Costa Rica

Costa Rica


  • Author :
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0821347640


Costa Rica Book Description :

Costa Rica was once one of the most deforested countries in the world. Today it is a pioneer in reforestation, forest management, and forest protection policies. The report describes the evolution of these policies since the 1950s, focusing on internal and external influences, particularly those of the World Bank. This case study is one of six evaluations of the implementation of the World Bank's 1991 Forest Strategy...

Defining Common Ground for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

Defining Common Ground for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor


  • Author : Kenton Miller
  • Publisher : World Resources Inst
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Nature
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111615329


Defining Common Ground for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Book Description :

This work is intended to catalyze actions necessary to plan and implement the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. It introduces the MBC Initiative, examines its implications for stakeholder groups, and identifies the challenges that must be addressed if the MBC is to be effectively implemented....

The Soils of Argentina

The Soils of Argentina


  • Author : Gerardo Rubio
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-30
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319768533


The Soils of Argentina Book Description :

This is the first comprehensive book on Argentinian pedology. It discusses the main soil types of Argentina, their geographical distribution, classification, functions, agricultural use, ecological aspects, and the threats to which they have been subjected during centuries of intensive and extensive management. The description of the soils is accompanied by a complete set of data, pictures and maps, including benchmark profiles and an overview of the country's agricultural production. It also deals with future scenarios of the relationships between soil science and other disciplines and the main challenges that soil science will face in the future. Further, the book explores aspects of the main soil forming factors, such as climate, vegetation, geolo...

Pilauco  A Late Pleistocene Archaeo paleontological Site

Pilauco A Late Pleistocene Archaeo paleontological Site


  • Author : Mario Pino
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-07-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030239183


Pilauco A Late Pleistocene Archaeo paleontological Site Book Description :

This volume combines 10 years of accomplished research at the Pilauco site. The studies are focused on a variety of scientific areas including geological, sedimentological, geomorphological and paleobotanical topics, as well as paleontology of vertebrata and invertebrata, micropaleontology, archaeology, biochemistry, taxonomy, taphonomy, astrophysics and the development of some particular touristic aspects. In 18 chapters a variety of authors describe the excavation and investigation of this unique location. The book presents Pilauco as an example for the natural laboratory which can be found in South America, a testing ground for many of the hypotheses regarding migrations of animals and humans. In this context the study of topics, such as the paleo...

Life After Logging

Life After Logging


  • Author : E. Meijaard
  • Publisher : CIFOR
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Animals
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789793361567


Life After Logging Book Description :

This book presents a technical review of ecological and life history information on a range of Bornean wildlife species, aimed at identifying what makes these species sensitive to timber harvesting practices and associated impacts. It addresses three audiences: 1) those involved in assessing and regulating timber harvesting activities in Southeast Asia, 2) those involved in trying to achieve conservation goals in the region, and 3) those undertaking research to improve multipurpose forest management. This book shows that forest management can be improved in many simple ways to allow timber extraction and wildlife conservation to be more compatible than under current practices. The recommendations can also be valuable to the many governmental and non-...

The Vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula

The Vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula


  • Author : Javier Loidi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319548678


The Vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula Book Description :

This book provides a compact, up-to-date and detailed overview of the vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula, a highly diverse part of Europe in the Mediterranean area. Written by a group of experienced researchers, the volume includes a first section with general chapters discussing the climate, the biogeography and the flora, and a second section with detailed descriptions of the 14 regional sectors into which the peninsula and Balearic Islands have been divided. A third section explores special features, such as aquatic vegetation, gypsum and dolomite vegetation, coastal vegetation, mountain flora and vegetation, conservation issues and alien flora....

The Youth Guide to Biodiversity

The Youth Guide to Biodiversity


  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2018-06-06
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251074459


The Youth Guide to Biodiversity Book Description :

This biodiversity guide was designed as an educational resource for schools, youth groups and curious young learners. It explains biodiversity in terms of genes, species and ecosystems, exploring its many shapes and forms under the sea, on land, up in the air, in rivers and lakes, and on the farms that produce our food. The guide considers why biodiversity is important, how humans affect it, and what we must do to conserve the world’s biological resource. At the end of the guide there are inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives and an easy-to-follow action plan readers develop their own projects....

La psicosfera

La psicosfera


  • Author : Antonio Machado Carrillo
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Consciousness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105115297504


La psicosfera Book Description :

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