GRASSHOPPERS, CRICKETS AND COCKROACHES OF THE BRITISH ISLES. By David R.  Ragge. With 22 colour plates from drawings by the late H.D. Swain and 130  text figures by the author. Wayside and Woodland Series.

GRASSHOPPERS, CRICKETS AND COCKROACHES OF THE BRITISH ISLES. By David R. Ragge. With 22 colour plates from drawings by the late H.D. Swain and 130 text figures by the author. Wayside and Woodland Series.

THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO TRACKING SKILLS: HOW TO TRACK ANIMALS AND  HUMANS BY USING ALL THE SENSES AND LOGICAL REASONING. By Cleve Cheney.

THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO TRACKING SKILLS: HOW TO TRACK ANIMALS AND HUMANS BY USING ALL THE SENSES AND LOGICAL REASONING. By Cleve Cheney.

WATER: A NATURAL HISTORY. By Alice Outwater. Illustrations by Billy Brauer.

1996 1st edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Ppxii,212. Colour and b/w photographs, illustrations. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt.

"Water: A Natural History takes us back to the diaries of the first Western explorers; it moves from the reservoir to the modern toilet, from the grasslands of the Midwest to the Everglades of Florida, through the guts of a wastewater treatment plant and out to the waterways again. It shows how human-engineered dams, canals, and farms replaces natures beaver dams, prairie dog tunnels, and buffalo wallows. Step by step, Outwater makes clear what should have always been obvious: while engineering can depollute water, only ecologically interacting systems can create healthy waterways. An environmental engineer turned ecology writer relates the history of our waterways and her own growing understanding of why our waterways continue to be polluted and what needs to be done to save this essential natural resource. Important reading for students of environmental studies, the heart of this history is a vision of our land and waterways as they once were, and a plan that can restore them to their former glory: a land of living streams, public lands with hundreds of millions of beaver-built wetlands, prairie dog towns that increase the amount of rainfall that percolates to the groundwater, and forests that feed their fallen trees to the sea".
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Author Outwater (Alice B.).
Book Code 45635
ISBN 0465037798 / 0465037798
Book Description Good-plus in dust-wrapper. Publisher's information sheet laid in.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1996
Publisher BasicBooks.
Place New York.