Serengeti story : life and science in the world's greatest wildlife region / Anthony R.E. Sinclair
- Sinclair, A. R. E. (Anthony Ronald Entrican)
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Serengeti: A Wonder of the Natural World -- 2.The Great Migration -- 3.African Buffalo -- 4.The Great Pandemic -- 5.The German Era -- 6.The Beginning of Serengeti -- 7.The Migration of Birds -- 8.Socialism and War---Sort of! -- 9.Border Closure -- 10.One Million Wildebeest -- 11.Outbreak of Trees -- 12.Sudan -- 13.Coup d'etat -- 14.Ivory Poaching -- 15.Bandits -- 16.Of Princes and Polo -- 17.Hando Fights Back -- 18.Man-Eaters -- 19.Biodiversity -- 20.The Future of Conservation.
- Sinclair has documented not only the ecological events as the system has changed but also the political, economic, and social events that have driven these changes. Including personal accounts of the dramatic events brought about by the vicissitudes of political turmoil, he tells the story of Serengeti and its surrounding research. Providing the historical background--both the paleohistory going back 4 million years and the modern history of the region--he examines the future of conservation, considering the ominous threats facing the Serengeti today.
- 9780199645527 (hbk.)
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