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Field Guide to the Plants of the Falkland Islands

Author : Thomas Heller
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Situated in the South Atlantic, some 500 km from mainland South America, the Falkland Islands are a remote archipelago formed of two larger islands (East and West Falkland) and over 500 smaller islands. This book is the output from a collaboration between scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Falklands Conservation, who have been working together for many years. With recent additions to the flora, there are now 181 vascular plant species recorded as native to the Islands, including one natural hybrid, as well as 14 vascular plant species that are endemic to the Falklands and therefore found nowhere else. This new comprehensive field guide covers over 300 species, including both native and non-native, from 14 broad habitat types. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, each species profile includes nomenclature, description, flowering times, native status, distribution, habitat, abundance, legal protection, Red List status and invasive notes.

A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia

Author : Robert Burton
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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

A Field Guide to the Wildlife of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia

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Torres del Paine

Author : Rudolf Abraham
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Guidebook to eight walking and trekking routes in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park. Three of these are multi-day treks, and four of them shorter day walks, as well as one multi-day trek in Argentina's Los Glaciares national park, also included are several excursions from Puerto Natales and El Calafate. Routes are arranged starting with the 10 -11 day Torres del Paine Circuit, (also known as the 'O' Circuit), followed by the shorter Half Circuit (the 'W') which can be walked in 4-5 days. The guidebook helps walkers and trekkers venture into Patagonia with confidence and includes advice on getting to and around the regions, languages, visa, currency, accommodation facilities in the National Parks as well as useful guidance on what to take and expect on the treks. While the Torres del Paine National Park offers a remote wilderness, walking is easily accessible with clear trails, good public transport and regular mountain huts and campsites. Full background information on the geology, history, wildlife, flora and cultures of the regions are also explored, resulting in an excellent companion guide to explore the region.

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

Author : Sharon Chester
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This is the first comprehensive English-language field guide to the wildlife of Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio. From bats to butterflies, lizards to llamas, and ferns to flamingos, A Wildlife Guide to Chile covers the country's common plants and animals. The color plates depict species in their natural environments with unmatched vividness and realism. The combination of detailed illustrations and engaging, succinct, and authoritative text make field identification quick, easy, and accurate. Maps, charts, and diagrams provide information about landforms, submarine topography, marine environment, climate, vegetation zones, and the best places to view wildlife. This is an essential guide to Chile's remarkable biodiversity. The only comprehensive English-language guide to Chile's common flora and fauna The first guide to cover Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio 120 full-color plates allow quick identification of more than 800 species Accompanying text describes species size, shape, color, habitat, and range Descriptions list size, distribution, and English, Spanish, and scientific names Information on the best spots to view wildlife, including major national parks Compact and lightweight--a perfect field guide

The Antarctic Dictionary

Author : Bernadette Hince
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The world's most isolated continent has spawned some of the most unusual words in the English language. This comprehensive guide to the origins and definitions of such words as donga and growler, is supported by more than 15,000 quotations drawn from over 1000 sources. A treat for anyone who's ever dreamed of visiting Antarctica.

Field Guide to the Birds of Argentina and the Southwest Atlantic

Author : Mark Pearman
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This spectacular new field guide is the ultimate reference to the birds of Argentina and the islands of the South-west Atlantic, essential for researchers, birders and conservationists alike. Covers Argentina and all Fuegian and Hornean islands south to the Diego Ramírez Islands and east to the Falklands. More than 2,300 images of original artwork illustrate 1,075 species, including all residents, migrants and most vagrants. 199 stunning colour plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and subspecies, including 28 endemics and 17 near-endemics. Concise text on key identification features and accurate, up-to-date colour distribution maps opposite the plates for ease of reference.

Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of Tristan Da Cunha and Gough Island

Author : Tim Andrew
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This book provides a compact identification guide to the animals and plants of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago and Gough Island, with more than 400 colour photographs.

The European Garden Flora

Author : Stuart Max Walters
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Eventually in six volumes, The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental plants. Families, genera, and species are described, keys are provided, and guidance is given on the cultivation of each genus. It is designed to meet the highest scientific standards, yet the vocabulary is kept uncomplicated to make the book fully accessible to the informed gardener and landscape architect, as well as the professional botanist. Although based on European flora, the series will be an extremely useful reference on cultivated plants throughout the world.

Plant Talk

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