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Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented ForestArtist/Author: Bierregaard, Jr. Richard O. et al.
Deforestation is occurring at an alarming rate in many parts of the world, causing destruction of natural habitat and fragmentation of what remains. Nowhere is this problem more pressing than in the Amazon rainforest, which is rapidly vanishing in the face of enormous pressure from humans to exploit it. This book presents the results of the longest-running and most comprehensive study of forest fragmentation ever undertaken, the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in central Amazonia, the only experimental study of tropical forest fragmentation in which baseline data are available before isolation from continuous forest took place.A joint project of Brazil’s National Institute for Research in Amazonia and the U.S. Smithsonian Institution, the BDFFP has investigated the many effects that habitat fragmentation has on plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates. The book provides an overview of the BDFFP, reports on its case studies, looks at forest ecology and tree genetics, and considers what issues are involved in establishing conservation and management guidelines.
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A Guide to the Carnivores of Central America: Natural History, Ecology and ConservationArtist/Author: de la Rosa, Carlos L. and Claudia C. Nocke.
ONE COPY LEFT AND THEN OUT OF PRINT. One of the first field guides dedicated to the carnivores of Central America. It describes the four families and the individual species that occur in the region.
This book is one of the first field guides dedicated to the carnivores of Central America. It describes the four indigenous families-wild cats, raccoons and their relatives, skunks and their relatives, and wild canids-and their individual species that live in the region. The authors introduce each species by recounting a first-person encounter with it, followed by concise explanations of its taxonomy, scientific name, English and Spanish common names, habitat, natural history, and conservation status. Range maps show the animal’s past and current distribution, while Claudia Nocke’s black-and-white drawings portray it visually.
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A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West IndiesArtist/Author: Flieg, Mike and Allan Sander.
TWO COPIES ONLY THEN OUT OF PRINT. 251 species are illustrated by colour photographs in this compact and easy-to-use guide.
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