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The Resource Extreme conservation : life at the edges of the world, Joel Berger

Extreme conservation : life at the edges of the world, Joel Berger

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Extreme conservation : life at the edges of the world
Title
Extreme conservation
Title remainder
life at the edges of the world
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Joel Berger
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Language
eng
Summary
On the Tibetan Plateau, there are wild yaks with blood cells thinner than those of horses' by half, enabling the endangered yaks to survive at 40 below zero and in the lowest oxygen levels of the mountaintops. But climate change is causing the snow patterns here to shift, and with the snows, the entire ecosystem. Food and water are vapourising in this warming environment, and these beasts of ice and thin air are extraordinarily ill-equipped for the change. A journey into some of the most forbidding landscapes on earth, [this book] is an eye-opening, steely look at what it takes for animals like these to live at the edges of existence. But more than this, it is a revealing exploration of how climate change and people are affecting even the most far-flung niches of our planet
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10688047
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ICU/DLC
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Berger, Joel
Dewey number
333.72
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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life at the edges of the world
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Extreme conservation : life at the edges of the world, Joel Berger
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Includes index
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volume
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Contents
At the intersection of continents : Beringia's silent bestiary -- Motherless children in black and white -- Before now -- Beyond Arctic wind -- Where worlds collide -- Muskoxen in ice -- When the snow turns to rain -- Sentinels of Ttibetan plateau -- Below the margins of glaciers -- The ethereal yak -- Birthplace of angry gods -- Gobi ghosts, Himalayan shadows -- Counting for conservation -- To kill a saiga -- Victims of fashion -- In the valley of Takin -- Pavilions where snow dragons hide -- Adapt, move, or die -- The struggle for existence -- A postapocalyptic world: Vrangel -- Nyima
Control code
000061492798
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780226366265
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018001006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004265575
Label
Extreme conservation : life at the edges of the world, Joel Berger
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
At the intersection of continents : Beringia's silent bestiary -- Motherless children in black and white -- Before now -- Beyond Arctic wind -- Where worlds collide -- Muskoxen in ice -- When the snow turns to rain -- Sentinels of Ttibetan plateau -- Below the margins of glaciers -- The ethereal yak -- Birthplace of angry gods -- Gobi ghosts, Himalayan shadows -- Counting for conservation -- To kill a saiga -- Victims of fashion -- In the valley of Takin -- Pavilions where snow dragons hide -- Adapt, move, or die -- The struggle for existence -- A postapocalyptic world: Vrangel -- Nyima
Control code
000061492798
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780226366265
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018001006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004265575

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