Birds of the Wetlands / Edition 1

Birds of the Wetlands / Edition 1

by James Hancock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0123227275

ISBN-13: 9780123227270

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

Wetlands are special places whose complex ecosystems provide homes for rich and varied assemblages of bird inhabitants. Herons, storks, ibises, spoonbills, anhingas, shorebirds and birds of prey all make a living there, each according to their own special needs. Although similar in many ways, the different wetland areas show many peculiarities in their individual…  See more details below

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Wetlands are special places whose complex ecosystems provide homes for rich and varied assemblages of bird inhabitants. Herons, storks, ibises, spoonbills, anhingas, shorebirds and birds of prey all make a living there, each according to their own special needs. Although similar in many ways, the different wetland areas show many peculiarities in their individual habits and ecology, and make for fascinating comparisons and contrasts. Wetlands are also a dwindling part of the world's rich mix of habitats, everywhere endangered by pollution, land drainage and the overuse of water resources for urban and agricultural development. James Hancock's skill as a photographer has found ample scope in documenting the birds he has observed and the splendour of the wetlands in which they live. His appreciation and understanding of the biology and ecology of wetlands and their birds and his concern for the conservation problems facing them inform his lively text. Anecdote and science alike are used to plead for a better understanding of wetlands and the need to conserve them for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123227270
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Academic Press Natural World Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgements
1North America: The Florida Everglades1
2South America: Northern Argentina19
3Africa: The Tana River, Kenya33
4India: Bharatpur47
5India: Gujarat65
6India: Along the Brahmaputra River81
7China: The Zhalong Reserve, Heilanchiang Province91
8Japan: The Shinhama Reserve, Chiba, Tokyo103
9Indonesia: Pulau Dua113
10Australia: Darwin and the South Alligator River125
11Spain: The Coto Danana, Spain139
12Iceland: Lake Myvatn155
Further reading167
Index171

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