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New Guinea: Nature and Culture of Earth's Grandest Island

New Guinea: Nature and Culture of Earth's Grandest Island (Hardback)

By Beehler, Bruce M.
By Laman, Tim

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An enthralling exploration of the biologically richest island on Earth, featuring more than 200 spectacular color images by award-winning National Geographic photographer Tim Laman In this beautiful book, Bruce Beehler, a renowned author and expert on New Guinea, and award-winnin...g National Geographic photographer Tim Laman take the reader on an unforgettable journey through the natural and cultural wonders of the world's grandest island. Skillfully combining a wealth of information, a descriptive and story-filled narrative, and more than 200 stunning color photographs, the book unlocks New Guinea's remarkable secrets like never before. Lying between the Equator and Australia's north coast, and surrounded by the richest coral reefs on Earth, New Guinea is the world's largest, highest, and most environmentally complex tropical island-home to rainforests with showy rhododendrons, strange and colorful orchids, tree-kangaroos, spiny anteaters, ingenious bowerbirds, and spectacular birds of paradise. New Guinea is also home to more than a thousand traditional human societies, each with its own language and lifestyle, and many of these tribes still live in isolated villages and serve as stewards of the rainforests they inhabit. Accessible and authoritative, New Guinea provides a comprehensive introduction to the island's environment, animals, plants, and traditional rainforest cultures. Individual chapters cover the island's history of exploration; geology; climate and weather; biogeography; plantlife; insects, spiders, and other invertebrates; freshwater fishes; snakes, lizards, and frogs; birdlife; mammals; paleontology; paleoanthropology; cultural and linguistic diversity; surrounding islands and reefs; the pristine forest of the Foja Mountains; village life; and future sustainability. Complete with informative illustrations and a large, detailed map, New Guinea offers an enchanting account of the island's unequalled natural and cultural treasures.
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ISBN 9780691180304
Released AU 15 Jun 2020
Format Hardback
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780691180304
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Jun 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Beehler, Bruce M.
By Laman, Tim
Category Special Kinds Of Photography
Plant Ecology
Animal Ecology
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Birds & Birdwatching
Travel & Holiday Guides
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 279mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade