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The Survivors of Gondwana, a scientific adventure in the heart of life.
Summary: This book takes you along with the entomologists and naturalists of the Cafotrop-Survivors of Gondwana missions who travel the southern areas of the planet searching for insects lurking in the dark forest canopies or perched on the high canopy between the Earth and sky.
The scientists use tree climbing methods to reach the crowns and high branches without damaging the fragile ecosystems that constitute the foliage and the fauna within.
There, they hope to discover specimens that will help unlock the secrets of the living world and evolution. In particular, how the fauna and flora of a very ancient “supercontinent” called Gondwana evolved into the present biodiversity?
This book invites you on this extraordinary scientific adventure, on the trail of hidden insects in Australia, Patagonia, South Africa, and beyond. With the scientists of the National Museum of Natural History, explore the “hotspots” of biodiversity in the Southern Hemisphere, where the threatened fauna and flora are extraordinarily important.
Book complemented by multimedia elements accessible through the free SynApps smartphone application.