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Wild Life In A Southern Country

Author : Richard Jefferies
ISBN : 9781473375291
Genre : Travel
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This volume contains Richard Jefferies 1879 wildlife book, "Wild Life in a Southern County". A comprehensive examination of the birds and animals where he lived, these fascinating essays display Jefferies’ deep admiration and understanding of the countryside. This volume is highly recommended for lovers of nature writing, and constitutes a must-read for fans of Jefferies beautiful work. The essays of this collection include: “The Downs”, “The Entrenchment”, “Ways of Larks”, “Hares”, “A Combat”, “Happiness of Animals”, “Ants”, “A Long Journey”, “A Drought”, “Ancient Garrison of the Entrenchment”, “Traditions of Forest”, “Curious Ponds”, “A Mirage”, etcetera. John Richard Jefferies (1848 - 1887) was an English writer famous for depicting English rural life in essays, books and novels. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
Category: Travel

The Athenaeum

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ISBN : WISC:89013032453
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Wildlife Conservation In China Preserving The Habitat Of China S Wild West

Author : Jonathan Harris
ISBN : 9781317452034
Genre : Business & Economics
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Very little is known about the issue of wildlife conservation within China. Even China specialists get a meager ration of stories about pandas giving birth in zoos, or poachers in some remote setting being apprehended. But what does the future hold for China's wildlife? In this thoughtful work the leading U.S. expert on wildlife projects in Western China presents a multi-faceted assessment of the topic. Richard B. Harris draws on twenty years of experience working in China, and incorporates perspectives ranging from biology through Chinese history and tradition, to interpret wildlife conservation issues in a cultural context. In non-technical language, Harris shows that, particularly in its vast western sections where most species of wildlife still have a chance to survive, China has adopted a strongly preservationist, "hands-off" approach to wildlife without confronting the larger and more difficult problem of habitat loss. This policy treats wildlife conservation as a strictly technical problem - and thus prioritizes captive breeding to meet the demand for animal products - while ignoring the manifold cultural, social, and economic dimensions that truly dictate how wild animals will fare in their interaction with the physical and human environments. The author concludes that any successes this policy achieves will be temporary.
Category: Business & Economics

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ISBN : UOM:39015084435802
Genre : Bibliography
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Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015558054
Genre : American literature
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Endangered And Threatened Wildlife Of New Jersey

Author : Bruce E. Beans
ISBN : 0813532094
Genre : Nature
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"Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of New Jersey" is a richly illustrated color guide to the state's 73 most imperiled species, from bobcats to bobolinks, shortnosed sturgeons to loggerhead turtles, frosted elfins to triangle floaters, blue whales to American burying beetles.
Category: Nature

Mount Mitchell And The Black Mountains

Author : Timothy Silver
ISBN : 9780807863145
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Each year, thousands of tourists visit Mount Mitchell, the most prominent feature of North Carolina's Black Mountain range and the highest peak in the eastern United States. From Native Americans and early explorers to land speculators and conservationists, people have long been drawn to this rugged region. Timothy Silver explores the long and complicated history of the Black Mountains, drawing on both the historical record and his experience as a backpacker and fly fisherman. He chronicles the geological and environmental forces that created this intriguing landscape, then traces its history of environmental change and human intervention from the days of Indian-European contact to today. Among the many tales Silver recounts is that of Elisha Mitchell, the renowned geologist and University of North Carolina professor for whom Mount Mitchell is named, who fell to his death there in 1857. But nature's stories--of forest fires, chestnut blight, competition among plants and animals, insect invasions, and, most recently, airborne toxins and acid rain--are also part of Silver's narrative, making it the first history of the Appalachians in which the natural world gets equal time with human history. It is only by understanding the dynamic between these two forces, Silver says, that we can begin to protect the Black Mountains for future generations.
Category: Nature