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The Atlas of Endangered Species

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Third Edition

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The Atlas of Endangered Species

By Richard MacKay
Third Edition

'Highly engaging...pictures, maps and graphics that bring immediately home the ever increasing crisis of extinction.'
The Ecologist

October 2008 • 128 pages • 246 x 189mm • ISBN 9781844076284

About this book

Up to 20 percent of species may be extinct by 2030. Vividly presented through full-colour maps and graphics, this fully revised and updated atlas profiles species lost, threatened and surviving today. It examines different ecosystems, the major threats to their inhabitants and steps being taken towards conservation.

* Fully revised and updated, containing new maps covering environmental impacts of human development including climate change and damage caused by deep-sea trawling and mining
* Updated maps and data on birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish and of the increasing area of wetlands covered by the Ramsar Convention
* The latest information on endangered mammal species such as the panda, the Arabian oryx and the bonobo

Review Quotes

'The first fully-illustrated and comprehensive guide to the world's endangered plants and animals.'
The Bookseller

'A pleasure to read...fantastic use of colour and photography.'
What on Earth

'A must for budding botanists and ecologists.'
Rocky Road

'Quite simply, every school and institution library should get a copy.'
British Ecological Society

'A compact, clear and informative book that should have a place on the bookshelf of all readers interested in nature conservation.'

'Superbly illustrated and thoughtfully written... The Atlas of Endangered Species offers valuable statistics enforced with extraordinary images that put in numbers the total endangered species of each country, the protected ecosystems and biodiversity. A book that everyone should read.'

About the Author(s)

Richard Mackay is a specialist in environmental impact assessment and environmental policy maker for major companies. His wildlife surveys include a report for the Aride Island Nature Reserve, Seychelles. He is co-author of the World Health Organization's award-winning Inheriting the World: The Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment.



Part I: Extinction is Forever

Part II: Fragile Regions

Part III: Ecosystems

Part IV: Endangered Plants and Trees

Part V: Endangered Birds

Part VI: Issues of Conservation

Part VII: World Tables

Fact File

Further reading


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