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The Atlas of Endangered Species

Flora / Fauna
Excellent introductory atlas of endangered species

By: Richard Mackay

128 pages, colour maps and photos


Paperback | Oct 2008 | Edition: 3 | #174812 | ISBN-13: 9781844076284
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £15.99 $21/€18 approx

About this book

Up to 20 percent of species may be extinct by 2030. Vividly presented through full-colour maps and graphics, this fully revised and updated atlas profiles species lost, threatened and surviving today. It examines different ecosystems, the major threats to their inhabitants and steps being taken towards conservation.

Fully revised and updated, this title contains new maps covering environmental impacts of human development including climate change and damage caused by deep-sea trawling and mining. Updated maps and data on birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish and of the increasing area of wetlands covered by the Ramsar Convention. This title provides the latest information on endangered mammal species such as the panda, the Arabian oryx and the bonobo.

`Highly engaging . pictures, maps and graphics that bring immediately home the ever-increasing crisis of extinction'
The Ecologist

`The first fully illustrated and comprehensive guide to the world's endangered plants and animals'
The Bookseller

`Quite simply, every school and institution library should get a copy'
TEG News, British Ecological Society

`A compact, clear and informative book that should have a place on the bookshelf of all readers interested in nature conservation'


Introduction * Part I: Extinction is Forever * Part II: Fragile Regions * Part III: Ecosystems * Part IV: Endangered Plants and Trees * Part V: Endangered Birds * Part VI: Issues of Conservation * Part VII: World Tables * Fact File * Further reading * Index

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Richard Mackay is Environmental Officer at the University of Cambridge. His specialties are ecological issues and sustainable development. His work includes wildlife audits for nature reserves and formulating environmental policies for major companies

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