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Relicts of a beautiful sea : survival, extinction, and conservation in a desert world

Author: Christopher Norment
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Relicts of a Beautiful Sea: Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Norment
ISBN: 9781469618661 1469618664
OCLC Number: 875742392
Description: 271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : Oh my desert --
Collecting the dead --
A cultivation of slowness : the Inyo Mountains slender salamander (Batrachoseps campi) --
Surviving an onslaught : the Owens pupfish (Cyprinodon radiosus) --
Some fish : the salt creek and cottonball marsh pupfishes (Cyprinodon salinus salinus and Cyprinodon salinus milleri) --
A fragile existence : the Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) --
Swimming from the ruins : the Ash Meadows and Warm Springs Amargosa pupfishes (Cyprinodon nevadensis mionectes and Cyprinodon nevadensis pectoralis) --
Exile and loneliness : the black toad (Bufo exsul) --
The view from telescope peak --
Epilogue : Hold steady.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Norment.

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The marvel of aquatic animal life in isolated, seemingly hostile desert surroundings of the Death Valley region is beautifully captured in this blend of natural history, the hard realities and Read more...

 
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