Driven to Extinction

The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity

Author: Richard Pearson,Richard Grenville Pearson,American Museum of Natural History

Publisher: Sterling Innovation

ISBN: 9781402772238

Category: Science

Page: 263

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A scientist explores the possible effects of global warming and climate change on more than a million exotic species around the globe.

Forsaken Earth: The Ongoing Mass Extinction

Author: Paul Sequoia Rauch

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483454495

Category:

Page: 372

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The Ongoing Mass Extinction of species is the most overriding issue on Earth, transcending and encompassing all others. It's already proven; there's no debate. It is a monumental event occurring right now and escalating, its culmination set to happen within most of our lives. Forsaken Earth delves deeply into this matter like no other, that the worst of this earth-shattering extinction event might still be avoided. Forsaken Earth fully reveals that humans are undeniably causing and allowing this event to happen, and that we are the only ones who can and must stop it. Everything you ever wanted to know about our gorgeous Earth to the history of the cultural ideology at the root of the problem to the effect upon every ecosystem of Earth is written in this one potent volume. Forsaken Earth provides more solutions than any yet offered and leads us to discover and activate our most meaningful purpose, individually and as humanity, to participate and truly support the healing of life on Earth - now.

Comparing the Geological and Fossil Records

Implications for Biodiversity Studies

Author: Alistair McGowan,Andrew B. Smith

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393363

Category: Science

Page: 247

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The past decade has witnessed a major revival in attempts to separate biodiversity signals from biases imposed by sampling and the architecture of the rock record. How large a problem this poses to our understanding of biodiversity patterns remains debatable, and new approaches are being developed to investigate this question. Here palaeobiologists with widely differing approaches and interests explore the problems of extracting reliable information on biodiversity change from an imperfect geological record. Topics covered range from the application of information-theoretic approaches that identify directional causal relationships to an in-depth study of how geological biases could influence our understanding of dinosaur evolution.

Das sechste Sterben

Wie der Mensch Naturgeschichte schreibt

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518740628

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

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Sie haben noch nie etwas vom Stummelfußfrosch gehört? Oder vom Sumatra-Nashorn? Gut möglich, dass Sie auch nie von ihnen hören werden, denn sie sind dabei auszusterben. Wir erleben derzeit das sechste sogenannte Massenaussterben: In einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum verschwinden ungewöhnlich viele Arten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass es das verheerendste sein wird, seit vor etwa 65 Millionen Jahren ein Asteroid unter anderem die Dinosaurier auslöschte. Doch dieses Mal kommt die Bedrohung nicht aus dem All, sondern wir tragen die Verantwortung. Wie haben wir Menschen das Massenaussterben herbeigeführt? Wie können wir es beenden? Elizabeth Kolbert spricht mit Geologen, die verschwundene Ozeane erforschen, begleitet Botaniker in die Anden und begibt sich gemeinsam mit Tierschützern auf die Suche nach den letzten Exemplaren gefährdeter Arten. Sie zeigt, wie ernst die Lage ist, und macht uns zu Zeugen der dramatischen Ereignisse auf unserem Planeten.

Life on Earth

An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution

Author: American Museum of Natural History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576072868

Category:

Page: 793

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The Next Species

The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man

Author: Michael Tennesen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451677537

Category: Science

Page: 336

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“Simultaneously sobering and exhilarating, Michael Tennesen’s wide-ranging survey of disasters highlights both life’s fragility and its metamorphosing persistence” (Booklist) and describes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction. A growing number of scientists agree we are headed toward a mass extinction, perhaps in as little as 300 years. Already there have been five mass extinctions in the last 600 million years, including the Cretaceous Extinction, during which an asteroid knocked out the dinosaurs. Though these events were initially destructive, they were also prime movers of evolutionary change in nature. And we can see some of the warning signs of another extinction event coming, as our oceans lose both fish and oxygen, and our lands lose both predators and prey. In The Next Species, Michael Tennesen questions what life might be like after it happens. In thoughtful, provocative ways, Tennesen discusses the future of nature and whether humans will make it through the bottleneck of extinction. Could life suddenly get very big as it did before the arrival of humans? Could the conquest of Mars lead to another form of human? Could we upload our minds into a computer and live in a virtual reality? How would we recognize the next humans? Are they with us now? Tennesen delves into the history of the planet and travels to rainforests, canyons, craters, and caves all over the world to explore the potential winners and losers of the next era of evolution. His predictions, based on reports and interviews with top scientists, have vital implications for life on earth today. The Next Species is “an engrossing history of life, the dismal changes wrought by man, and a forecast of life after the sixth mass extinction” (Kirkus Reviews).

Threatened Amphibians of the World

Author: S. N. Stuart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Amphibians

Page: 758

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Publicado en asociación con IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Conservation International y NatureServe. Los anfibios se enfrentan a un grave peligro de extinción, sin embargo obtener los datos que atestiguan esta situación ha resultado largo y laborioso. Primera valoración exhaustiva del estado de conservación de las 6000 especies conocidas de ranas, sapos, salamandras y cecílias. Asimismo, cada una de las casi 1900 especies amenazadas recibe un tratamiento exhaustivo que incluye una ilustración o fotografía (siempre que ha sido posible), un mapa e información detallada de su área de distribución, de su población, su hábitat y su ecología. La introducción presenta un detallado análisis de los resultados, complementado por artículos escritos por algunos de los más afamados herpetólogos. Los apéndices incluyen una lista de especies en una situación de menor amenaza y una lista por paises de anfibios amenazados.

Nach der Natur

das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur

Author: Ursula K. Heise

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518260340

Category: Extinction (Biology)

Page: 189

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Animals of Arid Australia

Out on Their Own?

Author: Chris R. Dickman,Daniel Lunney,Shelley Burgin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal populations

Page: 240

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Papers derived from the Society's Forum, held on 23 October 2004 at the ANZ Conservation Lecture Theatre Taronga Zoo, Mosman,NSW.

Ecology Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

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Coverage: 1982- current; updated: monthly. This database covers current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Major ares of subject coverage include: Algae/lichens, Animals, Annelids, Aquatic ecosystems, Arachnids, Arid zones, Birds, Brackish water, Bryophytes/pteridophytes, Coastal ecosystems, Conifers, Conservation, Control, Crustaceans, Ecosyst em studies, Fungi, Grasses, Grasslands, High altitude environments, Human ecology, Insects, Legumes, Mammals, Management, Microorganisms, Molluscs, Nematodes, Paleo-ecology, Plants, Pollution studies, Reptiles, River basins, Soil, TAiga/tundra, Terrestrial ecosystems, Vertebrates, Wetlands, Woodlands.

Towards Gondwana alive

promoting biodiversity & stemming the sixth extinction

Author: Gondwana Alive Society,National Herbarium (South Africa)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 139

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