World Birdwatch

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State Of The World 2003

Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916360
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The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents, but the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach.

State Of The World 2003

Author: Linda Starke
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 185383968X
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Each year's volume synthesizes developments in the naturd social sciences, in markets and in policy instruments, and describes how they will interact with the ecosystems on which our social fabric depends, documenting the challenges and the grounds for hope.

World Checklist Of Threatened Birds

Author: Tim Inskipp
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Storks Ibises And Spoonbills Of The World

Author: James Hancock
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408134993
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Everything you ever wanted to know about storks, ibises and spoonbills.

Imperial Dreams

Author: Tim Gallagher
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439191530
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Explorer and naturalist Tim Gallagher is obsessed with rare birds. A decade ago, Gallagher was one of the rediscoverers of the legendary ivory-billed woodpecker, which most scientists believed had been extinct for more than half a century—an event that caused an international stir. Now, in Imperial Dreams, Gallagher once again hits the trail, journeying deep into Mexico’s savagely beautiful Sierra Madre Occidental, home to rich wildlife, as well as to Mexican drug cartels, in a perilous quest to locate the most elusive bird in the world—the imperial woodpecker, a giant among its clan. The imperial woodpecker’s trumpetlike calls and distinctive hammering on massive pines once echoed through the high forests. Two feet tall, with deep black plumage, a brilliant snow-white shield on its back, and a crimson crest, the imperial woodpecker had largely disappeared fifty years ago, though reports persist of the bird still flying through remote mountain stands. In an attempt to find and protect the imperial woodpecker in its last habitat, Gallagher is guided by a map of sightings of this natural treasure of the Sierra Madre, bestowed on him by a friend on his deathbed. Charged with continuing the quest of a line of distinguished naturalists, including the great Aldo Leopold, Gallagher treks through this mysterious, historically untamed and untamable territory. Here, where an ancient petroglyph of the imperial can still be found, Geronimo led Apaches in their last stand, William Randolph Hearst held a storied million-acre ranch, and Pancho Villa once roamed, today ruthless drug lords terrorize residents and steal and strip the land. Gallagher’s passionate quest takes a harrowing turn as he encounters armed drug traffickers, burning houses, and fleeing villagers. His mission becomes a life-and-death drama that will keep armchair adventurers enthralled as he chases truth in the most dangerous of habitats.

Vital Signs 2003

Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916646
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With Vital Signs 2003, you’ll have the cogent analysis you need to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.

Law Relating To Animals

Author: Legge
Editor: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843141299
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This book looks at animal law in a wide context and considers policy issues, moral and ethical debates, political ideas and economic influences. It concentrates on public forms of control as these make up the bulk of legal protection in this area, but it also looks briefly at common law controls. The book also examines European law and International law and it takes a comparative look at Australian law which has taken a different stance to the UK in relation to the protection of animals

English Mechanic And World Of Science

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A Field Guide To The Birds Of Hawaii And The Tropical Pacific

Author: Harold Douglas Pratt
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ISBN: 9780691023991
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This is the first field guide to the identification of the birds of the islands of the tropical Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, southeastern Polynesia, and Micronesia. It is intended both as a reference for the expert and as an introduction to birding in the region for the novice. Small enough to be carried afield, it contains much previously unpublished information about behavior, vocalizations, ecology, and distribution. The forty-five color plates depict all plumages of all bird species that breed in the islands, as well as of those that regularly visit them and the surrounding oceans, and of most species believed to be extinct on the islands. Black-and-white figures show many of the rarer visitors. Introductory sections discuss the tropical Pacific as an environment for birds, problems of birding on islands, and bird conservation. Appendixes include maps of the island groups and a thorough bibliography.