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Endangered

By Tim Flach
  • ISBN Code: : 1683351150
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Nature
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In Endangered, the result of an extraordinary multiyear project to document the lives of threatened species, acclaimed photographer Tim Flach explores one of the most pressing issues of our time. Traveling around the world—to settings ranging from forest to savannah to the polar seas to the great coral reefs—Flach has constructed a powerful visual record of remarkable animals and ecosystems facing harsh challenges. Among them are primates coping with habitat loss, big cats in a losing battle with human settlements, elephants hunted for their ivory, and numer­ous bird species taken as pets. With eminent zoologist Jonathan Baillie providing insightful commentary on this ambitious project, Endangered unfolds as a series of vivid, interconnected stories that pose gripping moral dilemmas, unforgettably expressed by more than 180 of Flach’s incred­ible images.

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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309176190
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 789
  • Pdf File: science-and-the-endangered-species-act.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a far-reaching law that has sparked intense controversies over the use of public lands, the rights of property owners, and economic versus environmental benefits. In this volume a distinguished committee focuses on the science underlying the ESA and offers recommendations for making the act more effective. The committee provides an overview of what scientists know about extinction--and what this understanding means to implementation of the ESA. Habitat--its destruction, conservation, and fundamental importance to the ESA--is explored in detail. The book analyzes Concepts of species--how the term "species" arose and how it has been interpreted for purposes of the ESA. Conflicts between species when individual species are identified for protection, including several case studies. Assessment of extinction risk and decisions under the ESA--how these decisions can be made more effectively. The book concludes with a look beyond the Endangered Species Act and suggests additional means of biological conservation and ways to reduce conflicts. It will be useful to policymakers, regulators, scientists, natural-resource managers, industry and environmental organizations, and those interested in biological conservation.

Endangered!

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  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520954416
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Nature
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  • Pdf File: after-the-grizzly.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thoroughly researched and finely crafted, After the Grizzly traces the history of endangered species and habitat in California, from the time of the Gold Rush to the present. Peter S. Alagona shows how scientists and conservationists came to view the fates of endangered species as inextricable from ecological conditions and human activities in the places where those species lived. Focusing on the stories of four high-profile endangered species—the California condor, desert tortoise, Delta smelt, and San Joaquin kit fox—Alagona offers an absorbing account of how Americans developed a political system capable of producing and sustaining debates in which imperiled species serve as proxies for broader conflicts about the politics of place. The challenge for conservationists in the twenty-first century, this book claims, will be to redefine habitat conservation beyond protected wildlands to build more diverse and sustainable landscapes.

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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1683356217
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Gorgeous nature photography introduces readers to endangered species in this picture book from Tim Flach Who is that peeking through the page? Is it a giant panda munching on bamboo? Or perhaps a yellow-eyed tree frog hiding in a tropical forest? Who Am I? uses clever riddles and stunning images by esteemed photographer Tim Flach (taken from his Abrams adult book Endangered) to introduce ten vital species-at-risk to readers. With its engaging and timely message, this beautifully crafted picture book is perfect for the youngest animal enthusiasts.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309166144
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: endangered-and-threatened-species-of-the-platte-river.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 143791294X
  • Total of Pages : 215
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  • Pdf File: endangered-species-act.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780788184321
  • Total of Pages : 225
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  • Pdf File: endangered-species-recovery-act.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Witnesses: Jamie Clark, Dir., U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Terry Garcia, Acting Assist. Sec., NOAA; Marc Racicot, Gov., State of Montana; Michael Bean, dir., Environmental Defense Fund, James A. McClure, Nat. Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition; W. Henson Moore, on behalf of the Endangered Species Coordinating Council; Duane Shroufe, Arizona Dept. of Game & Fish; & Mark Van Putten, dir., Nat. Wildlife Fed. Additional material: Endangered Species Recovery Act; & prepared statements by Coalition on the Environment & Jewish Life, Evangelical Envir. Network, Nat. Assoc. of Home Builders, & Nat. Assoc. of Realtors.

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  • Publisher : JHU Press
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  • Total of Pages : 352
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  • Pdf File: saving-endangered-species.pdf

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Go beyond the question of “what are endangered animals?” Instead, try to dig deeper and understand how these animals became endangered in the first place. Because what’s more important than identifying the endangered animals is to realize how certain forces have almost driven them to extinction. Is there anything that you can do to save these animals?

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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1498710883
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Nature
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  • Pdf File: endangered-animals-of-thailand.pdf

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This work presents the state of knowledge on the endangered and threatened species of Thailand. Its pragmatic purpose is to improve Thailand’s future by providing access to technical guidance for planning development projects or other land-use changes. This information also should stimulate naturalists, professional biologists, or anyone who wishes to learn about the status of animals in Thailand. Which species are now on the brink of extinction from Thailand, and why? How can the Thai people reorganize themselves to reverse the course of destruction? Can ways be found for both the people and the rest of the fauna to prosper? Another purpose is to present a case study of the effects of longterm development for human use on the biological diversity of a tropical country.

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Endangered Animals

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  • Publisher : Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1466864672
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 198
  • Pdf File: endangered-animals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Wildlife is in danger everywhere. In this timely look at the plight of endangered animals, you will find: -A survey of hundreds of animal species that are in trouble -Descriptions of the many causes of endangerment and the controversies surrounding current laws -Fascinating stories about the efforts of people to rescue species and restore harmony and balance in nature -More than a hundred dramatic full-color illustrations Here is a valuable resource for nature lovers-for anyone, in fact, who is concerned with the fate of animals and the future of life on this planet.

Endangered Animals

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  • Publisher : Treasure Bay, Inc.
  • Book Code : 9781891327711
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: endangered-animals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Introduces animals that are endangered, explains the causes behind their threatened status, and tells how they may be saved, in this book that is designed to be read by an adult and a child together.

Przewalski's Horse

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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 0791497313
  • Total of Pages : 313
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  • Pdf File: przewalski-s-horse.pdf

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Przewalski’s horse, the only true horse never to have been domesticated, is believed to be extinct in the wild. Experts from around the world come together in this book and offer a complete synthesis of knowledge about the species to date. Topics included are taxonomy, morphology, former geographic distribution, history in captivity, the studbook, genetics, population biology, nutrition, veterinary care, reproduction, and behavior. Implications for management are also included and are especially relevant in light of recent plans to attempt the reintroduction of Przewalski’s horses into the wild. This book provides a valuable reference to those charged with managing this endangered species in captivity and implementing its reintroduction.

Conservation of Endangered Species in Captivity

By Edward F. Gibbons Jr.,Barbara S. Durrant,Jack Demarest
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438403992
  • Total of Pages : 810
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 851
  • Pdf File: conservation-of-endangered-species-in-captivity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This multi-disciplinary approach to conservation of endangered species in captivity is organized taxonomically and by scientific discipline. The seven taxonomic groups included are invertebrates; fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds, marine mammals, primates, and other mammals. Within each taxonomic group, four scientific disciplines are explored: conservation, reproductive physiology, behavior, and captive design. Conservation chapters summarize the status of the taxonomic group both in the wild and in captivity. Reviewed in the reproductive physiology chapters are anatomy, endocrinology and physiology for females and males of the taxonomic group. In the section on behavior the functions of captive animal research, the methods used, and the problems encountered are discussed. And, in examining captive design the authors provide a general historical outline of the philosophies, trends, and scientific issues for the targeted taxonomic group.

Safely Endangered Comics

By Chris McCoy
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1524853208
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 368
  • Pdf File: safely-endangered-comics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Created by UK-based artist Chris McCoy, Safely Endangered's brilliantly hilarious comics have an unexpected, twisted punch line with an adorable illustration. From relying far too heavily on Facebook to the struggles of sibling rivalry, Safely Endangered covers a vast range of ridiculously funny situations with humans, animals and even video game characters.

Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides

By National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Ecological Risk Assessment Under FIFRA and ESA
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309285860
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: assessing-risks-to-endangered-and-threatened-species-from-pesticides.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are responsible for protecting species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and for protecting habitats that are critical for their survival. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for registering or reregistering pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and must ensure that pesticide use does not cause any unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, which is interpreted to include listed species and their critical habitats. The agencies have developed their own approaches to evaluating environmental risk, and their approaches differ because their legal mandates, responsibilities, institutional cultures, and expertise differ. Over the years, the agencies have tried to resolve their differences but have been unsuccessful in reaching a consensus regarding their assessment approaches. As a result, FWS, NMFS, EPA, and the US Department of Agriculture asked the National Research Council (NRC) to examine scientific and technical issues related to determining risks posed to listed species by pesticides. Specifically, the NRC was asked to evaluate methods for identifying the best scientific data available; to evaluate approaches for developing modeling assumptions; to identify authoritative geospatial information that might be used in risk assessments; to review approaches for characterizing sublethal, indirect, and cumulative effects; to assess the scientific information available for estimating effects of mixtures and inert ingredients; and to consider the use of uncertainty factors to account for gaps in data. Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides, which was prepared by the NRC Committee on Ecological Risk Assessment under FIFRA and ESA, is the response to that request.

Contingent Valuation and Endangered Species

By Kristin M. Jakobsson,Andrew K. Dragun
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781782543022
  • Total of Pages : 269
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 913
  • Pdf File: contingent-valuation-and-endangered-species.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This comprehensive appraisal of the problems and economics of biodiversity conservation will be welcomed by researchers and practitioners as an explicit hands-on application of the contingent valuation method.

Save Our Species: Endangered Animals and How You Can Save Them

By Dominic Couzens
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0008438625
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: save-our-species.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether you would like to learn how to build a bird box, dig a hedgehog tunnel or implement broader environmental changes in your community, this practical guide to saving our most endangered species will teach you how you can help on an individual, local and national level.

Southwestern Rare and Endangered Plants

By DIANE Publishing Company
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  • Total of Pages : 328
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Book Short Summary:

Reviews the current status of plant conservation in the southwestern U.S., citing specific cases from surveys, and genetic, demographic, and ecological studies. In addition, broad issues affecting the paradigms of conservation of rare plants species in an ecosystem management context are reviewed. Contents: public involvement in plant conservation; demography; genetics; issues concerning rarity and preserving biodiversity; reproductive and pollination biology; autecology; strategies for protection in an ecosystem context; and surveys and monitoring. 40 papers. Illus.

Dying Off

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  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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  • Total of Pages : 64
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In a world that is slowly warming, the lives of plants and animals are at risk. Some, like the polar bear, are in danger of extinction because their Arctic ecosystem is melting. Others, like the golden toad, have already gone extinct. This books cites the Industrial Revolution and human-created greenhouse gases as causing a significant increase in global temperatures, which has adversely affected animals and plants. By understanding the differences between endangered and threatened species and the threats posed to various habitats, readers will form a new appreciation of conservation efforts and may be inspired to become environmental activists themselves.

Pandas and Other Endangered Species

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Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest

By Matt Williams
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253036100
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 203
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From the birds who wake us in the morning with their cheerful chorus to those who flock to our feeders and brighten a gloomy winter day, birds fascinate us with their lively and interesting behavior and provide essential services from controlling pest populations to pollinating crops. And yet for all the benefits they provide, many species across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio are in danger of extinction due to loss of habitat, agricultural expansion, changing forest conditions, and interactions with humans.

Endangered Species and Fragile Ecosystems in the South China Sea

By Alfredo C. Robles, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 9811398135
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Political Science
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  • Pdf File: endangered-species-and-fragile-ecosystems-in-the-south-china-sea.pdf

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This book presents an in-depth analysis of the environmental issues raised in the South China Sea Arbitration Awards, which have not attracted as much attention in the Philippines as the “nine-dash line”. Specifically it focuses on the conservation of endangered species and the conservation of fragile ecosystems in the South China Sea. The aims of the book are two-fold. First, it seeks to explain the Philippine perspective on the environmental aspects of its dispute with China. The book reconstructs the Philippine perspective in part by consulting several dozens of the hundreds of documents that the Philippines submitted to the Tribunal. Some of these documents were classified as secret and would thus have never been made available to the public had it not been for the arbitration. Second, it attempts to explain the decisions of the Tribunal on jurisdiction and admissibility as well as the decisions on the merits of the dispute. The book does this by consulting not only the two Awards but also the hundreds of pages of transcripts, expert reports, supplemental submissions and written responses by the Philippines to questions posed by the Tribunal.

The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages

By Kenneth L. Rehg,Lyle Campbell
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190877049
  • Total of Pages : 776
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 565
  • Pdf File: the-oxford-handbook-of-endangered-languages.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The endangered languages crisis is widely acknowledged among scholars who deal with languages and indigenous peoples as one of the most pressing problems facing humanity, posing moral, practical, and scientific issues of enormous proportions. Simply put, no area of the world is immune from language endangerment. The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages, in 39 chapters, provides a comprehensive overview of the efforts that are being undertaken to deal with this crisis. A comprehensive reference reflecting the breadth of the field, the Handbook presents in detail both the range of thinking about language endangerment and the variety of responses to it, and broadens understanding of language endangerment, language documentation, and language revitalization, encouraging further research. The Handbook is organized into five parts. Part 1, Endangered Languages, addresses the fundamental issues that are essential to understanding the nature of the endangered languages crisis. Part 2, Language Documentation, provides an overview of the issues and activities of concern to linguists and others in their efforts to record and document endangered languages. Part 3, Language Revitalization, includes approaches, practices, and strategies for revitalizing endangered and sleeping ("dormant") languages. Part 4, Endangered Languages and Biocultural Diversity, extends the discussion of language endangerment beyond its conventional boundaries to consider the interrelationship of language, culture, and environment, and the common forces that now threaten the sustainability of their diversity. Part 5, Looking to the Future, addresses a variety of topics that are certain to be of consequence in future efforts to document and revitalize endangered languages.

Rare British Breeds

By Sophie McCallum
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  • Publisher : White Owl
  • Book Code : 1526763648
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 877
  • Pdf File: rare-british-breeds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A look at rare British livestock breeds, from their history and characteristics to their conservation status and the efforts to help them survive. Rare British Breeds is a book inspired by the Rare Breed Survival Trust Watchlist, which is published annually, listing the species of sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, goats and poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese) that are endangered in the United Kingdom. This information is gathered from breed societies and lists the number of breeding females alive, along with their conservation status. Each species, regardless of their origin, is unique to the UK, either through cross breeding or by evolution. There are good reasons for wanting to keep these breeds alive. It’s not just the genetic makeup of these creatures which means many are able to survive and thrive in very formidable conditions—a prerequisite for enduring possible future environmental disasters. Once gone, these genes will never be able to be replaced. They have taken thousands of years to develop. The book looks at the history of every breed, with their evolutionary roots, development over time, exportation, cross breeding, and changing relationship to mankind as farming techniques react to societal shifts. Their particular physical characteristics such as meat, wool, milk, eggs, or ability to pull great weights are discussed, as well as their conservation status and the national and international efforts being made to ensure their survival.

Conservation genetics of endangered horse breeds

By I. Bodo,L. Alderson,B. Langlois
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  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Book Code : 9076998795
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 744
  • Pdf File: conservation-genetics-of-endangered-horse-breeds.pdf

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This book is particularly interesting for both horse breeders and molecular geneticists. Equids (horses and asses) have a particular place in the human culture and history. There are strong arguments for conservation of rare, endangered horse breeds and populations, however the maintenance of native breeds does not result in profitable business.Some populations and namely rare horse breeds need to be re-evaluated yet, others need to be saved from extinction very urgently. Enlisting the aid of modern science gives us many tools for reaching decisions to realize the preservation of different rare populations and not to use solely pedigrees, conformation and historical data. The molecular genetic approach and the phenotypic estimation of the values of different breeds is more and more useful. Hence, it was the right time for Horse Commission of EAAP together with Rare Breeds International (RBI) to perform a session devoted to the topic of progress in molecular genetics of horses. This book summarizes the papers on molecular genetic description of horse breeds and some aspects of evolution of horse species.

Saving Biological Diversity

By Robert A. Askins,Glenn D. Dreyer,Gerald R. Visgilio,Diana M. Whitelaw
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0387095659
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 697
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The Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program that builds on one of the nation’s leading undergraduate environmental studies programs. The C- ter fosters research, education, and curriculum development aimed at understanding contemporary ecological challenges. One of the major goals of the Goodwin-Niering Center is to enhance the understanding of both the College community and the general public with respect to ecological, political, social, and economic factors that affect natural resource use and preservation of natural ecosystems. To this end, the C- ter has offered six conferences at which academicians, representatives of federal and state government, people who depend on natural resources for their living, and in- viduals from non-government environmental organizations were brought together for an in-depth, interdisciplinary evaluation of important environmental issues. On April 6 and 7, 2007, the Center presented the Elizabeth Babbott Conant interdisciplinary conference on Saving Biological Diversity: Weighing the Protection of Endangered Species vs. Entire Ecosystems. The Beaver Brook Foundation; Audubon Connecticut, the state of?ce of the National Audubon Society; the Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy; Connecticut Forest and Park Association and the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program joined the Center as conference sponsors. During this two-day conference we learned about conservation and endangered species fromawiderange ofperspectives. Likeallof theconferences sponsored bythe Goodwin-Niering Center, this conference was broadly interdisciplinary, with pres- tations by economists, political scientists, and conservation biologists.

Language Diversity Endangered

By Matthias Brenzinger
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110905698
  • Total of Pages : 471
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 261
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Book Short Summary:

This book presents a comprehensive overview of endangered languages with a global coverage. It features such well-known specialists as Michael Krauss, Willem F. H. Adelaar, Denny Moore, Colette Grinevald, Akira Yamamoto, Roger Blench, Bruce Connell, Tapani Salminen, Olga Kazakevich, Aleksandr Kibrik, Jonathan Owens, David Bradley, George van Driem, Nicholas Evans, Stephen A. Wurm, Darrell Tryon and Matthias Brenzinger. The contributions are unique in analysing the present extent and the various kinds of language endangerment by applying shared general indicators for the assessment of language endangerment. Apart from presenting the specific situations of language endangerment at the sub-continental level, the volume discusses major issues that bear universally on language endangerment. The actual study of endangered languages is carefully examined, for example, against the ethics and pragmatics of fieldwork. Practical aspects of community involvement in language documentation are discussed, such as the setting up of local archives and the training of local linguists. Numerous case studies illustrate different language shift environments with specific replacing factors, such as colonial and religious conquests, migrations and governmental language education. The book is of interest to students and scholars of linguistics with particular focus on endangered languages (and their documentation), typology, and sociolinguistics as well as to anthropologists and language activists.