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Martin, Claude 1945-

Works: 24 works in 84 publications in 4 languages and 1,696 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claude Martin
The rainforests of West Africa : ecology, threats, conservation by Claude Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere eise in the world did industrialized countries leave such early marks in the rainforest as in West Africa. Past and present developments here are in one way or the other significant for rainforests on other continents as weil. West Africa is a pioneer in both a good and a bad sense. This is reason enough to take a closer Iook at the history of moist tropical West Africa. Until recently, no one really seemed to be interested in the rainforests except for a few specialists. The world's scientific community neglected to study the incalculable riches of tropical forests, to make the public aware of them and their due importance. Although interdisciplinary research has been a popular topic for some decades now, it was not applied to just the most complex habitat on earth. Scientists from all fields studied only that which was easiest to record, seemingly blind to a myriad of details awaiting closer examination. Botanists wentabout establishing their herbariums and paid much too little attention to the vegetation as a whole, or to the significance of useful plants for local populations. Zoologists, too, busied themselves with collecting and describing species. Anthropologists, on the other hand, tended to overlook faunal details: in their ignorance of the animal world, they wrote of tigers and deer in Africa. And finally, foresters saw neither the forest nor the trees for the timber - and even confused rainforests with monocultures of fir trees
On the edge : the state and fate of the world's tropical rainforests : a report to the Club of Rome by Claude Martin( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The author] brings together information from remote imaging, ecology, and economics to explain deforestation and forest health through the world"--Front jacket flap
Histoire de l'Algérie française, 1830-1962 by Claude Martin( Book )

12 editions published in 1963 in French and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endspiel : wie wir das Schicksal der tropischen Regenwälder noch wenden können by Claude Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seit seiner Gründung 1968 hat es Berichte an den "Club of Rome" zu den drängendsten ökologischen und klimapolitischen Themen gegeben (vgl. zuletzt "2052 - Der neue Bericht an den Club of Rome", ID-A 47/12, oder U. Bardi: "Der geplünderte Planet", ID-A 31/13). C. Martin, Schweizer Biologe, Direktor des WWF International (1993-2005) und Regenwaldexperte ("Die Regenwälder Westafrikas", BA 2/90), begründet hier seine gedämpft optimistische Prognose zum Erhalt der tropischen Regenwälder. Vom historischen Rückblick (Entwaldung in früheren Jahrhunderten, erste Versuche von Datenerhebungen) über die konkreten aktuellen Walddegradierungen (unterschieden nach Regionen) und Umnutzungen, inklusive der entsprechenden Grundursachen, gelangt er abschließend zu einer "bescheidenen Hoffnung": der Wiederbewaldung in den Randregionen. "Boxen" und "Expertenmeinung" (grau unterlegt) bieten Zusatzinformationen, ebenso Farbfotos und spezielle Schemata. Wichtige, ungemein gehaltvolle Ergänzung zum hervorragenden, thematisch breiter gefächerten "Regenwald" (Begleitbuch einer Ausstellung, ID-A 30/15). (2)
Die Regenwälder Westafrikas : Ökologie, Bedrohung und Schutz by Claude Martin( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Status and ecology of the barasingha <Cervus duvauceli branderi> in Kanha National Park <India> by Claude Martin( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of the mother : protecting indigenous peoples in protected areas by Elizabeth Kemf( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even well-intended attempts to protect nature sometimes have unforeseen dire consequences: a resurgent elephant population in Zimbabwe destroys the crops that comprise local farmers' livelihood, or the Shimshali people of northern Pakistan are denied access to their traditional grazing grounds in a new national park. If environmental efforts are to be beneficial, they must also take into account the needs, ancestral claims, and unique stewardship skills of the indigenous peoples who have, in many instances, lived sustainably on the land for millennia. In nearly three dozen thoughtful, vividly written accounts, The Law of the Mother offers a comprehensive vision of how to design and implement conservation projects to provide for the well-being of local peoples, wildlife, and the land itself. Written by scientists, environmentalists, and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on every continent, the essays in this collection also note areas of continuing conflict, such as issues of ownership, and identify potential flashpoints of tension between local peoples and the "outsiders" who are often behind the efforts to create protected areas. Most importantly, the authors describe how "creative communities" are seeking and experimenting with innovative solutions to the political, ecological, and human challenges that protected area managers must overcome. From the Bisnoi people of Rajasthan, India, whose strict conservation code does not permit them to cut trees or kill animals, to the Kuna Indians of Panama's San Blas Islands, whose ancient customs led them to create "natural zone" preserves, the indigenous peoples of the world have long understood the paramount importance of caring for nature rather than over-exploiting it. Compiled by WWF-World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with IUCN-The World Conservation Union, The Law of the Mother is a testimonial to these endangered peoples and their equally endangered native wisdom, offered in the hope that we may remember what they have not forgotten - that our planet is a sacred place
New media for workers' education and training by Claude Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WWF's global priorities to the year 2000 by Claude Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiger! : the story of the Indian tiger by Kailash Sankhala( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal adventure stories of the author
Protection de la nature et de l'environnement : les priorités du WWF by Claude Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umwelt - Dritte Welt by Richard Gerster( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prioridades mundiales de conservacion del WWF by Claude Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mini-Grammo by Janine Dufour( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zeller Josef : Ein musikalisches Spiel für Kinder und Jugendliche by Paul Burkhard( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formation des travailleurs et nouveaux médias by Claude Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kehrseiten - Gespräche über Natürliches und Künstliches( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the Edge : the State and Fate of the World's Tropical Rainforests by Claude Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1972, The Limits to Growth introduced the idea that world resources are limited. Soon after, people became aware of the threats to the world's rainforests, the biggest terrestrial repositories of biodiversity and essential regulators of global air and water cycles. Since that time, new research and technological advances have greatly increased our knowledge of how rainforests are being affected by changing patterns of resource use. Increasing concern about climate change has made it more important than ever to understand the state of the world's tropical forests.This book provides an up-to-
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Alternative Names
Claude Martin Schweizer Biologe und Umweltschützer

Claude Martin Swiss zoologist

Claude Martin zoöloog uit Zwitserland

Клод Мартин

كلود مارتن عالم حيوان سويسري

English (34)

German (26)

French (17)

Spanish (2)