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Author Atinuke.
Title Animals on the edge : science races to save species threatened with extinction / by Sandra Pobst.
Pub Info Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008.
book jacket
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Descript 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 26 cm.
Audience 1120L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 8.4 2 2 127504
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 60) and index.
Contents Animals in danger : Nowhere to hide -- Protecting animals -- Global warming -- Why worry about animals? Counting heads (and tails) : Canines for conservation -- The census counts -- Barcode of life -- Tracking them down -- Sea survey -- Smile! -- If you cannot look, listen. The law is on their side : DNA detectives -- Looking out for bears -- Meet a conservation biologist. Helping Mother Nature : Captive breeding programs -- Survival school -- Improving the gene pool -- Seeing double -- A zoo without elephants? -- Copy cats. Determined detectives : Calling all amphibians! -- Fungus figthters -- Clues to the cause -- Looking for a cure -- Unbalanced habitats. A view from above : Rain forests of the sea -- Biodiversity -- Eye in the sky -- Coral reef fast facts -- Truth on the ground.
Summary Stresses the importance of saving endangered species and discusses how scientists are using the latest technology to survey animal populations, to track down and arrest those who prey on endangered wildlife, and to breed animals in captivity.
Add Author Tobia, Lauren.
ISBN 9781426302657 (lib. bdg.)
9781426303586 (hbk.)
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