By Ben Logan,Curt D. Meine,Curt Meine
By Ben Logan,Curt D. Meine,Curt Meine
By Carol Ann Taylor
By Clara Vogelsang
By Jörg Hemmer
By Anne Primavesi
By Richard A. Davis
In Beaches of the Gulf Coast, Richard A. Davis Jr., a veteran coastal geologist, explores the dynamics of seashore formation, delivering the reader with a simple knowing of the features and behaviour of the seashore surroundings and what factors it to alter. He compares usual seashore environments with those who have skilled human intervention, and he profiles a few of the universal vegetation and animals that develop and live to tell the tale and adjoining to the beach.
Following the sea coast from the Florida Keys round the Gulf Coast to Varadero seashore in Cuba, Davis describes the foremost features of shorelines in every one US kingdom, with a last bankruptcy on Mexico and Cuba. concentrating on public shores, Davis emphasizes the precise beneficial properties of the shores, indicating no matter if and the way they're nourished—either evidently or artificially—and declaring which shores have difficulties and which of them are doing well.
Including pictures, satellite tv for pc photographs, charts, and maps that demonstrate the average techniques of seashore formation and erosion, Davis showcases the great thing about many of the Gulf’s “best” shores, either well known and distant. Beaches of the Gulf Coast presents a huge diversity of easy wisdom for all who personal beachfront estate, who dwell close to the seashore, or who easily love the seashore and need a greater realizing of this distinct coastal environment.
By Darren Frederick Speece,Paul S. Sutter
Giant redwoods are American icons, paragons of grandeur, exceptionalism, and persistence. also they are symbols of clash and negotiation, remnants of environmental battles over the boundaries of industrialization, profiteering, and globalization.
Since the center of the 19th century, logging operations have eaten away on the redwood wooded area, fairly components coated by way of old gigantic redwoods. this day, such bushes occupy an insignificant 120,000 acres. Their lifestyles is testimony to the efforts of activists to rescue a few of these giants from destruction. only a few conservation battles have persisted longer or with extra violence than at the North Coast of California, at the back of what locals name the Redwood Curtain.
Defending Giants explores the lengthy historical past of the Redwood Wars, targeting the methods rural american citizens fought for regulate over either North Coast society and its forests. Activists defended those timber not just as the redwood woodland had diminished in dimension, but in addition simply because, via the overdue 20th century, the neighborhood financial system was once more and more ruled via multinational businesses. The ensuing conflict�the Redwood Wars�pitted staff and environmental activists opposed to the emerging tide of globalization and business logging in a fancy struggle over endangered species, sustainable forestry, and, after all, the destiny of the final historical redwoods. Activists perched in timber and filed court cases, whereas the trees undefined, led by way of Pacific Lumber, fought the proceedings and used their strength to halt reform efforts. finally, the Clinton management sidestepped Congress and the courts to barter an cutting edge compromise. within the approach, the Redwood Wars remodeled American environmental politics via moving the stability of energy clear of Congress and into the arms of the administrative Branch.
By Curt D. Meine,Wendell Berry
This biography of Aldo Leopold follows him from his youth as a precocious naturalist to his profoundly influential position within the improvement of conservation and smooth environmentalism within the usa. This version incorporates a new preface through writer Curt Meine and an appreciation via acclaimed Kentucky author and farmer Wendell Berry.
By Renée Corona Kolvet,Victoria Ford,Richard O. Davies
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada is the 1st accomplished heritage of the Nevada CCC, a software designed to aid the kingdom come back on its toes, and of the “boys” who did quite a bit to revive Nevada’s lands and assets. The e-book is predicated on wide examine in deepest manuscript collections, unpublished memoirs, CCC inspectors’ reviews, and different files. The e-book additionally comprises interval photos depicting the Nevada CCC and its activities.
By Doug Tims,Phyllis Tims
In the lengthy and engaging historical past of the Salmon River land on which Campbell’s Ferry sits, women and men were lured, coaxed and persuaded to say it and tame it. one after the other, those robust, wily and committed souls have fallen in love with it, then misplaced the conflict, and infrequently their minds, attempting to live to tell the tale it. Now comes Doug Tims, passionate river-runner and clothing store, and Phyllis Tims, retired positive arts dean and dancer, who've discovered that the simplest and maybe basically approach to defend Campbell’s Ferry is to arrive deep into its previous, to review it, study it and comprehend it. And oh, what mesmerizing tales and secrets and techniques they discover alongside the way in which. the following, in cruel Eden, are these dramatic, humorous and memorable tales, a few of them actually from the graves in their Campbell’s Ferry forbears.
Hank Klibanoff, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Race Beat: the click, the Civil Rights fight, and the Awakening of a Nation