Beloved Beasts by Michelle Nijhuis audiobook

Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

By Michelle Nijhuis
Read by Christina Delaine

Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665189439

  • ISBN: 9781665189415

  • ISBN: 9781665189422

Runtime: 10.47 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts, acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the movement's history: from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today's global effort to defend life on a larger scale.

She describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson as well as lesser-known figures in conservation history; she reveals the origins of vital organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildlife Fund; she explores current efforts to protect species such as the whooping crane and the black rhinoceros; and she confronts the darker side of conservation, long shadowed by racism and colonialism.

As the destruction of other species continues and the effects of climate change escalate, Beloved Beasts charts the ways conservation is becoming a movement for the protection of all species—including our own.

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Author Bio: Michelle Nijhuis

Author Bio: Michelle Nijhuis

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 10.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English