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Driven to Extinction The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity

ISBN-10: 1402772238
ISBN-13: 9781402772238
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Could more than a million species disappear in the 21st century? Written by a leading scientist in the field,Driven to Extinctiondraws upon fascinating case studies from around the world, providing balanced and well-reasoned insight into the potential impacts of climate change on the diversity of life. Richard Pearson focuses on the science of the issue, revealing what has happened-as well as what is likely to happen-to some of the world's weirdest and most wonderful species as global temperatures continue to rise. RICHARD PEARSONis a biodiversity scientist at the American Museum of Natural History with a Ph.D. from Oxford University. His research has been funded by grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation, and his findings have been published in scientific journals, including Science and Nature. The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's most esteemed museums, with millions of visitors each year, and its affiliation with the book enhances its credibility Driven to Extinction presents a balanced, scientific overview to help the public make enlightened decisions

Preface
A Climate for Life
Herps on Hills
To the Ends of the Earth
Out of Sync
A Global Fingerprint
Extinction Risk
Running to Keep Still
Complex Communities
Crying Wolf?
Twenty-First-Century Conservation
Notes
References
Further Reading
Conversions
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Index

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