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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2014009210
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Norment
ISBN: 1469618672 9781469618678 9781469619835 1469619830
OCLC Number: 892431915
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: 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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