ISBN 9789976973839
Pages 132
Dimensions 150 x 150 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2000
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Hardback

Nature Notes from Tanzania

by Anne Outwater

Unique geology and climatic fluctation through eons of time have blessed Tanzania with a rich and diverse natural heritage - more than 1,000 species of birds and butterflies, and 344 mammals, with more still being discovered. In this beautifully illustrated book, there is an essay on each month of the year, giving a glimpse into the world of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish, inverterbrates and plants - the whole ecology developed over millions of years. The great forces are the four seasons, and the rich habitat, with each biome producing different vegetation types supporting different types of animals. Amongst endorsements of the book, the President of Tanzania commends the author's writings which "open our eyes and sharpen our senses to what there is all around us. As a result they strengthen my resolve to preserve it and restore what of it we have damaged".

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About the Author

Anne Outwater

Anne H. Outwater received her doctorate in nursing, and post-graduate certificate in environmental studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. In Tanzania, where she has lived for 30 years, she is a faculty member in the Department of Community Health Nursing at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. Her research and community service are demonstrating that violence decreases and health increases when people care for their nearby environment, earning income and ecosystem services from it.

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