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During the last decades there has been an increasing evidence of drastic changes in marine ecosystems due to human-induced impacts, especially on benthic ecosystems. The so called “animal forests” are currently showing a dramatic loss of biomass and biodiversity all over the world. These communities are dominated by sessile suspension feeder organisms (such as sponges, corals, gorgonians, bivalves, etc.) that generate three-dimensional structures, similar to the trees in the terrestrial forest. The animal forest provide several ecosystem services such as food, protection and nursery to the associated fauna, playing an important role in the local hydrodynamic and biogeochemical cycles near the sea floor and acting also as carbon sinks. The present book focus its attention on these three dimensional animal structures including, for the first time, all the different types of animal forests of the world in a single volume.

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9783319210117 | Springer Verlag, May 30, 2017, cover price $599.00

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9783319210131 | Pap/psc edition (Springer Verlag, May 30, 2017), cover price $899.00 | About this edition: During the last decades there has been an increasing evidence of drastic changes in marine ecosystems due to human-induced impacts, especially on benthic ecosystems.

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9783662492581 | 2 ill edition (Springer Verlag, July 24, 2016), cover price $299.00

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9783662492598 | 2 pap/psc edition (Springer Verlag, February 15, 2017), cover price $449.00

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By Nicholas C. Davidson (contributor), Mark Everard (editor), Glenn R. Guntenspergen (editor), Robert McInnes (editor) and Beth Middleton (editor)

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9789048134939 | Springer Verlag, February 14, 2017, cover price $599.00

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9789400714717 | Pap/psc edition (Springer Verlag, February 14, 2017), cover price $899.00

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Product Description: The location of one of the most diverse national parks in the United States, Northwest Indiana’s Calumet area is home to what was at one time widely known as the most polluted river in the entire country. Calumet's advantageous location at the southern tip of Lake Michigan encouraged broadscale conversion of Indiana wilderness into an industrial base that once included the world’s largest steel mill, largest cement works, and largest oil refinery...read more

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9780253022950 | Quarry Books, January 15, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The location of one of the most diverse national parks in the United States, Northwest Indiana’s Calumet area is home to what was at one time widely known as the most polluted river in the entire country.

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By Lucia Muggia (editor)

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9781786340573 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, December 31, 2016, cover price $138.00

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The diversity and specialization in orchid floral morphology have fascinated botanists and collectors for centuries. In the past 10 years, the orchid industry has been growing substantially worldwide. This interesting book focuses on the recent advances in orchid biotechnology research since the last 10 years in Taiwan. To advance the orchid industry, enhancement of basic research as well as advanced biotechnology will provide a good platform to improve the flower quality and breeding of new varieties. Important topics covered include the new knowledge of basic genome, through floral morphogenesis, floral ontology, embryogenesis, micropropagation, to functional genomics such as EST, virus-induced gene silencing, and genetic transformation.
By Hong-hwa Chen (editor) and Wen-Huei Chen (editor)

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9789813109216 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, December 31, 2016, cover price $128.00
9789812706195 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, October 30, 2007, cover price $117.00 | About this edition: The diversity and specialization in orchid floral morphology have fascinated botanists and collectors for centuries.

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9789004229242 | Brill Academic Pub, January 28, 2016, cover price $149.00

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9781608467051 | Reprint edition (Haymarket Books, December 13, 2016), cover price $28.00

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From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, Messages from Islands is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories. In this career-spanning work, Ilkka Hanski draws upon the many islands on which he performed fieldwork to convey key themes in ecology. By exploring the islands’ biodiversity as an introduction to general issues, Hanski helps us to learn how species and communities interact in fragmented landscapes, how evolution generates biodiversity, and how this biodiversity is maintained over time. Beginning each chapter on a particular island, Hanski dives into reflections on his own field studies before going on to pursue a variety of ecological questions, including: What is the biodiversity crisis? What are extinction thresholds and extinction debts? What can the biodiversity hypothesis tell us about rapidly increasing allergies, asthma, and other chronic inflammatory disorders? The world’s largest island, Greenland, for instance, is the starting point for a journey into the benefits that humankind acquires from biodiversity, including the staggering biodiversity of microbes in the ecosystems that are closest to us—the ecosystems in our guts, in our respiratory tracts, and under our skin. Conceptually oriented but grounded in an adventurous personal narrative, Messages from Islands is a landmark work that lifts the natural mysteries of islands from the sea, bringing to light the thrilling complexities and connections of ecosystems worldwide.

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9780226406305 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 5, 2016, cover price $100.00

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9780226406442 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, December 5, 2016), cover price $32.50 | About this edition: From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, Messages from Islands is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories.

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9780691145433 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $65.00

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Product Description: International Water Scarcity and Variability considers international water management challenges created by water scarcity and environmental change. Although media coverage and some scholars tend to cast natural resource shortages as leading inexorably toward armed conflict and war, Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar demonstrate that there are many examples of and mechanisms for more peaceful dispute resolution regarding natural resources, even in the face of water paucity and climate change...read more

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9780520283077 | Univ of California Pr, December 14, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: International Water Scarcity and Variability considers international water management challenges created by water scarcity and environmental change.

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9780520292789 | Univ of California Pr, December 14, 2016, cover price $29.95

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By Necchi (editor)

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9783319319834 | Springer Verlag, June 17, 2016, cover price $129.00

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Product Description: Our species has transitioned from being one among millions on Earth to the species that is single-handedly transforming the entire planet to suit its own needs. In order to meet the daunting challenges of environmental sustainability in this epoch of human domination--known as the Anthropocene--ecologists have begun to think differently about the interdependencies between humans and the natural world...read more

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9780691160566 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Our species has transitioned from being one among millions on Earth to the species that is single-handedly transforming the entire planet to suit its own needs.

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Product Description: En los bosques suceden cosas sorprendentes: arboles que se comunican entre si, arboles que aman y cuidan a sus hijos y a sus viejos y enfermos vecinos; arboles sensibles, con emociones, con recuerdos... Increible, pero cierto. Peter Wohlleben, guarda forestal y amante de la naturaleza, narra en este libro fascinantes historias sobre las insospechadas y extraordinarias habilidades de los arboles...read more

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9788491110835, titled "Vida secreta de los árboles / The Hidden Life of Trees" | Obelisco, October 31, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: En los bosques suceden cosas sorprendentes: arboles que se comunican entre si, arboles que aman y cuidan a sus hijos y a sus viejos y enfermos vecinos; arboles sensibles, con emociones, con recuerdos.

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Product Description: This volume provides insight into gibbon diet and community ecology, the mating system and reproduction, and conservation biology, all topics which represent areas of substantial progress in understanding socio-ecological flexibility and conservation needs of the hylobatid family...read more
By Claudia Barelli (editor)

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9781493956128 | Springer Verlag, September 22, 2016, cover price $179.00 | About this edition: This volume provides insight into gibbon diet and community ecology, the mating system and reproduction, and conservation biology, all topics which represent areas of substantial progress in understanding socio-ecological flexibility and conservation needs of the hylobatid family.

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Product Description: This book critically reviews advances in our understanding of the biology of vascular epiphytes since Andreas Schimper’s 1888 seminal work. It addresses all aspects of their biology, from anatomy and physiology to ecology and evolution, in the context of general biological principles...read more

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9783319392363 | Springer Verlag, August 5, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: This book critically reviews advances in our understanding of the biology of vascular epiphytes since Andreas Schimper’s 1888 seminal work.

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Product Description: Among the hundreds of thousands of species of beetles, there is one family, containing some 4,300 species, that stands out as one of the most diverse and important groups of aquatic predatory insects. This is the Dytiscidae, whose species are commonly known as diving beetles...read more

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9781421420547 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Among the hundreds of thousands of species of beetles, there is one family, containing some 4,300 species, that stands out as one of the most diverse and important groups of aquatic predatory insects.

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Product Description: Soils have been called the most complex microbial ecosystems on Earth. A single gram of soil can harbor millions of microbial cells and thousands of species. However, certain soil environments, such as those experiencing dramatic change exposing new initial soils or that are limited in precipitation, limit the number of species able to survive in these systems...read more
By Blaire T. Steven (editor)

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9783110419986 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, October 15, 2016, cover price $210.00 | About this edition: Soils have been called the most complex microbial ecosystems on Earth.

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Product Description: Biotechnology of extremophiles - the applied science field that seeks to employ extremophilic organisms in order to discover in particular novel and unique useful biocompounds and genetic systems. This book aims to give a broad overview on the potential usage of extremophiles in biotechnology (e...read more
By Natuschka M. Lee (editor)

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9783110427738 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, April 15, 2017, cover price $210.00 | About this edition: Biotechnology of extremophiles - the applied science field that seeks to employ extremophilic organisms in order to discover in particular novel and unique useful biocompounds and genetic systems.

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Product Description: The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate change and other pressures on the natural world...read more
By Karen Holl (foreword by)

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9781610916967 | 2 edition (Island Pr, October 13, 2016), cover price $90.00 | About this edition: The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate change and other pressures on the natural world.

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9781610916974 | 2 edition (Island Pr, October 13, 2016), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate change and other pressures on the natural world.

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