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Endangered Species A Documentary And Reference Guide

Author : Edward P. Weber
ISBN : 9781440836572
Genre : Nature
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This book uses primary documents as a lens through which to examine historical and present-day efforts to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world. • Analyzes the connections between human behavior, industrialization, modernization, and public policy, and examines the impact of these factors on various species • Integrates a breadth of topics including economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and politics and policymaking • Explores historic events and major points of contention in species protection efforts • Suggests possible policy approaches and reforms that can make existing policies more effective in tackling the challenges of stemming species decline
Category: Nature

Arab Israeli Conflict A Documentary And Reference Guide

Author : Priscilla Roberts
ISBN : 9781440843914
Genre : History
File Size : 66.73 MB
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Covering the Arab-Israeli conflict from its origins to the present, this valuable resource traces the evolution of this ongoing, seemingly unresolvable dispute through a wide array of primary source documents. • Allows a wide audience of readers—from high school and college students to general readers—to understand the complex roots of the conflicting claims to the territory of Palestine • Places the Arab-Israeli conflict in the broader international context of World Wars I and II and the Cold War, providing readers with an appreciation of why so many outside powers have taken an interest in the battle over this territory • Relates the conflict over the territory of Palestine to both the region's imperial and colonial past and the history of 20th-century global decolonization and nationalism • Includes some 90 primary source documents, including major official statements by all parties to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, including Zionists, Israel, the Arab League, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hamas, and Hezbollah as well as Great Britain, France, the League of Nations, the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Quartet • Covers key topics—such as the creation of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent wars of 1956, 1967, and 1973; the impact of Israel's territorial acquisitions in 1967; the international peace negotiations of subsequent years that slowly brought peace settlements between Israel and some Arab states; and the establishment of Palestinian rule in the West Bank and Gaza—in detail
Category: History

Vaccination And Its Critics A Documentary And Reference Guide

Author : Lisa Rosner
ISBN : 9781440841842
Genre : Medical
File Size : 85.35 MB
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This authoritative and unbiased narrative—supported by 50 primary source documents—follows the history of vaccination, highlighting essential medical achievements and ongoing controversies. • Provides readers with accurate, unbiased accounts of medical breakthroughs and critics • Examines vaccination controversies in a historical and global perspective • Traces compelling parallels between past anti-vaccination movements and those of the present day • Features essential primary documents that highlight historic turning points in vaccine research and implementation • Includes the most up-to-date scientific research on vaccines
Category: Medical

Afghanistan War A Documentary And Reference Guide

Author : Ryan Wadle
ISBN : 9781440857478
Genre : History
File Size : 73.8 MB
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Providing an invaluable introductory resource for students investigating the war in Afghanistan, this book highlights the evolution of the conflict through the documents that helped to shape it. • Reflects the subject expertise of its editor, a former member of the US Army's Combat Studies Institute's Afghanistan Study Team • Collects documents from many of the major participants that cover the political, social, economic, and military evolution of the conflict • Discusses political, social, and military factors to explain why conflict has persisted in Afghanistan for nearly four decades • Highlights both the continuity and change in policies in Afghanistan over the past 40 years • Includes translations of some Taliban documents to give an even broader perspective of the war
Category: History

Modern Slavery A Documentary And Reference Guide

Author : Laura J. Lederer
ISBN : 9781440844997
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a sobering look at modern-day slavery—which includes sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and other forms of forced labor—and documents the development of the modern-day anti-slavery movement, from early survivor voices to grassroots activism, to the passage of U.S. and international anti-slavery laws. • Presents an accurate and comprehensive account of the size and scope of modern slavery in the United States and around the world • Uses primary source materials to illuminate efforts by human rights organizations, lawmakers, and slavery survivors to combat human trafficking and rescue millions of men, women, and children from lives of backbreaking labor, forced prostitution, and other forms of enslavement • Illustrates how early survivor voices catalyzed the new abolitionist movement—that the brave actions of a few have benefited thousands of victims of human trafficking
Category: Social Science

Animal Rights And Welfare A Documentary And Reference Guide

Author : Lawrence W. Baker
ISBN : 9781610699433
Genre : Nature
File Size : 80.41 MB
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Through the use of primary source documents, readers can learn about key opinions and legislation in the important field of animal rights and welfare—a current and highly relevant topic. • Provides extensive coverage of a variety of topics, ranging from historic events and information to the latest developments in the field of animal rights and welfare • Presents an impartial, balanced representation of various political/moral perspectives on the issues in animals rights and welfare • Offers primary source material—such as the Wild Horse Annie Act of 1959—that enables readers to review the exact text of important legislation • Gives readers the resources to draw their own informed conclusions by providing opposing perspectives on often-polarizing animal rights and welfare issues, such as the morality of using animals for industrial and medical research, restoring wolves to former hunting grounds, and keeping highly intelligent dolphins and Orcas in captivity • Includes supplemental material that provides additional context
Category: Nature

Polar Bears

Author : Ian Stirling
ISBN : 047208108X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 63.6 MB
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Describes the characteristics and behavior of the polar bear, explains how scientists study them, and discuss conservation and interaction with humans
Category: Nature

The Wolf In The Southwest

Author : Harley Shaw
ISBN : 0944383599
Genre : Nature
File Size : 79.42 MB
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Drawing on reports of the U.S. government's former Office of Predatory Animal and Rodent Control (PARC), and from accounts of wolf hunters themselves, David E. Brown has compiled the history of the wolf's elimination. Included is a complete documentation of the eradication program, fascinating stories of the last few wolves that eluded hunters, and information on wolf biology from those who best knew their habits.Since its first publication in 1982, The Wolf in the Southwest has proven itself as the single most valuable and informative reference to Canis lupus of the Mexican borderlands. Now, the descendants of the last wolves captured in Mexico once again roam portions of wilderness in New Mexico and Arizona. This edition contains a new preface by David E. Brown, and a new introduction by author and biologist Harley Shaw. Once again there are wolves in the woods; love him or hate him, the wolf is again relevant, and The Wolf in the Southwest is back in print.
Category: Nature

Trees Of Pennsylvania

Author : Ann Fowler Rhoads
ISBN : UOM:39015059217698
Genre : Nature
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Authoritative, encyclopedic, lavishly illustrated guide to the trees of the state and region--from the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Category: Nature


Author : Joel Sartore
ISBN : 9781426205750
Genre : Nature
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A compelling collection of stark and haunting images showcases plants and animals threatened by extinction, including the ocelot, the California condor, the Puerto Rican crested toad and many more.
Category: Nature