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After the FiresThe Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Linda L. Wallace (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents the history and aftereffects of the fires of 1988 that swept through the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) describes the chronology of the fires, the areas burned, and the extent ... More

The Baltimore School of Urban EcologySpace, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary Cadenasso, Steward Pickett, and Gary Machlis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world's population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of ... More

BannedA History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Frederick Rowe Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300205176
eISBN:
9780300210378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205176.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Rachel Carson's eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government ... More

Belonging on an IslandBirds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Daniel Lewis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

A lively, rich natural history of Hawaiian birds that challenges existing ideas about what constitutes biocultural nativeness and belonging, this natural history takes readers on a thousand-year ... More

Dancing with the RiverPeople and Life on the Chars of South Asia

Dancing with the River: People and Life on the Chars of South Asia

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188301
eISBN:
9780300189575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188301.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book discusses chars as uniquely fluid environments where the demarcation between land and water is neither well defined nor permanent. Chars form a fluid and problematic category, as much of ... More

Escaping the Dark, Gray CityFear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Benjamin Heber Johnson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300115505
eISBN:
9780300227765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115505.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book is an exploration of the Progressive-era conservation movement, and its lasting effects on American culture, politics, and contemporary environmentalism. The turn of the twentieth century ... More

The First DomesticationHow Wolves and Humans Coevolved

The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R Fogg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book changes the narrative about how wolves became dogs and in turn, humanity's best friend. Rather than describe how people mastered and tamed an aggressive, dangerous species, the authors ... More

A Golden WeedTobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South

A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South

Drew A Swanson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300191165
eISBN:
9780300206814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191165.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents an “environmental” history about a crop of great historical and economic significance: American tobacco. A preferred agricultural product for much of the South, the tobacco plant ... More

The Grid and the VillageLosing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

Stephen Doheny-Farina

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089776
eISBN:
9780300133820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089776.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book focuses on electric grids and tells the stories about two villages separated by time, connected by proximity, and united by the challenges of maintaining a community under duress. The story ... More

HemlockA Forest Giant on the Edge

Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Anthony D'Amato and Benjamin Baiser

David R. Foster (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North ... More

High and DryMeeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

William M Alley and Rosemarie Alley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for half of the world’s population and is critical for global food security. Simultaneously, groundwater provides enormous environmental benefits ... More

Keeping Faith with NatureEcosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Robert Keiter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book, which analyzes the contemporary public land policy debates with a view to bringing some perspective and coherence to a newly emerging era, addresses public land policy in its entirety, ... More

Rumphius' OrchidsOrchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Georgius Rumphius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents features and the development of different type of orchids. More than three-quarters of known orchid species are tropical and about three-quarters of all species are epiphytes, that ... More

Spare the Birds!George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Carolyn Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched The Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird ... More

The Structure and Dynamics of Human EcosystemsToward a Model for Understanding and Action

The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

William R Burch, Gary E Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This is a landmark book that strives to provide both grand theory and practical application, innovatively describing the structure and dynamics of human ecosystems. As the world faces ever more ... More

Sustaining Lake SuperiorAn Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Nancy Langston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Sustaining Lake Superior asks, What can we learn from the conservation recoveries of Lake Superior over the past century as we face new challenges of persistent pollutants that are mobilizing with ... More

Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground

Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground

Eric Freyfogle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110401
eISBN:
9780300133295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110401.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book examines different aspects of land conservation. Using land in its broadest ecological sense, to include not just soils but wildlife, water, ecological processes, and humans, it approaches ... More

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