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How the Earthquake Bird Got Its Name and Other Tales of an Unbalanced Nature

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Although people have been altering earthand#8217;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 mammalsand#151;the packrat, ivory-billed woodpecker, penguin, dingo, European rabbit, and othersand#151;and what their fates reveal about the interactions between environmental change and the extinctions or explosions of species populations.

Change is the root of many planetary problems, but it is also an intrinsic feature of our living planet. Shugart explores past environmental change, discusses the non-existence of a and#147;balance of Nature,and#8221; and documents how human alterations have affected plants, soils, and animals. He looks with hope toward a future in which thoughtful people learnand#151;and useand#151;ecological science to protect the landscapes upon which terrestrial creatures depend.

About the Author

H. H. Shugart is W. W. Corcoran Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of more than 300 publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300122701
Author:
Shugart, H H
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Shugart, H. H.
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 b/w illus.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.7 lb

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