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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

Thank You Madagascar

Author : Alison Jolly
ISBN : 1783603178
Genre : Conservation biology
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"Saving Madagascar "is an eyewitness account of a First World conservationists attempts to rescue the extraordinary biodiversity of Madagascar - 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, with its beauty and evolved fascination for science, a heritage for the entire world? Is it instead a legacy of the forest dwellers ancestors, bequeathed to serve the needs of their living descendants? Or is it an economic resource to pillage for short-term gain, to preserve only in the measure of return in environmental services for those with political power? Beautifully written, this book is a diary of people and animals of Madagascar "
Category: Conservation biology

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

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

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


Author : Peter Tyson
ISBN : 9781841624419
Genre : Travel
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Madagascar is a land where lizards scream and monkey-like lemurs sing songs of inexpressible beauty. KKnown as the Great Red Island, it is a place where fossa and tenrecs, vangas and aye ayes thrive in a true 'Lost World' alongside bizarre plants like the octopus tree and the three-cornered palm. And where the ancestors of the Malagasy, as the island's 18 tribes are collectively known, come alive in rollicking ceremonies known as "turning the bones." This natural and cultural history of Madagascar is an exploration of what makes the island so extraordinary. It is the only book that combines cutting-edge science and conservation with adventure travel and historical narrative. Perfect for those about to travel to Madagascar for the first time or just want to learn more, much of the historical material will be new to those familiar with Madagascar, even researchers who have worked there for years.
Category: Travel

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

For The Love Of Lemurs

Author : Patricia C. Wright
ISBN : 1590564456
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Memoir of a primatologist sent in 1986 to the rainforests of Madagascar to find the greater bamboo lemur, a species not seen in the wild in 30 years. Sequel to High moon over the Amazon.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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

Shoot The Singer

Author : Marie Korpe
ISBN : 1842775057
Genre : Music
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ON CENSORSHIP'One can never censor the power of truth.It is beyond the control and manipulationOf bureaucratic clerks.'yoko ono, 2004'True censorship is something that we are not really aware of on a day-to-day basis; it's something that's inherent in the system. There's an ever increasing element of that censorship, a sort of covert censorship going on everywhere. Read this book!Damon Albarn, Blur'Governments have tried again and again to censor my music and my ideas. In Shoot the Singer! Freemuse shows how governments all over the world will go to great lengths to silence the people. Freemuse speaks the truth side by side with me, standing up for my right, as well as every musician's right to speak.' - Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe'The censorship of music is a token of music's power and the freedom it offers. In Shoot the Singer! both censors and the censored describe their experiences, and in different ways express music's unique capacity to build community, stimulate feeling, energize and lift people out of themselves and transcend all barriers by speaking directly to the heart. This is a wonderfully vivid and thought-provoking book.' - Jane Spender, International PEN'Freemuse sets an entirely new agenda with Shoot the Singer! For all too long the plight of those musicians who are denied their right to perform or record (and that of their audience to enjoy) their music and their messages has been ignored. We have hardly considered that the performing of music and song could endanger the life and freedom of the performer. This book is rare and impressive testimony to a part of life and art that desperately needs our attention.' - Morten Kjærum, Director, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Category: Music