GUIDE TO THE WILDLIFE OF SOUTHWEST CHINA

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Chinese Wildlife

Author : Martin Walters
ISBN : 1841622206
Genre : Travel
File Size : 74.14 MB
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China is home to a remarkable variety of unusual wildlife, including many rare and threatened species under conservation. This new wildlife guide provides a colourful introduction to the species of a country that is beginning to emerge as a fascinating destination for natural history enthusiasts.Visitors can discover a range of habitats: the huge deserts of the northwest and the Tibetan Plateau, forested mountain slopes and the rivers, lakes and steamy tropical forests of the deep south. There are interesting features on medicinal plants, rare cranes and, of course, the giant panda.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.
Category: Travel

A Guide To The Mammals Of China

Author : Andrew T. Smith
ISBN : 1400834112
Genre : Nature
File Size : 38.17 MB
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China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy, A Guide to the Mammals of China is the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna. The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal species High-quality color plates accompany the detailed text Each species account comes with a distribution map Organized taxonomically for easy reference Includes an extensive bibliography
Category: Nature

The Rough Guide To Southwest China

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9781409349525
Genre : Travel
File Size : 44.59 MB
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Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Southwest China is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's most compelling regions. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your to-pack list, and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets - we know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Southwest China: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Chinese characters/pinyin in the text to help with pronunciation - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Southwest China. Originally published in print in 2012. Now available in ePub format.
Category: Travel

Mammals Of China

Author : Andrew T. Smith
ISBN : 9781400846887
Genre : Nature
File Size : 74.34 MB
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China's breathtaking diversity of natural habitats--from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the most current global standards for mammalian systematics. This field-ready pocket edition of A Guide to the Mammals of China makes the rich mammal fauna of China accessible to ecotravelers and naturalists like never before. The comprehensive pocket guide to all of China's 558 mammal species Describes the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species Features up-to-date distribution maps and stunning color illustrations throughout Written by a team of leading specialists
Category: Nature

Animal

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465470867
Genre : Nature
File Size : 64.45 MB
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With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of the animal kingdom features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats. Bringing animals, habitats, and up-to-date research to life for readers around the world, Animal explores the creatures that have fascinated and inspired humans for years, from intrepid Emperor penguins to fierce Siberian tigers, to the very intelligent and highly communicative humpback whale. This updated edition introduces the olinguito, the adorable, recently discovered mammal that looks like a cross between a cat and a teddy bear, and the Skywalker gibbon found in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province in southwest China and Myanmar. Perfect for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Category: Nature

Destination Wildlife

Author : Pamela K. Brodowsky
ISBN : 0399534865
Genre : Nature
File Size : 45.20 MB
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More than two hundred sites are profiled in this informative travel guide to the world's most amazing wildlife experiences, including the primate sanctuary in South Africa and the wild ponies of Assateague Island, with an index of featured animals, comments from visitors, and black-and-white photos throughout. Original.
Category: Nature

The Complete Guide To Finding The Mammals Of Australia

Author : David Andrew
ISBN : 9781486305407
Genre : Science
File Size : 49.45 MB
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Australia has a rich and unique array of animals, including the largest diversity of marsupials on earth. The recent growth in ecotourism has increased the popularity of mammal-spotting, particularly whale and dolphin-watching, but also spotting of perennial tourist favourites such as koalas and kangaroos. Birdwatchers have for many years known of sites where special or difficult-to-see species may be reliably located. However, despite their comparative abundance and spectacular diversity, many of Australia's unique mammals remain under-appreciated because there has been little available information on where to see them – until now. For the first time ever, The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia advises interested amateurs and professionals where to locate many of Australia's mammals. The book describes Australia's best mammal-watching sites state-by-state. It also includes a complete, annotated taxonomic list with hints on finding each species (or why it won't be easy to see); sections on travel and logistics in Australia; and appendices with hints on finding and photographing mammals. This book will be of interest to anyone wanting to observe or photograph Australian mammals in the wild, mammal enthusiasts, biological field workers and volunteers, tourists and ecotourists.
Category: Science

Environmental Winds

Author : Michael J. Hathaway
ISBN : 9780520276192
Genre : History
File Size : 63.52 MB
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"This is an ethnography of globalization with particular attention paid to how global environmentalism has been reshaping rural China over the past two decades, and how activities in that country have in turn reshaped global environmentalism itself. The book challenges the notion that globalized social formations emerged solely in the Global North prior to impacting the Global South. Instead, such formations have been constituted, transformed, and propelled through diverse, site specific social interactions that complicate and defy divisions between 'global' and 'local.' The book brings the reader into the lives of Chinese scientists, officials, villagers, and expatriate conservationists who were caught up in environmental trends over the past 25 years. Hathaway reveals how global environmentalism has been enacted and altered in China, often with unanticipated effects, such as the rise of indigenous rights, or the reconfiguration of human/animal relationships, fostering what rural villagers will refer to as "the revenge of wild elephants." Intended audience: Undergrad and grad courses in Chinese Anthropology, Chinese history, Environmental Studies, environmental history, global environment, global studies"--
Category: History

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Modern China

Author : Vanessa Lide Whitcomb
ISBN : 0028643860
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 60.37 MB
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This work provides an informative guide to the roots of modern China. It also looks at the key challenges and opportunities that face China in the 21st century.
Category: Political Science