THANK YOU MADAGASCAR THE CONSERVATION DIARIES OF ALISON JOLLY

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Thank You Madagascar

Author : Alison Jolly
ISBN : 9781783603206
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'An enchanting book...poignant and passionate.' Geographical 'A captivating and absorbing account.' Sir David Attenborough Madagascar is one of the world’s natural jewels, with over ninety per cent of its wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. Few people knew it better than the pioneering primatologist and conservationist, Alison Jolly. Thank You, Madagascar is her eyewitness account of the extraordinary biodiversity of the island, and the environment of its people. At the book’s heart is a conflict between three different views of nature. Is the extraordinary forest treasure-house of Madagascar a heritage for the entire world? Is it a legacy of the forest dwellers’ ancestors, bequeathed to serve the needs of their living descendants? Or is it an economic resource to be pillaged for short-term gain and to be preserved only to deliver benefits for those with political power? Exploring and questioning these different views, this is a beautifully written diary and a tribute to Madagascar.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lords And Lemurs

Author : Alison Jolly
ISBN : 0618367519
Genre : History
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A zoologist and author of Lucy's Legacy chronicles the rich human, plant, and animal diversity of this fascinating Isle off the East Coast of Africa, home to lemurs, unusual reptiles, and other creatures more at home in mythology than natural science.
Category: History

For The Love Of Lemurs

Author : Patricia Chapple Wright
ISBN : 9781590564462
Genre : Science
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In 1986, primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright was given a seemingly impossible task: to travel to the rainforests of Madagascar and find the greater bamboo lemur, a species that hadn't been seen in the wild for thirty years. Not only did Wright discover that the primate still existed but that it lived alongside a completely new species. What followed was a love affair with an animal and a country that continues to this day. In this frank and enchanting sequel to High Moon Over the Amazon, Wright recounts the many challenges she faced, including separation from her daughter, a tempestuous romance with a fellow scientist, and political upheaval that threatens her dream of establishing a national park to ensure the safety of her precious lemurs. But in the end, her tenacity, daring, and passion for this endangered primate lead to extraordinary scientific breakthroughs and help bring the animal back from the brink of extinction.
Category: Science

Lucy S Legacy

Author : Alison Jolly
ISBN : 0674005406
Genre : Science
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Takes a look at human evolution focusing on the long line of women and of female behavior that was to follow the age of the much-studied oldest human remains.
Category: Science

Ringtailed Lemur Biology

Author : Alison Jolly
ISBN : 9780387341262
Genre : Science
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This volume includes up-to-date field research on the longest-studied and best known of lemur species. It contains articles by scientists from America, Europe, Japan and Madagascar, who combine their knowledge to describe an animal which is unique among primates. The papers review past research and add new dimensions of research related to nutrition, health, hormonal biology, plant ecology, behavioral ecology, and demography of Lemur catta.
Category: Science

Muddling Through In Madagascar

Author : Dervla Murphy
ISBN : 9781468305678
Genre : Travel
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A hilarious and perceptive travel journal. “Everything about Madagascar is surprising,” as Dervla Murphy and her 14-year-old daughter, Rachel, found to their delight. Despite accidents, misadventures, contrasts and the political instability of the Great Red Island, they returned with a lasting respect for the kindness of its proud people.
Category: Travel

Life Amongst The Thorns

Author : Louise Jasper
ISBN : 1909612677
Genre : Forest animals
File Size : 73.29 MB
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Produced in collaboration with WWF Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Programme Office (MWIOPO), this beautiful book provides a fascinating introduction to one of the world's great biological treasures, the unique but highly threatened Spiny Forest. Lavishly illustrated with stunning images and including an authoritative, fully referenced text, the book begins by introducing the diverse endemic flora and fauna of the region before exploring how people have shaped today's landscapes and biodiversity. Continuing with a discussion of the varied conservation actions now being implemented to save this fragile region and an overview of its protected areas, this accessible book will appeal to wildlife lovers and conservationists the world over, and leave readers rushing to pack their suitcases.
Category: Forest animals

Madagascar

Author : Frans Lanting
ISBN : UOM:39015019655276
Genre : History
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One of the world's leading photographers of wildlife and the natural environment reveals not only the astonishing beauty of this unique and diverse land, but also strikingly uncovers the wrenching conflicts between changing cultures and fragile eco-systems.
Category: History

Protecting The Wild

Author : George Wuerthner
ISBN : 9781610915519
Genre : Nature
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Protected natural areas have historically been the primary tool of conservationists to conserve land and wildlife. These parks and reserves are set apart to forever remain in contrast to those places where human activities, technologies, and developments prevail. But even as the biodiversity crisis accelerates, a growing number of voices are suggesting that protected areas are passé. Conservation, they argue, should instead focus on lands managed for human use—working landscapes—and abandon the goal of preventing human-caused extinctions in favor of maintaining ecosystem services to support people. If such arguments take hold, we risk losing support for the unique qualities and values of wild, undeveloped nature. Protecting the Wild offers a spirited argument for the robust protection of the natural world. In it, experts from five continents reaffirm that parks, wilderness areas, and other reserves are an indispensable—albeit insufficient—means to sustain species, subspecies, key habitats, ecological processes, and evolutionary potential. Using case studies from around the globe, they present evidence that terrestrial and marine protected areas are crucial for biodiversity and human well-being alike, vital to countering anthropogenic extinctions and climate change. A companion volume to Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, Protecting the Wild provides a necessary addition to the conversation about the future of conservation in the so-called Anthropocene, one that will be useful for academics, policymakers, and conservation practitioners at all levels, from local land trusts to international NGOs.
Category: Nature

The Flaming Womb

Author : Barbara Watson Andaya
ISBN : 9780824829551
Genre : Social Science
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The Princess of the Flaming Womb, the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet, despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging work by senior scholar Barbara Watson Andaya considers such contradictions while offering a thought-provoking view of Southeast Asian history that focuses on women's roles and perceptions. Andaya explores the broad themes of the early modern era (1500-1800) - the introduction of new religions, major economic shifts, changing patterns of state control, the impact of elite lifestyles and behaviors - drawing on an extraordinary range of sources and citing numerous examples from Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Philippine, and Malay societies.
Category: Social Science