- Published: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: xxiv, 392 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Hope for animals and their world : how endangered species are being rescued from the brink
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Jane's feather -- Lost in the wild. Black-footed ferret ; Mala or Rufous Hare-wallaby ; California condor ; Milu or Père David's deer ; Red wolf ; Thane's field notes : Tahki or Przewalski's horse -- Saved at the eleventh hour. Golden lion tamarin ; American crocodile ; Peregrine falcon ; American burying beetle ; Crested ibis ; Whooping crane ; Angonoka or Ploughshare tortoise ; Formosan landlocked salmon ; Vancouver Island marmot ; Thane's field notes : Sumatran rhino ; Gray wolf -- Never giving up. Iberian lynx ; Bactrian camel ; Giant panda ; Pygmy hog ; Northern bald ibis or Waldrapp ; Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit ; Attwater's prairie chicken ; Asian vultures ; Hawaiian goose or Nene ; Thane's field notes : Cotton-top tamarin ; Panamanian golden frog -- The heroic struggle to save our island birds. Black robin or Chatham Island robin ; Abbott's booby ; Bermuda petrel or Cahow ; The birds of Mauritius ; Short-tailed albatross or Steller's albatross ; Thane's field notes : Blue-and-gold macaw -- The thrill of discovery. New discoveries : species still being discovered ; The Lazarus Syndrome : species believed extinct and recently found ; Living fossils : ancient species recently discovered -- The nature of hope. Healing Earth's scars : it's never too late ; Why save endangered species? -- What you can do.
At a time when we are confronted with bad news about the environment nearly every day, renowned scientist Jane Goodall brings us inspiring news about the future of the animal kingdom. With the insatiable curiosity and conversational prose that have made her a bestselling author, Goodall--along with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard--shares fascinating survival stories about the American crocodile, the California condor, the black-footed ferret and more--all formerly endangered species and species once on the verge of extinction whose populations are now being regenerated. Interweaving her own first-hand experiences with the research of premier scientists, Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the truly critical need to protect the habitats of these beloved species. At once a celebration of the animal kingdom and a passionate call to arms, this bok presents an uplifting, hopeful message for the future of animal-human coexistence.--From publisher description.
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