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Beloved beasts fighting for life in an age of extinction

Author: Michelle Nijhuis
Publisher: New York,NY W.W. Norton & Company [2021] © 2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement-told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it. In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts, acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the movement's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Nijhuis
ISBN: 9781324001683 1324001682
OCLC Number: 1251514163
Accession No: (DE-627)1738977889 (DE-599)KXP1738977889 (OCoLC)1251514163
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Awards: Winner of Rachel Carson Award 2021
Description: 342 Seiten Illustrationen
Responsibility: Michelle Nijhuis.

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"A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement-told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it. In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts, acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the movement's history: from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today's global effort to defend life on a larger scale. She describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson as well as lesser-known figures in conservation history; she reveals the origins of vital organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildlife Fund; she explores current efforts to protect species such as the whooping crane and the black rhinoceros; and she confronts the darker side of conservation, long shadowed by racism and colonialism. As the destruction of other species continues and the effects of climate change escalate, Beloved Beasts charts the ways conservation is becoming a movement for the protection of all species-including our own"

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"A comprehensive history of the conservation movement-and a warning that we are not doing enough to prevent further animal mass extinction." -- USA Today "Spirited and engaging...Always attuned to Read more...

 
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