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Vanishing Treasures of the Philippine Rain Forest

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Published to coincide with the centennial of Philippine independence (declared on June 12, 1898), this lavishly illustrated, full-color book celebrates the extraordinary diversity of life found in the Philippine rain forest. This forest is home to one of the greatest concentrations of unique species of terrestrial vertebrates of any place on earthand#8212;more than 510 unique species are found here. Unfortunately, nearly half of the mammals and birds are endangered; acre for acre, the Philippines may have the world's most seriously threatened flora and fauna.

Vanishing Treasures of the Philippine Rain Forest relates how this profusion of life came to exist in the islands, and explains why the imminent destruction of this forest threatens not only its unique plants and animals but also the economic and social well-being of the Philippine nation. Profusely illustrated with full-color photographs, maps, and drawings, this book identifies crucial steps the Filipino people must take to protect both their magnificent natural heritage and their country's future.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 84-86) and index.

About the Author

Lawrence R. Heaney is curator and head of the Division of Mammals at the Field Museum in Chicago. He is the author of two books on island biodiversity and has coedited three others, including Frontiers of Biogeography.

Table of Contents

Preface by John W. McCarter, Jr.

Foreword by Angel C. Alcala

Discovering Diversity

Lawrence R. Heaney

The Origins and Dimensions of Biodiversity in the Philippines

Lawrence R. Heaney

Vanishing Treasures

Jacinto C. Regalado, Jr. and Lawrence R. Heaney

The Causes and Effects of Deforestation

Lawrence R. Heaney

Prospects for Recovery

Lawrence R. Heaney

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780914868194
Preface:
McCarter, John W., Jr.
Other:
Regalado, Jacinto C., Jr.
Preface by:
McCarter, John W., Jr.
Preface:
McCarter, John W., Jr.
Author:
Regalado, Jr., Jacinto C.
Author:
Regalado, Jacinto C., Jr.
Author:
Heaney, Lawrence R.
Author:
McCarter, John W., Jr.
Publisher:
Field Museum Of Natural History
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Endangered species
Subject:
Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
Rare plants
Subject:
Forests & Forestry - Rainforest
Subject:
Rare animals
Subject:
Rain forest plants
Subject:
Rain forest animals
Subject:
Rain forest conservation
Subject:
Rain forest conservation -- Philippines.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
Trees & Forests - Rainforests
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Rain forest - Philippines
Subject:
Rain forest plants -- Philippines.
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Forests & Rainforests
Subject:
Forestry-General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19980701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
145 color plates, 1 halftone
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 9.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Forestry » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Trees

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