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The New Natural History of Madagascar

Steven M. Goodman (Hrsg.)

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A marvelously illustrated reference to the natural wonders of one of the most spectacular places on earth

Separated from Africa’s mainland for tens of millions of years, Madagascar has evolved a breathtaking wealth of biodiversity, becoming home to thousands of species found nowhere else on the planet. The New Natural History of Madagascar provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date synthesis available of this island nation’s priceless biological treasures. Now fully revised and expanded, this beautifully illustrated compendium features contributions by more than 600 globally renowned experts who cover the history of scientific exploration in Madagascar, as well as the island’s geology and soils, climate, forest ecology, human ecology, marine and coastal ecosystems, plants, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. This invaluable two-volume reference also includes detailed discussions of conservation efforts in Madagascar that showcase several successful protected area programs that can serve as models for threatened ecosystems throughout the world.

  • Provides the most comprehensive overview of Madagascar’s rich natural history
  • Coedited by 18 different specialists
  • Features hundreds of new contributions by world-class experts
  • Includes hundreds of new illustrations
  • Covers a broad array of topics, from geology and climate to animals, plants, and marine life
  • Sheds light on newly discovered species and draws on the latest science
  • An essential resource for anyone interested in Madagascar or tropical ecosystems in general, from biologists and conservationists to ecotourists and armchair naturalists



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