Endangered Species

Endangered Species

by Cynthia A. Bily


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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issues. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737749533
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2010
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 The Earth Is Losing Species at an Alarming Rate Scott LaFee 9

2 The Oceans' Fish Are in Serious Decline Katharine Mieszkowski 16

3 American Birds Are at Risk U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative 21

4 The Bald Eagle Is No Longer at Risk National Audubon Society 28

5 The Polar Bear Should Have Federal Protection as a Threatened Species Brendan P. Kelly 33

6 The Polar Bear Does Not Need Federal Protection Kenneth P. Green 40

7 Deep-Diving Whales Are Threatened by Navy Sonar Earthjustice 47

8 The Navy's First Priority Is National Security U.S. Department of the Navy 52

9 The Endangered Species Act Has Helped Species Recover Krishna Gifford Deborah Crouse 57

10 The Endangered Species Act Harms the Oil and Gas Industry James M. Inhofe 63

11 Private Property Owners Are the Best Protectors of Wildlife Terry L. Anderson 68

12 Hunters Do a Good Job of Managing Wolf Populations Thomas McIntyre 73

13 Consumers Making Good Choices Can Protect Endangered Fish Carl Safina Katherine McLaughlin 80

14 Assisted Migration May Be Some Species' Best Chance for Survival Michelle Nijhuis 85

15 Protecting Endangered Species Is a Moral Responsibility Noah Alliance 91


What You Should Know About Endangered Species 97

What You Should Do About Endangered Species 101

Organizations to Contact 105

Bibliography 112

Index 116

Picture Credits 122

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