The Iwokrama Rain Forest

Author: Shirley Felts

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9789768120038

Category: Art

Page: 42

View: 567

This book is a pictorial feast of the asethetic beauty, variety and exuberance of the tropical Iwokrama rain forest in Guyana, South America. The stunning landscapes and regal splendor of one of the four remaining extensive pristine forests in the world have been magnificently captured through the artistic skills and rich palette of Shirley Felts. Shirley Felts exhibits regularly in Britain and America. Her work is in many private and public collections and has been reproduced as posters and prints which are distributed world-wide. She has illustrated books since the 1970s, winning a number of awards.
Posted in Art

Using Checklists and Collections Data to Investigate Plant Diversity

A Comparative Checklist of the Plant Diversity of the Iwokrama Forest, Guyana. I

Author: H. D. Clarke,Vicki A. Funk,Tom Hollowell

Publisher: BRIT Press

ISBN: 1889878073

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 86

View: 7235

Posted in Biodiversity

Encyclopedia of the Developing World

Author: Thomas M. Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135205086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2184

View: 9110

A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title The Encyclopedia of the Developing World is a comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries. Containing more than 750 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses primarily the years since 1945 and defines development broadly, addressing not only economics but also civil society and social progress. Entries cover the most important theories and measurements of development; relate historical events, movements, and concepts to development both internationally and regionally where applicable; examine the contributions of the most important persons and organizations; and detail the progress made within geographic regions and by individual countries.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Commonwealth and Government of Guyana Iwokrama Rain Forest Programme

Phase 1 : Site resource survey : main report

Author: M. D. Hawkes,J. R. D. Wall,Guyana Natural Resources Agency,Natural Resources Institute (Great Britain),Iwokrama Rain Forest Programme

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 181

View: 1757

Posted in Nature

The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405392118

Category: Travel

Page: 1024

View: 6659

The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in-depth budget information for all twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.
Posted in Travel

Tropical Forests of the Guiana Shield

Ancient Forests in a Modern World

Author: D. S. Hammond

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845930929

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 8870

The Guiana Shield is an ancient geological formation located in the northern part of South America, covering an area of one million square kilometres. Despite its hostile environment, it is home to many unusual and highly specialized plants and animals, which constitute a rich area of biodiversity. Chapters in this book include hydrology, nutrient cycling, forest phenology, insect-plant interactions, forest microclimate, plant distributions, forest dynamics and conservation and management of flora and fauna. It provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the ecology, biology and natural history of the forests of the area.
Posted in Nature

The Ethical Travel Guide

Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays

Author: Polly Pattullo,Orely Minelli

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1844077586

Category: Travel

Page: 276

View: 6420

Sustainable consumer services for household markets - i.e. services that are offered to a consumer at the premises such as home delivery of organic food, appliance leasing, mobile laundry services or car pool schemes - are viewed by many as the way forwar
Posted in Travel

Forest Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental ethics

Page: N.A

View: 4280

Posted in Environmental ethics

Primate Biogeography

Progress and Prospects

Author: Shawn M. Lehman,John G Fleagle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387317104

Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 559

Primate Biogeography is a subject rarely addressed as a discipline in its own right. This comprehensive source introduces the reader to Primate Biogeography as a discipline. It highlights the many factors that may influence the distribution of primates, and reveals the wide range of approaches that are available to understanding the distribution of this order. The biogeography of primates in the past is a major component of our understanding of their evolutionary history and is an essential component of conservation biology. This book will appeal to primatologists, physical anthropologists, zoologists, and undergraduates in these areas.
Posted in Science

Footprint South American Handbook 2007

Author: Ben Box

Publisher: Footprint Handbooks

ISBN: 9781904777687

Category: Travel

Page: 1559

View: 5698

'South American Handbook' discusses the festivals, swimming with sea lions, and walking with dinosaurs. It also talks about cities of gold and mountains of silver, where to eat, drink, and sleep, evolution, revolution, and visitors from outer space.
Posted in Travel

The South American Handbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

View: 9314

Posted in Latin America

A Guide to Wild South America

Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural areas

Page: 216

View: 7325

Posted in Natural areas

Appropriate Technology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Appropriate technology

Page: N.A

View: 3811

Posted in Appropriate technology

Rainforest Safari

Author: James Parry

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781847321244

Category: Rain forest animals

Page: 256

View: 1405

In Rainforest Safari, James Parry explores these extraordinary landscapes with reference to 25 sites, and reveals the fascinating range of wildlife they support. The book looks at the various types of rainforest, at their different ecosystems and at the diverse features that make them such exciting places to visit. Rainforest Safari also looks at the human dimension of rainforests: at the indigenous peoples whose way of life is firmly rooted in the forest ecosystem, at thedevastating impact of uncontrolled deforestation and other forms of exploitation, and at the conservation work now under way to try and save what is left of these unique habitats. In the final chapter, the book takes a forward view, assessing what the future may hold for rainforests, especially in view of their value in the battle to stem climate change.
Posted in Rain forest animals

Non-wood News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Non-timber forest products

Page: N.A

View: 8283

Posted in Non-timber forest products

Guyana in Pictures

Author: Karen Sirvaitis

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1575059630

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7294

Text and pictures provide a close look at the land, people, history, government, and economy of this South American nation.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Managing Cultural Heritage

Ecomuseums, Community Governance, Social Accountability

Author: M. Magliacani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137481552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 7325

Managing Cultural Heritage explores managerial and governance issues within the cultural heritage sector, with particular regard to the ecomuseum. Moreover, a social accountability model is supplied to ecomuseums in order to be accountable towards its shareholder, the local community.
Posted in Business & Economics

The South American Handbook

Author: Ben Box

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

View: 7218

Posted in Latin America