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The Flowering Of Australia's Rainforests
The Flowering of Australia's Rainforests provides an overview of pollination in Australian rainforests,
especially subtropical rainforests. It also examines the plant-pollinator relationships found in rainforests worldwide.
The Flowering of Australia's Rainforests progresses through introductory and popular sections that cover pollination in lore and legend; plant and flower evolution and development; and the role and function of color, fragrance and form. Later chapters deal with breeding systems; mimicry; spatial, temporal and structural influences on plant-pollinator interactions; and a discussion and overview of floral syndromes. The book concludes with a section on conservation and fragmentation, and individual plant pollination case studies.
Illustrated with color photographs of major species, this reference work will be treasured by field naturalists, ecologists, conservation biologists, botanists, ecosystem managers, environmentalists, community groups and individuals involved in habitat restoration, students, and those with a broad interest in natural history.
Significantly, it has a focus on subtropical rainforests; this has not been attempted in previous books
Draws heavily on the authors' own published research and fieldwork experience
Addresses many aspects of rainforest ecosystem dynamics, phylogeny, plant reproductive ecology and
vegetation history; often placing pollination relationships in a worldwide context.
A Rainforest Habitat
Ages 4 to 8 years. Children are introduced to the huge trees, colourful flowers, and other plants in South American tropical rain forests, as well as the insects, amphibians, mammals, and other animals that live there.
Bethan and her Beacon Flight family help Animal Ark's Shatara transport a jaguar, a family of monkeys and other rescued animals to the New Tikal Wildlife Preserve. Their mission takes them to a tropical planet full of island resorts, rainforests, and volcanoes. But when animals start disappearing off the grid, what seems to be a simple computer glitch turns dangerous when they witness a monkey-napping. Beacon Flight: Rainforest Rescue is a middle grade novel of space adventure.
Tropical Deltas And Coastal Zones
Coastal deltas represent one of the most diverse biophysical regions in the tropical developing world. These regions are also home to large human populations and are significant areas of agricultural production and industrialization. Tropical deltas currently face a number of environmental pressures stemming from their intensive use and rapid development, and new threts are emerging as a result of global climate change and expected sea-level rise.
Focusing on the developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America, chapters explore the impact of development strategies and existing land and water management practices on delta environments. New management techniques are also explored, which address conflicts between rice-based agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, and the emerging threat of climate change. Illustrating the current key management challenges involved in protecting tropical deltaic systems in the face of environmental change, this book will be an essential reference for students, researchers and policy makers in agriculture, environmental science and aquaculture.
Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! a We're off on a school camp to the rainforest. Chelsea, Maisy and I are excited about all the different animals we might spot on our nature walks and torchlight treks. Chelsea is NOT excited about the creepy crawlies we might find, but I know that vets have to be brave. a I've brought my vet kit along just in case we find any rainforest animals in need of help...
About the Author
Rebecca Johnson is an award-winning Australian author, part-time primary school science teacher and mother of two. In 2015 she received the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools. In 2010 Rebecca recieved the Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. The 'Juliet' series won the Environmental Award for Children's literature 2014 (Bush Baby Rescue), been nominated for the CBCA younger readers section (2014 and 2015), and nominated for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (2014).
This series will soon be published in Norwegian, Czech, Slovak and Portuguese. Her best-selling series of page-turning adventures featuring Australian wildlife (Steve Parish Storybook Collection) has sold more than 2.6 million copies. Her Insect Series (published by Pascal Press) was Winner of the 2014 Whitley Commendation for Best Educational Series.
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