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Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands

Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands

Author: John Bowler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691170763

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This beautifully illustrated photographic field guide is the first to focus on the identification of the fascinating, diverse and unique wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands--featuring the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are most likely to be seen. Richly illustrated introductory sections cover the key wildlife sites to visit on each of the islands and provide an overview of the islands' geography, climate, habitat types and current conservation efforts. Stunning colour photographs highlight the key identification features of each species, and the accompanying text covers status, habitat preference, behaviour and, where appropriate, calls. The guide also features an up-to-date distribution map for each species. Complete with an attractive, user-friendly design, this is a must-have guide for all visitors to these magical islands. A beautifully designed and illustrated photographic field guide to the wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands Highlights the islands' unique native species and their conservation status Covers all birds, land and marine mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are likely to be seen Features richly illustrated introductory sections on key sites to visit on each of the islands, covering their geography, climate, habitats and conservation Includes distribution maps for all species, as well as information on occurrence, status, habitat preference, behaviour and calls

Birds of the Canary Islands

Birds of the Canary Islands

Author: Eduardo Garcia-del-Rey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472941558

Category: Nature

Page: 189

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This new and comprehensive guide covers all bird species found in the Canary Islands, a group of beautiful islands that are home for endemics such as the Blue Chaffinch, and are one of the best places in the world to see a number of rare species.

World Cruising Destinations

World Cruising Destinations

Author: Jimmy Cornell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472991010

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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'What Jimmy Cornell doesn't know about cruising isn't worth knowing' - Yachting World One of the most influential cruising yachtsmen writing today, Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles on all the oceans of the world, including three circumnavigations and voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic. His successful guide to sailing around the world, World Cruising Routes, has helped many aspirational voyagers turn their dreams into reality and follow in his footsteps. Here in its extensively revised third edition is its partner, covering all the land-based essentials for cruisers, including new updates throughout on the long-lasting impact of climate change, Brexit and Covid. This substantial handbook profiles every cruising destination in the world, with information on cruising attractions, history, culture, climate (including average monthly temperatures and rainfall, plus tropical storm seasons), local laws, regulations and formalities, facilities, plus public holidays and events, emergency telephone numbers, and much more. Lavishly illustrated throughout, it is not only a must-have onboard reference work for long distance sailors, but will undoubtedly inspire the adventurous to sail where they have never sailed before.

Wildlife of the World

Wildlife of the World

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241526750

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 116

Experience the full force of nature with this stunning visual encyclopaedia celebrating the world's most wonderful wildlife. With an inspiring foreword by leading naturalist and wildlife photographer Chris Packham, this epic adventure takes you across the continents to meet all creatures big and small. You'll visit the deserts of Australia, the grasslands of Africa, the rainforests of South America, the mountains of Asia, and the coral reefs of Australia on this mind-blowing tour to meet the incredibly diverse range of life on Earth. Breathtaking photography, animal profiles, accessible maps, and facts and stats combine to create this standout reference title. Revealing a wealth of species across hundreds of spectacular pages, Wildlife of the World introduces you to animals that roam, swim, and fly in each and every part of our planet. Calling all globe-trotters, nature enthusiasts, and biology students, this is your chance to experience the animal kingdom as never before and gain an absolutely essential addition to your home library.

The World's Rarest Birds

The World's Rarest Birds

Author: Erik Hirschfeld

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691155968

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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"This illustrated book vividly depicts the most threatened birds on Earth. It provides up-to-date information from BirdLife International on the threats each species faces, and the measures being taken to save them. Today, 590 birds species are classified as Endangered or Critically Endangered, or now only exist in captivity. This landmark publication features stunning photographs of 515 of these species--including the results of a prestigious international photographic competition organized specificallyfor this book. This is the first time that images of many of these birds have been published. It also showcases meticulously accurate illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Tomasz Cofta for the 75 speciies of which no photographs are known to exist.

Europe's Birds

Europe's Birds

Author: Rob Hume

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691177656

Category: Nature

Page: 640

View: 657

Covering more than 900 species, and illustrated with 4,700 photographs, Europe's Birds is the most comprehensive, authoritative and ambitious single-volume photographic guide to Europe's birds ever produced. Easy-to-use, practical and accessible, this guide provides the information necessary for birdwatchers of all abilities to name any bird they see. Detailed descriptions cover the birds in all their plumages--male, female, breeding, non-breeding, adult and immatures, as well as distinctive subspecies. The clear text covers all aspects of identification, including moult and vocalizations, and provides details on range, status and habitat. An unrivalled selection of photographs, chosen to be as informative as possible, makes this a beautiful book to enjoy, as well as an up-to-date and essential source of identification knowledge. Europe's Birds is produced by the same team that created Britain's Birds, which has been described as "without doubt the best photo guide on the market" (Andy Stoddart, Rare Bird Alert). The authors include top-class wildlife photographers, writers and editors, and an imaginative, highly skilled designer. All are experienced birdwatchers themselves, who know what is needed in an identification guide for birdwatchers living or travelling in Europe.

Field Guide to the Birds of the Atlantic Islands

Field Guide to the Birds of the Atlantic Islands

Author: Tony Clarke

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 0713660236

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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This is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively withthe birds of this spectacular region. It covers all resident, migrantand vagrant species found in Macaronesia which comprises the CanaryIslands, Madeira, Azores and Cape Verde. Over 450 species areillustrated with full details of all the plumages and major races likelyto be encountered. Concise text describes identification, status,range, habits and voice. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide tothe visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work toconserve and study the avifauna of this region. The Atlantic Islandsshelter a remarkable diversity of birds, many seriously endangered withsmall and vulnerable ranges.

Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Author: H. G. R. King

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:35007000234652

Category: Reference

Page: 250

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Photius Coutsoukis provides a 2001 profile of the Atlantic Ocean. The profile contains information about the area's natural resources, geography, transportation, international issues, and economic activity. Links to Web sites that offer maps of the Atlantic Ocean are available.

Portugal

Portugal

Author: Jay Heale

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502616937

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 146

View: 129

Portugal is a country full of rich architecture, natural beauty, and history. Today, Portugal is also known for its culture, food, and its attraction as a tourist destination. This book highlights the beauty of the country and discusses its progress as a nation, from ancient times to present day, enabling readers to learn firsthand what makes Portugal what it is today. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.