The Sloth Lemur's Song: Madagascar from the Deep Past to the Uncertain Present

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Price
$27.00  $25.11
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
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Pages
352
Dimensions
6.2 X 8.7 X 1.2 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780226817569

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About the Author
Alison Richard is the Crosby Professor of the Human Environment emerita and senior research scientist at Yale University. She previously served as vice chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and in 2010, she was awarded a DBE (Dame Commander of the British Empire) for her services to higher education.
Reviews
"Richard's book can best be summarized as a love story; an ode to Madagascar. Throughout, the author interweaves first-person accounts of her extensive experience as a field biologist, detailed and accurate accounts of the natural history of the island, up-to-the-minute summaries of the latest scientific studies spanning everything from botany to geology to climatology, with the binding 'through line' of the Malagasy people and their relationship to the landscape."-- "Anne Yoder, Duke University"
"Full of wonder and forensic intelligence, The Sloth Lemur's Song is a love song to the astonishing evolution of Madagascar. It is a fascinating journey from the island's origins to the complex tensions of the present day, with Alison Richard the most considerate and engaging of guides."-- "Isabella Tree, author of 'Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm'"
"This book is an encyclopedia of wonders, but it's also a riveting story of evolution through time in a land utterly unique. Madagascar is arguably the most amazing place on Earth. Richard knows it as few outsiders ever will, and its praises have never been better sung."-- "David Quammen, author of 'Spillover'"
"With deep reflections about a culture immersed in bountiful nature, Richard guides the reader through Madagascar's transformations over millions of years. Through her research and experience on the island, Richard reminds us what was lost, what remains, and what is under threat--unless we act."-- "Yolanda Kakabadse, former president, World Wildlife Fund International"
"This remarkable new book is a captivating and absorbing account. Richard shows the importance of partnerships between all stakeholders, from the local to the international level, for sustainable biodiversity conservation."-- "Jonah H. Ratsimbazafy, president, Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar (GERP)"
"Richard shares her long experience, deep knowledge, and sincere and uncompromising passion for Madagascar, its people, and the history of its biodiversity. The Sloth Lemur's Song is essential reading for anyone who is passionate about Madagascar's people and nature, curious about its past and interested in its future."-- "Olivier Langrand, executive director, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund"