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Green China
     

Green China

by Heather ANGEL
 
China is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, whose habitats range from the vast deserts of the northwest and the Tibetan Plateau, through forested mountain slopes, to a myriad of rivers and lakes and the steamy tropical forests of the far south. China is home to many rare and threatened species, and conservation is now a firm priority for the Chinese

Overview

China is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, whose habitats range from the vast deserts of the northwest and the Tibetan Plateau, through forested mountain slopes, to a myriad of rivers and lakes and the steamy tropical forests of the far south. China is home to many rare and threatened species, and conservation is now a firm priority for the Chinese government. Interest in China s green heritage has never been greater, and this is growing fast as eco-tourism takes off and as the Chinese Government starts to grapple with problems of conservation and environment protection.

Although much of China s fertile lowlands are intensively cultivated, there remain plenty of wild areas rich in unusual animals and plants, from giant pandas to colorful pheasants and peacocks, and the Chinese alligator (probable model for the famous Chinese dragon). China is also home to beautiful and intriguing plants the rare ginkgo tree, thousands of herbs as well as species with healing properties.

Richly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned world-class photographs, Green China is both a celebration of China s natural world and a general introduction to the flora, fauna and landscapes of one of the world s most diverse countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905299645
Publisher:
Stacey International
Publication date:
07/29/2008
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
11.60(w) x 12.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Heather Angel is a biologist and award-winning wildlife photographer who has made fifteen trips China to photograph the plants, wildlife and natural landscapes and has written two books about pandas. In 1985, Heather led a delegation of British photographers to China when she had her first solo exhibition in Beijing and a second one in 2003. Heather was President of the Royal Photographic Society from 1984-86 and she has been a Special Professor at Nottingham University since 1994. She runs her own photo library, Natural Visions.

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