This book is a pictorial feast of the asethetic beauty, variety and exuberance of the tropical Iwokrama rain forest in Guyana, South America. The stunning landscapes and regal splendor of one of the four remaining extensive pristine forests in the world have been magnificently captured through the artistic skills and rich palette of Shirley Felts. Shirley Felts exhibits regularly in Britain and America. Her work is in many private and public collections and has been reproduced as posters and prints which are distributed world-wide. She has illustrated books since the 1970s, winning a number of awards.
Identification manual/field guide of the butterflies of the Iwokrama Forest and North Rupununi District as part of the one year survey by researchers at Warwick HRI (led by Dr Doreen Winstanley and Neil Naish) to develop a butterfly farming industry in Guyana that will help support 5000 people in 16 rainforest communities and help save the rainforest itself. The University of Warwick team worked with the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation in Guyana, a conservation reserve that is a rich source of exotic butterflies that are sought after by many western butterfly farms and other institutions that exhibit collections of live butterflies.
Author: Thomas M. Leonard
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics
A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title The Encyclopedia of the Developing World is a comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries. Containing more than 750 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses primarily the years since 1945 and defines development broadly, addressing not only economics but also civil society and social progress. Entries cover the most important theories and measurements of development; relate historical events, movements, and concepts to development both internationally and regionally where applicable; examine the contributions of the most important persons and organizations; and detail the progress made within geographic regions and by individual countries.
Author: D. S. Hammond
Release Date: 2005
The Guiana Shield is an ancient geological formation located in the northern part of South America, covering an area of one million square kilometres. Despite its hostile environment, it is home to many unusual and highly specialized plants and animals, which constitute a rich area of biodiversity. Chapters in this book include hydrology, nutrient cycling, forest phenology, insect-plant interactions, forest microclimate, plant distributions, forest dynamics and conservation and management of flora and fauna. It provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the ecology, biology and natural history of the forests of the area.
The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in-depth budget information for all twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.
Author: Shawn M. Lehman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-11-28
Primate Biogeography is a subject rarely addressed as a discipline in its own right. This comprehensive source introduces the reader to Primate Biogeography as a discipline. It highlights the many factors that may influence the distribution of primates, and reveals the wide range of approaches that are available to understanding the distribution of this order. The biogeography of primates in the past is a major component of our understanding of their evolutionary history and is an essential component of conservation biology. This book will appeal to primatologists, physical anthropologists, zoologists, and undergraduates in these areas.
'South American Handbook' discusses the festivals, swimming with sea lions, and walking with dinosaurs. It also talks about cities of gold and mountains of silver, where to eat, drink, and sleep, evolution, revolution, and visitors from outer space.
Author: James Parry
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Rain forest animals
In Rainforest Safari, James Parry explores these extraordinary landscapes with reference to 25 sites, and reveals the fascinating range of wildlife they support. The book looks at the various types of rainforest, at their different ecosystems and at the diverse features that make them such exciting places to visit. Rainforest Safari also looks at the human dimension of rainforests: at the indigenous peoples whose way of life is firmly rooted in the forest ecosystem, at thedevastating impact of uncontrolled deforestation and other forms of exploitation, and at the conservation work now under way to try and save what is left of these unique habitats. In the final chapter, the book takes a forward view, assessing what the future may hold for rainforests, especially in view of their value in the battle to stem climate change.
Sustainable consumer services for household markets - i.e. services that are offered to a consumer at the premises such as home delivery of organic food, appliance leasing, mobile laundry services or car pool schemes - are viewed by many as the way forwar