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Penguins: Natural History and Conservation (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book)

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Penguins, among the most delightful creatures in the world, are also among the most vulnerable. The fragile status of most penguin populations today mirrors the troubled condition of the southern oceans, as well as larger marine conservation problems: climate change, pollution, and fisheries mismanagement. This timely book presents the most current knowledge on each of the eighteen penguin species--from the majestic emperor penguins of the Antarctic to the little blue penguins of New Zealand and Australia, from the northern rockhopper penguins of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans to the Galápagos penguins of the equator--written by the leading experts in the field.

The discussion of each species includes the life history, distribution, population sizes and trends, and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status, as well as threats to survival and legal protections, if any. The book also provides information on current conservation efforts, outlines the most important actions to be taken to increase each population's resilience, and recommends further research needed to protect penguins along with the living creatures that share their environment.

Beautifully illustrated with color photographs of each species in their natural habitats and detailed charts and graphs, Penguins will be an invaluable tool for researchers, conservation groups, and policy makers. It will also enchant anyone interested in the lives or the plight of these fascinating animals.

Pablo Garcia Borboroglu is a researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina, president of the Global Penguin Society, and affiliate professor at the University of Washington. P. Dee Boersma is professor of biology and Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science at the University of Washington. She is coeditor of Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest and executive editor of Conservation magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295992846
Author:
Borboroglu, Pablo Garcia
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Author:
Boersma, P. Dee
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Samuel and Althea Stroum Book
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color illus., 20 maps, 86 tables
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 in

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