Endangered: Biodiversity on the Brink

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 19, 2010 - 872 pages
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Urban sprawl, wasteful water use, increasingly ferocious wildlife, changing weather patterns, chronic political infighting. These are but a few of the problems facing animal and plant species throughout the United States and the world. One law, the Endangered Species Act, serves as the primary safety net for protecting wildlife driven to the brink. Can it save us from an extinction crisis? In Endangered, award-winning journalist Mitch Tobin investigates the threats to our planet and offers solutions to potential disaster. Tobin reports from the front lines of Endangered Species Act battles, using America's hottest, driest, fastest-growing region-the Southwest-as a snapshot of the complex and myriad issues confronting imperiled species. These firsthand accounts, eloquently and thoughtfully told, explain the challenges of protecting the natural world and give hope for ecosystems thrown off balance.
 

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Contents

Saving 134
1
A Fierce Green Fire
35
Scopes versus Squirrels
70
Take Me to the River
88
A Movement
107
Political Science
134
Cub
169
Ghost of the Desert
196
Blame Game
230
Friends of the Frogs
270
Warming Up
311
Kangaroo Court
336
No Bats No Tequila?
351
The Ranchers Revenge
373
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As an journalist, Mitch Tobin covered stories on endangered species, water, and environmental issues for the Tucson Citizen, Arizona Daily Star, and High Country News. "Endangered" grew out of Tobin's yearlong series on Arizona's endangered species, which was a finalist for the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. He has been awarded two first-prizes from the Associated Press.

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