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Endangered species

Author: Viqi Wagner
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on endangered species.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viqi Wagner
ISBN: 9780737729320 0737729325
OCLC Number: 173182762
Description: 230 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Is species extinction a serious threat? --
Chapter preface --
1. Mass species extinction is imminent / Julia Whitty --
2. Hundreds of endangered species are on the road to recovery / Environment News Service --
3. Mass species extinction will have disastrous consequences for mankind / Millennium Ecosystem Assessment --
4. Humans can withstand biodiversity loss / Martin Jenkins --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. Is global warming endangering plant and animal species? --
Chapter preface --
1. Global warming will accelerate species decline / Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change --
2. Global warming is good for plants and animals / World Climate Report --
3. Global warming triggers invasive species to spread and wipe out native species / Rhett Butler --
4. Non-native species are not necessarily a threat to biodiversity / Dana Joel Gattuso --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 3. Are international efforts to preserve endangered species effective? --
Chapter preface --
1. The Endangered Species Act is effective and should be strengthened / Environment News Service --
2. The Endangered Species Act is ineffective and proposed reforms are no better / Peyton Knight --
3. CITES is slowing the trade in endangered species / Peter Thomas --
4. CITES is not slowing the trade in endangered species / Robert H. Nelson et al. --
5. More species should be declared endangered / D. Noah Greenwald and Kieran F. Suckling --
6. Declaring a species endangered actually hastens its decline / Franck Courchamp et al --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. How should humans respond to species decline? --
Chapter preface --
1. Rewilding North America is a good conservation strategy / C. Josh Donlan --
2. Eradicating invasive species can preserve endangered ecosystems / Jane Braxton Little --
3. Assisted migration may be necessary to save endangered species / Carl Zimmer --
4. Freezing and storing DNA could make extinction reversible / Ian Sample --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Viqi Wagner, book editor.

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Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on endangered species.

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