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SCOTT, A. (1995)

The Overberg Explorer.

177 Seiten, mit zahlreichen Farbfotos, Strichzeichnungen und Karten.
Overberg Conservation Services cc, Gansbaai. ISBN-13: 978-0620283212.

Inhalt:

The Overberg Explorer is a guide for environment-oriented travel in the Cape Overberg. It contains information on everything from geology to history, exploring the areas of Caledon, Hermanus, Bredasdorp and Sellendam, and various organisations who can help the traveller.

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Samstag, 23 Januar 2021 08:50

JACANA EDUCATION (Publisher, 1997)

The Magic of Pilanesberg - A Complete Guide to the Park.

2nd revised edition, 48 Seiten, durchgehend farbig illustriert. Johannesburg. ISBN 1-874955-62-X.

Inhalt:

Volcanoes and rocks (pp. 2-5)
Formation of natural habitats (pp. 6-11)
Species guide (pp. 12-35)
Night species (pp. 36-37)
History (pp. 38-41)
Pilanesberg Park - Creation and Conservation (pp. 42-43)
Index
Glossary
Acknowledgements

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Montag, 31 August 2020 08:59

HENDERSON, C. L. (2002)

Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica.

539 Seiten, 345 Farb- und 75 Schwarzweißphotos, 11 Strichzeichnungen.
University of Texas Press. ISBN-13: 9780292734593.

Verlagstext:

At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates.

Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry.

In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.

At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates.

Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry.

In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.

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Montag, 03 August 2020 10:29

CARPENTER, K.E. (ed., 2002)

The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic.

Volume 2: Bony fishes part 1 (Acipenseridae to Grammatidae).

FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes and American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 5.Rome, FAO. 2002. pp. 601-1374.

Summary:

This 3 volume field guide covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Western Central Atlantic. The area of coverage includes FAO Fishing Area 31. The marine resource groups included are the bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony  fishes, sea  turtles,  nd marine mammals. The introductory chapter outlines the environmental, ecological, and  biogeographical factors influencing the marine biota, and the basic components of the fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic. Within the field guide, the sections on the resource groups are arranged phylogenetically according to higher taxonomic levels such as class, order, and family. Each resource group is introduced by general remarks on the group, an illustrated section on technical terms and measurements, and a key or guide to orders or families. Each family generally has an account  summarizing family diagnostic characters, biological and fisheries information, notes on similar families occurring in the area, a key to species, a checklist of species and a short list of relevant literature. Families that are less important to fisheries include an abbreviated family account and no detailed species information. Species in the important families are treated in detail (arranged alphabetically by genus and species) and include the species name, frequent synonyms and names of similar species, an illustration, FAO common name(s), diagnostic characters, biology and fisheries information, notes on geographical distribution, and a distribution map. For less important spe-cies, abbreviated accounts are used. Generally, this includes the species name, FAOc ommon name(s), an illustration, a distribution map, and notes on biology, fisheries, anddistribution. The final volume concludes with an index of scientific and common names.

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Dienstag, 10 September 2019 06:47

COLSTON, P. & BURTON, P. (1989)

Limicolen - Alle europäischen Watvogel-Arten. Bestimmungsmerkmale, Flugbilder, Biologie, Verbreitung.

236 Seiten, Schwarz-weiss-Strichzeichnungen, 23 Farbtafeln, 52 Verbreitungskarten
BLV Verlagsgesellschaft. ISBN-10: 3405136474. ISBN-13: 978-3405136475.

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Donnerstag, 15 November 2018 09:25

DE LA ROSA, C. & NOCKE, C. C. (2000)

A Guide to the Carnivores of Central America Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation.

262 Seiten, 117 Strichzeichnungen, 25 Verbreitungskarteb, 2 Tabellen.
University of Texas Press. ISBN: 978-0-292-71605-6

Inhalt:


Carnivores such as pumas, jaguars, and ocelots have roamed the neotropical forests of Central America for millennia. Enshrined in the myths of the ancient Maya, they still inspire awe in the region's current inhabitants, as well as in the ecotourists and researchers who come to experience Central America's diverse and increasingly endangered natural environment.

This book is one of the first field guides dedicated to the carnivores of Central America. It describes the four indigenous families -- wild cats, raccoons and their relatives, skunks and their relatives, and wild canids -- and their individual species that live in the region. The authors introduce each species by recounting a first-person encounter with it, followed by concise explanations of its taxonomy, scientific name, English and Spanish common names, habitat, natural history, and conservation status. Range maps show the animal's past and current distribution, while Claudia Nocke's black-and-white drawings portray it visually.

The concluding chapter looks to the carnivores' future, including threats posed by habitat destruction and other human activities, and describes some current conservation programs. Designed for citizens of and visitors to Central America, as well as specialists, this book offers an excellent introduction to a group of fascinating, threatened, and still imperfectly understood animals.

The authors have studied Central American carnivores for many years. Carlos L. de la Rosa is Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies' Riverwoods Field Laboratory in south Florida, where Claudia C. Nocke is currently working on a Ph.D.

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Donnerstag, 24 August 2017 06:55

GLAW, F. & VENCES, M. (2007)

A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar.

3. überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. 496 Seiten, 1500 Farbfotos, Verbreitungskarten, Sonagramme, umfangreiches Literaturverzeichnis. Vences & Glaw Verlags GbR, Köln. ISBN-13: 978-3929449037

Inhalt:

Umfangreicher Feldführer aller Amphibien und Reptilien Madagaskars mit zusätzlichen Kapiteln über Geologie, Klima und biogeografische Zonen, menschliche Besieldung Madagaskars, Flora, Wirbellose,  Süßwasserfische, Vögel, und Säugetiere Madagaskars liegt nun, in größerem Format und völlig überarbeitet in der dritten Auflage vor. Die Autoren haben in 12 Forschungsreisen u. a. 75 neue Frosch- sowie 7 neue Reptilienarten Madagskars beschrieben.

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A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo.

Illustriert von Karen Phillipps.
332 Seiten, 60 Farbtafeln, 46 Strichzeichnungen, 5 Landkarten.
The Sabah Society. ISBN 967-99947-1-6.

Verlagstext: 

This guide book is aimed at naturalists, zoologists, specialists, scholars and public at large with a keen interest in identifying the mammals of Borneo. It describes every species of wild mammal presently known in Borneo and its offshore islands: 221 species of wild land mammals have been recorded, of which 92 species are bats. Also included in the book are descriptions of the more commonly encountered domestic animals which might be confused with wild ones, as well as a few species which have not definitely been recorded in Borneo but which are likely to be found in the area. Each mammal is beautifully illustrated in colour with brief notes on the species on the facing page. Concise and easy to use, A Field Guide to Mammals of Borneo is an indispensable aid to greater awareness of this important segment of the fauna in Borneo.

 

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Donnerstag, 14 Juni 2018 09:00

BRAACK, L. E. O. (1992)

Kruger National Park - A visitor's guide.

3. Auflage; 240 Seiten, über 180 Farbfotos; Landkarten, Checklisten von Fauna und Flora; kart.
Struik Publishers. ISBN-10: 186825190X; ISBN-13: 978-1868251902

Inhalt:

Das Buch infromiert über Geschichte, Topgrafie, Klima, Vegetationszonen, Bäume, Verbreitung und Häufigkeit der Säugetiere, die Vogelwelt,. Reptilien, Frösche, Fische sowie eine Auswahl von Wirbellosen des Parks. Weitere Kapitel widem sich den Unterkünften, Wilderness Trails und Fahrrouten im Park. Es folgen Informationen über weiterführende Literarur sowie Checklisten der Bäume, Säugetiere, Vögel und Reptilien.

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Donnerstag, 14 Juni 2018 14:23

WILSON, S. & SWAN, G. (2013)

A complete Guide to the Reptiles of Australia.

4. Auflage. 592 Seiten. Zahlreiche Farbfotos, Strichzeichnungen und Verbreitungskarten. Verlag New Holland Publishers. ISBN: 9781921517280.

Publisher's description:

The Complete Guide to the Reptiles of Australia explores the rich diversity of Australia's reptiles. This book represents an accessible identification guide to reptiles, including: Crocodiles, sea turtles, freshwater turtles, geckos, flat-footed lizards, skinks, dragons, goannas, blind snakes, pythons, file snakes, colubrid snakes, terrestrial elapids, sea snakes, and sea kraits. Species are illustrated with lively colour photographs showing them in their natural habitat. Each is accompanied by a distribution map; a description – with distinguishing features highlighted in bold text; notes on the species’ range and preferred habitat; information on subspecies and similar species; and, wherever appropriate, conservation status. Extra photographs show most recognised subspecies, as well as differences within species and between sexes. Photographs of significant reptile habitats are also included.

This field guide features diagnostic illustrations, classification notes, selected reading and a thorough index. The book is designed to be a comprehensive yet compact and portable tool for reptile identification anywhere in Australia.

 

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