Lost Wild Worlds: The Story of Extinct and Vanishing Wildlife of the Eastern Hemisphere

Lost Wild Worlds: The Story of Extinct and Vanishing Wildlife of the Eastern Hemisphere

By: Robert M. McClung
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1976
Series: Vanishing Wildlife

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In this companion volume to his Lost Wild America, Robert McClung traces the rise of civilized man and the impact of his technology and growth on the wildlife of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Following a description of the geography and people of each continent, the author carefully examines the history, current status, and chances for survival of native animals that are endangered. Over sixty creatures, from the colossal seven-ton African elephant to the iridescent flightless takahē bird of New Zealand, are portrayed in individual accounts and accompanying illustrations. Also outlined are the measures that governments, conservation groups, and individuals alike have taken to provide habitat and breeding areas for these threatened species.

In addition to its merits as an invaluable reference tool, this book is compelling, essential reading for anyone concerned about the living creatures on our earth and what must be done to insure their survival amid expanding human populations. The provocative questions raised here are timely ones; the answers will determine the future of our wildlife heritage.

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