Driven to Extinction: The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity

Driven to Extinction: The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity

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Could more than a million species disappear in the 21st century?
Written by a leading scientist in the field, Driven to Extinction draws upon fascinating case studies from around the world, providing balanced and well-reasoned insight into the potential impacts of climate change on the diversity of life. Richard Pearson focuses on the science of the issue, revealing what has happened––as well as what is likely to happen––to some of the world's weirdest and most wonderful species as global temperatures continue to rise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402788734
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

RICHARD PEARSON is a scientist at the American Museum of Natural History with a Ph.D. from Oxford University. His research has been funded by grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation, and his findings have been published in several scientific journals, including Nature.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest and most respected museums in the world, with millions of visitors each year.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Chapter 1 A Climate for Life 9

Chapter 2 Herps on Hills 23

Chapter 3 To the Ends of the Earth 43

Chapter 4 Out of Sync 61

Chapter 5 A Global Fingerprint 79

Chapter 6 Extinction Risk 97

Chapter 7 Running to Keep Still 149

Chapter 8 Complex Communities 171

Chapter 9 Crying Wolf? 191

Chapter 10 Twenty-First-Century Conservation 207

Notes 226

References 240

Further Reading 254

Conversions 255

Acknowledgments 255

Photo Credits 257

Index 258

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