Rare

Portraits of America's Endangered Species

Author: Joel Sartore

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426205759

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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A compelling collection of stark and haunting images showcases plants and animals threatened by extinction, including the ocelot, the California condor, the Puerto Rican crested toad and many more.

Natural Resource Conflicts: From Blood Diamonds to Rainforest Destruction [2 volumes]

From Blood Diamonds to Rainforest Destruction

Author: M. Troy Burnett

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694651

Category: History

Page: 911

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Natural resource and environmental conflicts have long been issues confronting human societies. This case-based examination of a wide range of natural resource disputes exposes readers to many contemporary examples that offer reasons for both hope and concern. • Provides a "case-based" approach to natural resource conflicts with examples of different scales, including timely cases drawn from the developed and developing world • Enables readers to reach a broader understanding of the scope of the issues through the variety of topics and cases—one of which is climate change in many of the emerging conflicts • Presents balanced information regarding each case argued from multiple viewpoints and perspectives, allowing the reader to gain a more balanced and comprehensive sense of the topics

Imagining Extinction

The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Author: Ursula K. Heise

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022635833X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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We are currently facing the sixth mass extinction of species in the history of life on Earth, biologists claim—the first one caused by humans. Activists, filmmakers, writers, and artists are seeking to bring the crisis to the public’s attention through stories and images that use the strategies of elegy, tragedy, epic, and even comedy. Imagining Extinction is the first book to examine the cultural frameworks shaping these narratives and images. Ursula K. Heise argues that understanding these stories and symbols is indispensable for any effective advocacy on behalf of endangered species. More than that, she shows how biodiversity conservation, even and especially in its scientific and legal dimensions, is shaped by cultural assumptions about what is valuable in nature and what is not. These assumptions are hardwired into even seemingly neutral tools such as biodiversity databases and laws for the protection of endangered species. Heise shows that the conflicts and convergences of biodiversity conservation with animal welfare advocacy, environmental justice, and discussions about the Anthropocene open up a new vision of multispecies justice. Ultimately, Imagining Extinction demonstrates that biodiversity, endangered species, and extinction are not only scientific questions but issues of histories, cultures, and values.

Atlas der bedrohten Arten

Author: Richard Mackay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258074542

Category: Bedrohte Pflanzen - Biodiversität - Naturschutz

Page: 128

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Eine in Kartenform präsentierte Dokumentation über die weltweite Bedrohung von Tieren, Pflanzen und Ökosystemen.

Leben

eine Reise durch die Zeit

Author: Frans Lanting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822839911

Category:

Page: 303

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The Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Author: Joel Sartore

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217773

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Endangered Species Wild and Rare

Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070465084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

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A collection of stories, games, trivia questions, crafts, and experiments introduce children to the problem of endangered species

Remains of a rainbow

rare plants and animals of Hawai'i

Author: David Liittschwager,Susan Middleton,Environmental Defense (Organization)

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 263

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Presents portraits of endangered animals and plants from Hawaii, photographed against a plain black background, along with articles on the natural history of the islands, environmental changes, and preservation efforts.

The Bridges of New Jersey

Portraits of Garden State Crossings

Author: Steven M. Richman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813537827

Category: Architecture

Page: 198

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New Jersey is sandwiched between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers, with the Raritan, Passaic, and Navesink cutting swaths across it. In spite of the state's relatively small size, over six thousand bridges span its varied landscape. They traverse rivers, streams, railroads, and roadways. Several dozen bridges cut across the Delaware River alone, carrying pedestrian, vehicular, and railroad traffic. Three connect the state to Staten Island. Some are steeped in history, dating back to the colonial era and the Revolutionary war. Others are recognized worldwide for their size or significance in the annals of engineering. In The Bridges of New Jersey, Steven M. Richman provides a rare photographic and poetic journey across sixty of the state's bridges, ranging from impressive suspension spans such as the Ben Franklin and George Washington Bridges, to the small wrought iron and stone bridges that are cherished by local citizens. The book provides a rich diversity of stories that place the bridges in the context of New Jersey history and culture. Richman also explores the contribution New Jersey bridges have made to engineering-some of the most prominent engineers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries either lived or established businesses in the Garden State or designed its bridges. Lavishly illustrated with over seventy photographs, this book is much more than a documentary survey. It is a visual portrait that beautifully captures the metaphoric significance and aesthetic pleasures of New Jersey's bridges, and indeed all bridges. Perhaps more than any other structure built by humans, bridges typify progress and they give us a sense of connectedness. The Bridges of New Jersey provides a compelling visual demonstration of these symbolic functions, as well as their practical purposes and engineering accomplishments.

In Gefahr

Bedrohte Tiere im Porträt

Author: Tim Flach,Jonathan Baillie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783957280923

Category:

Page: 335

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Let's Be Reasonable

Author: Joel Sartore

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803235062

Category: Photography

Page: 127

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Joel Sartore has spent twenty years taking pictures for National Geographic magazine and has been a contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning since 2005, harmonizing words and images on topics ranging from mud to money, holiday trash to cancer. His fresh insights and engaging warmth and wit—accompanied by extraordinary photographs—provide a sensory experience that draws readers into one fascinatingly different world after another. Let’s Be Reasonable collects Sartore’s pieces—some aired on Sunday Morning, some never before published—pairing each story with the award-winning photography for which he is known. Assignments from the Amazon to Alaska, from wildlife refuges to state fairs have given Sartore a remarkable breadth of experience that is captured for the first time in this irresistible book.

A World in One Cubic Foot

Portraits of Biodiversity

Author: David Liittschwager

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226481239

Category: Nature

Page: 204

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Twelve inches by twelve inches by twelve inches, the cubic foot is a relatively tiny unit of measure compared to the whole world. With every step, we disturb and move through cubic foot after cubic foot. But behold the cubic foot in nature—from coral reefs to cloud forests to tidal pools—even in that finite space you can see the multitude of creatures that make up a vibrant ecosystem. For A World in One Cubic Foot, esteemed nature photographer David Liittschwager took a bright green metal cube—measuring precisely one cubic foot—and set it in various ecosystems around the world, from Costa Rica to Central Park. Working with local scientists, he measured what moved through that small space in a period of twenty-four hours. He then photographed the cube’s setting and the plant, animal, and insect life inside it—anything visible to the naked eye. The result is a stunning portrait of the amazing diversity that can be found in ecosystems around the globe. Many organisms captured in Liittschwager’s photographs have rarely, if ever, been presented in their full splendor to the general reader, and the singular beauty of these images evocatively conveys the richness of life around us and the essential need for its conservation. The breathtaking images are accompanied by equally engaging essays that speak to both the landscapes and the worlds contained within them, from distinguished contributors such as Elizabeth Kolbert and Alan Huffman, in addition to an introduction by E. O. Wilson. After encountering this book, you will never look at the tiniest sliver of your own backyard or neighborhood park the same way; instead, you will be stunned by the unexpected variety of species found in an area so small. A World in One Cubic Foot puts the world accessibly in our hands and allows us to behold the magic of an ecosystem in miniature. Liittschwager’s awe-inspiring photographs take us to places both familiar and exotic and instill new awareness of the life that abounds all around.