Biological Extinction

Biological Extinction


  • Release: 2019-09-05
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 462 page
  • ISBN: 9781108482288
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Questions why species are becoming extinct, and how we can protect the natural world on which we all depend.

Biological Extinction

Biological Extinction


  • Release: 2019-09-05
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 462 page
  • ISBN: 9781108482288
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Questions why species are becoming extinct, and how we can protect the natural world on which we all depend.

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction


  • Release: 2014-02-11
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9780805099799
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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

Essentials of Ecology

Essentials of Ecology


  • Release: 2006-09
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105124099966
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G. Tyler Miller's worldwide bestsellers have evolved right along with the changing needs of your diverse student population. Focused specifically on energizing and engaging all your students, Miller and new contributor Scott Spoolman have been at work scrutinizing every line--enhancing, clarifying, and streamlining to reduce word density as well as updating with the very latest environmental news and research. The resulting texts are shorter, clearer, and so engaging that your students will actually want to read their assignments. The ideal alternative to ecology texts that tend to be too difficult for non-majors, this succinct 13-chapter, full-color textbook covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and more. New to this edition for instructors is PowerLecture, a one-stop shop for lecture prep that includes everything you need to create dynamic lectures all in one place.