Today only about a thousand giant pandas survive in the wild. Dependent on a shrinking supply of bamboo on the one hand and threatened by human greed on the other, the panda is at extreme risk. Here, acclaimed naturalist George B. Schaller uses his evocative powers and the insight gained by four years in the forests of the Wolong and Tangjiahe panda reserves to document the plight of these creatures in their native habitat and in the midst of political problems as troubling as any natural threat.
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Descripción University of Chicago Press, 1994. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface Prologue 1: "Every Journey Begins with the First Step" 2: Winter Days 3: Panda Politics 4: A Footnote to History 5: A Mountain of Treasure 6: In the Hollow of a Fir 7: Wei-Wei's World 8: Death in the Choushuigou 9: Travels in Panda Country 10: Zhen-Zhen Eats Bitterness 11: Tangjiahe 12: Crisis 13: Prisoners of Fate 14: Rent-a-Panda Epilogue App. A In Search of the Kylin: The Endangered Wildlife of China App. B The Panda Is a Panda App. C Winter Birds Observed at Wuyipeng App. D Excerpts from the 1989 Panda Management Plan App. E Excerpts from Position Statements on Exhibition Loans of Giant Pandas Selected Reading Index of Names Index of Species and Subjects. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0226736296
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Descripción The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1994. Softcover. Estado de conservación: New. 291 pages. Softcover. New book. ANIMALS. Dependent on a shrinking supply of bamboo, hunted mercilessly for its pelt, and hostage to profiteering schemes once in captivity, the panda is on the brink of extinction. Here, acclaimed naturalist George Schaller uses his great evocative powers, and the insight gained by four and a half years in the forests of the Wolong and Tangjiahe panda reserves, to document the plight of these mysterious creatures and to awaken the human compassion urgently needed to save them. Includes an Index. "No scientist is better at letting the rest of us in on just how the natural world works; no poet sees the world with greater clarity or writes about it with more grace. . . . Anyone who genuinely cares for wildlife cannot help being grateful to SchallerÑboth for his efforts to understand the panda and for the candor with which he reports what has gone so badly wrong in the struggle to save it from extinction."ÑGeoffrey C. Ward, New York Times Book Review "Schaller's book is a unique mix of natural history and the politics of conservation, and it makes for compelling reading. . . . Having been in giant panda country myself, I found some of the descriptions of the animals and habitats breathtaking. Schaller describes the daily routines and personalities of the giant pandas he studied (as well as their fates thereafter) as though they were his blood relatives. . . . Schaller's brilliant presentation of the complexities of conservation makes his book a milestone for the conservation movement."ÑDevra G. Kleiman, Washington Post Book World "George Schaller's most soulful work, written in journal style with many asides about a creature who evolved only two to three million years ago (about the same time as humans). . . . Here, conservation biology confronts an evil that grinds against hope and shatters the planet's diversity. Written with hope."ÑWhole Earth Catalog "A nicely crafted blend of wildlife observation and political-cultural analysis. . . . The Last Panda is a sad chronicle of our failure, so far, to stem the decline of the animal that may be the most beloved on the planet."ÑDonald Dale Jackson, Smithsonian (Key Words: Pandas, Mammals, Endangered Species, Natural History, Animals, Zoology, Wildlife Conservation, China, George B. Schaller, Zoos, World Wildlife Fund, Golden Monkey, Poaching, Bamboo, Menghu Wang, Kay Schaller, Kenneth Johnson, Zhen-Zhen). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 69733X1
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