The Atlas of Endangered Species

3rd Edition

By Richard MacKay

© 2008 – Routledge

128 pages

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Paperback: 9781844076284
pub: 2008-10-21
US Dollars$24.95

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About the Book

Up to 20 percent of species may be extinct by 2030. Vividly presented through full-colour maps and graphics, this fully revised and updated atlas profiles species lost, threatened and surviving today. It examines different ecosystems, the major threats to their inhabitants and steps being taken towards conservation.

  • Fully revised and updated, containing new maps covering environmental impacts of human development including climate change and damage caused by deep-sea trawling and mining
  • Updated maps and data on birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish and of the increasing area of wetlands covered by the Ramsar Convention
  • The latest information on endangered mammal species such as the panda, the Arabian oryx and the bonobo


'Highly engaging…pictures, maps and graphics that bring immediately home the ever increasing crisis of extinction.' The Ecologist

'The first fully-illustrated and comprehensive guide to the world's endangered plants and animals.' The Bookseller

'A pleasure to read…fantastic use of colour and photography.' What on Earth

'A must for budding botanists and ecologists.' Rocky Road

'Quite simply, every school and institution library should get a copy.' British Ecological Society

'A compact, clear and informative book that should have a place on the bookshelf of all readers interested in nature conservation.' Entomofauna

'Superbly illustrated and thoughtfully written… The Atlas of Endangered Species offers valuable statistics enforced with extraordinary images that put in numbers the total endangered species of each country, the protected ecosystems and biodiversity. A book that everyone should read.'

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Extinction is Forever Part II: Fragile Regions Part III: Ecosystems Part IV: Endangered Plants and Trees Part V: Endangered Birds Part VI: Issues of Conservation Part VII: World Tables Fact File Further reading Index

About the Author

Richard Mackay is a specialist in environmental impact assessment and environmental policy maker for major companies. His wildlife surveys include a report for the Aride Island Nature Reserve, Seychelles. He is co-author of the World Health Organization's award-winning Inheriting the World: The Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Endangered Species