On the Brink of Extinction: The California Condor

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“In her latest work about endangered wildlife, Arnold describes the efforts of the California Condor Recovery Team. Her lucid and interesting account of the history of condors emphasizes the factors that led to the birds’ near extinction and explains in great detail the measures that have been taken to reestablish a significant condor breeding population. Wallace’s photographs are magnificent.”—Booklist

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1993 Hardcover New The great birds and beasts on the edge of extinction. () Chronicles the plight of the once plentiful California condor, from the attempt in the mid-1980s to ... capture the few remaining birds and breed them in California zoos, to future plans to reestablish them in the wild. All orders are shipped by kbooks every business day. Read more Show Less

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“In her latest work about endangered wildlife, Arnold describes the efforts of the California Condor Recovery Team. Her lucid and interesting account of the history of condors emphasizes the factors that led to the birds’ near extinction and explains in great detail the measures that have been taken to reestablish a significant condor breeding population. Wallace’s photographs are magnificent.”—Booklist

Describes the history of the condor in North America and the efforts to capture and breed the few remaining California condors to save them from extinction.

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Since the passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, a number of plans have been developed to study condors in the wild and in captivity, create a safer natural environment for the birds, and educate the public. In her latest work about endangered wildlife, Arnold describes the efforts of the California Condor Recovery Team. Her lucid and interesting account of the history of condors emphasizes the factors that led to the birds' near extinction and explains in great detail the measures that have been taken to reestablish a significant condor breeding population. Wallace's photographs are magnificent. They capture the unusual beauty of the creatures and document the processes of procuring and incubating eggs, rearing the hatchlings, and reintroducing mature condors into the wild.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152579906
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/15/1993
  • Series: Gulliver Green Book Series
  • Edition description: ABR
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Arnold always loved books, but as a child she never thought of writing as a career. Born in Pittsburgh, she grew up in Minneapolis and studied art at Grinnell College and the University of Iowa. "It was only after my children were born that I became acquainted with children's books and it occurred to me that I could use my training to become a children's book illustrator. I soon realized that I needed a text to go with the pictures, and the more I wrote, the more I realized that I liked writing as much as or more than drawing. I've always been fascinated by the natural world and love to go to the parks and museums. Perhaps that is why so many of my books are about scientific topics." Arnold is now the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, a neuroscientist, and teaches writing at UCLA Extension. For more information visit www.carolinearnoldbooks.com.

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