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Description - Act III in Patagonia by William E. Conway

The first book to take an in-depth look at wildlife and human interaction in this spectacular area of the world. It is unique in its concentration on the long Patagonian shoreline--populated by colourful cormorants, penguins, elephant seals, dolphins, sea lions, and numerous species of whale--and an increasing number of human beings. Threatened by overfishing, invasive species, artificially abundant predators, and overgrazing, the Southern Cone of Patagonia is now the scene of a little-known conservation drama distinguished by the efforts of a dedicated group of local and foreign scientists determined to save one of the Earth's least-inhabited places.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559635189
ISBN-10: 1559635185
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Shearwater Books,US
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William E. Conway

William Conwayis Senior Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, its former President and General Director, and the former director of the Bronx Zoo. He is the father of the American Zoo Association's Species Survival Plan, and has published widely on the preservation of vanishing species."