why species go extinct through a close-up view of endangered animals from every
corner of the Earth. Even fierce predators like the great white shark succumb to
changes in environmental conditions, as do the gentle manatee, powerful mountain
gorilla, agile black-footed ferret, beloved giant panda, and the much-feared
Bengal tiger, which are among the fifty species described, illustrated, and
mapped in this easy-to-read atlas. Naturalist Paula Hammond recounts the
successes and failures of captive breeding programs and conservation efforts to
prevent losses in biological diversity.
artworks, and distribution maps
50 different species
Focus on habitats, geographic
distribution, breeding, defense, diet, conservation status
Key Facts boxes
Extensive focus on one species
at a time
volume reference title takes a close-up view of fifty endangered animals from
every corner of the Earth, explaining how species go extinct, as well the
successes and failures of captive breeding programs and conservation efforts.
All information is accompanied by extensive and expertly rendered mapping and
resource integrates information essential to science curricula and provides
important information on the plight of fifty endangered species through
extensive maps and text.