to an end two decades ago, this long-awaited checklist is essential reading for all those with an interest in the ‘WP’ and its avifauna.
“[…] There are no plates – this is a reference book and should be valued as such. It is, of course, out of date already (this sort of rolling information is what the internet was invented for), but it represents a convenient and robust baseline list for Western Palearctic birders and many will find it useful.”
– Martin Collinson, British Birds Volume 110(10), October 2017
The Natural History Book: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on EarthArtist/Author: Burnie, David.
This is a monumental and extraordinarily beautiful guide to the Earth’s natural wonders. Five years in the making, covering over 5,000 species, this reference is one-of-a-kind; the only book to offer a complete survey of the Earth’s natural history. Each geological and biological grouping is introduced and explained in an engaging and highly informative way, making it the perfect addition to every family bookshelf, as well as an ideal gift for every nature lover. It is packed with thousands of stunning, specially commissioned photographs, and written by a worldwide team of natural history experts. From granites to grape vines, from microbes to mammals, this book is a true visual dictionary of every kingdom of life.
The Platypus and the Mermaid: and other figments of the classifying imagination.Artist/Author: Ritvo, Harriet.
An absorbing account of taxonomy – as zoological classification and as anthropological study ” The author is well versed in the scholarly literature and in modern theories and presents a vivid and original account.” Walter Burkert.
Green imperialism: colonial expansion, tropical island edens and the origins of environmentalism, 1600-1860.Artist/Author: Grove, Richard H.
The first book to document the origins and early history of environmentalism.