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Published: 16 July 2009

304 Pages | 25 halftone and 3 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195316940

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Extinction in Our Times

Global Amphibian Decline

James P. Collins and Martha L. Crump
Foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy III

  • Related OUP Books: Sustaining Life |a Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State |a James P. Gibbs, Alvin R. Breisch, Peter K. Ducey, Glenn Johnson, John Behler and Richard Bothner The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors |a Ernest H. Williams
  • Documents the definitive treatment of the first modern extinction event across an entire vertebrate class, using global examples
  • First book to synthesize issues of this complex environmental phenomenon
  • Provides unique opportunity to study the critical biology of extinction
  • Contains evidence that suggests human actions could be a major cause of amphibian declines
  • Focus on climate change, conservation of biodiversity, and a range of related ecological, evolutionary, philosophical and socialogical issues
  • Mixes scientific authority with a satisfying story-telling approach with a great appeal to the educated lay-person
  • Foreword by noted environmentalist Thomas Lovejoy, President of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment

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