Author: Eleanor Jane Sterling, Martha Maud Hurley and Le Duc Minh. Size: 16 x 25 (cm). Page amount: 423 (pages). Language: English. Publisher: Yale University Press. Year of publication: 2006
A milestone book that provides the first guide to Vietnam's spectacular flora and fauna and the diverse natural areas in which they live.
A country uncommonly rich in plants, animals, and natural habitats, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam shelters a significant portion of the world's biological diversity, including rare and unique organisms and an unusual mixture of tropical and temperate species. This book is the first comprehensive account of Vietnam's natural history in English. Illustrated with maps, photographs, and thirty-five original watercolor illustrations, the book offers an expansive tour of the country's plants and animals along with a full discussion of the factors shaping their evolution, distribution, and conversation.
Separate chapters focus on northern, central, and southern Vietnam, regions that encompass tropics, subtropics, mountains, lowlands, wetland and river region, delta and costal areas, and offshore islands. The authors provide detailed descriptions of key natural areas to visit, where a traveler might explore limestone caves or glimpse some of the country's twenty-seven monkeys and apes and more than 850 bird species. The book also explores the long history of humans in the country, including the impact of the Vietnam-American War on plants and animals, and describes current efforts to conserve Vietnam's complex, fragile, and widely threatened biodiversity.
The book is available at the Library of Vietnam National Museum of History (No. 25 Tong Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi). We would like to welcome all readers!