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Nature's ghosts : confronting extinction from the age of Jefferson to the age of ecology

著者: Mark V Barrow
出版商: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
版本/格式:   Print book : 英语查看所有的版本和格式
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As Mark V. Barrow Jr. reveals in "Nature's Ghosts", the threat of species loss has haunted Americans since the early days of the republic. Barrow shows how Americans came to understand that it was not only possible for entire species to die out, but that humans themselves could be responsible for their extinction. These fascinating stories of endangered animals and the dedicated individuals who have studied and  再读一些...
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类型/形式: History
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所有的著者/提供者: Mark V Barrow
ISBN: 9780226038148 0226038149
OCLC号码: 272306608
描述: xi, 497 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
内容: Bones of contention: the American incognitum and the discovery of extinction --
Paradise lost: unraveling the mysteries of insular species --
Sounding the alarm about continent-wide extinction --
Nationalism, nostalgia, and the campaign to save the bison --
Going global: the American committee and the first inventory of extinction --
The Latin American turn: nature protection in the Western Hemisphere --
Enter ecology: preserving nature's living laboratory --
Reconsidering raptors during the interwar years --
Salvation through science?: the first life-history studies of endangered species --
"The nation's first responsibility": saving endangered species in the age of ecology.
责任: by Mark V. Barrow, Jr.

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The threat of species loss has haunted Americans since the early days of republic. This book shows how Americans came to understand that it was not only possible for entire species to die out, but  再读一些...

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"I fear we'll have good reason to think more and more about extinction as this century progresses, and this fascinating (and rueful) history provides a good base for that reflection." - Bill 再读一些...

 
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