Wildlife of the World

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241247144

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 7167

Wildlife of the World is a spectacular celebration of global wildlife bringing you face to face with the most fascinating animals on Earth. Journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats, from the Amazon rainforest to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole, and get closer than you ever imagined to the animals that live there discovering how these fascinating creatures feed, interact, mate, play and survive. Wildlife of the World is your chance to see the world's most fascinating wildlife like never before.
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Wildlife of the North Atlantic

A Cruising Guide

Author: Tony Soper,Dan Powell

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622583

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 9823

The latest edition to Tony Soper's successful wildlife series, North Atlantic: A Guide to the Wildlife, is beautifully illustrated throughout with watercolour paintings by renowned wildlife artist Dan Powell. This full-colour guide covers the surface wildlife that inhabits the waters of the North Atlantic. As a practical guide, it's an ideal companion for anyone at sea or exploring the coast between Brittany and the British Isles, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Maine. Sail the region and experience the company of gannets, fulmars, pigeons, leaping dolphins and sociable seals. As a souvenir, it is the perfect book to bring back memories of the birds, whales and other marine life to whom these waters are home.Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the world particularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. With spectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, each visitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora and fauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on when to go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engaging way, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal to the interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweight companion to any wildlife trip they also make a handsome souvenir.
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Wildlife and Plants of the World

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp

ISBN: 9780761470991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1096

View: 682

Alphabetically-arranged illustrated articles introduce over 350 animals, plants and habitats. to protect them.
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Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761472025

Category: Reference

Page: 1872

View: 9085

A reference encyclopedia containing 13 volumes providing information on endangered wildlife and plants throughout the world.
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State of the Wild

A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, and Oceans

Author: Sharon Guynup

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597262900

Category: Nature

Page: 344

View: 7026

In wild places where nature thrives, humanity prospers; our well-being is inextricably linked with that of the planet's web of life. In fact, one could argue that the state of the world can be measured by the state of the wild.But how do we gauge the state of earth's wildlife, wildlands, and oceans? State of the Wild is a new series that brings together some of the world's mrenowned conservationists and writers-George Schaller, Alan Rabinowitz, Sylvia Earle, Rick Bass, Bill McKibben, Tom Lovejoy, and many others-to assess wildlife and wilderness, and to provide insights into how humans can become better stewards of the wild.This new series combines evocative writings with a fascinating tour of news highlights and vital statistics from around the world. One-third of each volume will focus on a topic of particular concern to conservationists working to protect wildlife and our last wild places. This 2006 edition explores the impacts of hunting and the wildlife trade through a range of essays: Ted Kerasote traces the history of hunting in North America; Carl Safina, Eric Gilman, and Wallace J. Nichols quantify the toll taken by commercial fishing on seabirds, turtles, and other marine species; James Compton and Samuel K. H. Lee explore the global reach of the wildlife trade for traditional Asian medicine.Contributors also examine other pivotal conservation issues, from the reasons why one in eight of the world's birds are endangered, to the impacts of global climate change, to the complexity of conserving seals, flamingos, zebras, and other wide-ranging species. The book's closing essay, "The Relative Wild," considers what exactly it means for a place to be "wild," where even the mremote corners of the planet have been altered by human activities.Uniquely structured with magazine-like features up front, conservation news in the middle, and essay contributions from eminauthors and biologists throughout, this landmark series is an essential addition to any environmental bookshelf.
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Wildshots

The World of the Wildlife Photographer

Author: Nathan Aaseng

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761315513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 79

View: 3314

Reveals the nature of the professional wildlife photographer, comparing the myths to the realities, and detailing the hard work and patience photographers must have.
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Wildlife of the World: Zoology for Kids | Children's Zoology Books Education

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1683058275

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8079

Who says zoology is boring? With the right resource, it can be super fun! This educational book has the right mix of pictures and texts to encourage reading and understanding. Your child will find this book interesting because of the inclusion of fun facts that are presented in an easy-to-understand format. Secure a copy of this book now!
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The Atlas of Endangered Animals

Wildlife Under Threat Around the World

Author: Paula Hammond

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761478720

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 8190

Lists the endangered animals of the world by continent, providing key facts about their lifespan, diet, physical characteristics, habitats, and the actions being taken to help conserve each endangered animal.
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The Illegal Wildlife Trade

Inside the World of Poachers, Smugglers and Traders

Author: Daan P. van Uhm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319421298

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 6228

In this book the author examines the illegal wildlife trade from multiple perspectives: the historical context, the impact on the environment, the scope of the problem internationally, the sociocultural demand for illegal products, the legal efforts to combat it, and several case studies from inside the trade. The illegal wildlife trade has become a global criminal enterprise, following in the footsteps of drugs and weapons. Beyond the environmental impact, financial profits from the illegal wildlife trade often fund organized crime groups and violent gangs that threaten public safety and security in myriad ways. This innovative volume covers several key questions surrounding the wildlife trade: why is there a demand for illegal wildlife products, which actors are involved in the trade, how is the business organized, and what are the harmful consequences. The author performed ethnographic fieldwork in three key markets: Russia, Morocco, and China, and has constructed a detailed picture of how the wildlife trade operates in these areas. Conversations with informants directly involved in the illegal business ensure unique insights into this lively black market. In the course of his journey the author follows the route of the illegal wildlife trade from poor poaching areas to rich business districts where corrupt officials, legally registered companies, wildlife farms and sophisticated criminal organizations all have a share. A fascinating look inside the world of poachers, smugglers and traders.
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The Encyclopedia of World Wildlife

Author: Mike Briggs,Peggy Briggs

Publisher: Parragon Books

ISBN: 9781407574899

Category: Animals

Page: 319

View: 973

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Bradt Central and Eastern European Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide

Author: Gerard Gorman

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622316

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 6916

The wildlife of eastern Europe is one of the unexpected attractions of a region best known for its cultural assets: relatively few visitors are aware of the diversity on their holiday doorstep, from brown bears and wolves to numerous birds no longer common in the west of the continent. Accessible and beautifully illustrated, the guide will appeal both to the holidaymaker and to the serious naturalist seeking a compact volume to carry around. And after the trip, it will also make an attractive souvenir. The guide covers the wildlife of: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the world particularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. With spectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, each visitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora and fauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on when to go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engaging way, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal to the interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweight companion to any wildlife trip they also make a handsome souvenir.
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Wildlife in a Changing World

An Analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Author: Jean-Christophe Vié,Craig Hilton-Taylor,S. N. Stuart

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831710634

Category: Nature

Page: 157

View: 8828

Wildlife in a Changing World presents an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Beginning with an explanation of the IUCN Red List as a key conservation tool, it goes on to discuss the state of the world’s species and provides the latest information on the patterns of species facing extinction in some of the most important ecosystems in the world, highlighting the reasons behind their declining status. Areas of focus in the report include: freshwater biodiversity, the status of the world’s marine species, species susceptibility to climate change impacts, the Mediterranean biodiversity hot spot, and broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessments.
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The Encyclopedia of Animals

A Complete Visual Guide

Author: Fred Cooke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244060

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 3488

Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.
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Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe

Author: George B. Schaller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226736532

Category: Nature

Page: 383

View: 8462

The Chang Tang, the vast, remote Tibetan steppe, is one of the most forbidding places on earth. Yet this harsh land is home to a unique assemblage of large mammals, including Tibetan antelope, gazelle, argali sheep, wild ass, wild yak, wolves, snow leopards, and others. Since 1985, George B. Schaller and his Chinese and Tibetan co-workers have surveyed the flora and fauna of the Chang Tang. Their research provides the first detailed look at the natural history of one of the world's least known ecosystems.
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Traveller's Guide - Wildlife of the Galapagos

Author: Julian Fitter,Daniel Fitter,David Hosking

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007248180

Category: Animals

Page: 256

View: 9306

This series is designed to give visitors to far-away places a handy identification guide to the wildlife they might see as they travel around.Featuring over 350 species of wildlife most likely to be encountered on a trip to these remote islands, this traveller's guide is the ideal companion for anyone travelling to this fascinating region of the world.Although perhaps best known for its Giant Tortoises, many other mammals, reptiles, coastal and marine life, birds, plants and invertebrates are also included.Illustrated with over 550 colour photographs, maps and drawings, it also includes maps of visitors' sites and information on the history, climate, geology and conservation of the islands.
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Peruvian Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide to the Central Andes

Author: Barry Walker,Gerard Cheshire,Huw Lloyd

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621678

Category: Travel

Page: 143

View: 2304

Fancy seeing a majestic Andean condor gliding on the thermals, finding a timid vischacha scampering among rocks or encountering the elusive puma? This lively guide covers the range of Peruvian Andes habitats - from the humid cloud forests and windblown Puna grasslands to the elevated Polylepis woodlands - and the region's most interesting species of flora and fauna. Written by tour leaders for visitors, trekkers and natural-history enthusiasts alike, this compact and beautifully illustrated guide shows you what to find and where to find it. It makes a fantastic souvenir to boot !
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Wildlife and Society

The Science of Human Dimensions

Author: Michael J. Manfredo

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597269344

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 9010

Winner of The Wildlife Society's 2009 Wildlife Publication Award for outstanding edited book As human populations around the world continue to expand, reconciling nature conservation with human needs and aspirations is imperative. The emergence in recent decades of the academic field of human dimensions of fish and wildlife management is a proactive response to this complex problem. Wildlife and Society brings together leading researchers in the range of specialties that are relevant to the study of human dimensions of fish and wildlife work around the globe to provide theoretical and historical context as well as a demonstration of tools, methodologies, and idea-sharing for practical implementation and integration of practices. Chapters document the progress on key issues and offer a multifaceted presentation of this truly interdisciplinary field. The book • presents an overview of the changing culture of fish and wildlife management; • considers social factors creating change in fish and wildlife conservation; • explores how to build the social component into the philosophy of wildlife management; • discusses legal and institutional factors; • examines social perspectives on contemporary fish and wildlife management issues. Wildlife and Society is uniquely comprehensive in its approach to presenting the past, present, and future of human dimensions of fish and wildlife research and application. It offers perspectives from a wide variety of academic disciplines as well as presenting the views of practitioners from the United States, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. It is an important new reference for anyone concerned with fish and wildlife management or environmental conservation and protection.
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New Zealand Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide

Author: Julian Fitter

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622729

Category: Nature

Page: 188

View: 1075

A country of contrasts, full of wilderness and unusual wildlife, New Zealand is an under-explored corner of Australasia. This new addition to the Bradt wildlife series, illustrated with full-color photography throughout, offers the opportunity for visitors to discover curiosities such as New Zealand’s emblematic but shy Kiwi. The national parks and tramping trails are essential ingredients and are covered in detail, allowing visitors to experience a range of dramatic scenery. There is also a section on the locations famously used in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy of films.
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Conservation and the Use of Wildlife Resources

Author: Melvin Bolton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400914458

Category: Nature

Page: 278

View: 9584

Not everybody cares about the fate of wild animals or the state of the natural environment. I met a lady who said it wouldn't worry her if all the wild animals in the world disappeared overnight. She was a city person~ she said. There are also people who would prefer to let animals become extinct than to have them kept in captivity - no matter how progressive the zoo. There are those who, on principle, will not eat meat, let alone do the killing, and there are those who enjoy nothing so much as shooting birds. People in the last two camps may oppose each other in claiming to be con servationists. Extremists are unlikely to find their opinions being reversed by this book but, because of the scope of the subject, I believe there is a good chance that anybody with an interest in wildlife will find in it something new to think about. It may not be too much to hope that a few disagreements might also be settled because I suspect there is more common ground than is generally realized among those with opposing views.
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