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Anon. 1992. Masterworks of Man and Nature. Preserving Our World Heritage.  Unesco, Harper-MacRae, Columbus, OH, 600 pages.
Anon. 1993. Impact of Climate Change in Ecosystems and Species. IUCN, 4 vols., 440 pages.
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Attenborough, David. 1984. The Living Planet. A Portrait of the Earth. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, MA, 320 pages.
Ayensu, Edward S., Vernon H. Heywood, Grenville L. Lucas and Robert A. DeFilipps. 1984. Our Green and Living World. The Wisdom to Save It. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 255 pages.
Baskin, Yvonne. Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment. 1997. The Work of Nature. How Diversity of Life Sustains Us. Island Press, Washington, DC, 282 pages.
Bishop, James, Jr. 1995. Mixing Birds and Business. Nature Conservancy  (magazine of The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA), Jan./Feb. (Ecotourism, local businesses and bird preservation in Arizona.)
Bowler, Peter J. 1984. Evolution, the History of an Idea. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Brown, Lester R. 1995. Who Will Feed China? Wake-up Call for a Small Planet. W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., New York, 163 pages.
Brown, Lester R. 1996. Vital Signs 1996. The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future. Worldwatch Institute, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., New York, 169 pages.
Brown, Michael. 1979. Laying Waste. The Poisoning of America by Toxic Chemicals. Washington Square Press, New York.
Calthorpe, Peter and William Fulton. 2000. The Regional City. Planning for the End of Sprawl. Island Press, Washington, DC.
Campbell, David G. 1996. Islands in Space and Time. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 192 pages. (Ten endangered habitats and their native wildlife; includes Molokai, Hawaii, the Everglades, Palau, Brazil and Central America among others.)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 1997. The Handy Science Answer Book. Compiled by the Science and Technology Department. Visible Ink, Detroit, MI.
Carson, Rachel. 1970. Silent Spring. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.
(Classic study of the dangers of pesticides to wildlife and the environment.)
Ceballos-Lascurain, Hector (ed.). 1994. Tourism, Ecotourism and Protected Areas. International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland.
Chapman, Audrey R., Rodney L. Petersen and Barbara Smith-Moran (eds.). 2000. Consumption, Population, and Sustainability. Island Press, Washington, DC,
366 pages.
Clark, Tim W., Richard P. Reading and Alice L. Clarke (eds.) 1994. Endangered Species Recovery. Finding the Lessons, Improving the Process. Island Press, Washington, DC, 450 pages. (How well the US Endangered Species Act has succeeded, with some examples.)
Cohen, Joel E. 1995. How Many People Can the Earth Support? W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 532 pages.
Colborn, Theo, Dianne Dumanoski and John P. Myers. 1996. Our Stolen Future. Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story. A Dutton Book, New York, 306 pages. (Pesticides and other chemicals that have harmful hormonal-like effects on wildlife and humans.)
Crosby, Alfred W., Jr. 1986. Ecological Imperialism; The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Curry-Lindahl, Kai. 1972. Conservation for Survival. An Ecological Strategy. William Morrow & Co., New York.
Daily, Gretchen C. (ed.). 1997. Nature's Services. Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems. Island Press, Washington, DC, 412 pages.
Darwin, Charles. 1858. The Origin of Species or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Various editions available.
Diamond, Antony W., Rudolf L. Schreiber, Walter Cronkite and Roger Tory Peterson. 1989. Save the Birds. Pro Natur (West Germany) and International Council for Bird Preservation. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 384 pages. (Endangered birds and their habitats.)
Dobson, A.P. 1996. Conservation and Biodiversity. Scientific American Library, New York, 264 pages.
Ecotourism Society. Ecotourism: A Guide for Planners and Managers. (P.O. Box 755, North Bennington, VT 05257; Tel.: 802-447-2121.)
Ehrenfeld, D.W. 1972. Conserving Life on Earth. Oxford University Press, New York.
Ehrlich, Paul R. 1968. The Population Bomb. Sierra Club, Ballantine.
Eldredge, Niles. 1995. Dominion. A John Macrae Book/Henry Holt & Co., New
York, 190 pages.
Elsom, Derek. 1992. Earth. The Making, Shaping and Workings of a Planet.  Macmillan Pub. Co., New York, 216 pages.
Fenton, C. L. 1989. The Fossil Book. Doubleday, New York.
Few, Roger. 1994. The Atlas of Wild Places. In Search of the Earth's Last Wildernesses. Facts On File, New York, 239 pages.
Fiedler, Peggy L. and Peter M. Kareiva (eds.). 1997. Conservation Biology For the Coming Decade. Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 2nd ed., 533 pages.
Fothergill, Alastair. 1995. A Natural History of the Antarctic. Life in the Freezer. Sterling Pub., New York.
Franck, Irene. 1992. The Green Encyclopedia. Prentice-Hall, New York.
Freedman, Bill. 1995. Environmental Ecology. The Ecological Effects of Pollution, Disturbance and other Stresses. Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed. 606 pages.
Gay, Kathlyn. 1986. The Greenhouse Effect. Franklin Watts, New York.
Gillis, M. 1986. Non-Wood Forest Products in Indonesia. Department of Forestry, University of North Carolina.
Goddard, Donald (ed.). 1995. Saving Wildlife. A Century of Conservation. The Wildlife Conservation Society. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and The Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, 286 pages.
Godfrey-Smith, W. 1979. The Value of Wilderness. Environmental Ethics. Vol. 1, No. 4, pages 309-319.
Goldsmith, F.B. (ed.). 1992. Monitoring for Conservation and Ecology. Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 274 pages.
Grant, Peter R. 1986. Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 458 pages.
Gray, John. 1999. False Dawn. The Delusions of Global Capitalism. The New Press, New York, 262 pages.
Groombridge, Brian. 1992. Global Biodiversity. Status of the Earth's Living Resources. World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 614 pages.
Grove, Noel. 1992. Preserving Eden. The Nature Conservancy. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Pub., New York, 176 pages.
Grove, Richard. 1995. Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens, and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Gustanski, Julie Ann and Roderick H. Squires. 2000. Protecting the Land. Conservation Easements Past, Present, and Future. Island Press, Washington, DC, 450 pages.
Hanson, Jeanne K. and Deane Morrison. 1992. Of Kinkajous, Capybaras, Horned Beetles, Seldangs, and the Oddest and Most Wonderful Mammals, Insects, Birds and Plants of Our World. Harper Perennial, Div. of Harper Collins, Pub., New York, 285 pages.
Hardin, Garrett. 1993. Living Within Limits. Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos. Oxford University Press, New York, 339 pages.
Harris, Larry D. 1984. The Fragmented Forest: Island Biogeography Theory and the Preservation of Biotic Diversity. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 211 pages.
Harrison, Paul. 1992. The Third Revolution. Population, Environment and a Sustainable World. Penguin Books, New York, 377 pages.
Hoose, P.M. 1981. Building an Ark: Tools for the Preservation of Natural Diversity Through Land Protection. Island Press, Covelo, CA, 212 pages.
Howes, Chris. 1997. The Spice of Life. Biodiversity and the Extinction Crisis. Blandford, A Cassell Imprint, London, UK, 192 pages.
Huston, M.A. 1994. Biological Diversity: The Coexistence of Species on Changing Landscapes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Insight Guides. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 403 pages. (Series of guide books which includes Amazon Wildlife, East African Wildlife, Great Barrier Reef, Indian Wildlife, and others. (Ecotourism themes and background information on wildlife, environment, endangered species, conservation and related issues.)
IUCN. 1993. Status of Multilateral Treaties in the Field of Environment and Conservation. Morges, Switzerland.
Karliner, Joshua. 1997. The Corporate Planet. Ecology and Politics in the Age of Globalization. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA, 298 pages.
Kelleher, G. and R. Kenchington. 1992. Guidelines for Establishing Marine Protected Areas. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 88 pages.
Kemf, Elizabeth (ed.). 1993. Protecting Indigenous Peoples in Protected Areas.  The Law of the Mother. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 320 pages.
Kennedy, Paul. 1993. Preparing for the Twenty-First Century. Vintage Books,
Random House, Inc., New York, 428 pages.
Klemm, Cyrille M. 1994. Biological Diversity, Conservation and the Law. Legal Mechanisms. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
Klemm, Cyrille de. 1990. Wild Plant Conservation and the Law. IUCN Environmental Law Center (Adenauer 214, D-5300, Bonn 1, Germany), 224 pages.
Klemm, Cyrille de. 1993. Guidelines for Legislation to Implement CITES. IUCN Environmental Law Center (Adenauer 214, D-5300, Bonn 1, Germany), 117 pages.
Knight, Richard L. and Kevin J. Gutzwiller (eds.). 1994. Wildlife and Recreationists. Coexistence through Management and Research. Island Press, Washington, DC, 389 pages.
Lanting, Frans, Galen Rowell and David Doubilet, Photographers. Text by Noel Grove. 1999. Living Planet. Preserving Edens of the Earth. World Wildlife Fund. Foreword by Walter Cronkite. Crown Pub., Inc., New York, 256 pages. (Visits many of the 237 Global 200 Ecoregions with short descriptions and gives the total list at end of book; also includes fold-out maps.)
Lean, Geoffrey and Don Hinrichsen. 1992. Atlas of the Environment, 2nd  edition. Harper Perennial, Harper Collins, New York, 192 pages.
Lear, Linda. 1997. Rachel Carson. Witness for Nature. Henry Holt & Co., New York, 634 pages.
Lewis, C. (ed.). 1996. Managing Conflict in Protected Areas. IUCN, 112 pages.
Lucas, P.H.C. 1992. Protected Landscapes. A Guide for Policy-makers and Planners. Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 314 pages.
Lyster, Simon. 1985. International Wildlife Law. Grotius Publications, Ltd., Cambridge, UK, 470 pages.
MacKenzie, John M. (ed.). 1990. Imperialism and the Natural World. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK.
Magurran, Anne E. 1988. Ecological Diversity and Its Measurement. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 179 pages.
McNeely, J.A. 1982. The World's Greatest Natural Areas. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 49 pages.
McNeely, J.A. and K.R. Miller (eds.). 1984. National Parks, Conservation, and Development: The Role of Protected Areas in Sustaining Society. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.
McNeely, Jeffrey A. 1993. Parks for Life. IUCN, 260 pages. (Report of the IV World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas, 1992.)
McNeely, Jeffrey A. 1993. Regional Reviews of Protected Areas. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 500 pages.
McNeely, Jeffrey, Kenton R. Miller, Walter V. Reid, Russell A. Mittermeier and Timothy B. Werner. 1990. Conserving the World's Biological Diversity. IUCN, World Resources Institute, WWF, Gland, Switzerland.
McNeill, J.R. 2000. Something New Under the Sun. An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World. W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 421 pages.
Meyers, Norman. 1983. A Wealth of Wild Species. Storehouse for Human Welfare.  Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 272 pages.
Meyers, Norman. 1988. Threatened biotas. Hotspots in Tropical Forests. The Environmentalist, Vol. 8, No. 3, pages 1-20.
Meyers, Norman. 1990. The biodiversity challenge: expanded hotspot analysis. The Environmentalist, Vol. 10, No. 4, pages, 243-256.
Miller, K.R. 1980. Planning National Parks for Ecodevelopment. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Milner, Richard. 1990. The Encyclopedia of Evolution. Facts On File, New York.
Mittermeier, Russell, Norman Myers, Patricio Robles Gil and Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier (eds.). 1999. Hotspots. Earth's Biologically Richest and Most Endangered Terrestrial Ecoregions. Foreword by Harrison Ford. Cemex, S.A., Mexico City, Conservation International, 431 pages.
Munn, Charles A. 1992. Macaw Biology and Ecotourism or "When a Bird in the Bush is Worth Two in the Hand."  In: New World Parrots in Crisis. Ed. by S.R. Beissinger and N.F.R. Snyder, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, pages 47-72.
National Geographic Society. 1989. Nature's Wonderlands. National Parks of the World. Washington, DC, 304 pages.
National Geographic Society. 1995. Animal Kingdoms. Wildlife Sanctuaries of the World. Washington, DC, 200 pages.
Norris, R. 1994. Ecotourism in the National Parks of Latin America. National
Parks, Vol. 68, Nos. 1-2, pages 32-38.
Norris, Ruth. 1994. Paying for Parks--Funding Mechanisms for Protected Areas. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
Norton, Bryan G. (ed.). 1986. The Preservation of Species: The Value of Biological Diversity. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
Noss, Reed F. and Allen Y. Cooperrider. 1994. Saving Nature's Legacy. Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity. Island Press, Washington, DC, 443 pages.
Noss, Reed F., Michael A. O'Connell and Dennis D. Murphy. 1997. The Science of Conservation Planning. Habitat Conservation Under the Endangered Species Act. Island Press, Washington, DC, 272 pages.
Osborn, Fairfield. 1962. Our Crowded Planet. Doubleday, New York.
Ponting, Clive. 1991. A Green History of the World. The Environment and the  Collapse of Great Civilizations. Penguin Books, New York, 432 pages. (How civilizations have died out after they destroyed their environments.)
Outwater, Alice. 1996. Water. A Natural History. Basic Books, Perseus Books, New York, 212 pages.
Pearce, David and Dominic Moran. 1994. The Economic Value of Biodiversity. Earthscan, 186 pages. (Available from Island Press publications office, Covelo, CA.)
Peters, C.M., A.H. Gentry and R.O. Mendelsohn. 1989. Economic valuation of an Amazonian rainforest. Nature, 339:655-656.
Peters, R.L. and T.E. Lovejoy. 1992. Global Warming and Biological Diversity. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.
Pickett, Steward, Richard S. Ostfeld, Moshe Shachak and Gene E. Likens (eds.). 1997. The Ecological Basis of Conservation. Heterogeneity, Ecosystems and Biodiversity. Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 432 pages.
Power, Thomas Michael. 1996. Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies. The Search for a Value of Place. Island Press, Washington, DC, 303 pages.
Prance, G.T. (ed.). 1982. Biological Diversification in the Tropics. Columbia University Press, New York.
Proctor, Michael, Peter Yeo and Andrew Lack. 1996. The Natural History of Pollination. Timber Press, Portland, OR, 479 pages.
Rich, Bruce. 1994. Mortgaging the Earth. The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment, and the Crisis of Development. Beacon Press, Boston, MA, 376 pages.
Riley, Ann L. 1997. Restoring Streams in Cities. A Guide for Planners, Policymakers, and Citizens. Island Press, Washington, DC, 450 pages.
Robinson, Nicholas A. 1993. Agenda 21: Working Toward a Global Partnership.  Oceana Publications, Inc. (75 Main St., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522), 700 
Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA. The Illustrated Library of the Earth. Mountains, etc., series. (Various authors and editors.)
Rosenblatt, Roger (ed.). 1999. Consuming Desires. Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Island Press, Washington, DC, 238 pages.
Rudd, Robert L. 1970. Pesticides and the Living Landscape. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, 320 pages.
Sauer, Leslie Jones. 1997. The Once and Future Forest. A Guide to Forest Restoration Strategies. Island Press, Washington, DC, 350 pages.
Sayre, Roger, Ellen Roca, Gina Sedaghatkish, Bruce Young, Shirley Keel, Roerto Roca and Stewart Sheppard. 2000. Nature in Focus. Rapid Ecological Assessment. The Nature Conservancy. Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy. Island Press, Washington, DC, 202 pages.
Scheffel, Richard L. and Susan J. Wernert. 1980. Natural Wonders of the World.  Reader's Digest Association, Inc., Pleasantville, NY, 463 pages.
Schneider, Stephen H. 1989. Global Warming. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA.
Schumacher, E.F. 1973. Small is Beautiful. Economics as if People Mattered. Harper Colophon Books, New York.
Shabecoff, Philip. 2000. Earth Rising. American Environmentalism in the 21st Century. Island Press, Washington, DC.
Shafer, Craig L. 1990. Nature Reserves. Island Theory and Conservation Practice. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 208 pages.
Simon, Noel. 1995. Nature in Danger. Threatened Habitats and Species. Oxford University Press, New York, 240 pages.
Smith, N.J.H., J.T. Williams, D.L. Plucknett and J.P. Talbot. 1992. Tropical Forests and Their Crops. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 568 pages.
Soule, M.E., and B.A. Wilcox (eds.). 1980. Conservation Biology: An
Evolutionary-Ecological Approach. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 395 pages.
Soule, Michael E. (ed.). 1986. Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
Soule, Michael E. and John Terborgh (eds.). 1999. Continental Conservation. Scientific Foundations of Regional Reserve Networks. Island Press, Washington, DC, 238 pages.
Stevens, William K. 1995. Miracle Under the Oaks. The Revival of Nature in America. Pocket Books, New York, 332 pages. (Saving grasslands in the US.)
Stone, Christopher D. 1972. Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects. Discus Books, Avon, New York.
Struhsaker, Thomas T. 1997. Ecology of an African Rain Forest. Logging in Kibale and the Conflict Between Conservation and Exploitation. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Swanson, Timothy. 1997. Global Action for Biodiversity. An International Framework for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity. Earthscan, 208 pages. (Available from Island Press publications office, Covelo, CA.)
Terborgh, John. 1999. Requiem for Nature. Island Press, Shearwater Books, Washington, DC, 234 pages. (Examines Manu National Park, Peru, and others as examples of the failure of present land protection programs in preserving biodiversity, and proposes alternative solutions.)
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Wesche, Rolf and Andy Drumm. 1999. Defending Our Rainforest. A Guide to Community Based Ecotourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Accion Amazonia, 215 pages. (Available from Island Press 800-828-1302.)
Wheelwright, Jeff. 1994. Degrees of Disaster. Prince William Sound. How Nature Reels and Rebounds. Simon & Schuster, New York, 348 pages.
Williamson, M. 1995. Biological Invasions. Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 244 pages.
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Wilson, Edward O. 1992. The Diversity of Life. W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 424 pages.
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Wilson, Edward O. and Dan L. Perlman. 1999. Conserving Earth's Biodiversity. Island Press, Covelo, CA. (Interactive CD-ROM that teaches conservation biology and environmental science. For teachers, demo may be viewed at www.Islandpress.org/wilsoncd/ and register for an examination copy.)
Wirth, C.L. 1980. Parks, Politics, and the People. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 397 pages.
Wolf, Edward C. 1987. On the Brink of Extinction: Conserving the Diversity of Life. Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre and IUCN. 1992. Protected Areas of the World. A Review of National Systems. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 4 volumes.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas. 1994. 1993 United Nations List of National Parks and Protected Areas. 280 pages. WCMC, UK.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and IUCN. 1992. Protected Areas of the World. A Review of National Systems. 4 volumes. WCMC, Cambridge, UK.
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Worster, Donald. 1993. The Wealth of Nature. Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination. Oxford University Press, New York, 355 pages.

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