The Last Panda / Edition 1

The Last Panda / Edition 1

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by George B. Schaller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226736296

ISBN-13: 9780226736297

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Dependent on a shrinking supply of bamboo, hunted mercilessly for its pelt, and hostage to profiteering schemes once in captivity, the panda is on the brink of extinction. Here, acclaimed naturalist George Schaller uses his great evocative powers, and the insight gained by four and a half years in the forests of the Wolong and Tangjiahe panda reserves, to document the

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Dependent on a shrinking supply of bamboo, hunted mercilessly for its pelt, and hostage to profiteering schemes once in captivity, the panda is on the brink of extinction. Here, acclaimed naturalist George Schaller uses his great evocative powers, and the insight gained by four and a half years in the forests of the Wolong and Tangjiahe panda reserves, to document the plight of these mysterious creatures and to awaken the human compassion urgently needed to save them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226736297
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
299
Sales rank:
826,209
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
1: "Every Journey Begins with the First Step"
2: Winter Days
3: Panda Politics
4: A Footnote to History
5: A Mountain of Treasure
6: In the Hollow of a Fir
7: Wei-Wei's World
8: Death in the Choushuigou
9: Travels in Panda Country
10: Zhen-Zhen Eats Bitterness
11: Tangjiahe
12: Crisis
13: Prisoners of Fate
14: Rent-a-Panda
Epilogue
App. A In Search of the Kylin: The Endangered Wildlife of China
App. B The Panda Is a Panda
App. C Winter Birds Observed at Wuyipeng
App. D Excerpts from the 1989 Panda Management Plan
App. E Excerpts from Position Statements on Exhibition Loans of Giant Pandas
Selected Reading
Index of Names
Index of Species and Subjects

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