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  • Author:
    Lawrence R. Heaney,Jacinto C. Regalado Jr.
  • ISBN:
    0914868195
  • ISBN13:
    978-0914868194
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    Field Museum Of Natural History; 1 edition (July 1, 1998)
  • Pages:
    96 pages
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    Biological Sciences
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and Jacinto Regalado. University of. Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998. It had to happen: a coffee-table book. about rape, pillage, and destruction! Vanishing Treasures of the Philip-. pine Rain Forest, by Lawrence.

and Jacinto Regalado. Heaney and Jacinto Regalado, is large. format, short, and glossy from cover.

Lawrence R. Heaney, Jacinto C. Regalado Jr., Jacinto C. Regalado. Published to coincide with the centennial of Philippine independence (declared on June 12, 1898), this lavishly illustrated, full-color book celebrates the extraordinary diversity of life found in the Philippine rain forest.

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Lawrence Richard Heaney (born December 2, 1952 in Washington, DC.In June 1975, Heaney earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. 1998 Vanishing treasures of the Philippine rainforest

Lawrence Richard Heaney (born December 2, 1952 in Washington, DC ) is an American mammalogist, ecologist and biogeographer. 1998 Vanishing treasures of the Philippine rainforest. 2004 Frontiers of biogeography: new directions in the geography of nature. 2006 The mammals and birds of Camiguin Island, Philippines, a Distinctive Center of Biodiversity.

Heaney, Lawrence R. Publication date. Regalado, Jacinto C; Field Museum of Natural History. Includes bibliographical references (p. 84-86) and index.

by Lawrence R. ISBN 9780914868194 (978-14868-19-4) Softcover, Field Museum Of Natural History, 1998. Find signed collectible books: 'Vanishing Treasures of the Philippine Rain Forest'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. com has become a leading book price comparison site

Published to coincide with the centennial of Philippine independence (declared on June 12, 1898), this lavishly illustrated, full-color book celebrates the extraordinary diversity of life found in the Philippine rain forest. This forest is home to one of the greatest concentrations of unique species of terrestrial vertebrates of any place on earth—more than 510 unique species are found here. Unfortunately, nearly half of the mammals and birds are endangered; acre for acre, the Philippines may have the world's most seriously threatened flora and fauna.Vanishing Treasures of the Philippine Rain Forest relates how this profusion of life came to exist in the islands, and explains why the imminent destruction of this forest threatens not only its unique plants and animals but also the economic and social well-being of the Philippine nation. Profusely illustrated with full-color photographs, maps, and drawings, this book identifies crucial steps the Filipino people must take to protect both their magnificent natural heritage and their country's future.

Eta
I agree with the other reviewers that this book is a stunning tribute and call to action on the Philippines rain forests, maybe the hottest of hotspots out there. An update is of course in order, and I intend to find out on my own what's going on with the various species described here amid the stunning photos and helpful maps, showing the near wholesale destruction of what was once perhaps the most impressive and important of rain forests for a single nation.

The book features a variety of species, bookended by a clearly explained look at the Philippines' geological origins, explaining the islands disparate histories and the causes of its diversity, and a case study in deforestation (Negros Island), its causes and effects, and the ensuing rapid spiral down for the people, animals, and plants that live there.

There is hope, and the author subtly takes the world to task with a few barbed comments, like "extinct species, however, are notoriously poor at providing any benefits" (p. 27), making sure to remind us that not only does rainforest destruction hurt people, it also eliminates whole species. This book is well-written and plain speaking, but looking into the eyes of these bats, birds, mammals (not to mention the plants) makes the argument for preservation even more convincingly.

Give this book to an aspiring ecologist or any nature lover or friend of the Philippines or sustainability.

Added bonus, this book was created by Chicago's Field Museum, so I am proud of that!
Xlisiahal
Nice book, sad to read though. The author was actually in the Philippines back in the 60's, before the morons there cut down all the trees, and all the corrupt cops allowed the illegal loggers to do so. It's a nice little read, kind of a coffee-table book. It doesn't get very in-depth, it's certainly not an "academic" book.
Cesar
The elusive Philippine Eagle on the cover symbolizes the risk to lose unique biodiversity and why this is catastrophic.
Inside the book there is condensed geological, ecological information (and personal stories from the researchers) concerning perhaps the most critical biodiversity hotspot: the Philippines. More than 510 species of mammals, birds, plants, amphibians and reptiles occur nowhere else.
Peculiar zoological specialties are mentioned: a small rodent living in cloud forest only eating the abundant rain worms, Giant bats that flocked in high numbers over pristine lowland rain forest at the beginning of the century.
To sum it up, this book is highly recommended for:
- Concise information
- Beautiful photographs
It gave me an afternoon of pleasure

Highly recommended
Nnulam
Most people think of rainforests as being in the Amazon. Dr. Heaney and Jack Regalado open the readers eyes to the rich, bio-diverse rainforests of the Philippines. The book's comparisons with other well-known rainforests around the world show that the Philippine rainforests have more species that are endemic to the islands than most other rainforests. You will be amazed at the wealth of wildlife that resides in these rainforests. Gorgeous pictures of seldom seen species abound in this book. There are maps showing that the rate of decimation of the rainforests in the Philippines continues at an alarming rate. This book has definitely convinced me that there are other rainforests that we should be concerned about, and this one is definitely worth saving.
Doukasa
When I first saw the book for sale at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, I knew that the book would be great.So of course, I bought the book. The book features the evolutionary history of Philippine wildlife, of which a good percentage are found nowhere else in the world. A sure must-have for nature lovers, biologists and people proud to be Filipinos.