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Africa News Online – Madagascar

From the Africa News Service, this site offers current news information about Madagascar. Headlines and summary information are included on a page with links to full articles.

Animal Diversity Web

Type Madagascar in the "Quick Search" box and you’ll have access to links to information about the animals of Madagascar. The animal’s pages include information on geographic range, physical characteristics, and natural history. References are provided and some media files are also available.

CIA World Factbook – Madagascar

The CIA World Factbook’s information about Madagascar. It includes economic and political information as well as maps and demographics.

Conspectus of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar

This project, hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden, is an international and multi-institutional effort to make information on the vascular plants of Madagascar widely available. The links to plant images on this page are a valuable resource.

Duke University Primate Center - Lemur Project

The Duke Primate Center has a wealth of information about lemurs and prosimians. Animal information, photographs, and information about Madagascar are all provided in a clear and easy to navigate way.

Ethnologue: Madagascar

This site is the Madagascar section of Ethnologue: Languages of the World. The sections informs the readers that six languages are spoken in Madagascar, defines what they are, and estimates the number of speakers for each language. The site also attempts to identify dialects.

The Great Red Island: A Future for its Bats?

The text, and a few photos, from an article about bats in Madagascar.

Greatest Places – Madagascar Page

The Science Museum of Minnesota has put up an informative page about Madagascar. Here you can find out about the baobab tree, lemurs, the hissing cockroach, and other Madagascar information.

Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments

The State University of New York at Stony Brook has been instrumental in the creation of a national park in Madagascar. The project that helped to create the park continues to this day, and you can find out about it here. Find out about protected areas in Madagascar, how you can help, and possible training opportunities available.

Karst and Caves of Madagascar

Along with some useful information, this site has fantastic maps and links to other sites about Madagascar.

The Living Edens – Madagascar, A World Apart

This is the companion page to a video we have in the Library. The site contains resources for teachers, links to other relevant sites, information about lemurs and chameleons, and much, much more.

Madagascar Biological Inventory Initiative

At this page you can find out about the Academy’s involvement with Madagascar and the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments. You can also link to information about CAS’s first Madagascar expedition.

Madagascar – Consular Information

If you’re planning to visit Madagascar it might be a good idea to take a look at the U.S. State Department information about the country.

Madagascar – Library of Congress Country Studies

The Library of Congress Country Studies site provides a great deal of information about Madagascar. The information ranges from a country profile to the historical setting, physical environment, society, and other areas of interest.

Madagascar Maps

Links to many maps of Madagascar, both political and detailed.

Madagascar: Menus & Recipes from Africa

Along with recipes for a Malagasy dinner, this site provides a menu, a shopping list for eight, and information on how a meal is served in Madagascar.

Madagascar Page

This site, from the African Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania, provides links to other Madagascar sites.

Madagascar Plant Diversity

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has put together a Madagascar site that provides information about Madagascar plants from legumes to orchids to trees.

Madagascar: Up Close and Personal

This site includes a wealth of information. Along with breaking news, the author provides access to information about travel, national parks, facts and figures, a photo gallery, and a bulletin board for interacting with other visitors to the site.

Madagascar – World Wide Web Virtual Library

Columbia University has provided access to an index of Madagascar sites. The first category is general information, along with news and politics. The second and third categories are economic development and the environment and education, history, and culture.

No Time For Lemurs

The Academy’s very own magazine, California Wild, published an article in Fall, 1998 about the Academy’s entomologists in Madagascar.

Photoessay on Madagascar

The title says it all: This page features a photoessay of regions in Madagascar, with photos of plant and animal life. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief explanation.

Political Resources on the Net – Madagascar

This site contains a variety of politically oriented links to information.

Sites Relatifs à Madagascar

A mostly annotated list of organizations (with links to web sites) that operate in Madagascar. Site primarily in French.

Sheffield Archaeology – Fieldwork in Madagascar

This site is a report on archaeological fieldwork conducted in southern Madagascar in 1995 and 1996.

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Battistini, Ren and G. Richard-Vindard. Biogeography and Ecology in Madagascar. The Hague: Junk, 1972. Main QH195 .M2 B56 1972.

Bradt, Hilary. Guide to Madagascar, 5th Ed. Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1997. Main DT469 .M25 B73 1997.

Ganzhorn, Jorg U. et al. Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation in Madagascar. Gottingen, FRG: E. Goltze, 1997. Biodiv REF QH77.M28 P74 1997.

Goodman, Steven M. ed. A Floral and Faunal Inventory of the Réserve Spécial d'Anjanaharibe-Sud, Madagascar, with Reference to Elevational Variation. Chicago, IL: Field Museum of Natural History, c1998. Main Serials QL1 .F4 n.s. no.90.

Goodman, Steven J. and Bruce Patterson eds. Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997. Biodiv QH195 .M2 N37 1997.

Jenkins, M.D., ed. Madagascar: An Environmental Profile. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, 1987. Biodiv REF QH195 .M2 M34 1987a.

Jolly, Allison, Phillippe Oberle and Roland Albignac eds. Madagascar. New York: Pergamon Press, 1984. Biodiv QL337 .M2 M33 1984.

Kramer, Randall A., Narendra Sharma and Mohan Munasinghe eds. Valuing Tropical Forests: Methodology and Case Study of Madagascar. Washigton D.C.: World Bank, 1995. Biodiv Ref SD247 .K735 1995.

Lanting, Frans. Madagascar: A World Out of Time. New York: Aperture, 1990. Main DT469 .M28 L36 1990.

Madagascar, Reunion, and the Comoro Islands: Official Standard Names.... Maps G104 .U5 NO02

Nelson, Harold D. Area Handbook for the Malagasy Republic. Washington D.C.: Supt. Of Docs., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1973. Herp DT469 .M2 N435.

Patterson, Bruce D., Steven M. Goodman & Jodi L. Sedlock eds. Environmental Change in Madagascar. Chicago, IL: Field Museum, 1995. Biodiv REF QH77.M28 E58 1995.

Preston-Mafham, Ken. Madagascar: A Natural History. New York: Facts on File, 1991. Main QH195 .M2 P74 1991.

Sibree, James. A Naturalist in Madagascar: A Record of Observation, Experiences, and Impressions Made During a Period of Over Fifty Years. London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1915. Main DT469 .M26 S52 1915.

United Nations Environment Programme. Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and Living Resources of the East African Region. Nairobi, Kenya: Programme Activity Centre for Oceans and Coastal Areas, United Nations Environment Programme, 1982. Biodiv REF QH77.A354 C66 1982.

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Gardner, Nick. A Birder’s Guide to Travel in Madagascar. London: N Gardner, 1992. M&O QL692 .M3 G37 1992.

Goodman, Steven M., et al. The Birds of Southeastern Madagascar. Chicago, IL: Field Museum of Natural History, 1997. Main QL1 .F4

Langrand, Olivier. Guide to the Birds of Madagascar. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990. M&O QL692.M3 L3613 1990.

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Dorr, Laurence J. Plant Collectors in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands: A Biographical and Bibliographical Guide to Individuals and Groups Who Have Collected Herbarium Material of Algae, Bryophytes, Fungi, Lichens, and Vascular Plants in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1997. BOT QK26 .D66 1997.

Dransfield, John. The Palms of Madagascar. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the International Palm Society, 1995. BOT QK495 .P17 D7 1995.

du Puy, David, Johan Hermans & Clare Hermans. The Orchids of Madagascar. Richmond, England: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1999. BOT QK495.O64 O72 1999.

Perrier de La Bethie, H. Flora of Madagascar: Vascular Plants: 49th Family, Orchids. Lodi, California: S. D. Beckman, 1981. BOT QK495 .O64 P413 1981.

Polhill, R. M. Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar. Rotterdam; Salem, NH: A.A. Balkema, 1982. BOT QK495.L52 P58 1982.

Rauh, Werner. Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar. Mill Valley, CA: Strawberry Press, 1995. BOT QK407 .R38 1995.

Reynolds, Gilbert Westacott. The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar. Mbabane, Swaziland: The Trustees, Aloes Book Fund, 1966. BOT QK495 .L72 R49.

Turk, Dan. A Guide to Trees of Eastern Madagascar and Ranomafana National Park. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Botanical Garden, 1997. BOT QK407 .T87 1997.

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Spaulding, Sarah A. & J. Patrick Kociolek. New Gomphonema (Bacillariophyceae) Species from Madagascar. San Francisco, CA: California Academy of Sciences, c1998. REF CAS Pubs Q11 .C25 ser.4 v.50:16.

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Dippenaar-Schoe, A.S. & R. Joque. African Spiders: An Identification Manual. Pretoria: ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute. Biosystematics Division, National Collection of Arachnida, 1997. ENT QL453.6 .A1 D56 1997.

Emerit, Michel. "A Contribution to the Knowledge of Malagasy Spiders: The Presence of Chorizonpinae, an Asian Subfamily of Araneidae," Revue Arachnologique 12, no. 4 (July 1997): 43-52. ENT Serials.

Griswold, Charles E. "The Spider Family Cyatholipidae in Madagascar (Araneae, Araneoidea)," Journal of Arachnology 25, no. 1 (1997): 53-83. ENT Serials.

Joque, R. "Halidae, a New Spider Family from Madagascar (Araneae)," Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9, no. 9 (November 1994: 281-289. ENT Serials.

Lecoq, M. The Migratory Locust in Africa and in Madagascar. Philadelphia, PA: Orthopterists' Society, 1991. ENT QL508.A2 L4213 1991. Platnick, N. I. "New Species and Records of the Ground Spider Family Gallieniellidae (Araneae, Gnaphosoidea) From Madagascar," Journal of Arachnology 23, no. 1 (9 August 1995): 9-12. ENT Serials.

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Cadle, John E. Snakes of the Genus Liopholidophis (Colubridae) from Eastern Madagascar: New Species, Revisionary Notes, and an Estimate of Phylogeny. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, c1996. Main Serials QL1 .H3 v.154:5.

Daly, John W. et al. Madagascan Poison Frogs (Mantella) and Their Skin Alkaloids. New York, NY: American Museum of Natural History, c1996. Main Serials QH1.A5 A16 no.3177.

Drewes, Robert C. A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Hyperoliidae (Anura): Treefrogs of Africa, Madagascar and the Seychelles Islands. San Francisco, CA: California Academy of Sciences, 1984. Main Serials & REF CAS Pubs Q11 .C24 no.139.

Glaw, Frank and Miguel Vences. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Koln, Germany: Verlag, 1994. Herp QL662 .M28 G56 1994.

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Debelius, Helmut. Indian Ocean Tropical Fish Guide: Maledives [i.e. Maldives], Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Madagascar, East Africa, Seychelles, Arabian Sea, Red Sea. Neu Isenburg: Aquaprint, 1993. Ichthy QL622 .D42 1993.

King, Dennis. Reef Fishes & Corals: East Coast of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik, 1996. Main QL622.5 .K56 1996.

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The Aye-Aye: Madagascar’s Most Puzzling Primate. New York: Karger 1994. M&O QL737 .P935 A94 1994.

Carleton, Michael D. Systematic Studies of Madagascar's Endemic Rodents (Muroidea, Nesomyinae): An Annotated Gazetteer of Collecting Localities of Known Forms. New York, NY: American Museum of Natural History, c1990. Main Serials QH1.A5 A16 no.2987.

Darling, Kathy. Lemurs. New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepard Books, 1998. Biodiv Juv QL737 .P95 D37 1998.

Durrell, Gerard Malcolm. The Aye-Aye and I: A Rescue Mission in Madagascar. New York: Arcade Pub. 1993. Main QL737 .P935 D87 1993.

Harcourt, Caroline. Lemurs of Madagascar and the Comoros: the IUCN Red Data Book. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN—the World Conservation Union, 1990. Biodiv REF QL737 .P95 H37 1990.

Jolly, Allison. Lemur Behavior: A Madagascar Field Study. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1966. M&O QL775 .J65 1966.

MacPhee, R. D. E. Morphology, Adaptations, and Relationships of Plesiorycteropus, and a Diagnosis of a New Order of Eutherian Mammals. New York, NY: American Museum of Natural History, c1994. Main Serials QH1 .A45 no.220.

Mittermeier, Russel. A., et al. Lemurs of Madagascar. Washington D.C. : Conservation International, 1994. M&O QL737 .P95 L445 1994.

Mittermeier, Russel A. et al. Lemurs of Madagascar: An Action Plan For Their Conservation, 1993-1999. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, 1992. Biodiv REF QL737 .P95 L45 1992.

Nicoll, Martin E. & Galen B. Rathbun. African Insectivora and Elephant-Shrews: An Action Plan for Their Conservation. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, c1990. M&O & Biodiv REF QL737.I5 N43 1990.

Wilson, Jane. Lemurs of the Lost World: Exploring the Forests and Crocodile Caves of Madagascar. London: Impact Books, 1995. Main QL737 .P95 W55 1995.

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Lemurs. [Alexandria, VA]: PBS Home Video; Burbank, CA: Distributed by Warner Home Video, c1999. (60 min.). Public QL737 .P95 L45 1999.

Madagascar, A World Apart. Arlington, VA: PBS Home Video, 1998. PUB AV QL84 .6 .M33 M32 1998.

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