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Mammals Of Madagascar

Author : Nick Garbutt
ISBN : 030012550X
Genre : Nature
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The mammals that inhabit Madagascar are among the most extraordinary in the world. This portable guide offers a full survey and classification of all the Malagasy mammals, both endemic and introduced, including many new species only recently identified. With vivid color photographs, line illustrations, and maps, Mammals of Madagascar: A Complete Guide is an essential volume for any tourist or biologist who visits the island--or wishes to. The guide provides descriptions of the physical and behavioral characteristics of each species as well as information about habitat and distribution. To further aid identification, the book lists top mammal-watching sites in the rainforests, deciduous forests, and spiny forest areas. Streamlined and completely updated, this book replaces Nick Garbutt's classic earlier work, Mammals of Madagascar, and takes its place as the definitive guide to the mammals of the world's fourth-largest island. Published in association with Christopher Helm/A & C Black Publishers Ltd.

A Field Guide To The Mammals Of Africa

Author : Theodor Haltenorth
ISBN : 0002197782
Genre : Nature
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Covers almost every species of mammal found in continental Africa. A vital companion for anyone visiting Africa.

Madagascar Wildlife

Author : Daniel Austin
ISBN : 9781841625577
Genre : Nature
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Bradt's Madagascar Wildlife is a celebration of the unique fauna of this remarkable island, written by true experts.

Evolution Of Island Mammals

Author : Alexandra van der Geer
ISBN : 1444391283
Genre : Science
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Evolution on islands differs in a number of important ways from evolution on mainland areas. Over millions of years of isolation, exceptional and sometimes bizarre mammals evolved on islands, such as pig-sized elephants and hippos, giant rats and gorilla-sized lemurs that would have been formidable to their mainland ancestors. This timely and innovative book is the first to offer a much-needed synthesis of recent advances in the exciting field of the evolution and extinction of fossil insular placental mammals. It provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on fossil island mammals worldwide, ranging from the Oligocene to the onset of the Holocene. The book addresses evolutionary processes and key aspects of insular mammal biology, exemplified by a variety of fossil species. The authors discuss the human factor in past extinction events and loss of insular biodiversity. This accessible and richly illustrated textbook is written for graduate level students and professional researchers in evolutionary biology, palaeontology, biogeography, zoology, and ecology.

Madagascar Wildlife

Author : Nick Garbutt
ISBN : 1841622451
Genre : Nature
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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. Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photographs throughout, Madagascar Wildlife is a celebration of the unique fauna of a remarkable island. Featuring over 250 species - from lemurs to millipedes - this guide is ideal for natural history enthusiasts and travellers alike. Newly discovered species and recently protected habitats are all covered in this fully revised edition. Also included is practical advice on visiting the key national parks and reserves plus special features on the evolution, camouflage, night-time wildlife and conservation issues.

The Baobabs Pachycauls Of Africa Madagascar And Australia

Author : G.E. Wickens
ISBN : 1402064314
Genre : Science
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This is the only comprehensive account of all eight species in the genus Adansonia. It describes the historical background from the late Roman period to the present. It covers the extraordinary variety of economic uses of baobabs. There are also appendices on vernacular names, gazetteer, economics, nutrition and forest mensuration. This book fills a gap in the botanical literature. It deals with a genus that has fascinated and intrigued scientists and lay persons for centuries.

Key Environments Madagascar

Author : A. Jolly
ISBN : 9781483285955
Genre : Science
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In the forests of Madagascar, about nine-tenths of the plant and animal species are unique to the island. Their natural habitats range from true rainforest to the lunar landscape of the spiny desert, and the natural rock-gardens of the mountain tops. Madagascar is no oceanic island, but a fragment of continent a thousand miles long, wrenched loose from the side of Africa. In this Lost World, plants and animals have become a living museum of evolution. Aepornis, the largest bird which ever lived, became extinct on Madagascar in the last few hundred years. Many more Malagasy species are now following Aerpornis into extinction. This volume introduces Madagascar's unique fauna and flora to general readers - the first such handbook available in English, and the first book to combine articles by Malagasy, French, English and American scientists, writing in their own fields of expertise.

Madagascar

Author : Hilary Bradt
ISBN : 1841621978
Genre : Travel
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Madagascar is no longer a destination only for the tough adventurer. Visitors can relax at fly-in resorts like Anjajavy, where lemurs cavort in the trees shading the swimming pool, while budgetconscious travellers will find an abundance of cheap hotels and affordable local transport. This is an island of constant delights: the animais, people and landscape are like nowhere else on earth and the ninth edition of this award-winning guide helps you to make the most of it.

Fossil Primates

Author : Susan Cachel
ISBN : 9781107005303
Genre : Science
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A unique reconstruction of the paleobiology of fossil non-human primates and their key role in inferring evolutionary processes on earth.

Vertebrate Conservation And Biodiversity

Author : David L. Hawksworth
ISBN : 9781402063206
Genre : Science
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This book draws together a wide range of papers from researchers around the world that address the conservation and biodiversity of vertebrates, particularly those in terrestrial habitats. Collectively, the papers provide a snap-shot of the types of studies and actions being taken in vertebrate conservation and provide topical examples that will make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

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