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Agri-culture: Reconnecting people, land and nature

    - fundamentally questions the current agriculture and food systems and looks at alternative ways for a new food revolution

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

    - absorbing book on the mysterious collapse of past civilizations and examines what this might mean for our future

Designing Interpretive Signs: Principles in Practice

    - comprehensive guide providing a series of principles for effective sign design

Easy Access to Historic Landscapes, English Heritage, UK

    - practical advice on how to increase or improve access to a site in an inclusive and integrated way

Ecotourism A Guide for Planners and Managers

    - a guide for institutions planning a move into ecotourism, covers a wide range of issues such asmaximising economic benefits, managing visitors, designing low impact facilities and increasing community participation

Education Kit on Combating Desertification Division of Ecological Sciences

    - provides good background material and useful ideas for educational activities

Enriching the Experience, an interpretive approach to guiding

    - a practical and comprehensive skills-based resource for guides with a range of techniques and strategies

Hotspots: Earth’s biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions

    - highlights the significance of conservation of these important threatened areas

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

    - brings together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development

Learning science outside the classroom

    - a book demonstrating informal non-classroom based learning 

Planet in Peril: An Atlas of Current Threats to People and the Environment

    - explores the relationships between the world’s population and its ecosystems and natural resources

Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams

    - breakdown of the impacts of large dams, on the environment, people and the planet

Social learning towards a sustainable world

    - key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability

The Atlas of Food: Who eats what, where and why

    - probes into the whole process of food production, distribution, GM, nutrition and aid

The Atlas of Water: Mapping the Global Crisis in Graphic Facts and Figures

    - a clear overview of the key aspects of the global water situation

The Genius of Play: Celebrating the spirit of childhood

    - an outspoken ‘Children's Play Charter’ for parents and teachers

The GM Debate – Who Decides?

    - a detailed look at the GM debate, who is making the decisions, who is being left out and how is the media covering the controversy

The Kiwi's Egg: Charles Darwin and Natural Selection

    - a colourful life portrait of the man

The Water Hole

    - a story, art and puzzle book depicting water as the key to all life

The World Zoo Conservation Strategy

    - the role of zoos in in situ and ex situ conservation, education and research and highlights the importance of current zoo networks

Women and Plants: Gender Relations in Biodiversity Management and Conservation

    - an overview of the concepts, relationships and contexts explaining the gender dimensions of people-plant relations