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Beloved beasts : fighting for life in an age of extinction / Michelle Nijhuis.

Nijhuis, Michelle, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 591.68 NIJHUIS 2021 (Text) 0001002438404 Nonfiction New Available -

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"A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement-told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it. In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts, acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the movement's history: from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today's global effort to defend life on a larger scale. She describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson as well as lesser-known figures in conservation history; she reveals the origins of vital organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildlife Fund; she explores current efforts to protect species such as the whooping crane and the black rhinoceros; and she confronts the darker side of conservation, long shadowed by racism and colonialism. As the destruction of other species continues and the effects of climate change escalate, Beloved Beasts charts the ways conservation is becoming a movement for the protection of all species-including our own"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Endangered species > Conservation.
Wildlife conservation > History.
Endangered species > Anecdotes.
Wildlife conservation > Anecdotes.
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24510. ‡aBeloved beasts : ‡bfighting for life in an age of extinction / ‡cMichelle Nijhuis.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bW.W. Norton & Company, ‡c[2021]
300 . ‡a342 pages ; ‡c22 cm
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 . ‡a"A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement-told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it. In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts, acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the movement's history: from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today's global effort to defend life on a larger scale. She describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson as well as lesser-known figures in conservation history; she reveals the origins of vital organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildlife Fund; she explores current efforts to protect species such as the whooping crane and the black rhinoceros; and she confronts the darker side of conservation, long shadowed by racism and colonialism. As the destruction of other species continues and the effects of climate change escalate, Beloved Beasts charts the ways conservation is becoming a movement for the protection of all species-including our own"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aEndangered species ‡xConservation.
650 0. ‡aWildlife conservation ‡xHistory.
650 0. ‡aEndangered species ‡vAnecdotes.
650 0. ‡aWildlife conservation ‡vAnecdotes.
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