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Animal and plant species worldwide are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.

 

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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
Greenberg, Joel

Naturalist Joel Greenberg relates how the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. His cautionary tale provides a close look at what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Kolbert, Elizabeth

Provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up 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.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 24 copies

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Lolita: Slave To Entertainment

Lolita: Slave To Entertainment

Valerie Silidker and Tim Gorski set out to uncover the real life story of Lolita, the world's oldest performing whale. Their journey took them from Miami, Florida to the San Juan Islands where she was captured three decades ago. The intimate, heart-rending tale unfolded before them as they unearthed many heavily guarded secrets surrounding the multi-billion dollar marine theme park industry. Viewers travel with Gorski and Silidker as they visit Lolita's immediate family in the wild and interview the renowned orca biologist Ken Balcomb who wants her back.


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica

Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica
Montaigne, Fen


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Academy Award-winning filmmakers expose the forces that are leading our planet to its next mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. A never-before-seen view of an international wildlife trade, operating in the shadows, reveals how creatures that have survived for millions of years may be wiped from Earth in our lifetime.


Format: DVD
Holds: 4 on 17 copies

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National Geographic: The Photo Ark : One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

National Geographic: The Photo Ark : One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals
Sartore, Joel


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Polar Bears: The Natural History of A Threatened Species

Polar Bears: The Natural History of A Threatened Species
Stirling, Ian


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Half-earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

Half-earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life
Wilson, Edward O.

"In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature."--Amazon.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 13 copies

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Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures

Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures
Yarrow, David

"From big cats to elephants and indigenous communities, Wild Encounters is a must-have for nature lovers, conservationists, and anyone who is inspired by all that remains wild. David Yarrow travels from pole to pole and continent to continent to visit frozen Arctic tundras, vast African deserts, primordial rain forests, and remote villages, inviting us to truly connect with subjects we mistakenly think we have seen before. Yarrow takes the familiar--lions, elephants, tigers, polar bears--and makes it new again by creating iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional level. For more than two decades, this legendary wildlife photographer has been putting himself in harm's way to capture the most unbelievable close-up animal photography, amassing an incomparable photographic portfolio, spanning six continents. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving Earth's last great wild cultures and species, Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His work has transcended wildlife photography and is now collected and shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world. Featuring 160 of his most breathtaking photographs, Wild Encounters offers a truly intimate view of some of the world's most compelling--and threatened--species and captures the splendor and very soul of what remains wild and free in our world through portraits that feel close enough to touch."--Publisher's website.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Giant Pandas: Born Survivors

Giant Pandas: Born Survivors
Zhang, Zhihe


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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