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Vietnam [electronic resource] :a natural history / Eleanor Jane Sterling, Martha Maud Hurley, Le Duc Minh ; with illustrations by Joyce A. Powzyk.

By: Sterling, Eleanor J.
Contributor(s): Hurley, Martha Maud, 1966- | Le, Minh Duc, 1973-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 423 p.) : col. ill., maps (some col.).ISBN: 9780300128215 (electronic bk.); 0300128215 (electronic bk.); 1281722006; 9781281722003.Subject(s): Natural history -- Vietnam | Sciences naturelles -- Viêt-nam | NATURE -- Essays | NATURE -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism | Electronic books | საბუნებისმეტყველო მეცნიერებანიGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 508.597 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
An introduction to Vietnam -- Humans and the environment -- Biogeography of Vietnam -- Vietnam's living environments -- The fauna of Vietnam -- Northern Vietnam : termination of the Himalayas -- Central Vietnam and the Truong Son Range : from wet mountains to dry forests -- Southern Vietnam : ascendancy of the Mekong -- Threats to Vietnam's biodiversity -- Conservation : the future of Vietnam's living world -- Appendix 1. Ethnic groups and their distribution in Vietnam -- Appendix 2. Endemic and restricted-range mammals and birds in Vietnam -- Appendix 3. New terrestrial vertebrates described from Vietnam, 1992-2004 -- Appendix 4. New plant genera described from Vietnam, 1992-2004.
Summary: A country uncommonly rich in plants, animals, and natural habitats, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam shelters a significant portion of the world's biological diversity, including rare and unique organisms and an unusual mixture of tropical and temperate species. This book is the first comprehensive account of Vietnam's natural history in English. Illustrated with maps, photographs, and thirty-five original watercolour illustrations, the book offers a complete tour of the country's plants and animals along with a full discussion of the factors shaping their evolution and distribution. Separate chapters focus on northern, central, and southern Vietnam, regions that encompass tropics, subtropics, mountains, lowlands, wetland and river regions, delta and coastal areas, and offshore islands. The authors provide detailed descriptions of key natural areas to visit, where a traveller might explore limestone caves or glimpse some of the country's twenty-seven monkeys and ape species and more than 850 bird species. The book also explores the long history of humans in the country, including the impact of the Vietnam-American War on plants and animals, and describes current efforts to conserve Vietnam's complex, fragile, and widely threatened biodiversity.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-406) and index.

An introduction to Vietnam -- Humans and the environment -- Biogeography of Vietnam -- Vietnam's living environments -- The fauna of Vietnam -- Northern Vietnam : termination of the Himalayas -- Central Vietnam and the Truong Son Range : from wet mountains to dry forests -- Southern Vietnam : ascendancy of the Mekong -- Threats to Vietnam's biodiversity -- Conservation : the future of Vietnam's living world -- Appendix 1. Ethnic groups and their distribution in Vietnam -- Appendix 2. Endemic and restricted-range mammals and birds in Vietnam -- Appendix 3. New terrestrial vertebrates described from Vietnam, 1992-2004 -- Appendix 4. New plant genera described from Vietnam, 1992-2004.

A country uncommonly rich in plants, animals, and natural habitats, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam shelters a significant portion of the world's biological diversity, including rare and unique organisms and an unusual mixture of tropical and temperate species. This book is the first comprehensive account of Vietnam's natural history in English. Illustrated with maps, photographs, and thirty-five original watercolour illustrations, the book offers a complete tour of the country's plants and animals along with a full discussion of the factors shaping their evolution and distribution. Separate chapters focus on northern, central, and southern Vietnam, regions that encompass tropics, subtropics, mountains, lowlands, wetland and river regions, delta and coastal areas, and offshore islands. The authors provide detailed descriptions of key natural areas to visit, where a traveller might explore limestone caves or glimpse some of the country's twenty-seven monkeys and ape species and more than 850 bird species. The book also explores the long history of humans in the country, including the impact of the Vietnam-American War on plants and animals, and describes current efforts to conserve Vietnam's complex, fragile, and widely threatened biodiversity.

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