Sloth lemur's song : Madagascar from the deep past to the uncertain present (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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Sloth lemur's song : Madagascar from the deep past to the uncertain present

Author: Alison F Richard
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2022.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"This is a sweeping account of Madagascar past and present, from a land locked in the heart of Gondwana to its emergence as an island, from landscapes populated by dinosaurs to forests filled with the unique array of species alive today, and from a place unknown to people to one where human impact on the environment is a pressing concern. Alison Richard has immersed herself in research and conservation in Madagascar  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison F Richard
ISBN: 9780226817569 0226817563
OCLC Number: 1262677989
Description: pages cm
Contents: Living Madagascar --
The Rock that Moved --
Life in Deep Time --
Starting Over --
A Crucible for Evolution --
Familiar Tasks Done Differently --
Human Footprints --
Receding Forests --
Disappearing Giants --
The Axe's Thunk --
Places that Work --
Stories Old and New.
Responsibility: Alison Richard.

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"This is a sweeping account of Madagascar past and present, from a land locked in the heart of Gondwana to its emergence as an island, from landscapes populated by dinosaurs to forests filled with the unique array of species alive today, and from a place unknown to people to one where human impact on the environment is a pressing concern. Alison Richard has immersed herself in research and conservation in Madagascar for nearly fifty years, and is an expert guide. Her book, seamlessly integrating scientific research and detailed natural history with personal experiences, shows both what connects this biodiversity hotspot to the rest of the world through time, and what separates it. Along the way, she reflects on how our world views shape the way we interpret evidence and the importance of the stories we tell about Madagascar in our understanding of this unique place and the conservation of its rich natural heritage"--

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