Lions, tigers, and bears : why are big predators so rare?

by Hirschi, Ron.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 591.5 HI
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 591.5 Hirschi
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QL758.H57 2007
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 591.53 Hirs
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Non fiction J 591.53 H616
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 591.53 HIR 2007
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A realistic--and hopeful--look at earth's great predators, and the challenges they face. Large, fierce, and often dangerous predators might seem the best survivors, so why are they among the most threatened by human activity? They have superior strenght, great speed, and high levels of intelligence. If they are so well equipped, why are the among the rarest of animals? To answer these questions, Ron Hirschi and Thomas Mangelsen introduce young readers to some of the earth's most spectacular predators: cougar, polar bear, lion, cheetah, tiger, grizzly bear, and killer whale. With lively and informative text, accompanied by breathtaking photographs, Lions, Tigers, and Bears examines the animals in the past and present, and speculates on their future.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this attractive, wide-format book, Hirschi discusses seven large predators and why they are currently endangered. The cougar, polar bear, lion, cheetah, tiger, grizzly bear, and killer whale are introduced, typically in four-page sections. About half the space is devoted to excellent color photos, which show up well on the heavy, glossy pages. Hirshi's informative text introduces the animals and discusses how they live, what they need to thrive, and what elements are endangering them at present. These elements include the loss of undeveloped riverbank habitats for cougars, the increased melting of Arctic ice for polar bears, the poaching of tigers, and the presence of PCBs and other chemicals in the food chains of killer whales. The book concludes with a discussion of how children can help large predators survive and a list of Web sites, organized by animal. A handsome volume.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Predatory animals -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife conservation -- Juvenile literature.
Predatory animals.
Wildlife conservation.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :Boyds Mills Press,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Mangelsen, Thomas D.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
ISBN 9781590784358 (trade bdg.)
1590784359 (trade bdg.)
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