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  • ISBN 0691085315
  • ISBN13 978-0691085319
  • Language English
  • Author John Terborgh
  • Publisher Princeton University Press (December 21, 1989)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats doc azw lit mobi
  • Category Math
  • Subcategory Agricultural Sciences
  • Size ePub 1377 kb
  • Size Fb2 1796 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 625

"Things are going wrong with our environment," writes John Terborgh, "even the parts of it that are nominally protected. If we wait until all the answers are in, we may find ourselves in a much worse predicament than if we had taken notice of the problem earlier. By waiting, one risks being too late; on the other hand, there can be no such thing as being too early." Terborgh's warnings are essential reading for all who care about migratory birds and our natural environment. Why are tropical migrant species disappearing from our forests? Can we save the birds that are left? Terborgh takes a more comprehensive view of migratory birds than is usual--by asking how they spend their lives during the half-year they reside in the tropics. By scrutinizing ill-planned urban and suburban development in the United States and the tropical deforestation of Central and South America, he summarizes our knowledge of the subtle combination of circumstances that is devastating our bird populations. This work is pervaded by Terborgh's love for the thrushes, warblers, vireos, cuckoos, flycatchers, and tanagers that inhabited his family's woodland acreage while he was growing upbirds that no longer live there, in spite of the preservation of those same woods as part of a county park. The book is a tour of topics as varied as ecological monitoring, the plight of the Chesapeake wetlands, the survival struggle of Central American subsistence farmers, and the management of commercial forests.


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Start by marking Where Have All the Birds Gone? . I didn't finish the book, specifically the chapters on the tropical/wintering grounds of migratory birds, but was very impressed with the tone of the book.

Start by marking Where Have All the Birds Gone?: Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds That Migrate to the American Tropics as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. Terborgh's warnings are essential reading for all who care about migratory birds and our natural environment. It was very clear for lay readers, and the author's ability to convey the complexity of bird ecology, as it relates to declining numbers of certain migratory birds, was laudable.

Conservation biology: the source of scarcity and diversity, 1986. Where have all the birds gone?: essays on the biology and conservation of birds that migrate to the American tropics. Princeton University Press, 1989. J Terborgh, SK Robinson, TA Parker III, CA Munn, N Pierpont. Ecological Monographs 60 (2), 213-238, 1990.

book by John Terborgh. Things are going wrong with our environment, writes John Terborgh, even the parts of it that are nominally protected. John Terborgh writes the description of the forests, fields and shores as they have changed with the decline in bird populations so that the loss is graphic based on the ground with field observations. This is more painfull and effective in impact and yet he provides inspiration to do something about it.

Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1989, xvi, 207 p. illus.

Where Have All the Birds Gone? Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds That Migrate to the American Tropics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1989, xvi, 207 p. By Stanley A. Temple. Science 02 Mar 1990: Vol. 247, Issue 4946, pp. 1128 DOI: 1. 126/science. Find this author on Google Scholar. Find this author on PubMed.

John Whittle Terborgh (born April 16, 1936) is a James B. Duke Professor of Environmental Science at Duke University and Co-Director of.Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds That Migrate to the American Tropics. Princeton University Press. Duke Professor of Environmental Science at Duke University and Co-Director of the Center for Tropical Conservation. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, and for the past thirty-five years, has been actively involved in tropical ecology and conservation issues. An authority on avian and mammalian ecology in Neotropical forests, Terborgh has published numerous articles and books on conservation themes.

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