The Resource Back from the brink : saving some of the world's rarest animals, Malcolm Smith, (electronic resource)

Back from the brink : saving some of the world's rarest animals, Malcolm Smith, (electronic resource)

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Back from the brink : saving some of the world's rarest animals
Title
Back from the brink
Title remainder
saving some of the world's rarest animals
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
Back from the Brink is an antidote to a world that seems full of stories of wildlife doom and gloom. Amongst all the loss of habitat and the animals and plants that are in spiralling decline, it's easy to forget that there are a huge number of positive stories too; animals threatened with extinction, such as the gigantic European Bison - extinct in the wild - having their fortunes reversed and their futures secured. This is the story of some of these successes. How the Humpback Whale, in seemingly terminal decline because of commercial whaling, is today recovering naturally, getting back to the numbers that swam in our oceans before they were viciously harpooned. Others have needed considerable help such as the enigmatic Arabian Oryx, the origin of the unicorn myth, that was reintroduced to the fabled Empty Quarter deserts of Arabia where over a thousand again roam. These are stories of enormous personal courage, dedication and patience by those protecting animals like the Black Rhino; of reinstating damaged or destroyed habitats for predators such as the enchanting Iberian Lynx; and of reintroducing birds such as America's tallest, the Whooping Crane, to places where they once thrived but had long gone. Back from the Brink recounts the struggle to win the support of local communities to accept and bolster the populations of some of our largest animals such as the Mountain Gorilla - one of our closest relatives - and the magnificent Siberian Tiger, both of which once seemed destined for extinction. The re-introduction of the Wild Turkey, extirpated from most American states by early white settlers, was successful because of biologists' ability to learn from early mistakes. The gorgeous Large Blue butterfly - extinct in England by the 1970s - would not be thriving today without the incredible investigation that unravelled its complex living requirements, a lesson in detection that would have challenged Scotland Yard's finest. And others, like the gentle, lumbering Florida Manatee, its numbers recovering very slowly in part due to enormous public support. It's the kind of care and consideration that Man needs to share to make our planet a richer place for us all
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1949-
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Smith, Malcolm
Dewey number
591.68
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Rare animals
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Back from the brink : saving some of the world's rarest animals, Malcolm Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12063587
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12063587
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12063587
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remote
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12063587
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Back from the brink : saving some of the world's rarest animals, Malcolm Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12063587
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12063587
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12063587
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12063587
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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