Endangered SpeciesBook - 2010
An endangered species is one whose numbers are so small that it is at risk of extinction. Extinction is a natural phenomenon; with a natural background rate of about one to five species going extinct per year. The astonishing and sad fact is that we are now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate. There are things we can all do now to help slow this unnatural rate of extinction. Give your readers a powerful collection of essays that explain key issues relating to endangered species. Are private property owners the best protectors of wildlife? Does the Polar bear need federal protection? Are the oceans' fish in serious decline? Answers are provided to these and other important questions.
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2010
Branch Call Number: Y 333.9522 E5603 2010
Characteristics: 122 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm