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Endangered Mammals of North America
     

Endangered Mammals of North America

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by Victoria Sherrow, Sandee Cohen
 

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Since mammals first appeared on earth, more species have arisen and become extinct than the total number of species now living. Extinction is a natural part of life. Awareness of the need for wildlife preservation has increased steadily throughout the twentieth century. Nothing can bring back a lost species, and nobody knows for sure what is lost when an animal

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Since mammals first appeared on earth, more species have arisen and become extinct than the total number of species now living. Extinction is a natural part of life. Awareness of the need for wildlife preservation has increased steadily throughout the twentieth century. Nothing can bring back a lost species, and nobody knows for sure what is lost when an animal vanishes forever.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Sherrow presents a clear and reasoned look at Caribbean manatees, bowhead whales, Mount Graham squirrels, long-nosed bats, gray and red wolves, black-footed ferrets and black-tailed prairie dogs, and Florida panthers. She discusses the animals' physical features, behavior, the history of their decline in numbers, and efforts being made on their behalf. Good-quality full-color photographs and maps that show the range of habitation for each species are helpful additions. In conclusion, the author stresses the importance of individual commitment to the conservation of natural resources and support of environmental issues. Appended lists include organizations to contact and some wildlife sanctuaries, zoos, and natural history museums to visit. A useful addition for reports.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805032529
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
Scientific American Sourcebooks
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.97(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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Endangered Mammals of North America 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book, Endangered Mammals of North America by Victoria Sherrow brings light to the issue of endangered species.  The book includes several different endangered animals ranging from the ocean, for example the Caribbean Manatee to mammals on land such as the Mount Graham Red Squirrel.  Sherrow depicts the animals’ features and the history of each one.  She then goes on to explain why each animal is in danger and what is being done by the people to try and save them.  One comment that especially stood out to me was that more species have arisen and become extinct than the total number living now.  Species are dying out far faster than they did in the past.  Sherrow explains that this is due to deforestation, destruction of wetlands, natural disasters as well as conditions in which the animals could not adapt to.  To get the audience’s attention Sherrow also included how these animals help to keep the environment stable through diagrams and research.   I would recommend this book to middle schoolers because of the pictures and easily understood wording that is used.  However, this book would also be entertaining to anyone who is very interested in endangered species and what is being done to try and save these animals.  Before reading this book I never really thought twice about the impact of these endangered animals and the significance they have on our world.  After reading the book I came to the realization that these endangered species need to be protected and I want to help with the process by bringing awareness to the public.  Sherrow did an outstanding job in expressing the importance of the animals and the importance of us trying to preserve the wildlife as best we can.