Endangered Animals

Overview

Eyewitness: Endangered Animals takes a look at creatures around the world that are currently threatened with extinction, along with the ways that we can help them survive. Starting with an overview of biodiversity and the web of life, the book then examines the threats facing a wide range of species, including polar bears, sea turtles, tree frogs, river dolphins, jaguars, pandas, gibbons, and the California condor.
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Overview

Eyewitness: Endangered Animals takes a look at creatures around the world that are currently threatened with extinction, along with the ways that we can help them survive. Starting with an overview of biodiversity and the web of life, the book then examines the threats facing a wide range of species, including polar bears, sea turtles, tree frogs, river dolphins, jaguars, pandas, gibbons, and the California condor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756668846
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 834,785
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Wildlife under threat 6

What is a species? 8

Adapting and survival 10

The variety of life 12

Links in the chain 14

Measuring risk 16

Watching animals in action 18

Going, going, gone 20

Lost and found 22

Boom and bust 24

The rise of humans 26

The impact of farming 28

A world without bees? 30

Crowded out 32

Damaged landscapes 34

Climate change 36

Global amphibian decline 38

Rivers in crisis 40

Polluted world 42

Wildlife for sale 44

Sharks in peril 46

Alien invaders 48

Fighting back 50

Saving habitats 52

Captive breeding 54

California condor 56

Grassroots conservation 58

Living with the relatives 60

The future 62

Species at risk 64

Timeline 66

Find out more 69

Glossary 70

Index 72

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