Beloved beasts : fighting for life in an age of extinction
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New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2021].
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9781324001683, 1324001682
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342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2021].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781324001683, 1324001682
UPC
40030456611

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-328) and index.
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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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nijhuis, M. (2021). Beloved beasts: fighting for life in an age of extinction (First edition.). W. W. Norton & Company, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nijhuis, Michelle. 2021. Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nijhuis, Michelle. Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction W. W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nijhuis, Michelle. Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction First edition., W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2021.

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