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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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True stories of how scientists are saving endangered species, with photos included: “Readers will be moved by Castaldo’s appreciation for these animals.” —Booklist (starred review)
In this book, the acclaimed author of Sniffer Dogs details the successful efforts of scientists to bring threatened animals back from the brink of extinction.
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. This rich, informational look at the problem of extinction offers a source of hope—all of these animals’ numbers are now on the rise—and will inspire young wildlife lovers and aspiring scientists.
Winner of the Crystal Kite Award and a Sigurd F. Olsen Best Nature book Honorable Mention

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ISBN-13: 9781328476678
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 176
File size: 158 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Nancy Castaldo has been writing about the planet for decades. She’s contributed to the Sierra Club Waste Paper, NRDC’s Personal Action column, and others. She is the author of many STEM books including, Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World, Back from The Brink: Saving Animals From Extinction, and Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. Website: Twitter: @NCastaldoAuthor Instagram: @naturespeak

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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