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Main Title Watching, from the edge of extinction /
Author Stearns, Beverly Peterson,
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Stearns, S. C.
Publisher Yale University Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 39464856
ISBN 0300076061; 9780300076066; 9780300084696; 0300084692
Subjects Extinction (Biology)--Case studies ; Endangered species--Case studies ; Nature conservation--Case studies ; Artenschutz--(DE-588)4112598-8 ; Artensterben--(DE-588)4270292-6 ; Aussterben--(DE-588)4003882-8 ; Fallstudiensammlung
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Table of contents
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EJBM  QH78.S734 1999 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/09/2001
Collation xv, 269 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-263) and index.
Contents Notes
1. Extinctions in Perspective -- 2. Empty Shells -- 3. As the Hawaiian Crow Flies ... -- 4. Darwin, Ulysse, Rousseau -- and Brutus, Too? -- 5. Britain's Large Blue: A Star Is Reborn -- 6. Monachus Monachus, in Retreat -- 7. Introducing the Nile Perch -- 8. Handle with Care: A Wild Dog Story -- 9. SOS for a Salamander and Its Springs -- 10. Islands of the Living Dead -- 11. The Echo of Their Song -- 12. Watching, from the Edge of Extinction -- The Tropical Biology Association. "In this book, Beverly and Stephen Stearns tell the stories of people who have worked directly with disappearing species in Europe, Africa, North America, and Oceania. They are stories of passion and commitment, of competence and selflessness. They are also stories that alarm, for even as unheralded heroes are working to reverse what often seems to be a species' inevitable march toward extinction, incompetent or self-interested parties are often working against them."--Jacket.