Conservation of Tropical Birds has been written by four conservation biologists whose expertise spans all the tropical regions of the world. It is the first book to cover all the major issues in tropical bird conservation. Current problems faced by tropical bird conservationists are summarised and potential solutions outlined based on the results of case studies.Birds are key indicators of ecosystem health, and such a well-studied group of organisms, that they provide an excellent lens through which to examine global conservation problems caused by phenomena such as climate change, declines in ecosystem services, habitat loss, fires, overexploitation, and invasive species. Therefore, the book also provides an engaging synopsis of the general issues in conservation and the problems faced by other wildlife.This book serves as an important resource and companion to all people interested in observing and conserving birds in the tropics and elsewhere.
Reflecting the growth and increasing global importance of the Spanish language, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics brings together a team of renowned Spanish linguistics scholars to explore both applied and theoretical work in this field.Features 41 newly-written essays contributed by leading language scholars that shed new light on the growth and significance of the Spanish languageCombines current applied and theoretical research results in the field of Spanish linguisticsExplores all facets relating to the origins, evolution, and geographical variations of the Spanish languageExamines topics including second language learning, Spanish in the classroom, immigration, heritage languages, and bilingualism