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Endangered Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction by George C. McGavin
  

Endangered Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

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Endangered Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction by George C. McGavin

There have been at least five great extinctions in the history of the Earth where up to 95 per cent of all species have been wiped out in one event. The causes are attributed to massive volcanic eruptions, disastrous meteor strikes, and rapid climatic change. Endangered describes these events, but its main thesis is reserved for the potential sixth great extinction, attributable to mankind. Beautifully illustrated, Endangered looks at those species which have become extinct or which are so severely threatened that they soon will if we do not apply more international rational restraint upon the way we exploit our environment. However, this is more than a scare-mongering book designed to exploit guilt and anxiety, it is a celebration of the variety of nature and hopeful guide to a future world, safe for all species. Unimpeachable authorship, extraordinary photography and compelling yet objective text make this book essential to any Natural History reading list in the twenty-first century. Endangered is seeking endorsement from the world wildlife fund for nature.

About the Author

George McGavin is an Assistant Curator of Entomological Collections and lecturer in Biological and Human Sciences at Oxford University. His interests include true bugs, pest control and conservation of natural history collections. David Burnie was a nature Reserve Ranger before becoming a natural history author and editor. A prolific writer of many books, including several on dinosaurs, he has seen many of his titles win educational awards and science prizes.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th October 2006

Author

George C. McGavin

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Publisher

Cassell Illustrated an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
192 pages

Categories

Wildlife: general interest

ISBN

9781844034956

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