Rainforests

Author: Rhett Butler

Publisher: Mongabay

ISBN: 1463774575

Category: Nature

Page: 94

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An overview of tropical rainforests for kids. Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, and what is happening to them. Rainforests is based on the award-winning mongabay.com web site.Rainforests includes discussion of topics including conservation and protected areas, biodiversity and ecology, environmental activism, sustainable development, consumption, and economics.

Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964084

Category: Science

Page: 2009

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Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ecological Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ecological Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition

Author: Shawn C. Smallman,Kimberley Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621665

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors


Tropical Rainforests

Latin American Nature and Society in Transition

Author: Susan E. Place

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842029087

Category: History

Page: 244

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Emerging awareness of the plight of the rainforests of Central and South America has catapaulted this issue to the forefront of global environmental concerns. As understanding has increased, so has the contention between the various groups that have a stake in the forest. Developers, environmentalists, governments and the landless poor whose livelihood depends on the rainforest all have contributed to the debate on how to address this problem.

The Red Colobus Monkeys

Variation in Demography, Behavior, and Ecology of Endangered Species

Author: Thomas T. Struhsaker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198529589

Category: Nature

Page: 349

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This reference book summarizes and integrates past research with new and previously unpublished information on the behavioral ecology of Africa's red colobus monkeys from study sites as diverse as Senegal, Uganda and Zanzibar. It provides an unparalleled compilation of information on taxonomy, genetics, vocalizations, demography, social organization, dispersal, social behavior, reproduction, mortality factors, diet, ranging patterns, interspecific relations, andconservation.

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Second Edition

Who Owns Paradise?

Author: Martha Honey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 551

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Ecotourism and Sustainable Development is the most comprehensive overview of worldwide ecotourism available today, showing how both the concept and the reality have evolved over more than twenty-five years. Here Martha Honey revisits six nations she profiled in the first edition?the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa?and adds a fascinating new chapter on the United States. She examines the growth of ecotourism within each country?s tourism strategy, its political system, and its changing economic policies. Her useful case studies highlight the economic and cultural impacts of expanding tourism on indigenous populations as well as on ecosystems.

Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide

Second Edition

Author: Heimo Mikkola

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472945611

Category: Science

Page: 536

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Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and spectacular photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls; particular attention is given to subspecific differences, sexing and ageing. The photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. In this second edition, recent changes to owl taxonomy are incorporated with full descriptions (and images) of a number of new species, plus a several new photographs to improve this book's amazing photographic coverage still further. This is the definitive work on owl identification – no birder's bookshelf should be without it!

Tropical Rainforests

Past, Present, and Future

Author: Eldredge Bermingham,Christopher W. Dick,Craig Moritz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226044688

Category: Nature

Page: 745

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Synthesizing theoretical and empirical analyses of the processes that help shape these unique ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities. Featuring recent advances in paleoecology, climatology, geology, molecular systematics, biogeography, and community ecology, the volume also offers insights from those fields into how rainforests will endure the impact of anthropogenic change. With more than sixty contributors, Tropical Rainforests will be of great interest to students and professionals in tropical ecology and conservation.

Rainforest Hero

The Life and Death of Bruno Manser (Export Edition)

Author: Ruedi Suter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783905252897

Category:

Page: 336

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In 1984 Swiss shepherd Bruno Manser trekked through the virgin rainforests of Borneo to live among the jungle's last nomads. In six years among the Penan people, Manser witnessed the wholesale destruction of one of the world's most diverse ecosystems through rapid deforestation. He swore to do everything he could to stop it. Manser's globetrotting campaign brought the world's attention to tropical deforestation. It also made him an enemy of Asia's timber barons. In 2000 he disappeared without a trace. This edition is the export edition, with pictures in black and white. For colour please order directly from the publisher's website. Ruedi Suter's engrossing biography - the first in English - charts Manser's extraordinary journey from a young man who sought to escape civilization for the peace of the jungle to a campaigner who would stand up to oligarchs, lead protests around the globe, and, ultimately, give his life for the forests that he loved.

Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests, 2nd Edition

An Integrated Approach to Sustainability

Author: Eberhard F Bruenig

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780641400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 419

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This new edition of Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests applies the large body of knowledge, experience and tradition available to those who study tropical rainforests. Revised and updated in light of developments in science, technology, economics, politics, etc. and their effects on tropical forests, it describes the principles of integrated conservation and management that lead to sustainability, identifying the unifying phenomena that regulate the processes within the rainforest and that are fundamental to the ecosystem viability. Features of the natural forest and the socio-cultural ecosystems which can be mimicked in the design of self-sustaining forests are also discussed. A holistic approach to the management and conservation of rainforests is developed throughout the book. The focus on South-East Asian forestry will be widened to include Africa and Latin America. Recent controversial issues such as biofuels and carbon credits with respect to tropical forests and their inhabitants will be discussed. This book is a substantial contribution to the literature, it is a valuable resource for all those concerned with rainforests.


The Amazon

Author: Roger Harris,Peter Hutchison

Publisher: Bradt Publications

ISBN: 9781841621739

Category: Travel

Page: 406

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This new edition has been completely revised with updated information on hotels, lodges and tour operators. It contains a detailed and illustrated natural history section on native species and habitats. The Amazon is an ideal location for eco-travellers, naturalists, sports enthusiasts and explorers. Travellers are given sound advice on responsible travel and planning their own expedition.

Tintin

The Complete Companion

Author: N.A

Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco

ISBN: 9780867199017

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 205

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Explores the sources in real life of all the Tintin adventures.

Children's Catalog

Author: Anne Price,Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: New York : H.W. Wilson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cataloging of children's literature

Page: 1373

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Myth and Reality in the Rain Forest

How Conservation Strategies are Failing in West Africa

Author: John F. Oates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520222526

Category: Nature

Page: 310

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"This book offers a timely, clear-headed, and uniquely important contribution to conservation, one that should be read by all bureaucrats, scientists, and others involved with development projects that supposedly benefit wildlife and wilderness."--George B. Schaller, author of Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe

Australian Rain-forest Trees

Including Notes on Some of the Tropical Rain Forests and Descriptions of Many Tropical Species

Author: George McCartney Chippendale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 468

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Garden of the Spirit Bear

Life in the Great Northern Rainforest

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Deborah Jane Milton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618212590

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A unique type of black bear, called the Spirit Bear by the native peoples of the northern Canadian Pacific Coast, lives in a region of green grasses, cedar trees, and colorful wildflowers, but pressures from the outside world threaten the Spirit Bear's home.