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Birds in Brazil A Natural History

Birds in Brazil A Natural History

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9780691085692


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0691085692


Publisher:  Princeton University Press
Summary: Foreword (to the Brazilian edition) A Discrete Wise Man Expressions of Appreciation Translator's Comments Introduction Ch. 1 The Country and Its Birds 3 1.1 Morphoclimatic Domains 3 1.2 Terrain Types and Their Avifauna 3 1.3 Principal Habitats of Brazilian Birds 5 Ch. 2 A Short History of Ornithology in Brazil, from The Sixteenth Century to the Early Twentieth Century 26 Ch. 3 Conservation in Brazil 40 3.1 History of... Conservation in Brazil 40 3.2 Conservation Units 40 3.3 The Minimal Critical Size of Ecosystems Projects 44 3.4 Conservation Problems, Especially in Amazonia 45 3.5 Atlantic Forest and Calcareous Forest 49 3.6 Reforestation, Faunal Dependence and Environmental Preservation 50 3.7 Pollution: Birds as Bioindicators 51 3.8 Illegal Trade in Birds: New Perspectives 53 3.9 New Orientation 54 Ch. 4 Biogeography and Speciation 56 Ch. 5 The Birds 61 5.1 Birds of the Neotropics 61 5.2 Fossil Birds 62 5.3 Categories of Brazilian Birds 63 5.4 Population Analyses and Biodiversity 75 5.5 Sources 77 Illustrated Guide to the Orders and Families of Brazilian Birds 83 Ch. 6 Family and Species Accounts 93 General Bibliography 643 Species Index: Scientific Names 651 Species Index: English Names 690 [read more]

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ISBN-13: 9780691085692


ISBN: 0691085692


Publisher: Princeton University Press
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