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The Quiet Extinction

Author : Kara Rogers
ISBN : 9780816531066
Genre : Nature
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In the United States and Canada, thousands of species of nativeplants are edging toward the brink of extinction, and they are doing soquietly. The factors that have contributed to their disappearance arevaried and complex, but the consequences of their loss areimmeasurable. With extensive histories of a cast of familiar and rareNorth American plants, The Quiet Extinction explores thereasons why many of our native plants are disappearing. Curious mindswill find a desperate struggle for existence waged by these plants anddiscover the great environmental impacts that could come if thestruggle continues.

North American Crop Wild Relatives Volume 1

Author : Stephanie L. Greene
ISBN : 9783319951010
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The plant species that humans rely upon have an extended family of wild counterparts that are an important source of genetic diversity used to breed productive crops. These wild and weedy cousins are valuable as a resource for adapting our food, forage, industrial and other crops to climate change. Many wild plant species are also directly used, especially for revegetation, and as medicinal and ornamental plants. North America is rich in these wild plant genetic resources. This book is a valuable reference that describes the important crop wild relatives and wild utilized species found in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The book highlights efforts taken by these countries to conserve and use wild resources and provides essential information on best practices for collecting and conserving them. Numerous maps using up-to-date information and methods illustrate the distribution of important species, and supplement detailed description on the potential value these resources have to agriculture, as well as their conservation statuses and needs. There is broad recognition of the urgent need to conserve plant diversity; however, a small fraction of wild species is distinguished by their potential to support agricultural production. Many of these species are common, even weedy, and are easily overshadowed by rare or endangered plants. Nevertheless, because of their genetic proximity to agriculturally important crops or direct use, they deserve to be recognized, celebrated, conserved, and made available to support food and agricultural security. This comprehensive two-volume reference will be valuable for students and scientists interested in economic botany, and for practitioners at all levels tasked with conserving plant biodiversity. The chapters 'Public Education and Outreach Opportunities for Crop Wild Relatives in North America' and 'Genetic Resources of Crop Wild Relatives – A Canadian Perspective' are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via

Food Sovereignty The Navajo Way

Author : Charlotte J. Frisbie
ISBN : 9780826358882
Genre : Social Science
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Around the world, indigenous peoples are returning to traditional foods produced by traditional methods of subsistence. The goal of controlling their own food systems, known as food sovereignty, is to reestablish healthy lifeways to combat contemporary diseases such as diabetes and obesity. This is the first book to focus on the dietary practices of the Navajos, from the earliest known times into the present, and relate them to the Navajo Nation’s participation in the global food sovereignty movement. It documents the time-honored foods and recipes of a Navajo woman over almost a century, from the days when Navajos gathered or hunted almost everything they ate to a time when their diet was dominated by highly processed foods.

Nature S Ghosts

Author : Mark V. Barrow, Jr.
ISBN : 9780226038155
Genre : Science
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The rapid growth of the American environmental movement in recent decades obscures the fact that long before the first Earth Day and the passage of the Endangered Species Act, naturalists and concerned citizens recognized—and worried about—the problem of human-caused extinction. As Mark V. Barrow reveals in Nature’s Ghosts, the threat of species loss has haunted Americans since the early days of the republic. From Thomas Jefferson’s day—when the fossil remains of such fantastic lost animals as the mastodon and the woolly mammoth were first reconstructed—through the pioneering conservation efforts of early naturalists like John James Audubon and John Muir, Barrow shows how Americans came to understand that it was not only possible for entire species to die out, but that humans themselves could be responsible for their extinction. With the destruction of the passenger pigeon and the precipitous decline of the bison, professional scientists and wildlife enthusiasts alike began to understand that even very common species were not safe from the juggernaut of modern, industrial society. That realization spawned public education and legislative campaigns that laid the foundation for the modern environmental movement and the preservation of such iconic creatures as the bald eagle, the California condor, and the whooping crane. A sweeping, beautifully illustrated historical narrative that unites the fascinating stories of endangered animals and the dedicated individuals who have studied and struggled to protect them, Nature’s Ghosts offers an unprecedented view of what we’ve lost—and a stark reminder of the hard work of preservation still ahead.

Das Sechste Sterben

Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN : 3518466879
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The Nature Conservancy Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016986759
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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The World Book Encyclopedia

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ISBN : UCAL:B5108930
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Watershed 93

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ISBN : UCR:31210024982660
Genre : Watershed management
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Collier S Encyclopedia With Bibliography And Index

Author : Emanuel Friedman
ISBN : UOM:39015039393296
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Congressional Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112113621
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

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