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The natural history of Madagascar
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ISBN: 0226303063 Year: 2003 Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press,

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Separated from the mainland of Africa for 160 million years, Madagascar has evolved an incredible wealth of biodiversity, with thousands of species that can be found nowhere else on earth. For instance, of its estimated 12,000 plant species, nearly 10,000 are unique to Madagascar. Malagasy animals are just as spectacular, from its almost forty currently recognized species of lemurs--a primate group found only here--to the numerous species of tiny dwarf chameleons. With astounding frequency scientists discover a previously unknown species in Madagascar--and at almost the same rate another natural area of habitat is degraded or destroyed, a combination that recently led conservation organizations to name Madagascar one of the most important and threatened conservation priorities on the planet. 'The Natural History of Madagascar' provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date synthesis available of this island nation's priceless biological treasures. Contributions by nearly three hundred world-renowned experts cover the history of scientific exploration in Madagascar, its geology and soils, climate, forest ecology, human ecology, marine and coastal ecosystems, plants, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Detailed discussions of conservation efforts in Madagascar highlight several successful park reserve programs that could serve as models for other areas. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book includes over one hundred color illustrations, with fifty color photos by nature photographer Harald Schutz, as well as more than three hundred black-and-white photographs and line drawings. 'The Natural History of Madagascar' will be the invaluable reference for anyone interested in the Malagasy environment, from biologists and conservationists to policymakers and ecotourists.


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La mérule : science, technique et droit.
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ISBN: 287085210X Year: 1990 Publisher: Louvain-la-Neuve : CIACO,

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Ce livre retrace l'évolution de la mérule depuis sa naissance biologique jusqu'à son entrée et son intervention dérangeante dans notre organisation humaine. Les trois volets de la présentation ( science, technique et droit) sont indispensables à une compréhension complète du "phénomène mérule". L'approche scientifique nous apprend comment elle naît, se nourrit, se développe et se propage. La partie technique nous permet de la reconnaître, de la cerner et la traiter. Enfin, le chapitre consacré au droit attire l'attention sur son caractère pernicieux, sur l'urgence d'intervention et sur les moyens à mettre en oeuvre pour venir à bout des problèmes juridiques soulevés par ce redoutable champignon.


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Information world review
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ISSN: 09509879 Year: 1979 Publisher: Oxford

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Information World Review is Europe’s leading newspaper for the information industry, covering both content and information management issues from the perspective of information professionals and managers responsible for intranets, extranets, portals and content management.

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