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Act III in Patagonia : People and Wildlife.

Author: William Conway
Publisher: Washington DC : Island Press, 2015.
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From tracking elephant seals in the Atlantic to following flamingos in the Andes, Act III in Patagonia takes readers to the sites where real-life field science is taking place. It further illuminates the ecology of the region through a history that reaches from the time of the Tehuelche Indians known by Magellan, Drake, and Darwin to the present.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Conway, William.
Act III in Patagonia : People and Wildlife.
Washington DC : Island Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Conway
ISBN: 9781597265898 1597265896
OCLC Number: 923186971
Notes: ""Suggested Reading""""Index""
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages)
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Epigraph""; ""Introduction""; ""Prelude""; ""Counting Elephant Seals on Peninsula Valdes""; ""Subplots and Stage Directions in Argentina""; ""A Patagonian Conservationist in the Campo""; ""Act I: 12,000 Years in Patagonia""; ""Act II: Hunting's High Tide""; ""Act III: The Road to Conservation""; ""STEPPE AND ALTIPLANO""; ""1. The Camel and the Sheep""; ""2. Mr. Darwin's Ostrich and the Green-Egged Martineta""; ""3. A Giant Monogamous Mouse""; ""4. The Parrot Metropolis of Rio Negro"" ""5. The Tortoise and the Bus Driver""""6. The Condor, the Puma, the Fox, and the Aliens""; ""7. The Altiplano and the Flamingos""; ""8. A Once and Future Patagonian Steppe""; ""COASTAL CHRONICLES""; ""1. The Doctor and the Sea Lions""; ""2. Incredibly Deep-Diving Super Seal""; ""3. Adventures of a Billion Dollar Bird""; ""4. Penguin Lives and Principles""; ""5. The Critical Colony""; ""6. Plans for Coast and Sea""; ""SEA AND SKY""; ""1. The Toothfish, the Hake, and the Squid""; ""2. Orcas, Right Whales, and Economics""; ""3. Report from a Sea and Sky Outpost""; ""The Scene Ahead""; ""Notes""
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From tracking elephant seals in the Atlantic to following flamingos in the Andes, Act III in Patagonia takes readers to the sites where real-life field science is taking place. It further illuminates the ecology of the region through a history that reaches from the time of the Tehuelche Indians known by Magellan, Drake, and Darwin to the present.

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