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A beautifully illustrated book on endangered species and the opportunities to save them. Earth has seen at least five great extinction periods, each wiping out up to 95 percent of all living species. They involved massive volcanic eruptions, disastrous meteor strikes and rapid climatic changes. The main point of Endangered is that the sixth great extinction will be the result of humankind's abuse of the environment. Featuring more than 400 photographs, this book details the plant and animal species that are either endangered or so severely threatened that they soon will be. The authors offer a thoughtful celebration of nature's diversity t scaremongering -- and a plea to rein in current behaviors that negatively affect the planet. Their proposals form a reasoned and hopeful guide to a future world that will be safe for all species. Creatures profiled include marsupials, monkeys, sea turtles, birds of prey, and butterflies and moths. The extraordinary imagery and the compelling and objectively presented information make Endangered essential reading for anyone interested in natural history.
Author(s) George C McGavin
Publisher Firefly Books
Date of Publication 01/10/2006
Subject Environment & Ecology: General Interest
Country of Publication United States
Imprint Firefly Books
Content Note illustrations
Weight 1397 g
Width 240 mm
Height 287 mm
Spine 24 mm
Format Details Sewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
Author Biography George McGavin is an assistant curator of entomological collections at Oxford University who lectures on biological and human sciences. He is the author of Essential Entomology: An Order-by-Order Introduction. David Burnie is a biologist and zoologist whose professional books have won educational awards and science prizes.
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