Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana

Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana

This field guide can even be downloaded to your iPhone or iPod Touch. This e-book provides a complete field-based ID solution – no birder will want to be without it.

Author: Nik Borrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408189023

Category: Nature

Page: 343

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Birds of Ghana – the definitive field guide to the birds of this remarkable West African country – just got even better. This enhanced fixed-format version of the book – featuring songs and calls – is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for iPad, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. Superb, fully zoomable colour plates of the highest detail lie opposite comprehensive identification text and accurate range maps. In addition, this e-book features songs, calls and other sounds from 743 species, placed conveniently next to the accompanying species text. The 1,358 sounds included on this e-book represent more than 95% coverage of species in the region. This epic collection of images and sounds represents a step change in the way birders operate. No more carrying heavy books into the field; no more trying to remember sounds days or weeks after the event, while all other methods for taking sounds into the field are consigned to the dustbin. This field guide can even be downloaded to your iPhone or iPod Touch. This e-book provides a complete field-based ID solution – no birder will want to be without it.
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Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana

Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana

The ultimate field guide to the birds of Ghana, an indispensable companion for any traveller to the region

Author: Nik Borrow

Publisher: Helm

ISBN: 9781472987723

Category: Nature

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The ultimate field guide to the birds of Ghana, an indispensable companion for any traveller to the region
Categories: Nature

Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana

Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana

White Storks, Black kites, Common Terns and Alpine Swifts ringed in Switzerland have been recovered in Ghana, providing links between the two countries. Ghana was therefore felt to be a good choice to be supported with a field guide.

Author: Nik Borrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472981097

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Ghana is one of the safest and most accessible countries in Western Africa and is rapidly becoming a top tourist destination. This dedicated country field guide uses illustrations from the acclaimed Birds of Western Africa, which have been recomposed into a new set of plates, with new text and maps specific to Ghana. The result is a compact and up-to-date guide to all the birds of Ghana.
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Ghana

Ghana

Anquandah , KJ Castles & Forts of Ghana ( Ghana Museums & Monuments Board , 1999 ) Arhin , K ( Ed ) The Cape Coast ... Until recently the only field guide covering the region , Serle , Morel , and Hatwig's Field Guide to the Birds of ...

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622052

Category: Travel

Page: 452

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Bradt’s Ghana has remained the bestselling guide to the country since it was first published in 1998, being used by almost every English-speaking visitor there. Visitors will discover a country steeped in a rich cultural tradition and little-visited attractions. Ghana is an uncrowded place to go for game-viewing with Mole National Park and Baobeng Monkey Sanctuary among the highlights.
Categories: Travel

Birds of Western Africa

Birds of Western Africa

Field Guide to the Rare Birds of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins, London. ... Beaman, M. & Madge, S. (1998) The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic. Christopher Helm, London ... (2010) Birds of Ghana.

Author: Nik Borrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472982872

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Birds of Western Africa (Helm, 2001) was the first single-volume guide to cover all the species of this region, which comprises 23 countries from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic, and south to Congo. This new edition uses all of the plates from Birds of Western Africa, with a concise, authoritative text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 1300 species found in the region. The book also has updated colour distribution maps for each species placed on the text pages for the first time. A number of new images have been painted for this new edition and several of the illustrations have been replaced. This major new guide will enable birders to identify any species found in any of the countries covered.
Categories: Science

Historical Dictionary of Ghana

Historical Dictionary of Ghana

Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana. London: Christopher Helm Publishing, 2010. 352 p. Blankson, Charles, Yaw Owusu-Frempong, and Chris H. Mbah. “An Investigation of Ghana's Tourism Positioning.” Journal of African Business, 5, ...

Author: David Owusu-Ansah

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810875005

Category: History

Page: 514

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Ghana, the former British colony of the Gold Coast, is historically known for being the first country to the south of the Sahara to attain political independence from colonial rule. It is known for its exports of cocoa and a variety of minerals, especially gold, and it is now an oil exporting country. But Ghana’s importance to the African continent is not only seen in its natural resources or its potential to expand its agricultural output. Rather the nation’s political history of nationalism, the history of military engagement in politics, record of economic depression and the ability to rise from the ashes of political and economic decay is the most unique character of the country. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ghana.
Categories: History

A Field Guide to Birds of the Gambia and Senegal

A Field Guide to Birds of the Gambia and Senegal

A contribution to the Distribution and Taxonomy of Afrotropical and Malagasy Birds . Tauraco Research Report No. 5 . ... The Birds of Ghana . B.O.U. Checklist No.9 . ... The Macmillan Field Guide to Bird Identification .

Author: Clive Barlow

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300115741

Category: Nature

Page: 414

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This comprehensive book is the first field guide to the birds of The Gambia and Senegal, an area of West Africa popular with birders for its many tropical African birds. The guide provides full accounts of over 660 bird species and depicts nearly all of these in 48 beautiful color plates. "A first-rate book that is a fine contribution to bird literature. For the birder who has everything, this makes a great gift.”--Roy John, Canadian Field-Naturalist "A beautiful, succinct and very useful guide to the region's bird life."--Clay E. Corbin, Quarterly Review of Biology
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The Great Eagles

The Great Eagles

Simon and Schuster's guide to mammals. ... Birds of Jaú National Park, Brazilian Amazon: Species check-list, biogeography and conservation. Ornitologia Neotropical, 12, 109–140. Borner, M. (1985). ... Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana.

Author: Michael O'Neal Campbell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315278087

Category: Nature

Page: 648

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This book examines the current literature and knowledge on the evolution and ecology of all the birds named as eagles, with particular emphasis on the larger species. It also examines the past and current relations between eagles and people, including habitat change and conservation issues. Eagle ecologies and conservation are currently seriously impacted by human activities such as industrialization, urbanization, pollution, deforestation and hunting. Some eagle species have consequently experienced extreme population changes. There are, however, some positive developments. Eagles have a strong, historic bond with human civilization, due to their status as the world’s most charismatic birds. Conservation policies have also been successful in repopulating some ecosystems with breeding eagles. Therefore, despite the complexity of this relationship, there may yet be hope for this unique species group, frequently rated as the kings of birds, and symbolic of human power, ambition, royalty, nationality, and even concepts of God. It is hoped that this book will contribute to the further understanding of these unique and fantastic birds.
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Wildlife Tourism Environmental Learning and Ethical Encounters

Wildlife Tourism  Environmental Learning and Ethical Encounters

Accessed 10 July 2015 Borrow N, Demey R (2010) Field guide to the birds of Ghana. Helm, London Brockington D, Duffy R, Igoe J (2008) Nature unbound, conservation, capitalism and the future of protected areas. Earthscan, London Bruun B, ...

Author: Ismar Borges de Lima

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319555744

Category: Science

Page: 292

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This book outlines the status quo of worldwide wildlife tourism and its impacts on planning, management, knowledge, awareness, behaviour and attitudes related to wildlife encounters. It sets out to fill the considerable gaps in our knowledge on wildlife tourism, applied ecology, and environmental education, providing comprehensive information on and an interdisciplinary approach to effective management in wildlife tourism. Examining the intricacies, challenges, and lessons learned in a meaningful and rewarding tourism niche, this interdisciplinary book comprehensively examines the major potentials and controversies in the wildlife tourism industry. Pursuing an insightful, provocative and hands-on approach, it primarily addresses two questions: ‘Can we reconcile the needs of the wildlife tourism industry, biodiversity conservation, ecological learning and animal ethics issues?’ and ‘What is the Future of the Wildlife Tourism Industry?’. Though primaril y intended as a research text, it also offers a valuable resource for a broad readership, which includes university and training students, researchers, scholars, tourism practitioners and professionals, planners and managers, as well as the staff of government agencies.
Categories: Science

Peacocks Picathartes

Peacocks   Picathartes

Since these early works, culminating in the first of what were intended as field guides, like those of Priest, Roberts, and Mackworth-Praed and Grant, both quality and quantity have improved dramatically. Now handbooks on birds of ...

Author: Rupert Watson

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781775845614

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Peacocks & Picathartes is a celebration of the diversity of African birds, focusing on families that occur only in Africa as well as iconic families and species that, despite having close relatives in other parts of the world, seem to embody something of Africa. Watson’s anecdotal style captures vividly his encounters with prized species, such the secretive White-necked Picathartes and the elusive Congo Peacock. He conveys the sheer delight mousebirds take in ‘being what they are’, and reveals the surprise discovery in 1991 of a new partridge in Tanzania’s Udzungwa Mountains. Drawing on precolonial and current-day avian accounts, he offers his own insights based on a lifetime of personal observations in the wilds of Africa – recounting unforgettable expeditions, quirky bird behaviour, jittery taxonomy, moments of rare good luck – and much more. Both informative and entertaining, this book captures the essence of African birdlife, and will appeal to bird enthusiasts across the spectrum. Sales points: Delightful accounts of more than 40 bird families and species, filled with anecdotes and fascinating stories. Brilliant illustrations by a celebrated natural history artist; both informative and entertaining; excellent all-seasons gift for bird and nature enthusiasts.
Categories: Nature