Habitats And Ecosystems

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Habitats and Ecosystems describes more than 2,500 endangered species, habitats, and ecosystems in this unique guide to little-known, protected sites across the country. This work is the companion to the author's award winning Toxic Waste Sites: An Encyclopedia of Endangered America.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book will be a good addition to any collection with sections on natural resources, conservation, and ecology."


American Reference Books Annual

"A unique, specialized resource, this is an essential purchase only for libraries with extensive environmental collections."


Library Journal

"It is always satisfying to be able to recommend a book because of its utility to a wide variety of library users. . . . This compilation reminds us all of the need to maintain and protect the genetic diversity that allows nature to support and sustain all. Most library types should consider this as a good addition to their environmental collections."



"[A] carefully compiled, well organized reference volume. . . . Students of biology and social studies as well as browsers and travelers will delight in the details found in this book. . . . Recommended."


The Book Report

An introduction reviews the history of conservation in the US, identifies current issues and challenges, and summarizes the larger ecoregions in each state, followed by a state-by-state listing of the parks, sanctuaries, and preserves that shelter unique habitats and ecosystems in each state, with a description of the area's special features. Includes a glossary and state-by-state listings of national environmental organizations and offices, selected environmental organizations, and federally endangered and threatened flora and fauna of the United States. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874369977
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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