Wild Singapore 2nd Edition

Wild Singapore  2nd Edition
Author : Geoffrey Davison
Publisher :
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2019-07-05
ISBN 10 : 1912081105
ISBN 13 : 9781912081103
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Singapore 2nd Edition Book Description:

This book starts with a look at Singapore's wild past: its biogeography from before human occupation up to 19th century changes and finishes with a look at the possible future of wildlife in the country. In between, there are full details on the current flora and fauna to be found in and on Singapore's reefs and rocks, mangroves and mud, lowland and swamp forests, and parks and gardens. Written by three expert authors, Wild Singapore provides an authoritative and entertaining survey of the wide spectrum of wildlife on the land and in the seas of Singapore.

Field Guide to the Mammals of South east Asia 2nd Edition

Field Guide to the Mammals of South east Asia  2nd Edition
Author : Charles Francis
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2019-06-27
ISBN 10 : 9781472934987
ISBN 13 : 1472934989
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Guide to the Mammals of South east Asia 2nd Edition Book Description:

This book is a fully revised and updated second edition of the only comprehensive guide to the mammals of South-east Asia, one of the world's richest regions in terms of mammal diversity, where species new to science are still being described regularly, though there is increasing pressure on all of its wild mammal populations. From large mammals such as the elephant, big cats, dolphins and whales through bears, monkeys and badgers to bats, civets, rats and shrews, more than 550 species are described in detail, including key identification characteristics, habitat, behaviour, distribution and status, accompanied by line drawings of footprints and details of anatomy, or other aspects of identification. Beautiful colour plates depict nearly all species and their variations, while accompanying range maps provide up-to-date information on distribution. This field guide is essential for any naturalist or traveller visiting this special corner of Asia.

Beyond the Wild Blue 2nd edition

Beyond the Wild Blue  2nd edition
Author : Walter J. Boyne
Publisher : Macmillan
Total Pages : 576
Release : 2007-06-26
ISBN 10 : 9781429901802
ISBN 13 : 1429901802
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Wild Blue 2nd edition Book Description:

The second edition of Beyond the Wild Blue, an update of the popular history originally released in 1997, is a fascinating look at sixty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology. In three new chapters, Walter Boyne covers an eventful ten years, including 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the second Gulf War, describing in detail the technological advancements that led to highly efficient airstrikes in Iraq. He also takes stock of the Air Force's doctrine and mission statements as this unique sector of the military grapples with an ever-changing world.

Understanding Singapore Politics Second Edition

Understanding Singapore Politics  Second Edition
Author : Bilveer Singh
Publisher : World Scientific
Total Pages : 268
Release : 2021-08-23
ISBN 10 : 9789811243400
ISBN 13 : 9811243409
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Singapore Politics Second Edition Book Description:

Understanding Singapore Politics, Second Edition, aims to present a structural-functional understanding of politics in Singapore. This textbook provides a foundational knowledge of Singapore's politics by discussing key topics including the country's history, political and party systems, role of parastatal organisations, nation building, political leadership, electoral politics, hot-button national issues and the role of Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore politics. Recommended for anyone who has an interest or a stake in the island republic, this introductory text provides insights on what drives, shapes and influences Singapore's politics and explains the political behaviour of Singaporeans.

Little Known Asian Animals with a Promising Economic Future

Little Known Asian Animals with a Promising Economic Future
Author : National Research Council
Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2002-06
ISBN 10 : 0894991841
ISBN 13 : 9780894991844
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Known Asian Animals with a Promising Economic Future Book Description:

This National Academy of Sciences report describes banteng, madura, mithan, yak, kouprey, babirusa, javan warty pig, and other obscure but possibly globally useful wild and domesticated animals that are indigenous to Asia.

Rodent Pests and Their Control 2nd Edition

Rodent Pests and Their Control  2nd Edition
Author : Alan P Buckle
Publisher : CABI
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2015-05-11
ISBN 10 : 9781845938178
ISBN 13 : 1845938178
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rodent Pests and Their Control 2nd Edition Book Description:

The most numerous of the world's invasive species, rodent pests have a devastating impact on agriculture, food, health and the environment. In the last two decades, the science and practice of rodent control has faced new legislation on rodenticides, the pests' increasing resistance to chemical control and the impact on non-target species, bringing a new dimension to this updated 2nd edition and making essential reading for all those involved in rodent pest control, including researchers, conservationists, practitioners and public health specialists.

Wild Cats of the World

Wild Cats of the World
Author : Mel Sunquist
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 462
Release : 2017-05-15
ISBN 10 : 9780226518237
ISBN 13 : 022651823X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Cats of the World Book Description:

Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow? Wild Cats of the World is a treasure trove of answers to questions like these, and many others, for anyone who's interested in learning more about the world's felids, including the ones with whom we share our homes. Mel and Fiona Sunquist have spent more than a decade gathering information about cats from every available source, many of them quite difficult to find, including scientific papers, descriptions of hunts, archeological findings, observations by naturalists and travelers, reports from government agencies, and newsletters from a wide variety of organizations. Weaving information from these sources together with their own experiences observing wild cats around the world, the Sunquists have created the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each of their accounts of the 36 species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behavior, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it. Numerous photographs, including more than 40 in full color, illustrate these accounts. Ranging from the two-pound black-footed cat to the five-hundred-pound tiger, and from the African serval with its satellite-dish ears to the web-footed fishing cat of Asia, Wild Cats of the World will fascinate and educate felid fans of any stripe (or spot).

Endangered Animals of Thailand

Endangered Animals of Thailand
Author : Stephen R. Humphrey
Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2019-05-31
ISBN 10 : 9781498710886
ISBN 13 : 1498710883
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endangered Animals of Thailand Book Description:

This work presents the state of knowledge on the endangered and threatened species of Thailand. Its pragmatic purpose is to improve Thailand’s future by providing access to technical guidance for planning development projects or other land-use changes. This information also should stimulate naturalists, professional biologists, or anyone who wishes to learn about the status of animals in Thailand. Which species are now on the brink of extinction from Thailand, and why? How can the Thai people reorganize themselves to reverse the course of destruction? Can ways be found for both the people and the rest of the fauna to prosper? Another purpose is to present a case study of the effects of longterm development for human use on the biological diversity of a tropical country.

Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Marine and Freshwater Environments including Wetlands

Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Marine and Freshwater Environments including Wetlands
Author : A. Sasekumar
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 325
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 9789401109581
ISBN 13 : 9401109583
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Marine and Freshwater Environments including Wetlands Book Description:

A major concern among ecologists in and outside the ASEAN region is the degradation of the environment, and the overexploitation of freshwater and marine resources. There is as yet no indication that freshwater and marine resources are being managed on a sustainable basis, and loss of wetlands, whether freshwater swamps or mangrove swamps, is a major problem in the ASEAN region. Reclamation of mangrove swamps for aquaculture and agriculture seems to be a continuous activity here and the status of marine parks should also be examined in the light of recent resort development acitivities on small islands. This volume contains numerous recommendations for the promotion of ecological studies and regional cooperation in marine, freshwater ecology and conservation, with special emphasis on the common water masses like the Strait of Malacca, Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea.

Rodent Societies

Rodent Societies
Author : Jerry O. Wolff
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 610
Release : 2008-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9780226905389
ISBN 13 : 0226905381
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rodent Societies Book Description:

Rodent Societies synthesizes and integrates the current state of knowledge about the social behavior of rodents, providing ecological and evolutionary contexts for understanding their societies and highlighting emerging conservation and management strategies to preserve them. It begins with a summary of the evolution, phylogeny, and biogeography of social and nonsocial rodents, providing a historical basis for comparative analyses. Subsequent sections focus on group-living rodents and characterize their reproductive behaviors, life histories and population ecology, genetics, neuroendocrine mechanisms, behavioral development, cognitive processes, communication mechanisms, cooperative and uncooperative behaviors, antipredator strategies, comparative socioecology, diseases, and conservation. Using the highly diverse and well-studied Rodentia as model systems to integrate a variety of research approaches and evolutionary theory into a unifying framework, Rodent Societies will appeal to a wide range of disciplines, both as a compendium of current research and as a stimulus for future collaborative and interdisciplinary investigations.