Wildlife of the Caribbean

Author: Herbert A. Raffaele
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400851690
Release Date: 2014-05-25
Genre: Nature

This is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. It contains 600 vivid color images featuring 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and much more. While the guide primarily looks at the most conspicuous and widespread species among the islands, it also includes rarely seen creatures—such as the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon—giving readers a special sense of the region's diverse wildlife. Each species is represented by one or more color photos or illustrations; details regarding its identification, status, and distribution; and interesting aspects of its life history or relationship to humans. In addition, an introductory section focuses on the unique characteristics of the Caribbean’s fauna and flora, the threats faced by both, and some of the steps being taken to sustain the area’s extraordinary natural heritage. Wildlife of the Caribbean is the essential field guide for learning about the living wonders in this area of the world. The only guide of its kind for the Caribbean islands 600 detailed color images feature 451 amazing species Straightforward descriptions suitable for general audience Compact size makes the guide easy to carry

Barbados St Lucia und Grenada Individualreisef hrer

Author: Heidrun Brockmann
Publisher: Iwanowski's Reisebuchverlag
ISBN: 9783864572265
Release Date: 2016-12-13
Genre: Travel

Weiße Sandstrände und türkisfarben schimmerndes Meer, bunte Fischschwärme und Korallenriffe – Barbados, St. Lucia und Grenada gehören zur Inselgruppe der Kleinen Antillen und erfüllen jede Postkartenvorstellung von der karibischen Inselwelt. Seit Jahren steigt die Zahl der Karibik-Reisenden, die gern mehrere Inseln besuchen möchten – sei es auf einer individuell geplanten Tour, als Kreuzfahrttourist oder als Segler. Barbados, St. Lucia und Grenada sind von Deutschland aus mit Direktflügen zu erreichen. Ein gut ausgebautes innerkaribisches Flugliniennetz verbindet die einzelnen Inseln miteinander. Barbados ist für seinen Rum und die herrschaftlichen Kolonialvillen bekannt – hier lässt sich die bewegte Geschichte der Karibik auf Schritt und Tritt erleben. St. Lucia beeindruckt durch seine Traumstrände und die berühmten Lavaberge. Auf der kleinen Gewürzinsel Grenada dreht sich alles um Muskat, Nelken, Zimt: Hier gibt es noch viel Unbekanntes zu entdecken. Die erfahrene Karibik-Autorin Heidrun Brockmann beschreibt ausführlich die einzelnen Inseln und macht Vorschläge für Erkundungen auf eigene Faust. Sie empfiehlt Kombinationsreisen und gibt Unterkunfts- und Restaurant-Tipps für alle Reisebudgets. Urlauber finden zahlreiche praktische Hinweise für Outdoor-Aktivitäten wie Wandern, Baden, Tauchen, Schnorcheln und Segeln. Die rund 20 Detailkarten inklusive Reisetipps können per QR-Code kostenfrei auf das Smartphone oder das Tablet geladen werden und sind somit überall dabei. - Drei beliebte Karibik-Inseln mit Direktflugverbindung in einem Band! - Individuelle Reisetipps zu Unterkunft, Restaurants und Outdoor-Aktivitäten - Nicht nur bei Kreuzfahrt-Touristen im Trend: Karibik-Reisen auch bei Individualtouristen immer beliebter

Wildlife of Australia

Author: Iain Campbell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400846825
Release Date: 2013-05-21
Genre: Nature

Ideal for the nature-loving traveler, Wildlife of Australia is a handy photographic pocket guide to the most widely seen birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and habitats of Australia. The guide features more than 400 stunning color photographs, and coverage includes 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs likely to be encountered in Australia's major tourist destinations. Accessible species accounts are useful for both general travelers and serious naturalists, and the invaluable habitat section describes the Australian bush and its specific wildlife. Animal species with similar features are placed on the same plates in order to aid identification. Wildlife of Australia is an indispensable and thorough resource for any nature enthusiast interested in this remarkable continent. Easy-to-use pocket guide More than 400 high-quality photographs Accessible text aids identification Habitat guide describes the Australian bush and its specific wildlife Coverage includes the 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs most likely to be seen on a trip around Australia

Coral Reef Fishes

Author: Ewald Lieske
Publisher:
ISBN: 0691004811
Release Date: 1999-02-01
Genre: Coral reef fishes

This is a handy guide to all fishes that are likely to be observed by anybody visiting or diving on the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific and the western Atlantic Oceans to a depth of sixty meters. Accessible to amateur marine life enthusiasts, this book is the first comprehensive guide of its kind. It enables the reader quickly to identify 2,074 species of fish and includes over 2,500 color illustrations depicting the major forms of each species--male, female, immature, or geographical varieties. Here coral reef is used broadly to include areas adjacent to reefs where corals may occur, such as harbors, bays, and rocky tidepools as well as reef-associated habitats such as seagrass beds, sandy expanses, and open rocky bottoms. The text begins with a valuable introduction to such topics as the coral reef environment, habitats, ecology, social interactions, conservation, and dangerous marine fishes. Of particular interest is a section offering pointers on identifying fish. The text proceeds according to region, depicting each species and its varieties, and offering information on its geographic range and where on the coral reef itself the fish may be found. Important identification characteristics are highlighted on every color plate.

Proceedings

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015059030851
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biology


Korallen

Author: Julian Sprung
Publisher:
ISBN: 3921684870
Release Date: 2000
Genre: