Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation and environmentalism? The author argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the "great outdoors" and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. 173 pp.
Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems—and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine, from the cell phone to the Large Hadron Collider. 527 pp.
In "A Sea of Glass," the author recounts a journey of a lifetime, taking readers along as she dives beneath the ocean's surface to a rarely seen world, revealing the surprising and unusual biology of some of the most ancient animals on the tree of life. On the way, we glimpse a century of change in our ocean ecosystems and learn which of the living matches for the Blaschkas' creations are, indeed, as fragile as glass. Drew Harvell and the Blaschka menagerie are the subjects of the documentary Fragile Legacy, which won the Best Short Film award at the 2015 Blue Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit. 215 pp.
In an informed and lyrical collection of interwoven essays, Lisa Knopp explores the physical and cultural geography of the Mississippi, Missouri and Platte rivers she has come to understand and cherish. At the same time, she contemplates how people experience landscape as insiders, outsiders and outsiders seeking to become insiders. 230 pp.
A fully revised and updated edition of the classic text for wildlife managers and researchers.