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Facing Extinction

Facing Extinction Author : Paul Donald
Release : 2010-08-20
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 1408139081
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Almost two hundred species of birds have become extinct in the past 400 years, and a similar number today are in imminent danger of following them. The world's conservationists are leading the fight to prevent the demise of these remaining critically endangered birds, with a fair degree of success. This new book examines the process and issues concerning extinction - how and why it happens and what can be done about it. Whilst man is to blame for many of the causes, such as persecution and habitat loss, species have become extinct on a regular basis since life began. After several thought-provoking introductory chapters, the book showcases about 20 species on the brink of extinction from around the world and describes the work that is being undertaken to save them. Some are success stories, but a few are not. This is a subject close to the hearts of all birders and ornithologists and this book, written by a team of leading conservationists, will strike a chord in most of them.

Facing Extinction?

Facing Extinction? Author : Eileen P. Drew
Release : 2006
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"This book addresses the issue of the under-representation of men in primary school teaching in Ireland. It reports on the views of men and women who had entered the teaching profession in the last 10 years through a survey of 365 men and 248 women primary teachers, using a self-completion mailed questionnaire, conducted in 2004. It contains information about school location/size; nature of posts held, and the motivations and career development of primary teachers, highlighting any gender differences. A key element of the study was to ascertain the factors encouraging or discouraging women and men into teaching and their levels of satisfaction with the job. Finally, the book draws out the views of teachers about gender issues in primary teaching and whether/how a better gender balance in the profession could be attained." "The study generated a considerable volume of quantitative and qualitative data, the latter in the form of comments expressed by the teachers. These provide important insights into the stresses and rewards of primary teaching as well as identifying how sources of dissatisfaction could be addressed."--BOOK JACKET.

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles Author :
Release : 1996
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The Rohingya Crisis

The Rohingya Crisis Author : Muhammad Abdul Bari
Release : 2018-05-07
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781847741240
File Size : 84.20 MB
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A concise, readable and impassioned book that explains the situation of the Rohingya people and their terrible suffering.

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Causes of Extinction

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Causes of Extinction Author : Christine Dugan
Release : 2014-06-01
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
ISBN : 1480778788
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This lesson integrates academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons. Two easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary are integrated within the step-by-step, standards-based science lesson.

Environmental Law for Biologists

Environmental Law for Biologists Author : Tristan Kimbrell
Release : 2016-02-12
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 022633371X
File Size : 73.50 MB
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Environmental law has an unquestionable effect on the species, ecosystems, and landscapes that biologists study—and vice-versa, as the research of these biologists frequently informs policy. But because many scientists receive little or no legal training, we know relatively little about the precise ways that laws affect biological systems—and, consequently, about how best to improve these laws and better protect our natural resources. With Environmental Law for Biologists, ecologist and lawyer Tristan Kimbrell bridges this gap in legal knowledge. Complete with a concise introduction to environmental law and an appendix describing the most important federal and international statutes and treaties discussed, the book is divided into four broad parts: laws that focus on individual species, like invasive species policies, the Endangered Species Act, and international treaties such as CITES; laws that focus on land, from federal public lands to agricultural regulations and urban planning; laws that focus on water, such as the Clean Water Act; and laws that focus on air, such as the Clean Air Act and international measures meant to mitigate global climate change. Written for working biologists and students alike, this book will be a catalyst for both more effective policy and enhanced research, offering hope for the manifold frictions between science and the law.

The Last Extinction

The Last Extinction Author : Les Kaufman
Release : 1993
Publisher : MIT Press
ISBN : 9780262610896
File Size : 60.49 MB
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Since the first edition of this book was published in 1986 the dusky seaside sparrow whose plight was chronicled in the chapter "Vanishing Species in our own Backyard" is gone, a victim of politics and neglect. On the other hand, the black-footed ferret of America's Great Plains has recovered from the brink of extinction through captive breeding and is being reintroduced into the wild. The Last Extinction was one of the first books on biodiversity and species loss, and today there is a new and more widespread awareness of what some consider to be the great tragedy of our time - organisms which took many thousands or even millions of years to evolve are being snuffed out permanently owing to human activity. Environmentalist Norman Myers has added a new chapter on whales to this edition to address the critical issue of habitat destruction (which for whales involves over 70% of the Earth) from a host of insults. These include oil spills, toxic chemical runoffs that foster oxygen depriving algae bloom, the destruction of plankton by ultraviolet rays, the filling of coastal zones, and boat traffic. With the exception of David Ehrenfeld's eloquent plea for environmental stewardship, the other essays have been updated to incorporate new information and perspectives. The reading lists, chapter notes, and the list of environmental organizations have also been expanded. Les Kaufman is Chief Scientist and Head of the Edgerton Research Laboratory at the New England Aquarium, where Kenneth Mallory is Head of Publishing.Contents: Why the Ark is Sinking, Les Kaufman. Mass Extinctions: New Answers' New Questions, David Jablonski. The Amazon: Paradise Lost? Ghillian T. Prance. Vanishing Species in, Our Own Backyard, James, D. Williams, Ronald M. Nowak. Riders of the Last Ark, Thomas J. Foose. Sharing the Earth with Whales, Norman Myers. Life in the Next Millennium - Who Will be Left in Earth's Community? David Ehrenfeld

Primary Science Kit

Primary Science Kit Author : Rosemary Sherrington
Release : 2002
Publisher : Nelson Thornes
ISBN : 9780748764891
File Size : 81.68 MB
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Devised to help teachers of primary science in schools. This title offers a two-year age band structure, correlation to the QCA Scheme of Work, and recommended teaching times. The Overview page is to introduce the themes in the unit. Review page is meant to assess learning. The Teacher Resource Books contain structured lesson plans.

The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn Author : Fiona Angwin
Release : 2003-10-01
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN : 9781446238110
File Size : 61.90 MB
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This is a resource that will capture and excite the imagination of young people. A beautifully told story explores, through a mythical animal, the environmental issues of endangered species. The tale includes adventure and time travel. Each of the six lessons provides teacher notes, class activities, discussion points, games and worksheets. The stories could be incorporated into: " Literacy hour " PSHCE " Citizenship " Geography " History " Environmental studies National curriculum connections are provided for Key Stage 2 and 3 including: " Living things " Chronological understanding " Ideas and evidence in science " Thinking about the lives of people in other places and times, and people with different values and customs. Another inspirational idea put into practice by the author team who were highly commended in the NASEN/TES book competition for their previous work on Anger Management.

Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World

Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World Author : Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Release : 2001
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
ISBN : 9780761472025
File Size : 72.1 MB
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A reference encyclopedia containing 13 volumes providing information on endangered wildlife and plants throughout the world.

Saving a Million Species

Saving a Million Species Author : Lee Hannah
Release : 2012-06-22
Publisher : Island Press
ISBN : 1610911822
File Size : 54.72 MB
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The research paper "Extinction Risk from Climate Change" published in the journal Nature in January 2004 created front-page headlines around the world. The notion that climate change could drive more than a million species to extinction captured both the popular imagination and the attention of policy-makers, and provoked an unprecedented round of scientific critique. Saving a Million Species reconsiders the central question of that paper: How many species may perish as a result of climate change and associated threats? Leaders from a range of disciplines synthesize the literature, refine the original estimates, and elaborate the conservation and policy implications. The book: examines the initial extinction risk estimates of the original paper, subsequent critiques, and the media and policy impact of this unique studypresents evidence of extinctions from climate change from different time frames in the pastexplores extinctions documented in the contemporary recordsets forth new risk estimates for future climate changeconsiders the conservation and policy implications of the estimates. Saving a Million Species offers a clear explanation of the science behind the headline-grabbing estimates for conservationists, researchers, teachers, students, and policy-makers. It is a critical resource for helping those working to conserve biodiversity take on the rapidly advancing and evolving global stressor of climate change-the most important issue in conservation biology today, and the one for which we are least prepared.

Into the Value Zone

Into the Value Zone Author : Ron Wood
Release : 2008
Publisher : University Press of America
ISBN : 9780761840206
File Size : 58.8 MB
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Into the Value Zone provides business leaders with an uncomplicated approach to evaluate their own company and the competition. Professor Ron Wood explains strategies that will help managers to create and execute initiatives that achieve sustainable results with enduring value for their clients and to manage their company's assets with efficiency. Professor Wood outlines a concise business model for managers that highlights market trends, uncovers the impact of new technologies, and enables them to see their company's placement against the competition in The Big Picture.

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--25 Content-Area Lessons

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--25 Content-Area Lessons Author : Christine Dugan
Release : 2011-01-01
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
ISBN : 1425894275
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Integrate academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons with this engaging new resource for Level 2, which provides teachers with 12 easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary. Included are 25 step-by-step standards-based lessons that each incorporate two vocabulary strategies. Also included are activity pages and assessments, an answer key, and a Teacher Resource CD. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 176pp.

John Gould's Extinct & Endangered Birds of Australia

John Gould's Extinct & Endangered Birds of Australia Author : Sue Taylor
Release : 2012
Publisher : National Library Australia
ISBN : 0642277656
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In 1838, John Gould, the 'father of Australian ornithology' visited Australia with the intention of gathering material for his great work on Australian birds. In the resulting publication, The Birds of Australia: In Seven Volumes (1848), and the accompanying Supplement (1869), Gould named, for the first time, no fewer than 32 Australian bird species. Gould's words about the Norfolk Island Kaka were prophetic-the last bird of its kind died in a cage in London in 1851. Since then, a number of other species illustrated in The Birds of Australia have become extinct and others are now facing extinction. John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia features 59 plates of birds from Gould's eight-volume work, birds that today are threatened or that no longer exist. Featuring exquisite full-colour lithographs reproduced from the National Library of Australia's copy of The Birds of Australia, this book gives an insight into the history of each bird's European discovery, as well as its subsequent fortunes or misfortunes.

The Changing Environment

The Changing Environment Author : James W. Moore
Release : 2012-12-06
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 146124952X
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This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the principles and applications of environmental management. Each volume is a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental objective of these books is to help the reader discern and implement man's stewardship of our environment and the world's renewable resources. For we must strive to understand the relationship between man and nature, act to bring harmony to it, and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other individual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance and the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to man, not nature. Attempts to alter or harness nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem.

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Then and Now

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Then and Now Author : Christine Dugan
Release : 2014-06-01
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
ISBN : 148077880X
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This lesson integrates academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons. Two easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary are integrated within the step-by-step, standards-based social studies lesson.

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Forces and Motion

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Forces and Motion Author : Christine Dugan
Release : 2014-06-01
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
ISBN : 1480778761
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This lesson integrates academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons. Two easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary are integrated within the step-by-step, standards-based science lesson.

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Behind the Switch

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Behind the Switch Author : Christine Dugan
Release : 2014-06-01
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
ISBN : 148077877X
File Size : 72.42 MB
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This lesson integrates academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons. Two easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary are integrated within the step-by-step, standards-based science lesson.

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--What Is Culture?

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--What Is Culture? Author : Christine Dugan
Release : 2014-06-01
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
ISBN : 1480778796
File Size : 70.29 MB
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This lesson integrates academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons. Two easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary are integrated within the step-by-step, standards-based social studies lesson.