Category Archives: Wildlife

Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Production: Case Studies from Australian Farms, Forests and Fisheries

In June 2007, twenty years after the Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke announced the Decade of Landcare, 250 farmers, foresters and fishers from all states met in Launceston as guests of the community group Tamar Natural Resource Management to reflect … Continue reading

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Conservation: Protecting Our Plant Resources (Green Technology)

Conservation refers to the careful and controlled use of natural resources for the purpose of extending the time they are available as well as retaining biodiversity. Conservation does not prevent the loss of plants, trees, land, water, or habitat; it … Continue reading

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Subantarctic Wilderness: Macquarie Island

A tiny speck of land caught between Australia and Antarctica, Macquarie Island is as remote and rugged as it is beautiful. Despite its small size, for huge numbers of seals, penguins, and albatrosses this raw, elemental landscape is a sanctuary, … Continue reading

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Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges

This is the most comprehensive book to address the economic, social and institutional difficulties in conserving biodiversity. It covers a wide range of issues such as biodiversity, ecosystem services and valuation in the context of diverse ecosystems such as tropical … Continue reading

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Biofuels (Wiley Series in Renewable Resource)

This book gives a broad overview of the key topics in this field of study, approaching them from a technical and economic angle giving the reader a comprehensive insight into biofuels as a whole. Dealing specifically with liquid and gaseous … Continue reading

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The Biomass Assessment Handbook: Bioenergy for a Sustainable Environment

Responding to the need for reliable and detailed information on biomass consumption and supply and overcoming the lack of standardized measurement and accounting procedures, this handbook provides the skills to understand the biomass resource base and the tools to assess … Continue reading

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Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins

Apes and dolphins: primates and cetaceans. Could any creatures appear to be more different? Yet both are large-brained intelligent mammals with complex communication and social interaction. In the first book to study apes and dolphins side by side, Maddalena Bearzi … Continue reading

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What Is Biodiversity?

In the life sciences, there is wide-ranging debate about biodiversity. While nearly everyone is in favor of biodiversity and its conservation, methods for its assessment vary enormously. So what exactly is biodiversity? Most theoretical work on the subject assumes it … Continue reading

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Chinese Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guide Chinese Wildlife)

China is home to a variety of remarkable variety of unusual wildlife, many of which are rare and threatened species under conservation. This new wildlife guide provides a colorful introduction to the species of a country that is beginning to … Continue reading

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Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds

Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds presents an up-to-date classification of Australian birds. Building on the authors’ 1994 book, The Taxonomy and Species of Birds of Australia and its Territories, it incorporates the extensive volume of relevant systematic work since … Continue reading

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