China's Threatened WildlifeBook - 1996
"The rich variety of China's wildlife and natural environments is truly astonishing. Such is its importance as a key area of biodiversity that many plant and animal species are found nowhere else in the world - for example, the giant panda, Pere David's deer, the Yangtze dolphin and the Chinese alligator." "Liz and Keith Laidler have spent more than ten years travelling in China, exploring and filming their television documentaries of the country's beautiful wild places and the many creatures those habitats support. While their wonder at the diversity and richness of the animals and environment has remained undiminished, it is tempered by the sobering observation that, as elsewhere, this marvellous natural world is under threat." "In this significant book they record, region by region, the status of a wide range of species and habitats and the work that is being done to research their ecology and to preserve and protect them, especially since their own initiated programme - the first-ever international conference on China's wildlife, in 1987. In so doing, the book provides an important record of the conservation movement in China."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: London : Blandford ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States by Sterling Pub. Co., 1996
Branch Call Number: 591.529 L185c
Characteristics: 192 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 29 cm