Endangered Species / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

Entries on more than 200 extinct, endangered, vulnerable, and threatened animals and plants describe the individual species, its habitat and current distribution, and efforts to protect and preserve it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787676186
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 840
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 3.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Reader's Guide xiii
Endangerment and Its Causes: An Overview xvii
Endangered Species Fact Boxes and Classification: An Explanation xxi
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN-The World Conservation Union) xxiii
Endangered Species Act xxvii
Changes in Status from First Edition xxxi
Words to Know xxxiii
Mammals
Addax 1
Anteater, giant 4
Armadillo, giant 7
Ass, African wild 10
Aye-aye 14
Bandicoot, golden 17
Bat, gray 19
Bat, Townsend's big-eared 22
Bear, grizzly 25
Bear, sun 29
Bison, American 32
Bison, European 36
Buffalo, wild water 40
Camel, bactrian 43
Cheetah 47
Chimpanzee 50
Chinchilla, short-tailed 54
Civet, Malabar large spotted 57
Deer, musk 59
Deer, swamp 62
Dog, African wild 65
Dolphin, Chinese river 68
Dugong 71
Elephant, African 75
Elephant, Asian 79
Ferret, black-footed 83
Fox, island gray 87
Gazelle, dama 90
Gibbon, hoolock 93
Gorilla 97
Hippopotamus, pygmy 101
Hog, pygmy 104
Horse, Przewalski's 107
Hyena, brown 110
Jaguar 113
Kangaroo, Matschie's tree 116
Koala 120
Kouprey 125
Lemur, mongoose 128
Leopard 131
Leopard, snow 134
Lynx, Iberian 137
Manatee, West Indian 140
Mandrill 143
Markhor 146
Marmoset, white-eared 149
Marmot, Vancouver Island 153
Mink, European 156
Mole, giant golden 159
Monkey, Central American squirrel 161
Monkey, woolly spider 164
Numbat 167
Orangutan 170
Oryx, scimitar-horned 174
Otter, marine 177
Panda, giant 180
Panda, red 184
Porcupine, thin-spined 187
Possum, mountain pygmy 188
Prairie dog, Mexican 192
Rabbit, volcano 195
Rat, giant kangaroo 198
Rat, silver rice 201
Rhinoceros, black 204
Rhinoceros, northern white 208
Seal, Guadalupe fur 212
Seal, Hawaiian monk 215
Sea lion, Stellar's 218
Tamarin, golden lion 221
Tapir, Central American 224
Tiger 227
Vicuna 231
Wallaby, brindled nail-tailed 235
Whale, blue 238
Whale, humpback 241
Wolf, gray 244
Wolf, red 250
Wombat, northern hairy-nosed 254
Yak, wild 257
Zebra, Grevy's 260
Where to Learn More xli
Photo Credits li
Index lxi
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