Island Press

6 Books found

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  • Striper Wars

    Striper Wars

    When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Dick Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. As any avid fisherman will tell you, the striped bass has long been a favorite at the American dinner table, in fact, we've been feasting on the fish from the time of the Pilgrims. By 1980 that ...

  • Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

    Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

    Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile tract of land in the coastal plain of South Carolina that has been closed to the public for more than five decades.Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape presents

  • Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine

    In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to ''bear farms'' where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is collected as a cure for ailments ranging from an upset stomach to skin burns. The bear may live as long as fifteen years in this state. Rhinos are being illegally ...

  • Striper Wars: An American Fish Story

    Striper Wars: An American Fish Story

    When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Dick Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. As any avid fisherman will tell you, the striped bass has long been a favorite at the American dinner table, in fact, we've been feasting on the fish from the time of the Pilgrims. By 1980 that ...

  • Defying Ocean`s End: An Agenda for Action

    Defying Ocean`s End: An Agenda for Action

    If humankind were given a mandate to do everything in our power to undermine the earth's functioning, we could hardly do a better job than we have in the past thirty years on the world's oceans, both by what we are putting into it-millions of tons of trash and toxic materials-and by what we are taking out of it-millions of tons of wildlife. Yet only recently have we begun to understand the scale of those impacts.Defying Ocean's End is

  • Alien Species and Evolution: The Evolutionary Ecology of Exotic Plants, Animals, Microbes, and Interacting Native Species

    Alien Species and Evolution: The Evolutionary Ecology of Exotic Plants, Animals, Microbes, and Interacting Native Species

    “Cox convincingly makes the case that evolution is central to any understanding of invasions...” -Nature“A stimulating and readable review...” -Plant Talk“Cox has written a must-have book.” -CHOICEIn Alien Species and Evolution, biologist George W. Cox reviews and synthesizes emerging information on the evolutionary changes that occur in plants, animals, and microbial organisms when they colonize new geographic