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40 Years From The Brink Of Extinction

Author : John D. Chaney
ISBN : 9781591521617
Genre : Nature
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Bald eagles get a warm salute in 40 Years from the Brink of Extinction, a handsome new photography book by John D. Chaney that collects 40 years of his work documenting America's favorite bird. This large-format hardcover features 63 beautiful photographs of eagles in their natural habitat, interspersed with interesting facts about our national symbol. Chaney's photographs capture eagles' majesty in flight, on the hunt, raising their chicks, and interacting with others. Bird lovers, nature enthusiasts, and true-blue patriots will be proud to display this volume on their coffee tables.

2052 Prophecies

Author : Paul V Suffriti
ISBN : 9781622128211
Genre : Fiction
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Mankind may be on the brink of extinction. This story begins with a family living in an underground bunker in the year 2052, while the world above is in total chaos. Nicholas and his family escaped their home in Denver and are now in New Mexico trying to survive an apocalyptic event caused by an approaching comet. The earth has been subject to natural and man-made disasters never before experienced by man. In the bunker, Nicholas reflects back on the past forty years of his life. He remembers the joyful times and the tragic events that changed everything. He relives the taking down of America by terrorist groups, the battle of Armageddon in the Middle East, natural disasters caused by great earthquakes and asteroids that changed the landscape around the world, and the great plague that killed a third of the world's population. In this doomsday scenario, 2052 Prophecies: The Last 40 Years puts readers in the bunker alongside Nicholas and his terrified family huddled together as the earth shakes violently from the comet's approach. Is it in the Prophecies that mankind will survive? Originally from Massachusetts,

40 Years Of Evolution

Author : Peter R. Grant
ISBN : 9781400851300
Genre : Science
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Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors' most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments.

Balancing On The Brink Of Extinction

Author : Kathryn A. Kohm
ISBN : 9781559630061
Genre : Law
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Balancing on the Brink of Extinction presents a comprehensive overview of the Endangered Species Act -- its conception, history, and potential for protecting the remaining endangered species.

Mother Jones Magazine

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Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.

The Great New Wilderness Debate

Author : J. Baird Callicott
ISBN : 0820319848
Genre : Nature
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The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use." J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.

The Blunder Years

Author : Ron Quartararo
ISBN : 9781524551407
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Someone once said, “There once was a team so strong, that when a player hit a single, he was stopping the rally.” Such was the legacy of the New York Yankees through the early 1960s. Love ’em or hate ’em, theirs was a legacy of winning, of great players, of class and dignity. Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle were household names, and their participation in the fall classic was routinely anticipated. That would all come to a screeching halt in 1965, when the Yankees would begin an unforeseen and precipitous downslide. Finishing in last place in 1966, the team would languish under new CBS ownership, succumbing to the specters of age, injuries, mismanagement, and neglect, with no one to replace their immortal superstars. This was the Horace Clark era, the dark ages of the New York Yankees that I call the “blunder years.”

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