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The Resource Nature in danger : threatened habitats and species, Noel Simon in association with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, England

Nature in danger : threatened habitats and species, Noel Simon in association with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, England

Label
Nature in danger : threatened habitats and species
Title
Nature in danger
Title remainder
threatened habitats and species
Statement of responsibility
Noel Simon in association with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, England
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Nature in Danger, conservation expert Noel Simon offers a detailed picture of the many threats to the natural world, and reveals what we can do to protect the environment from overexploitation. This illustrated and informative volume takes us on a journey to some of the world's most striking climes, from the Okavango Delta to the Tibetan Plateau, and from African savannas to the island of Tristan da Cunha. Simon examines the many varieties of rainforest, from Brazilian Amazonia to the forests of Zaire; wetlands as diverse as the Florida Everglades, the Mekong delta, and the Aral Sea; grasslands from the North American prairies to the Eurasian steppe; mountain ranges from the Rockies and the Andes to the Himalayas and the Alps; reefs and islands such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Archipelago, Madagascar, and Hawaii; the world's great deserts; and Antarctica. He describes the flora and fauna of each place he visits, traces the history of human exploitation right up to the present, and outlines ways in which these threats can be met. In addition, the book offers a special section on endangered species, highlighting the perilous circumstances of orangutans, blue whales, the African elephant, the giant panda, and many other animals and plants. Simon describes each species, tells how many remain extant, and outlines what we are doing to save them. Finally, the book includes a glossary of terms, a directory of species names, a bibliography, and an index
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1921-2008
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Simon, Noel
Dewey number
333.95137
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541
LC item number
.S5345 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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  • Habitat (Ecology)
  • Endangered species
  • Nature conservation
  • Endangered species
  • Habitat (Ecology)
  • Nature conservation
  • Nature conservation
Label
Nature in danger : threatened habitats and species, Noel Simon in association with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, England
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: The Guinness guide to nature in danger. Enfield, Middlesex : Guinness Pub., 1993
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
  • Rainforests. -- Grasslands. -- Wetlands. -- Islands. -- Deserts. -- Mountains. -- Antarctica. -- Endangered species. -- Mammals. -- Birds. -- Reptiles. -- Invertebrates. -- Plants. -- Great Barrier Reef
  • Aborigines. -- Acid Rain. -- Africa. -- Alien species. -- Indians. -- Argentina. -- Atlantic. -- Australia. -- Bangladesh. -- Bears. -- Biosphere Reserves. -- Birds. -- Bolivia. -- Botswana. -- Brazil. -- African buffalo. -- Butterflies. -- California. -- Caspian Sea. -- Cats. -- Cattle. -- China. -- Colombia. -- Coral reefs. -- Colonization. -- James Cook. -- Costa Rica. -- Cuba. -- Deer. -- Deforestation. -- Disease. -- Ethiopia. -- Fire. -- Fish. -- Floodplains. -- Forests. -- Glaciers. -- Himalayas. -- Hunting. -- Hydroelectric power. -- Ice Age. -- India. -- Indonesia. -- Insects. -- Irrigation. -- Japan. -- Kangaroos. -- Kazakhstan. -- Kilimanjaro. -- Lakes. -- Logging. -- Madagascar. -- Mangroves. -- Mediterranean. -- Mexico. -- Migrations. -- National Parks. -- Nepal. -- New Zealand. -- North America. -- Oil exploration. -- Pacific Ocean. -- Papua New Guinea. -- Pesticides. -- Poaching. -- Reefs. -- Rehabilitation. -- Rivers. -- Soil Erosion. -- Sudan. -- Switerland. -- Taiwan. -- Tanzania. -- Tasmania. -- Third World. -- Tibetan Plateau. -- Volcanoes. -- Waste disposal. -- Waterfalls. -- Winds. -- Zaire. -- Zambia. -- Zimbabwe
Control code
ocm31608885
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780195211528
Lccn
94043391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31608885
  • (OCoLC)31608885
Label
Nature in danger : threatened habitats and species, Noel Simon in association with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, England
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: The Guinness guide to nature in danger. Enfield, Middlesex : Guinness Pub., 1993
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
  • Rainforests. -- Grasslands. -- Wetlands. -- Islands. -- Deserts. -- Mountains. -- Antarctica. -- Endangered species. -- Mammals. -- Birds. -- Reptiles. -- Invertebrates. -- Plants. -- Great Barrier Reef
  • Aborigines. -- Acid Rain. -- Africa. -- Alien species. -- Indians. -- Argentina. -- Atlantic. -- Australia. -- Bangladesh. -- Bears. -- Biosphere Reserves. -- Birds. -- Bolivia. -- Botswana. -- Brazil. -- African buffalo. -- Butterflies. -- California. -- Caspian Sea. -- Cats. -- Cattle. -- China. -- Colombia. -- Coral reefs. -- Colonization. -- James Cook. -- Costa Rica. -- Cuba. -- Deer. -- Deforestation. -- Disease. -- Ethiopia. -- Fire. -- Fish. -- Floodplains. -- Forests. -- Glaciers. -- Himalayas. -- Hunting. -- Hydroelectric power. -- Ice Age. -- India. -- Indonesia. -- Insects. -- Irrigation. -- Japan. -- Kangaroos. -- Kazakhstan. -- Kilimanjaro. -- Lakes. -- Logging. -- Madagascar. -- Mangroves. -- Mediterranean. -- Mexico. -- Migrations. -- National Parks. -- Nepal. -- New Zealand. -- North America. -- Oil exploration. -- Pacific Ocean. -- Papua New Guinea. -- Pesticides. -- Poaching. -- Reefs. -- Rehabilitation. -- Rivers. -- Soil Erosion. -- Sudan. -- Switerland. -- Taiwan. -- Tanzania. -- Tasmania. -- Third World. -- Tibetan Plateau. -- Volcanoes. -- Waste disposal. -- Waterfalls. -- Winds. -- Zaire. -- Zambia. -- Zimbabwe
Control code
ocm31608885
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780195211528
Lccn
94043391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31608885
  • (OCoLC)31608885

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