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Nature in danger : threatened habitats and species

Author: Noel Simon; World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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In Nature in Danger, conservation expert Noel Simon offers a detailed picture of the many threats to the natural world, and reveals what we can do to protect the environment from overexploitation. This illustrated and informative volume takes us on a journey to some of the world's most striking climes, from the Okavango Delta to the Tibetan Plateau, and from African savannas to the island of Tristan da Cunha. Simon  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simon, Noel, 1921-2008.
Nature in danger.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)767691384
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Simon; World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
ISBN: 0195211529 9780195211528 068520135X 9780685201350
OCLC Number: 31608885
Notes: Originally published: The Guinness guide to nature in danger. Enfield, Middlesex : Guinness Pub., 1993.
Description: 240 p. : col. ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Rainforests. --
Grasslands. --
Wetlands. --
Islands. --
Deserts. --
Mountains. --
Antarctica. --
Endangered species. --
Mammals. --
Birds. --
Reptiles. --
Invertebrates. --
Plants. --
Great Barrier Reef. Aborigines. --
Acid Rain. --
Africa. --
Alien species. --
Indians. --
Argentina. --
Atlantic. --
Australia. --
Bangladesh. --
Bears. --
Biosphere Reserves. --
Birds. --
Bolivia. --
Botswana. --
Brazil. --
African buffalo. --
Butterflies. --
California. --
Caspian Sea. --
Cats. --
Cattle. --
China. --
Colombia. --
Coral reefs. --
Colonization. --
James Cook. --
Costa Rica. --
Cuba. --
Deer. --
Deforestation. --
Disease. --
Ethiopia. --
Fire. --
Fish. --
Floodplains. --
Forests. --
Glaciers. --
Himalayas. --
Hunting. --
Hydroelectric power. --
Ice Age. --
India. --
Indonesia. --
Insects. --
Irrigation. --
Japan. --
Kangaroos. --
Kazakhstan. --
Kilimanjaro. --
Lakes. --
Logging. --
Madagascar. --
Mangroves. --
Mediterranean. --
Mexico. --
Migrations. --
National Parks. --
Nepal. --
New Zealand. --
North America. --
Oil exploration. --
Pacific Ocean. --
Papua New Guinea. --
Pesticides. --
Poaching. --
Reefs. --
Rehabilitation. --
Rivers. --
Soil Erosion. --
Sudan. --
Switerland. --
Taiwan. --
Tanzania. --
Tasmania. --
Third World. --
Tibetan Plateau. --
Volcanoes. --
Waste disposal. --
Waterfalls. --
Winds. --
Zaire. --
Zambia. --
Zimbabwe.
Other Titles: Guinness guide to nature in danger
Responsibility: Noel Simon in association with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, England.
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In Nature in Danger, conservation expert Noel Simon offers a detailed picture of the many threats to the natural world, and reveals what we can do to protect the environment from overexploitation. This illustrated and informative volume takes us on a journey to some of the world's most striking climes, from the Okavango Delta to the Tibetan Plateau, and from African savannas to the island of Tristan da Cunha. Simon examines the many varieties of rainforest, from Brazilian Amazonia to the forests of Zaire; wetlands as diverse as the Florida Everglades, the Mekong delta, and the Aral Sea; grasslands from the North American prairies to the Eurasian steppe; mountain ranges from the Rockies and the Andes to the Himalayas and the Alps; reefs and islands such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Archipelago, Madagascar, and Hawaii; the world's great deserts; and Antarctica. He describes the flora and fauna of each place he visits, traces the history of human exploitation right up to the present, and outlines ways in which these threats can be met. In addition, the book offers a special section on endangered species, highlighting the perilous circumstances of orangutans, blue whales, the African elephant, the giant panda, and many other animals and plants. Simon describes each species, tells how many remain extant, and outlines what we are doing to save them. Finally, the book includes a glossary of terms, a directory of species names, a bibliography, and an index.

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