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The Song Of The Dodo

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Beschreibung

Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.

Vorwort
This is a stunning book with graceful reverberations' Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge

Autorentext
David Quammen is a recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the author of five acclaimed natural history titles. His most recent book, The Song of the Dodo, won the BP Natural World Book Prize in 1996. He lives in Montana.

Klappentext

Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction ? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into islandlike fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Song Of The Dodo
Untertitel: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
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EAN: 9781448137404
ISBN: 978-1-4481-3740-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Vintage Digital
Genre: Naturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 704
Veröffentlichung: 31.03.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 2.8 MB