Our Cyber Weeks Sale has begun: Stock up on $7 Computer Science eBooks today!

Lesser Flamingos

Descendants of Phoenix

Authors: Krienitz, Lothar

  • Provides comprehensive background information on nearly all major locations where Lesser Flamingos are found
  • Includes detailed insights into biological fieldwork and guidelines to accessing, investigating and protecting flamingo habitats
  • Discusses inspiring connections between natural phenomena and thoughts on human development and the circle of life
  • Richly illustrated throughout with captivating images
  • Ideally suited for scientists, the educated public, and anyone who is interested in nature
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: January 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-662-58163-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-662-58162-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

This book provides insights into the fascinating life of the Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) and describes how this enigmatic bird has adapted to the extreme conditions of tropical soda lakes and can even withstand the caustic effects of brine. However, humans are increasingly disrupting the natural cycles of these wetlands, and for these pink birds characteristic of these salt lakes, it is becoming more and more difficult to find suitable habitats, food and breeding grounds. Their fate is considered a cautionary example of man’s dealings with nature. Will the Lesser Flamingo survive in a man-made world?

Flamingos are considered to be an embodiment of the Phoenix, and the author interweaves his personal experiences with and observations of the flamingos’ unusual habitats with the Phoenix motif in order to stimulate reflection on the circle of life. Written in an accessible style that combines science, biological information and the author’s own travels and fieldwork, the book also includes a wealth of captivating images. As such, it offers a unique resource for biologists and nature-loving Africa and Asia enthusiasts alike.




About the authors

Lothar Krienitz is a researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Neuglobsow, Lake Stechlin, Germany. His work focuses on cyanobacteria and algae, particularly their systematics, ecology and their significance for human beings and nature.

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: January 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-662-58163-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-662-58162-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lesser Flamingos
Book Subtitle
Descendants of Phoenix
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-58163-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-58163-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-58162-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 261
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 99 illustrations in colour
Topics