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Animals on the Edge

Reporting From The Frontline Of Extinction

By Christopher (Christopher Mark) Weston

Animals on the Edge combines extraordinary imagery and authoritative information with an impassioned message on endangered mammal species.

Chris Weston and Art Wolfe are among the finest wildlife photographers at work today as well as being passionate advocates of wildlife conservation. This book features their stunning photographs of some sixty rare and endangered mammals across six continents, from the High Arctic to rain forest, steppe, and desert. The chapters are organized by region, and the photo captions detail each animal’s habits, habitat, and conservation status.

In his concise, compelling reports, Weston goes behind simplistic headlines of good versus evil, of innocent creatures assailed by greedy, selfish humans. Instead he investigates all sides of the story, talking to villagers, officials, scientists, poachers, hunters, and conservation workers. What becomes powerfully clear is the need for solutions that work for people as well as animals. The reasons that animals are endangered are many—from habitat destruction and illegal hunting to global warming—but there is one common factor: the conflict between animals and people sharing the same piece of land is intensifying. 179 color illustrations

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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9780500543825


Format: Book
Author: Weston, Christopher (Christopher Mark)
Summary: "Animals on the Edge" is a visual survey of our world's rare and endangered mammals, featuring photographs of 60 mammals on the latest IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Alongside the photographs are in-depth reports from conservation hotspots across the globe.
Title: Animals on the edge : reporting from the frontline of extinction / Chris Weston ; photographs by Chris Weston and Art Wolfe ; [foreword by Jane Smart].
Publisher Date: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Subject: IUCN red list of threatened species. 2008. Rare mammals Rare mammals -- Pictorial works. Endangered species Endangered species -- Pictorial works. Rare animals -- Pictorial works. Mammals -- Pictorial works Rare animals Mammals
Isbn: 9780500543825 (hbk.) 0500543828 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 591.529 Wes
Oclc: 432406925
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Bib Id: 336162

Format: Book
Author: Weston, Christopher (Christopher Mark)
Summary: "Animals on the Edge" is a visual survey of our world's rare and endangered mammals, featuring photographs of 60 mammals on the latest IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Alongside the photographs are in-depth reports from conservation hotspots across the globe.
Title: Animals on the edge : reporting from the frontline of extinction / Chris Weston ; photographs by Chris Weston and Art Wolfe ; [foreword by Jane Smart].
Publisher, Date: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Description: 224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: IUCN red list of threatened species. 2008.
Subjects: Rare mammals
Subjects: Rare mammals -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Endangered species
Subjects: Endangered species -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Rare animals -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Mammals -- Pictorial works
Subjects: Rare animals
Subjects: Mammals
Other Author: Wolfe, Art
Notes: "This book focuses attention on some of the terrestrial mammals that are categorized as Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN red list of threatened species"--Foreword.
Notes: Includes index.
ISBN: 9780500543825 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0500543828 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 591.529 Wes