Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction

Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction

by Nancy F. Castaldo
Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction

Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction

by Nancy F. Castaldo

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Overview

The acclaimed author of Sniffer Dogs details the successful efforts of scientists to bring threatened animals back from the brink of extinction, perfect for animal lovers and reluctant nonfiction readers. With full-color photography.

How could capturing the last wild California condors help save them? Why are some states planning to cull populations of the gray wolf, despite this species only recently making it off the endangered list? How did a decision made during the Civil War to use alligator skin for cheap boots nearly drive the animal to extinction?

Back from the Brink answers these questions and more as it delves into the threats to seven species, and the scientific and political efforts to coax them back from the brink of extinction. This rich, informational look at the problem of extinction has a hopeful tone: all of these animals' numbers are now on the rise.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358743231
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2022
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,058,843
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nancy Castaldo is the author of several nonfiction books for children, including The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale and Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. nancycastaldo.com

Table of Contents

The Path to Preservation 1

Whooping Cranes in the Wetlands 8

Wolves in the Wild 29

Bald Eagles Fly High 50

Giant Galápagos Tortoises Walk the Earth 67

California Condors Soar Again 84

American Alligators Swim in the South 113

American Bison: Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam 126

Call to Action! 143

Learn More 150

Watch 150

Read 151

Organisations 151

Go 152

Explore 154

Notes 155

Bibliography 158

Glossary 162

Acknowledgments 163

Index 164

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