Galapagos

Preserving Darwin's legacy
Author: Tui de Roy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
ISBN: 9781472966964
Category: Science
Page: 240
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This sumptuous large-format book was first produced in 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Charles Darwin Foundation on Galapagos. The book comprises a series of invited essays under the editorship of world-renowned photographer and long-term Galapagos resident, Tui de Roy, who has also provided most of the photographs. The authoritative essays cover the entire spectrum of Galapagos wildlife including the marine environment, unique vegetation such as sunflower trees as well as wildlife including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions and the Galapagos finches that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution. This new edition has significant updates to a number of chapters including brand new photography and information about scientific developments elsewhere and a new jacket.

The Role of Science for Conservation


Author: Matthias Wolff,Mark Gardener
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415680719
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 299
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The book integrates the knowledge and reflections of thirty scientists, of which many have dedicated a substantial part of their professional life to the Galapagos archipelago, to the conservation of its biodiversity and to the sustainable management of its resources. The book can be considered a milestone on the way to the successful conservation and sustainable development of this unique world heritage site.

Miller - Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 9 E-Book


Author: R. Eric Miller,Nadine Lamberski,Paul Calle
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032356951X
Category: Medical
Page: 768
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Bringing together a globally diverse range of timely topics related to zoo and wild animals, Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 9 is an invaluable tool for any professional working directly with wildlife and zoo animals. The text’s user-friendly format guides readers through biology, anatomy, and special physiology; reproduction; restraint and handling; housing requirements; nutrition and feeding; surgery and anesthesia; diagnostics, and therapeutics for each animal. Two new co-editors and a globally diverse group of expert contributors each lend their expertise on a wide range of new topics — including a new section on emerging wildlife diseases covering topics like MERS, Equine Herpesvirus, and Ebola in great apes. Other new topics integrated into this ninth volume include: stem cell therapy in zoo medicine, cardiac disease in great apes, disease risk assessment in field studies, Tasmanian devil tumors, and the latest information on the elephant herpes virus. With all its synthesized coverage of emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, Fowler’s is a reference you don’t want to be without. Current therapy format ensures that each CT volume in the series covers all new topics that are relevant at the time of publication. Synthesized topics offer the right amount of depth — often fewer than 10 pages — to maintain an accessible format. General taxon-based format covers all terrestrial vertebrate taxa plus selected topics on aquatic and invertebrate taxa. Updated information from the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) has been incorporated to keep readers up to date on this worldwide system. Globally diverse panel of expert contributors each incorporate the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals throughout the world. NEW! Two new co-editors (for a total of three editors) each lend their expertise on a wide range of new wild and zoo animal topics. NEW! Section on emerging wildlife diseases includes chapters on MERS, SARS, Ebola in great apes, and a variety of other emerging wildlife diseases.

Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Frameworks & Perspectives
Author: Stephen J. Walsh,Carlos F. Mena
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461457947
Category: Science
Page: 246
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In this launch of the Galapagos series, this book provides a broad “framing” assessment of the current status of social and ecological systems in the Galapagos Islands, and the feedback that explicitly links people to the environment. It also highlights the challenges to conservation imposed by tourism in the Galapagos Islands and the attendant migration of people from mainland Ecuador to service the burgeoning tourism industry. Further, there is an emphasize on the status of the terrestrial and marine environments that form the very foundation of the deep attraction to the Islands by tourists, residents, scholars, and conservationists.

Biodiversity Hotspots

Distribution and Protection of Conservation Priority Areas
Author: Frank E. Zachos,Jan Christian Habel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642209925
Category: Science
Page: 546
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Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations. This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global scale, human diversity itself and various geographic regions exhibiting high levels of diversity. The areas covered range from genetics and taxonomy to evolutionary biology, biogeography and the social sciences. In addition to the classic hotspots in the tropics, the book also highlights various other ecosystems harbouring unique species communities including coral reefs and the Southern Ocean. The approach taken considers, but is not limited to, the original hotspot definition sensu stricto and presents a chapter introducing the 35th hotspot, the forests of East Australia. While, due to a bias in data availability, the majority of contributions on particular taxa deal with vertebrates and plants, some also deal with the less-studied invertebrates. This book will be essential reading for anyone involved with biodiversity, particularly researchers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, ecology and evolution.

Reise um die Welt

Erlebnisse und Forschungen in den Jahren 1832–1836
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111546373
Category: History
Page: 614
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Der Daumen des Panda

Betrachtungen zur Naturgeschichte
Author: GOULD
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034865880
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 352
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Ansichten der Natur

mit wissenschaftlichen Erläuterungen
Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: N.A
View: 397

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Ecuador

Reisetagebuch
Author: Henri Michaux
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783854203797
Category:
Page: 160
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Penguins

Their World, Their Ways
Author: Tui De Roy,Mark Jones,Julie Cornthwaite
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781408152126
Category: Penguins
Page: 240
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Penguins are, perhaps, the most loved of all birds, often being portrayed as caricatures of ourselves. Yet despite their popularity the many extraordinary facets of penguin life are only just being revealed. Modelled on the authors' much-praised Albatross: Their world, their ways (2008), this book is the first to comprehensively cover all of the 18 penguin species alongside the latest research into many of their more unusual adaptations, such as their deep-diving abilities. Penguins are the 'canaries in the coalmine' of the oceans, and their presence is indicatiive of a healthy marine environment. Although they are an icon of the southern hemisphere, what penguins can teach us about our changing seas is of truly global significance.

Galapagos

both sides of the coin
Author: Pete Oxford,Graham Watkins,Prince Philip (consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 250
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