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Author Turvey, Sam.

Title Witness to extinction : how we failed to save the Yangtze River dolphin / Samuel Turvey
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents Author's Note; Prologue; PART ONE: THE BEGINNING; PART TWO: THE END; Epilogue: And Then There Was One; Suggested Reading; Notes; Acknowledgements; Index
Summary The tragic recognition of the extinction of the Yangtze River Dolphin or baiji in 2007 became a major news story and sent shockwaves around the world. It made a romantic story, for the baiji was a unique and beautiful creature that features in many Chinese legends and folk tales. The Goddess of the Yangtze, as it was known, was also the lone representative of an entire and ancient branch of the Tree of Life. But perhaps the greater tragedy is that its status as one of the world'smost threatened mammals had been widely recognized, yet despite wide publicity virtually no international funds beca
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index
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Subject Chinese river dolphin.
Extinction (Biology)
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
Chinese river dolphin
Extinction (Biology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191563591