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The Resource The kingdom of rarities, Eric Dinerstein, (electronic book)

The kingdom of rarities, Eric Dinerstein, (electronic book)

Label
The kingdom of rarities
Title
The kingdom of rarities
Statement of responsibility
Eric Dinerstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When you look out your window, why are you so much more likely to see a robin or a sparrow than a Kirtland's warbler or a California condor? Why are some animals naturally rare and others so abundant? The quest to find and study seldom-seen jaguars and flamboyant Andean cocks-of-the-rock is as alluring to naturalists as it is vitally important to science. From the Himalayan slopes of Bhutan to the most isolated mountain ranges of New Guinea, The Kingdom of Rarities takes us to some of the least-traveled places on the planet to catch a glimpse of these unique animals and many others. As he shares stories of these species, Eric Dinerstein gives readers a deep appreciation of their ecological importance and the urgency of protecting all types of life the uncommon and abundant alike. An eye-opening tour of the rare and exotic, The Kingdom of Rarities offers us a new understanding of the natural world, one that places rarity at the center of conservation biology. Looking at real-time threats to biodiversity, from climate change to habitat fragmentation, and drawing on his long and distinguished scientific career, Dinerstein offers readers fresh insights into fascinating questions about the science of rarity and unforgettable experiences from the field
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Dinerstein, Eric
Dewey number
596
Index
index present
LC call number
QL82
LC item number
.D56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Rare vertebrates
Label
The kingdom of rarities, Eric Dinerstein, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Rarity made common
  • The uncommon menagerie
  • The gift of isolation
  • A jaguar on the beach
  • The firebird suite
  • There, in the elephant grass
  • Scent of an anteater
  • Invasion and resistance
  • Ghosts of indochina
Control code
SPR820632013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912075
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The kingdom of rarities, Eric Dinerstein, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Rarity made common
  • The uncommon menagerie
  • The gift of isolation
  • A jaguar on the beach
  • The firebird suite
  • There, in the elephant grass
  • Scent of an anteater
  • Invasion and resistance
  • Ghosts of indochina
Control code
SPR820632013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912075
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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