Driven to Extinction

The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity

Author: Richard Pearson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565092993

Category: Bioclimatology

Page: 231

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Explores the possible effects of global warming and climate change on more than a million 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.

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.

Ecology

Author: Michael Lee Cain

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9780878930838

Category: Science

Page: 621

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This book offers a balance of subject matter emphasis, clearly presented concepts, and engaging, fresh examples to help students gain a clear and solid understanding of Ecology. Emphasis is placed on connections in nature and links to evolution.

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.

Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the southwestern United States

Author: Deborah M. Finch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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"Volume 2 (this volume) describes wildlife and fish species, their habitat requirements, and species-specific management concerns, in Southwestern grasslands. This assessment is regional in scale and pertains primarily to lands administered by the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service (Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and western Oklahoma)."--Abstract.