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The Resource Dancing at the Dead Sea : tracking the world's environmental hotspots, Alanna Mitchell

Dancing at the Dead Sea : tracking the world's environmental hotspots, Alanna Mitchell

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Dancing at the Dead Sea : tracking the world's environmental hotspots
Title
Dancing at the Dead Sea
Title remainder
tracking the world's environmental hotspots
Statement of responsibility
Alanna Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One hundred and fifty years after the publication of On the Origin of Species, environmental reporter Alanna Mitchell set out to retrace the idea of evolution and grapple with the fact that a massive extinction of the planet's species was well under way. So began a three-year odyssey in which Mitchell picked up where Darwin left off, examining not just the origin but also the ultimate fate of our world." "Combining scientific curiosity with travel and adventure, Dancing at the Dead Sea takes the reader on an intimate tour through the world's environmental hotspots. Readers join Mitchell as she tracks the spectacular biodiversity of regions as extraordinary as the island of Madagascar, the rainforests of Suriname, the parched oases of Jordan, the Arctic desert of Banks Island, the volcanic crests of Iceland, and the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin conducted his famous research. Along the way, Mitchell introduces us to the numerous scientists and conservationists who are working on the ground to protect these endangered places. She also chronicles the courageous efforts of everyday men and women in these regions as they try to convince governments to turn the world's hotspots into environmentally protected areas." "Ultimately, Mitchell's travels around the world compel her to ponder our shelf life as a species in the grand evolutionary scheme of the planet. She wonders what Darwin would make of the profound ecological destruction she witnesses. Is the human race suicidal? What can help our species avert extinction? Posing tough and cutting questions such as these, Dancing at the Dead Sea is a must-read for aficionados of good science writing and travel literature alike."--Jacket
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DLC
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Mitchell, Alanna
Dewey number
304.2/8
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.M58 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mitchell, Alanna
  • Mitchell, Alanna
  • Mitchell, Alanna
  • Mitchell, Alanna
  • Nature
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Environmental degradation
  • Homme
  • Extinction (Biologie)
  • Environnement
  • Environmental degradation
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Travel
Label
Dancing at the Dead Sea : tracking the world's environmental hotspots, Alanna Mitchell
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto, on: Key Porter Books, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) 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
Introduction: Dancing at the Dead Sea -- The Devil's chaplain -- In search of Lemurs -- Reading the secrets of the fossils -- Parched oasis -- Sunken graves of the high Arctic -- Where the rainforest goes on forever -- Iceland's new power -- Ocean's end -- Epilogue: Writing new legends
Control code
ocm57039713
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780226532004
Lccn
2004062123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57039713
  • (OCoLC)57039713
Label
Dancing at the Dead Sea : tracking the world's environmental hotspots, Alanna Mitchell
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto, on: Key Porter Books, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) 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
Introduction: Dancing at the Dead Sea -- The Devil's chaplain -- In search of Lemurs -- Reading the secrets of the fossils -- Parched oasis -- Sunken graves of the high Arctic -- Where the rainforest goes on forever -- Iceland's new power -- Ocean's end -- Epilogue: Writing new legends
Control code
ocm57039713
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780226532004
Lccn
2004062123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57039713
  • (OCoLC)57039713

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