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July 24, 2012 / by admin

New York Times Editorial: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/opinion/the-world-needs-wolves.html?_r=0

Books


The Spine of the Continent

Pub date / September 2012

Science knows how to heal the Earth, and people are doing it, along the entire length of the Rocky Mountains, “the backbone of the world”. As human impacts rip nature apart, climate change impacts will worsen. One solution is continental conservation: connecting landscapes, people, and ecosystems. This “engrossing and dramatic” (Publisher’s Weekly) book tells the story of the Spine of the Continent, digging deep into the history of America’s habitat, the animals within it, and the scientists and controversies behind the environmental science that aims to protect it. Read more.


Evidence of Evolution

A clear, accessible overview of key evolutionary concepts that explain life on Earth. Hannibal’s text is accompanied by exquisite images by distinguished photographer Susan Middleton showcasing the beauty and bizarreness of specimens culled from the California Academy of Sciences. A natural history museum between two covers, this book bridges the worlds of art and science, inviting wonder and reflection upon arguably the most influential idea of all time.  Purchase here.


Leaves & Pods

Both an art book and a botanical guide, Leaves & Pods reveals the splendor, complexity, and purpose of some of the most common objects in our natural world. Purchase here.

Both an art book and a botanical guide, Leaves & Pods reveals the splendor, complexity, and purpose of some of the most common objects in our natural world.


Good Parenting Through Your Divorce

Children internalize a sense of both parents.  Depending on how old they are, children can feel like their very selves are being torn asunder when their parents divorce.  This guide to positive parenting through divorce puts the emphasis on understanding your childrens’ developmentally-driven response to divorce, and helps lay out ways to do your best for your kids even when your own life is overwhelming. Purchase here.

 

Selected Articles


How to Outsmart Cancer

Beyond genes and genomics, cancer research is targeting “proteomics” for personalized medicine.

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Ire

A virtual library at UCSF stores the ‘smoking’ history of the tobacco industry.


The Geography of Clouds

High-elevation, tropical mountains provide a misty, magical biome full of endangered beauties.

What It Means to Tend Our Garden: The Mission Has Changed

Botanical gardens were once designed to collect pieces of a fragmented Eden. Now they cultivate plants that are threatened and endangered in the wild.


Protecting Wildlife Corridors Remains More Theory Then Practice

Corridor conservation is on everybody’s lips, but on precious few rule books.

Corridor conservation is on everybody’s lips, but on precious few rule books.Corridor conservation is on everybody’s lips, but on precious few rule books.