Falkland Islands

Author: William Wagstaff
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841620378
Size: 10.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This guide gives special prominence to the natural history of these islands which are teeming with wildlife, with a focus on conservation and environmental issues.

Birds And Mammals Of The Falkland Islands

Author: Robin W. Woods
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1903657105
Size: 14.44 MB
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This is an authoritative photographic guide to the birds and land and marine mammals most likely to be encountered in the Falkland Islands, featuring 43 stunning color plates and a complete checklist of the birds. Comprehensive photographic guide to the Falkland Islands, covering the regularly occurring birds and mammals most likely to be encountered 43 stunning photographic plates illustrating the key identification features Full checklist of all 227 species of bird believed to have occurred on the islands The layout and text are written in an easy-to-read style, with notes on distribution, population, and conservations status Sections on topography, vegetation, and climate

Penguins Of The Falkland Islands And South America

Author: Dr. Mike Bingham
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9780759633346
Size: 17.70 MB
Format: PDF
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Prepare to enter the hidden world of the penguin. Learn how penguins dominate the half world of land and sea. See penguins like you have never seen them before. This extraordinary book is the authoritative work on penguins of South America, an area that includes the Falkland Islands, one of the world’s most important penguin breeding sites. Based on 8 years of research by Dr. Mike Bingham, the book includes detailed maps and population data for each breeding site. The introduction gives an in depth look at the evolution, physiology, and life strategies of penguins, whilst individual chapters explain how each species has become adapted to fulfil its own particular niche. Finally the role of penguins in the environment is explained, with some remarkable implications for human kind. If you want to know where to find a particular penguin, then maps of each species will show. If you want to know why penguins don’t fly, or why they are black and white, then this book will give you the answer. And as an added incentive, the proceeds from the book fund the author’s ongoing efforts to save penguins threatened by over-fishing and oil pollution in the Falkland Islands. Prepare to be astonished, enthralled, and captivated by this beautifully written book.

Bleaker House

Author: Nell Stevens
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509824397
Size: 20.19 MB
Format: PDF
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'My favourite debut of 2017 . . . as funny as it is poignant' Lena Dunham When Nell Stevens was given the opportunity to spend three months in a location of her choice in order to write her novel, she was determined to rid herself of all distractions. So Nell decided to travel to Bleaker Island (official population: two) in the Falklands where she would write 2,500 words a day. But Bleaker House is not that novel. Instead this is a book about a young woman realizing that the way to writing fiction doesn't necessarily lie in total solitude and a clear plan. Nor does it lie in a daily ration of 1085 calories, no means of contacting the outside world and a slow descent towards something that feels worryingly like madness . . . Hilariously funny, painfully honest, and beautifully observed, Bleaker House is part memoir, part travelogue, part story collection. It is an exploration of the narrow spaces between real life and fiction and, in the end, a book about failing to write a novel, but finally becoming a writer.

A Field Guide To The Wildlife Of South Georgia

Author: Robert Burton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691156613
Size: 18.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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South Georgia is rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery, and it is a prime destination spot on most Antarctic tours. This beautifully illustrated field guide depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants, and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. It features 368 full-color photographs of more than 180 species, including 65 species of birds, 20 species of sea mammals, nearly 60 species of insects, and more than 40 species of flowering and nonflowering plants. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, with information on status, behavior, threats, and distribution. This one-of-a-kind photographic guide also includes introductory chapters on South Georgia's geography, climate, ecology, and conservation. Features 368 photos of more than 180 species Covers birds, sea mammals, insects, and plants Provides detailed species accounts Includes chapters on geography, climate, ecology, and conservation The only photographic field guide to focus specifically on South Georgia