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Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline
 

Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline (Hardback)

By Collins, James P.
By Crump, Martha L.
By Lovejoy, Thomas E., III

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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.
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ISBN 9780195316940
Released NZ 6 Jun 2008
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780195316940
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 6 Jun 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Collins, James P.
By Crump, Martha L.
By Lovejoy, Thomas E., III
Category Applied Ecology
Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 597.81788
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Amphibian declines, Extinct amphibians
NBS Text Geography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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