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The Resource Biodiversity : conserving endangered species, Anne Maczulak

Biodiversity : conserving endangered species, Anne Maczulak

Label
Biodiversity : conserving endangered species
Title
Biodiversity
Title remainder
conserving endangered species
Statement of responsibility
Anne Maczulak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Green Technology is an eight-volume set that examines the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explores new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth. Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, and the books in this set present all sides of the debate. Designed to complement science curricula, the set also covers relevant history and new green technologies and innovations that will contribute to the field in the future. Biodiversity: Conserving Endangered Species explores the relationship between habitats and adaptation-two important areas of biodiversity, a field devoted to the study of the variety of living things on Earth or within a specific area. The book looks at the ways in which habitats are destroyed, the devastating effect this has on biodiversity, and the ways in which environmental scientists try to save endangered species by restoring their habitats. Sidebars citing actual examples and statistics, figures, and case studies enhance fundamental concepts and give the reader a sense of the urgency of the issues related to biodiversity. The volume includes information on animal and plant diversity, environmental ethics, global conservation strategies, human decisions that endanger wildlife, mapping and monitoring the environment, measuring diversity, native versus invasive species, species and extinction, urban development, and wildlife monitoring and preservation. The book contains 50 color photographs and line illustrations, three appendixes on conservation and diversity, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Green Technology is essential for general readers who seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maczulak, Anne E.
Dewey number
639.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.B56
LC item number
M33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Green technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered species
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered species
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered species
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered species
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Biodiversity : conserving endangered species, Anne Maczulak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Endangered Species -- Biodiversity debate -- Endangered and threatened species -- Web of life -- Case study: Ivory-billed woodpecker -- Preservation versus conservation -- Carl Linnaeus-the father of taxonomy -- Climate change and biodiversity -- Global community of species -- Environmental ethics -- Biodiversity treaty -- Conclusion -- 2: Measuring Species And Extinction -- Types of biological diversity -- Number of species on earth -- Keystone species -- Gene pools and niches -- Environmental ethics -- Environmental indicators -- Measuring species loss -- Case study: March of the Argentine ants -- Assessing habitats -- Extinction -- Watching a species disappear -- Preservation technology -- Conclusion -- 3: Protecting Native From Invasive Species -- Ecosystems invaded -- Species competition -- Migrations -- How resource partitioning preserves species -- Characteristics of adaptive species -- Consequences of invasion -- Eradication -- Zebra mussels -- Animal reintroduction -- Plant reintroduction -- Case study: Yellowstone's wolves -- Conclusion -- 4: Urban Development -- Human populations and biodiversity -- Case study: Everglades -- Habitat loss and fragmentation -- Succession -- Species adapted to urban life -- Maintaining migration corridors -- Urban greenways -- Monitoring and mapping the environment -- Conclusion -- 5: Nature Reserves -- History of wildlife preservation -- World's wildlife preserves -- Sanctuaries and artificial habitats -- Zoos and aquariums -- Animal species versus human hunger -- Poaching and wildlife trade -- Breeding and release programs -- Case study: Protecting Palau's biodiversity -- Conclusion -- 6: Species Protection -- Steps toward protecting species -- How human decisions endanger wildlife -- Global conservation strategies -- Lewis and Clark as naturalists -- Saving marine biodiversity -- Case study: Lake Victoria -- Wildlife monitoring -- How forensic science fights poaching -- Delisting process -- Conclusion -- 7: Methods For Measuring Diversity -- Climate and topography -- Mapping species and growth patterns -- Plant diversity richness -- Biodiversity hotspots around the world -- Plant rarity -- Animal diversity richness -- Animal rarity -- Species succession -- Amphibians and reptiles -- Aquatic biodiversity -- Case study: Ocean warming and phytoplankton -- Ranking the rare species -- Species distribution -- Conclusion -- 8: Future Needs -- Appendixes -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index
  • Endangered species -- Measuring species and extinction -- Protecting native from invasive species -- Urban development -- Nature reserves -- Species protection -- Methods for measuring diversity -- Future needs
Control code
ocn281090544
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780816071975
Lccn
2008051758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816071975
  • (OCoLC)281090544
Label
Biodiversity : conserving endangered species, Anne Maczulak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Endangered Species -- Biodiversity debate -- Endangered and threatened species -- Web of life -- Case study: Ivory-billed woodpecker -- Preservation versus conservation -- Carl Linnaeus-the father of taxonomy -- Climate change and biodiversity -- Global community of species -- Environmental ethics -- Biodiversity treaty -- Conclusion -- 2: Measuring Species And Extinction -- Types of biological diversity -- Number of species on earth -- Keystone species -- Gene pools and niches -- Environmental ethics -- Environmental indicators -- Measuring species loss -- Case study: March of the Argentine ants -- Assessing habitats -- Extinction -- Watching a species disappear -- Preservation technology -- Conclusion -- 3: Protecting Native From Invasive Species -- Ecosystems invaded -- Species competition -- Migrations -- How resource partitioning preserves species -- Characteristics of adaptive species -- Consequences of invasion -- Eradication -- Zebra mussels -- Animal reintroduction -- Plant reintroduction -- Case study: Yellowstone's wolves -- Conclusion -- 4: Urban Development -- Human populations and biodiversity -- Case study: Everglades -- Habitat loss and fragmentation -- Succession -- Species adapted to urban life -- Maintaining migration corridors -- Urban greenways -- Monitoring and mapping the environment -- Conclusion -- 5: Nature Reserves -- History of wildlife preservation -- World's wildlife preserves -- Sanctuaries and artificial habitats -- Zoos and aquariums -- Animal species versus human hunger -- Poaching and wildlife trade -- Breeding and release programs -- Case study: Protecting Palau's biodiversity -- Conclusion -- 6: Species Protection -- Steps toward protecting species -- How human decisions endanger wildlife -- Global conservation strategies -- Lewis and Clark as naturalists -- Saving marine biodiversity -- Case study: Lake Victoria -- Wildlife monitoring -- How forensic science fights poaching -- Delisting process -- Conclusion -- 7: Methods For Measuring Diversity -- Climate and topography -- Mapping species and growth patterns -- Plant diversity richness -- Biodiversity hotspots around the world -- Plant rarity -- Animal diversity richness -- Animal rarity -- Species succession -- Amphibians and reptiles -- Aquatic biodiversity -- Case study: Ocean warming and phytoplankton -- Ranking the rare species -- Species distribution -- Conclusion -- 8: Future Needs -- Appendixes -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index
  • Endangered species -- Measuring species and extinction -- Protecting native from invasive species -- Urban development -- Nature reserves -- Species protection -- Methods for measuring diversity -- Future needs
Control code
ocn281090544
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780816071975
Lccn
2008051758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816071975
  • (OCoLC)281090544

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