Hope for Animals and Their World

Hope for Animals and Their World

How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued From the Brink

Book - 2009
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At a time when we are confronted with bad news about the environment nearly every day, renowned scientist Jane Goodall brings us inspiring news about the future of the animal kingdom. With the insatiable curiosity and conversational prose that have made her a bestselling author, Goodall--along with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard--shares fascinating survival stories about the American crocodile, the California condor, the black-footed ferret and more--all formerly endangered species and species once on the verge of extinction whose populations are now being regenerated. Interweaving her own first-hand experiences with the research of premier scientists, Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the truly critical need to protect the habitats of these beloved species. At once a celebration of the animal kingdom and a passionate call to arms, this bok presents an uplifting, hopeful message for the future of animal-human coexistence.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446581776
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 591.68 GOO
Additional Contributors: Maynard, Thane
Hudson, Gail E.


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SPPL_János Mar 21, 2018

An antidote to the gloomy outlook for nature that is usually reported, this hearteningly thick book collects success stories of rescues from the brink of extinction, reintroductions to the wild, habitat restoration, and rediscoveries of species thought extinct. The world's most famous biologist reveals how small groups of dedicated advocates are making a difference for species from black-footed ferrets and California condors to flightless parrots and scavenging beetles. The trouble is there's actually too much good news; Goodall has so much she wants to share that the book sometimes zips too rapidly from one section to the next.

forbesrachel May 16, 2013

Take an in depth look into some of the success stories of conservation. The history, conservation efforts, and Jane's own personal experience of each endangered animal allow you to see how important these animals are, and how much effort and dedication it takes for people to save them. Unlike many other books on the topic, this one has a general positive feel throughout.

May 10, 2011

I always feel more hopeful after reading Jane G's take on things.


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