How the earthquake bird got its name and other tales of an unbalanced nature /

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Author / Creator:Shugart, Herman H. (Herman Henry), 1944- author.
Imprint:©2004
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2004]
Description:1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations, maps
Language:English
Subject:Animals -- Anecdotes.
Ecology.
Global environmental change.
NATURE -- Animals -- General.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
NATURE -- Animals -- Wildlife.
SCIENCE -- General.
Animals.
Ecology.
Global environmental change.
Electronic books.
Anecdotes.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11156684
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ISBN:9780300128604
0300128606
030010457X
9780300104578
1281721786
9781281721785
Digital file characteristics:text file
PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-217) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:Although people have been altering earth's landscapes to some extent for tens of thousands of years, humankind today is causing massive changes to the planet. Such widespread environmental change is accompanied by accelerating rates of species extinction. In this book, noted ecologist H.H. Shugart presents important ecological concepts through entertaining animal parables. He tells the stories of particular birds and mammals - the packrat, ivory-billed woodpecker, penguin, dingo, European rabbit, and others. Shugart explores past environmental change, discusses the non-existence of a "balance of Nature", and documents how human alterations have affected plants, soils, and animals. He looks with hope toward a future in which thoughtful people learn and use ecological science to protect the landscapes upon which terrestrial creatures depend.
Other form:Print version: Shugart, Herman H. (Herman Henry), 1944- How the earthquake bird got its name and other tales of an unbalanced nature. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004 030010457X