Amongst everglades, reserves, sand dunes and beaches, River Guadalquivir creates a paradise inhabited by birds originating from Europe and Africa. It is a 543 square kilometres area holding survival for part of the fauna and flora in the whole world.
This is a guidebook to help you learn about the species that inhabit in the Doñana National Park and its surroundings, in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. It contains 150 cards including exclusive pictures made by the authors themselves. These cards hold the data and characteristics of the species, with the scientific and vernacular names. It is a basic, fundamental booklet in order to watch the bird life in this privileged territory, considered to be the major biodiversity space in the south of Europe, involving marshlands, woods, beaches and everglades.
MERCHE S. CALLE
Graduated in Biology, specialised in Zoology, Botanic, Anthropology and scientific dissemination. Founder and scientific manager and publisher, since 1996, of the Nature and Environment magazine, Waste Magazine. Journalist and press-photographer specialised in photography and video reports of biodiversity, and music.
She is manager and publisher of the the music information magazine IndyRock Magazine.JUAN ENRIQUE GÓMEZ
Journalist specialised in nature, environment and scientific dissemination. Founder and scientific manager and publisher, since 1996, of the Nature and Environment magazine, Waste Magazine. Writer for the IDEAL newspaper in Granada where he writes a special section on nature-related issues. Graphic journalist and press photographer specialized on issues concerning nature and biodiversity. Expert in multimedia communication and graphic design.
Editing manager for the music information magazine IndyRockMagazine.
What would normally be a quiet, very private event was, in Alex's case, headline news. Over the thirty years they had worked together, Alex and Irene had become famous—two pioneers who opened an unprecedented window into the hidden yet vast world of animal minds. Alex's brain was the size of a shelled walnut, and when Irene and Alex first met, birds were not believed to possess any potential for language, consciousness, or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Yet, over the years, Alex proved many things. He could add. He could sound out words. He understood concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none. He was capable of thought and intention. Together, Alex and Irene uncovered a startling reality: We live in a world populated by thinking, conscious creatures.
The fame that resulted was extraordinary. Yet there was a side to their relationship that never made the papers. They were emotionally connected to one another. They shared a deep bond far beyond science. Alex missed Irene when she was away. He was jealous when she paid attention to other parrots, or even people. He liked to show her who was boss. He loved to dance. He sometimes became bored by the repetition of his tests, and played jokes on her. Sometimes they sniped at each other. Yet nearly every day, they each said, "I love you."
Alex and Irene stayed together through thick and thin—despite sneers from experts, extraordinary financial sacrifices, and a nomadic existence from one university to another. The story of their thirty-year adventure is equally a landmark of scientific achievement and of an unforgettable human-animal bond.
Odd Birds is more than just a Hollywood memoir or tell-all. At its heart, this book is a coming-of-age story in which Ian wrestles with an ever evolving question— how can he still be himself, while also being a celebrity. Each humorous and heartfelt story features a particular bird—sometimes literal, at other times figurative. Using this framework, Ian explores a variety of topics, including growing up, life as a television actor and nature lover, and whether it is better to shave or wax one’s chest for an on-screen love scene.
A funny and heartwarming window into Ian’s life, Odd Birds is a must-read for fans of nature writing and memoir alike.
En prados, bosques y humedales, en campos y sierras, las especies animales y vegetales evolucionan en base a una estricta agenda que viene marcada por las estaciones y los condicionantes ambientales.
Es el calendario de la biodiversidad del entorno mediterráneo, un libro que realiza un recorrido detallado de todo un año en el medio natural.
Textos por meses y 135 fotografías exclusivas de alta calidad realizadas por los autores del libro en espacios naturales
Incluye un calendario gráfico del año 2016