The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species: A Worldwide Guide to Plants and Animals

The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species: A Worldwide Guide to Plants and Animals

by Richard MacKay
     
 
Confronting the possibility that as many as 20 percent of existing plants and animals will be extinct by 2030, The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species is an indespensable resource for locating and identifying different species of wildlife and shows how human survival depends on biodiversity. This useful reference traces the movement and dispersion of animals

Overview

Confronting the possibility that as many as 20 percent of existing plants and animals will be extinct by 2030, The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species is an indespensable resource for locating and identifying different species of wildlife and shows how human survival depends on biodiversity. This useful reference traces the movement and dispersion of animals and plants across continents, catalogs the inhabitants of different ecosystems, and provides at-a-glance information about vulnerable species. It also presents an authoritative and easy-to-understand analysis of the key environmental issues in case studies that examine the major threats to biodiversity and the measures being taken toward conservation. The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species is an important and accessible reference suitable for professionals and students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142000724
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/26/2002
Series:
Reference Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Richard MacKay is environmental officer at the University of Cambridge and specializes in ecological issues and sustainable development. His recent work has involved wildlife and environmental issues.

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