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Extinction in Our Times by James P. Collins,Martha L. Crump,Thomas E. Lovejoy III Book Summary:

For over 350 million years, thousands of species of amphibians have lived on earth, but since the 1990s they have been disappearing at an alarming rate, in many cases quite suddenly and mysteriously. What is causing these extinctions? What role do human actions play in them? What do they tell us about the overall state of biodiversity on the planet? In Extinction in Our Times, James Collins and Martha Crump explore these pressing questions and many others as they document the first modern extinction event across an entire vertebrate class, using global examples that range from the Sierra Nevada of California to the rainforests of Costa Rica and the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. Joining scientific rigor and vivid storytelling, this book is the first to use amphibian decline as a lens through which to see more clearly the larger story of climate change, conservation of biodiversity, and a host of profoundly important ecological, evolutionary, ethical, philosophical, and sociological issues.

Extinctions in the History of Life

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Extinctions in the History of Life by Paul D. Taylor Book Summary:

Extinction is the ultimate fate of all biological species - over 99 percent of the species that have ever inhabited the Earth are now extinct. The long fossil record of life provides scientists with crucial information about when species became extinct, which species were most vulnerable to extinction, and what processes may have brought about extinctions in the geological past. Key aspects of extinctions in the history of life are here reviewed by six leading palaeontologists, providing a source text for geology and biology undergraduates as well as more advanced scholars. Topical issues such as the causes of mass extinctions and how animal and plant life has recovered from these cataclysmic events that have shaped biological evolution are dealt with. This helps us to view the biodiversity crisis in a broader context, and shows how large-scale extinctions have had profound and long-lasting effects on the Earth's biosphere.

The Ark and Beyond

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The Ark and Beyond by Ben A. Minteer,Jane Maienschein,James P. Collins Book Summary:

Scores of wild species and ecosystems around the world face a variety of human-caused threats, from habitat destruction and fragmentation to rapid climate change. But there is hope, and it, too, comes in a most human form: zoos and aquariums. Gathering a diverse, multi-institutional collection of leading zoo and aquarium scientists as well as historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, The Ark and Beyond traces the history and underscores the present role of these organizations as essential conservation actors. It also offers a framework for their future course, reaffirming that if zoos and aquariums make biodiversity conservation a top priority, these institutions can play a vital role in tackling conservation challenges of global magnitude. While early menageries were anything but the centers of conservation that many zoos are today, a concern with wildlife preservation has been an integral component of the modern, professionally run zoo since the nineteenth century. From captive breeding initiatives to rewilding programs, zoos and aquariums have long been at the cutting edge of research and conservation science, sites of impressive new genetic and reproductive techniques. Today, their efforts reach even further beyond recreation, with educational programs, community-based conservation initiatives, and international, collaborative programs designed to combat species extinction and protect habitats at a range of scales. Addressing related topics as diverse as zoo animal welfare, species reintroductions, amphibian extinctions, and whether zoos can truly be “wild,” this book explores the whole range of research and conservation practices that spring from zoos and aquariums while emphasizing the historical, scientific, and ethical traditions that shape these efforts. Also featuring an inspiring foreword by the late George Rabb, president emeritus of the Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo, The Ark and Beyond illuminates these institutions’ growing significance to the preservation of global biodiversity in this century.

The Political Life of Our Time

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The Political Life of Our Time by David Nicol Book Summary:

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The Sixth Extinction

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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Book Summary:

"Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around the cataclysm is us. In this book the author tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human". -- Back cover.

The Permian Extinction and the Tethys

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The Permian Extinction and the Tethys by A. M. Celâl ?engör,Saniye Atayman Book Summary:

The extinction that wiped out 95% of the living species at the end of the Paleozoic era can be explained by the fact that when it happened, all landmasses were one continent, Pangea, with an inner ocean, the Paleo-Tethys. This ocean included the richest n

The History of Scotland from Agricola's Invasion to the Extinction of the Last Jacobite Insurrection

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The History of Scotland from Agricola's Invasion to the Extinction of the Last Jacobite Insurrection by John Hill Burton Book Summary:

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Dynamics of Comets and Asteroids and Their Role in Earth History

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Dynamics of Comets and Asteroids and Their Role in Earth History by Shin Yabushita,Jacques Henrard Book Summary:

The last decade of this century has seen a renewed interest in the dynamics and physics of the small bodies of the Solar System, Asteroids, Comets and Meteors. New observational evidences such as the discovery of the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, refined numerical tools such as the symplectic integrators, analytical tools such as semi-numerical perturbation algorithms and in general a better understanding of the dynamics of Hamiltonian systems, all these factors have converged to make possible and worthwhile the study, over very long time spans, of these "minor" objects. Also the public, the media and even some political assell}blies have become aware that these "minor" objects of our planetary environnement could become deadly weapons. Apparently they did have a role in Earth history and a role more ominous than "predicting" defeat (or victory, why not?) to batches of credulous rulers. Remembering what may have happened to the dinosaurs but keeping all the discretion necessary to avoid creating irrational scares, it may not be unwise or irrelevant to improve our knowledge of the physics and dynamics of these objects and to study in particular their interactions with our planet.

Extinction and Radiation

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Extinction and Radiation by J. David Archibald Book Summary:

This study identifies the fall of dinosaurs as the factor that allowed mammals to evolve into the dominant tetrapod form. It refutes the single-cause impact theory for dinosaur extinction and demonstrates that multiple factors--massive volcanic eruptions, loss of shallow seas, and extraterrestrial impact--likely led to their demise. While their avian relatives ultimately survived and thrived, terrestrial dinosaurs did not. Taking their place as the dominant land and sea tetrapods were mammals, whose radiation was explosive following nonavian dinosaur extinction. The author argues that because of dinosaurs, Mesozoic mammals changed relatively slowly for 145 million years compared to the prodigious Cenozoic radiation that followed. Finally out from under the shadow of the giant reptiles, Cenozoic mammals evolved into the forms we recognize today in a mere ten million years after dinosaur extinction.

Men of Our Times

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Men of Our Times by Harriet Beecher Stowe Book Summary:

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Extinctions in Near Time

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Extinctions in Near Time by Ross D.E. MacPhee,Hans-Dieter Sues Book Summary:

"Near time" -an interval that spans the last 100,000 years or so of earth history-qualifies as a remarkable period for many reasons. From an anthropocentric point of view, the out standing feature of near time is the fact that the evolution, cultural diversification, and glob al spread of Homo sapiens have all occurred within it. From a wider biological perspective, however, the hallmark of near time is better conceived of as being one of enduring, repeat ed loss. The point is important. Despite the sense of uniqueness implicit in phrases like "the biodiversity crisis," meant to convey the notion that the present bout of extinctions is by far the worst endured in recent times, substantial losses have occurred throughout near time. In the majority of cases, these losses occurred when, and only when, people began to ex pand across areas that had never before experienced their presence. Although the explana tion for these correlations in time and space may seem obvious, it is one thing to rhetori cally observe that there is a connection between humans and recent extinctions, and quite another to demonstrate it scientifically. How should this be done? Traditionally, the study of past extinctions has fallen largely to researchers steeped in such disciplines as paleontology, systematics, and paleoecology. The evaluation of future losses, by contrast, has lain almost exclusively within the domain of conservation biolo gists. Now, more than ever, there is opportunity for overlap and sharing of information.

Faunal Extinction in an Island Society

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Faunal Extinction in an Island Society by Alan H. Simmons Book Summary:

This report summarises the results of archaeological investigations at the site of Aetokremnos in southern Cyprus and assess the evidence for human involvement in the extinction of the pygmy hippo, once native to the island.

Men of our Times ... Biographical sketches ... With ... portraits

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Men of our Times ... Biographical sketches ... With ... portraits by Harriet Beecher Stowe Book Summary:

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MEN OF OUR TIMES; OR LEADING PATRIOTS OF THE DAY, BEING NARRATIVES OF THE LIVES AND DEEDS OF Statesmen, Generals, and Orators.

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MEN OF OUR TIMES; OR LEADING PATRIOTS OF THE DAY, BEING NARRATIVES OF THE LIVES AND DEEDS OF Statesmen, Generals, and Orators. by HARRIET BEECHER STOWE Book Summary:

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The Changes of Our Times; Or, the History of John Gray, Etc

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The Changes of Our Times; Or, the History of John Gray, Etc by John GRAY (Labourer, of Willoughby.) Book Summary:

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Signs of Our Times

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Signs of Our Times by N.A Book Summary:

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Present times and future prospects, in lectures delivered during Lent, 1854, at St. George's, Bloomsbury

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Present times and future prospects, in lectures delivered during Lent, 1854, at St. George's, Bloomsbury by Present times Book Summary:

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Present Times and Future Prospects ... Lectures delivered ... by Twelve Clergymen of the Church of England. With a preface by W. R. F.

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Present Times and Future Prospects ... Lectures delivered ... by Twelve Clergymen of the Church of England. With a preface by W. R. F. by William Robert FREMANTLE (Dean of Ripon.) Book Summary:

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From the administration of Lord Goderich, 1827, to the final extinction of the corn-laws, Feb. 1849. With an appendix of annals, 1849-1887, and index

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From the administration of Lord Goderich, 1827, to the final extinction of the corn-laws, Feb. 1849. With an appendix of annals, 1849-1887, and index by Charles Knight Book Summary:

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Continental Conservation

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Continental Conservation by Michael E. Soulé,John Terborgh Book Summary:

Continental Conservation provides conservationists and biologists with the latest scientific principles for protecting living nature at spatial scales that encompass entire regions and continents. Continental Conservation is an important guide book that can serve a vital role in helping fashion a radically honest scientifically rigorous land-use agenda. It will be required reading for scientists and professionals at all levels involved with ecosystem and land management.

The Extinction of Evolution

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The Extinction of Evolution by Darek Issacs Book Summary:

The Extinction of Evolution explores what the world would be like if the theory of evolution were actually true. Written from the view that man created the idea of God, as opposed to God creating man, this book painstakingly examines this atheistic mentality in vivid detail. What it reveals will surprise you. Evolution, implemented to its logical conclusion, has severe ramifications for humankind. When one rejects the foundational truth of God and embraces Darwins alternative to our origins, a disastrous chain of events is triggered. As you dive deeply into this worldview of evolution, you will be exposed to the most frightening environment imaginable where the rape, murder and exploitation of the weak are not to be punished but to be applauded. In the misguided words of Charles Darwin, let the strongest live and the weakest die. After traveling through the abyss of evolution, a miserable philosophical failure, The Extinction of Evolution, brings you back to a place of hope where Christ stands above all as the Creator of this remarkable thing we call life. The Extinction of Evolution has been compared to The Screwtape Letters, a classic work of C.S. Lewis. Like Screwtape, this book has a fictional character that is the antagonist. His name is Dr. Iman Oxidant. Dr. Oxidant argues for a lifestyle derived from evolutionary ideals. This approach makes this book about evolution accessible to the non - scientific reader. But in doing so, Dr. Oxidant causes an intense spiritual struggle for the born again believer as he argues for his atheisticevolutionary agenda. It is a gripping read that identifies the true nature of evolution in a way that has never been done before.

The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

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The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs by David E. Fastovsky,David B. Weishampel Book Summary:

This 2005 edition of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs is a unique, comprehensive treatment of this fascinating group of organisms. It is a detailed survey of dinosaur origins, their diversity, and their eventual extinction. The book can easily be used as a teaching textbook for a class, but it is also written as a series of readable, entertaining essays covering important and timely topics appealing to non-specialists and all dinosaur enthusiasts: birds as 'living dinosaurs', the new feathered dinosaurs from China, 'warm-bloodedness'. Along the way, the reader learns about dinosaur functional morphology, physiology, and systematics using cladistic methodology - in short, how professional paleontologists and dinosaur experts go about their work, and why they find it so rewarding. The book is spectacularly illustrated by John Sibbick, a world-famous illustrator of dinosaurs, commissioned exclusively for this book.

Decline and Recovery of the Island Fox

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Decline and Recovery of the Island Fox by Timothy J. Coonan,Catherin A. Schwemm,David K. Garcelon Book Summary:

Native only to the California Channel Islands, the island fox is the smallest canid in North America. Populations on four of the islands were threatened to extinction in the 1990s due to human-mediated predation and disease. This is the first account of the natural history and ecology of the island fox, illustrating both the vulnerability of island ecosystems and the efficacy of cooperative conservation measures. It explains in detail the intense conservation actions required to recover fox populations, such as captive breeding and reintroduction, and large-scale ecosystem manipulation. These actions were successful due in large part to extraordinary collaboration among the scientists, managers and public advocates involved in the recovery effort. The book also examines the role of some aspects of island fox biology, characteristic of the 'island syndrome', in facilitating their recovery, including high productivity and an apparent adaptation to periodic genetic bottlenecks.

Silent Summer

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Silent Summer by Norman Maclean Book Summary:

Authoritative and easily accessible account of the wildlife of Britain and Ireland, what is declining, what is not, and why.

Understanding Analysis

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Understanding Analysis by Stephen Abbott Book Summary:

This elementary presentation exposes readers to both the process of rigor and the rewards inherent in taking an axiomatic approach to the study of functions of a real variable. The aim is to challenge and improve mathematical intuition rather than to verify it. The philosophy of this book is to focus attention on questions which give analysis its inherent fascination. Each chapter begins with the discussion of some motivating examples and concludes with a series of questions.

History of Scotland, from the Revolution to the Extinction of the Last Jacobite Insurrection. (1689-1748)

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History of Scotland, from the Revolution to the Extinction of the Last Jacobite Insurrection. (1689-1748) by John Hill Burton Book Summary:

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Trilobites of Black Cat Mountain

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Trilobites of Black Cat Mountain by George P. Hansen Book Summary:

A photographic guide to Oklahoma’s Devonian trilobites. The geological history of Coal County, Oklahoma. Descriptions of rock formations where trilobites are found. Excavation and restoration of trilobites. A photographic atlas of the Lower Devonian trilobites of Oklahoma, with helpful information to aid in their identification. Trilobites are a well-known fossil group, possibly second most famous only to dinosaurs. With their easily fossilized exoskeleton, they left an extensive and diverse fossil record. They began a drawn-out decline to extinction during Late Devonian time, when all but one of the trilobite orders died out. This meticulously researched reference guide is a photographic atlas and descriptive compendium on the trilobites of Coal County, Oklahoma. The species described lived during the Lower Devonian in a shallow tropical ocean that had advanced over the landscape of North America. More than twenty species are exquisitely preserved in Oklahoma’s limestone rocks. Each species is carefully illustrated, including thorough descriptions, so that those familiar and unfamiliar can understand and appreciate these amazing creatures. The most current scientific research on these trilobites is also included. For those wishing to pursue a deeper interest in trilobites, a comprehensive bibliography lists hundreds of sources of information for further study.

Advancing Social Simulation: The First World Congress

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Advancing Social Simulation: The First World Congress by Shingo Takahashi,David Sallach,Juliette Rouchier Book Summary:

Bringing together diverse approaches to social simulation and research agendas, this book presents a unique collection of contributions from the First World Congress on Social Simulation, held in 2006 in Kyoto, Japan. The work emerged from the collaboration of the Pacific Asian Association for Agent-Based Approach in Social Systems Sciences, the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science, and the European Social Simulation Association.

Population Viability in Plants

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Population Viability in Plants by Christy A. Brigham Book Summary:

Persistence, threats, pathogens, herbivores, interactions, fragmented, landscape, extinction, habitat, disturbance, restoration.

Corridors to Extinction and the Australian Megafauna

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Corridors to Extinction and the Australian Megafauna by Steve Webb Book Summary:

Extinctions have always occurred and always will, so what is so surprising about the megafauna extinctions? They were caused by humans and were the first of many extinctions that eventually led to the extinction of the Moa, Steller's Sea Cow, the Dodo, Great Auk and countless other species great and small, all attributed to human agency. Therefore, the megafauna were humans’ first great impact on the planet. There is now an increasing realization that the 'blitzkrieg' view of these extinctions may have been wrong. A growing body of evidence and long-term field work is beginning to show that at least Australia's megafauna did not succumb to human agency, not because humans probably did not hunt the odd animal but because the an infinitely more logical reason lies in the climatic conditions of the Quaternary Ice Ages and the affect they had on continental geography, environment, climate and, most importantly, the biogeography of the megafauna. This book presents the evidence of this theory, demonstrating the biogeographic approach to Australia’s megafauna extinction. Written clearly to benefit a diverse level of readers, from those with a passing interest to professionals in the field. Examines future climate change and its effects on the planet by looking at examples buried in the past Presents new evidence from extensive field research

Tracts for the Times

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Tracts for the Times by N.A Book Summary:

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Tracts for the Times: Nos. 47-66. Records of the church, nos. XIX-XXV. No. 67

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Tracts for the Times: Nos. 47-66. Records of the church, nos. XIX-XXV. No. 67 by John Keble,John Henry Newman,Edward Bouverie Pusey,William Palmer,Richard Hurrell Froude,Isaac Williams Book Summary:

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The Annals of Our Time

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The Annals of Our Time by Joseph Irving Book Summary:

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From the extinction of the plague to the present time [i.e. 1894

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From the extinction of the plague to the present time [i.e. 1894 by Charles Creighton Book Summary:

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