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The Resource Extinction in our times : global amphibian decline, James P. Collins, Martha L. Crump

Extinction in our times : global amphibian decline, James P. Collins, Martha L. Crump

Label
Extinction in our times : global amphibian decline
Title
Extinction in our times
Title remainder
global amphibian decline
Statement of responsibility
James P. Collins, Martha L. Crump
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For over 350 million years, thousands of species of amphibians have lived on earth, but since the 1990s they have been disappearing at an alarming rate, in many cases quite suddenly and mysteriously. What is causing these extinctions? What role do human actions play in them? What do they tell us about the overall state of biodiversity on the planet? In Extinction in Our Times, James Collins and Martha Crump explore these pressing questions and many others as they document the first modern extinction event across an entire vertebrate class, using global examples that range from the Sierra Nevada of California to the rainforests of Costa Rica and the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. Joining scientific rigor and vivid storytelling, this book is the first to use amphibian decline as a lens through which to see more clearly the larger story of climate change, conservation of biodiversity, and a host of profoundly important ecological, evolutionary, ethical, philosophical, and sociological issues."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, James P
Dewey number
597.8/1788
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL644.7
LC item number
.C65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL644.7
NAL item number
.C65 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Crump, Martha L
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amphibian declines
  • Extinct amphibians
  • Espèces en danger
  • Ecologie animale
  • Changement climatique
  • Biodiversité
  • Amphibiens
  • Amphibian declines
  • Extinct amphibians
Label
Extinction in our times : global amphibian decline, James P. Collins, Martha L. Crump
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008035277.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Declining amphibian populations and the biodiversity crisis -- Rallying around the issue of amphibian declines -- Challenges, correlates, and hypotheses -- Introduction species, commerce, and land use change -- Contaminants, global change, and emerging infectious diseases -- Unraveling the mystery -- Amphibian chytrid fungus as a cause of declines and extinctions -- New approaches to doing science and conversation -- Science policy and reacting to a challenge -- Leaping between mysteries
Control code
ocn216938513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 273 pages
Isbn
9780195316940
Lccn
2008035277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o216938513
  • (OCoLC)216938513
Label
Extinction in our times : global amphibian decline, James P. Collins, Martha L. Crump
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008035277.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Declining amphibian populations and the biodiversity crisis -- Rallying around the issue of amphibian declines -- Challenges, correlates, and hypotheses -- Introduction species, commerce, and land use change -- Contaminants, global change, and emerging infectious diseases -- Unraveling the mystery -- Amphibian chytrid fungus as a cause of declines and extinctions -- New approaches to doing science and conversation -- Science policy and reacting to a challenge -- Leaping between mysteries
Control code
ocn216938513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 273 pages
Isbn
9780195316940
Lccn
2008035277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o216938513
  • (OCoLC)216938513

Library Locations

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