Wild China

 
 
MIT Press
  • erschienen am 11. Oktober 1996
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 296 Seiten
978-0-262-13329-6 (ISBN)
 
with photographs by Nigel Hicks China is a country of incredible
diversity. Its widely varied habitats support a wealth of animals, birds, and plants
that make this country biologically one of the richest on our planet. Illustrated
with over 400 superb color photographs, Wild China surveys these treasures. It
explores reserves where the elusive Giant Panda is now protected, alpine meadows
that are a botanist's wonderland of floral species, wetlands that are home to a
million birds, turtle islands, and tigers' stalking grounds.Following a
scene-setting introduction, chapters focus on each of the country's major ecological
regions in turn, from the peaks of Qomolangma (Mount Everest) to the world's
second-lowest point in the Turpan Basin, from tropical rain forests in the south to
the permafrost of Manchuria and the cold dry desert of the northwest, from vast
grasslands and alpine meadows to the teeming yellow waters of the Yangtze River.A
human population of over one billion people has put enormous pressure on this
natural wealth. The need for economic development is balanced, however, by the
Chinese people's long-standing love and appreciation of natural beauty. China has
already established over 500 nature reserves, including some of the largest in the
world, and these are highlighted in Wild China.
  • Englisch
  • Cambridge
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  • USA
MIT Press Ltd
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978-0-262-13329-6 (9780262133296)

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