The Resource Penguins : natural history and conservation, edited by Pablo Garcia Borboroglu and P. Dee Boersma

Penguins : natural history and conservation, edited by Pablo Garcia Borboroglu and P. Dee Boersma

Label
Penguins : natural history and conservation
Title
Penguins
Title remainder
natural history and conservation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pablo Garcia Borboroglu and P. Dee Boersma
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Penguins, among the most delightful creatures in the world, are also among the most vulnerable. The fragile status of most penguin populations today mirrors the troubled condition of the southern oceans, as well as larger marine conservation problems: climate change, pollution, and fisheries mismanagement. This timely book presents the most current knowledge on each of the eighteen penguin species--from the majestic emperor penguins of the Antarctic to the little blue penguins of New Zealand and Australia, from the northern rockhopper penguins of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans to the Galápagos penguins of the equator--written by the leading experts in the field. The discussion of each species includes the life history, distribution, population sizes and trends, and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status, as well as threats to survival and legal protections, if any. The book also provides information on current conservation efforts, outlines the most important actions to be taken to increase each population's resilience, and recommends further research needed to protect penguins along with the living creatures that share their environment. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs of each species in their natural habitats and detailed charts and graphs, Penguins will be an invaluable tool for researchers, conservation groups, and policy makers. It will also enchant anyone interested in the lives or the plight of these fascinating animals. Pablo Garcia Borboroglu is a researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina, president of the Global Penguin Society, and affiliate professor at the University of Washington. P. Dee Boersma is professor of biology and Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science at the University of Washington. She is coeditor of Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest and executive editor of Conservation magazine"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
598.47
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL696.S473
LC item number
P4527 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Penguins : natural history and conservation, edited by Pablo Garcia Borboroglu and P. Dee Boersma
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Samuel and Althea Stroum book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn925292671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295999067
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
840093
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34715903
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925292671
  • pebcs0295999063

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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