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Natural change and human impact in Madagascar

Author: Steven M Goodman; Bruce D Patterson
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Natural change and human impact in Madagascar.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)644063414
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Goodman; Bruce D Patterson
ISBN: 1560986824 9781560986829 1560986832 9781560986836
OCLC Number: 35620388
Notes: Based on presentations made at a symposium held June 2-4, 1995 at the Field Museum, Chicago.
Description: xiii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Late Cretaceous vertebrates from Madagascar : implications for biotic change in deep time / David W. Krause, Joseph H. Hartman and Neil A. Wells --
Extreme gully erosion in Madagascar and its natural and anthropogenic causes / Neil A. Wells and Benjamin R. Andriamihaja --
Theories and facts regarding Holocene environmental change before and after human colonization / David A. Burney --
The classification of natural and anthropogenic vegetation in Madagascar / Porter P. Lowry II, George E. Schatz, and Peter B. Phillipson --
Biogeographic patterns of reptiles in eastern Madagascar / Christopher J. Raxworthy and Ronald A. Nussbaum --
Lemurs : old and new / Elwyn L. Simons --
The 40,000-year plague : humans, hyperdisease, and first-contact extinctions / Ross D.E. MacPhee and Preston A. Marx --
Subfossil lemurs : inferences about past and present primate communities in Madagascar / Laurie R. Godfrey [and others] --
Subfossil birds from coastal sites in western and southwestern Madagascar : a paleoenvironmental reconstruction / Steven M. Goodman and Lucien M.A. Rakotozafy --
Effects of forest fragmentation on extinction patterns of the endemic avifauna on the Central High Plateau of Madagascar / Olivier Langrand and Lucienne Wilmé --
Cultural transformations and their impacts on the environments of Madagascar / Henry T. Wright and Jean-Aimé Rakotoarisoa --
A cultural history of Madagascar : evolution and interpretation of the archaeological evidence / Jean-Aimé Rakotoarisoa --
Mahilaka, an eleventh- to fourteenth-century Islamic port : the first impact of urbanism on Madagascar / Chantal Radimilahy --
Were people responsible for the extinction of Madagascar's subfossils, and how will we ever know? / Robert E. Dewar --
The future of biodiversity in Madagascar : a view from Ranomafana National Park / Patricia C. Wright --
Degradation, transformation, and conservation : the past, present, and possible future of Madagascar's environment / Alison F. Richard and Sheila O'Connor.
Responsibility: edited by Steven M. Goodman and Bruce D. Patterson.

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