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The Cloud Forest

Author : Peter Matthiessen
ISBN : 9781448139460
Genre : Travel
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Peter Mattiessen has long been known for his travels to some of the remotest lands on earth, most notably recorded in The Snow Leopard. The Cloud Forest brings to vivid life a South American journey that took him from the Sargasso Sea to the jungles of Amazonia, from the Inca city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes to the bleak rocks of Tierra del Fuego and the winds and vast skies of Patagonia. The result is an incisive and marvellously well-observed journal by a born writer and naturalist, a voyage of exploration among the people, places and fading wildlife of this most exotic and mysterious of continents.
Category: Travel

Tropical Montane Cloud Forests

Author : L. A. Bruijnzeel
ISBN : 9781139494557
Genre : Science
File Size : 63.80 MB
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This volume represents a uniquely comprehensive overview of our current knowledge on tropical montane cloud forests. 72 chapters cover a wide spectrum of topics including cloud forest distribution, climate, soils, biodiversity, hydrological processes, hydrochemistry and water quality, climate change impacts, and cloud forest conservation, management, and restoration. The final chapter presents a major synthesis by some of the world's leading cloud forest researchers, which summarizes our current knowledge and considers the sustainability of these forests in an ever-changing world. This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge concerning cloud forest occurrence and status, as well as the biological and hydrological value of these unique forests. The presentation is academic but with a firm practical emphasis. It will serve as a core reference for academic researchers and students of environmental science and ecology, as well as practitioners (natural resources management, forest conservation) and decision makers at local, national, and international levels.
Category: Science

King Of The Cloud Forests

Author : Michael Morpurgo
ISBN : 9781780311449
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A classic and heartfelt war story from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. Escaping from China as the Japanese invade, Ashley and Uncle Sung embark on a perilous journey across the Himalayas. Then Ashley finds himself alone in the hostile mountains, battling for his life. He is just about to give up all hope, when he has a mysterious and terrifying encounter . . . Author of Private Peaceful and Friend or Foe, Michael Morpurgo again demonstrates why he is considered to be the master storyteller with another of his beautifully crafted war stories. In the tradition of Goodnight Mr Tom, Carrie's War, and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, King of the Cloud Forests is a novel that takes children to the heart of a tumultuous period in history.-- ---- Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. Michael has written more than forty books for children including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011. Several of his other stories have been adapted for screen and stage, including My Friend Walter, Why the Whales Came and Kensuke's Kingdom. Michael has won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. He started the charity Farms for City Children in 1976 with his wife, Clare, aimed at relieving the “poverty of experience” many young children feel in inner city and urban areas. Michael is also a patron of over a dozen other charities. Living in Devon, listening to Mozart and working with children have provided Michael with the ideas and incentive to write his stories. He spends half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories for children. "For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out - the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers." Michael received an OBE in December 2006 for his services to literature.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Living Wilderness

Author : Robert Sterling Yard
ISBN : MINN:31951T00250198K
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

Biodiversity And Conservation Of Neotropical Montane Forests

Author : Steven P. Churchill
ISBN : MINN:31951D01273943U
Genre : Science
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"Uneven collection of 60 papers; most concern Andean mountain flora, forests, and habitats. Several papers focus on human modifications"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Category: Science

Americas English Ed

Author :
ISBN : UTEXAS:059172141421987
Genre : America
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Category: America

Costa Rica 2001

Author : Christine Cipriani
ISBN : 0679005420
Genre : Travel
File Size : 86.39 MB
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Fodor's Costa Rica 2001"Fodor's guides cover culture authoritatively and rarely miss a sight or museum." - National Geographic Traveler "The king of guidebooks." - Newsweek No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. Color planning sections help you decide where to go with region-by-region virtual tours and cross-referencing to the main text. Full-size, foldout map keeps you on course. Insider info that's totally up to date. Every year our local experts give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Here's a helpful complement to Fodor's Costa Rica 2001. To learn more about it, just enter the title in the keyword search box.Fodor's Exploring Costa Rica: An information-rich cultural guide in full color.
Category: Travel


Author : University of Michigan. Laboratory of Vertebrate Biology
ISBN : UOM:39015006908191
Genre : Animals
File Size : 80.81 MB
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Category: Animals

Wild Costa Rica

Author : Adrian Hepworth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131666062
Genre : Nature
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An exploration of the most biologically diverse country on the planet, with more than 200 stunning color photographs. The small Central American country of Costa Rica--less than one-eighth the size of California--boasts the highest density of plant and animal species in the world. Its wild and rugged landscapes include dense rainforests where jaguars roam, a volcano that spews rivers of molten lava, and beaches as unspoiled as they were when Christopher Columbus first anchored his ships off the Caribbean coast in 1502. Costa Rica's rich biodiversity is the result of a hugely varied topography that creates a wide range of natural habitats, and of the presence of animals and plants native to both North and South America. In Wild Costa Rica, photographer Adrian Hepworth explores the natural riches of Costa Rica, providing engaging reports from the field and more than 200 stunning color photographs. We learn about Costa Rica's rainforest, cloudforest, and paramo (high, treeless plain); the abundance of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects these habitats support; and the country's network of protected areas--a system of parks, reserves, and refuges that makes up over twenty percent of Costa Rica's land. These areas--including such flagship wildlife-watching locations as Tortuguero and Corcovado--attract more than a million visitors every year. The money generated by responsible eco-tourism is central to the survival of Costa Rica's wild places. Hepworth's photographs show us breathtaking vistas and introduce us to distinctive native wildlife, including the scarlet macaw, the resplendent quetzal, the three-toed sloth, and spider and howler monkeys. Wild Costa Rica gives us a fascinating picture of the most biologically diverse country in the world.
Category: Nature

Miscellaneous Publications

Author : University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology
ISBN : UOM:39015001290074
Genre : Zoology
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Category: Zoology

Beneath The Canopy

Author : Downs Matthews
ISBN : UCSC:32106018572914
Genre : Nature
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Kevin Schafer's exquisite photographs offer a rare, up-close look at the beautiful and elusive creatures that make their home in the natural paradise of the Latin American rain forest. Here are species both famously difficult to photograph and too-often endangered: the spectacled bear, glass frog, giant river otter, green honeycreeper, mountain paca, yellow anaconda, and others. Captions and text give further insight into the lives of these amazing animals.
Category: Nature

Collected Reprints

Author : Lawrence Cooper Stuart
ISBN : CORNELL:31924003392077
Genre : Lizards
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Category: Lizards


Author : Albert Edward Murray
ISBN : CORNELL:31924000853576
Genre : Botany
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Category: Botany

New Scientist

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ISBN : UCSD:31822022859680
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

Ocean Shores To Desert Dunes

Author : David Andrew Keith
ISBN : UCR:31210021122385
Genre : Endemic plants
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'Ocean Shores to Desert Dunes' is an award-winning book that takes the reader on a journey through the landscapes of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, describing the 12 broad formations - or types - of vegetation, and 99 vegetation classes. Each vegetation class is comprehensively described, including where each occurs and why, interesting aspects of its ecology, evolution, history and development, as well as current conservation and management challenges. This spectacularly illustrated book includes more than 100 maps and 400 colour photographs, species lists for each of the vegetation classes, and extensive botanical and general indexes. 'Ocean Shores to Desert Dunes' is the perfect companion to the many plant identification guides currently available, and is based on a significant new state-wide map and vegetation classification by the author.
Category: Endemic plants