Endangered Species

Endangered Species


Endangered Species, 2nd Edition, presents information on endangered and threatened mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and plants. Its 240 entries -- including 40 new species added to the 2nd Edition -- were chosen to give a glimpse of the broad range of species currently facing endangerment. While well-publicized examples such as the American bison, northern spotted owl, and gray wolf are examined, so, too, are less conspicuous -- yet no less threatened -- species such as the Australian ant, Cape vulture, and Peebles Navajo cactus. The entries are spread across three volumes and are divided into sections by classes. Within each class, species are arranged alphabetically by common name.

Color locator maps outlining the range of a particular species are included in each entry to help users find unfamiliar countries or locations. More than 200 color photographs provide a more concrete vision of the species. Sidebar boxes containing interesting and related information are also included in some entries. Each volume ends with a further research section composed of books, periodicals, Internet addresses, and environmental organizations. The book listing is annotated. The environmental organizations list -- a selected catalog of organizations focusing on endangered species -- contains mailing addresses, telephone numbers, Internet addresses (if available), and a brief description of each organization. The volumes conclude with a cumulative index providing access to all the species and subjects discussed throughout Endangered Species, 2nd Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787676193
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Pages: 740

Table of Contents

Reader's Guidexiii
Endangerment and Its Causes: An Overviewxvii
Endangered Species Fact Boxes and Classification: An Explanationxxi
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN-The World Conservation Union)xxiii
Endangered Species Actxxvii
Changes in Status from First Editionxxxi
Words to Knowxxxiii
Anteater, giant4
Armadillo, giant7
Ass, African wild10
Bandicoot, golden17
Bat, gray19
Bat, Townsend's big-eared22
Bear, grizzly25
Bear, sun29
Bison, American32
Bison, European36
Buffalo, wild water40
Camel, bactrian43
Chinchilla, short-tailed54
Civet, Malabar large spotted57
Deer, musk59
Deer, swamp62
Dog, African wild65
Dolphin, Chinese river68
Elephant, African75
Elephant, Asian79
Ferret, black-footed83
Fox, island gray87
Gazelle, dama90
Gibbon, hoolock93
Hippopotamus, pygmy101
Hog, pygmy104
Horse, Przewalski's107
Hyena, brown110
Kangaroo, Matschie's tree116
Lemur, mongoose128
Leopard, snow134
Lynx, Iberian137
Manatee, West Indian140
Marmoset, white-eared149
Marmot, Vancouver Island153
Mink, European156
Mole, giant golden159
Monkey, Central American squirrel161
Monkey, woolly spider164
Oryx, scimitar-horned174
Otter, marine177
Panda, giant180
Panda, red184
Porcupine, thin-spined187
Possum, mountain pygmy188
Prairie dog, Mexican192
Rabbit, volcano195
Rat, giant kangaroo198
Rat, silver rice201
Rhinoceros, black204
Rhinoceros, northern white208
Seal, Guadalupe fur212
Seal, Hawaiian monk215
Sea lion, Stellar's218
Tamarin, golden lion221
Tapir, Central American224
Wallaby, brindled nail-tailed235
Whale, blue238
Whale, humpback241
Wolf, gray244
Wolf, red250
Wombat, northern hairy-nosed254
Yak, wild257
Zebra, Grevy's260
Where to Learn Morexli
Photo Creditsli

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