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Animals at the EDGE

Saving the World's Rarest Creatures
Baillie, Jonathan (Book - 2008)
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The EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) of Existence program is a global conservation initiative aimed at saving rare species from extinction. This eye-opening book shows some of the important results of the group's work. Readers accompany real scientists on exciting scientific expeditions from the heights of the Cyclops Mountains in faraway West Papua, to the depths of the Yangtze River in China, to the forests of Haiti in the Caribbean, and the vast stretches of the Gobi Desert. Jonathan and Marilyn Baillie's lively narratives and stunning photographs introduce such special creatures as the bumblebee bat, so small it can fit on a fingertip; the Bactrian camel, capable of surviving the harshest desert conditions; and the slender loris, a nocturnal beast hunted for its mythical magic powers. There is also a sense of urgency here: these and the eight other animals profiled are evolutionarily unique, which means that if they don't survive there will be nothing similar left on Earth and our global biodiversity will be weakened forever.
Authors: Baillie, Jonathan
Title: Animals at the EDGE
saving the world's rarest creatures
Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, 2008
Characteristics: 46 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jonathan Baillie & Marilyn Baillie
Notes: Includes index
Additional Contributors: Baillie, Marilyn
ISBN: 1897349335
9781897349335
1897349327
9781897349328
Branch Call Number: j 591.68 B157a 2008
Subject Headings: Wildlife conservation Juvenile literature Endangered species Juvenile literature Rare animals Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Wildlife conservation
Endangered species
Rare animals
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EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) species are evolutionarily unique, which means if they don't survive, there will be no similar species left on Earth. But all hope is not lost. EDGE researchers are working hard to locate, create awareness of, and ensure a safe future for the... Read More »


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