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The Resource Voyage of the turtle : in pursuit of the Earth's last dinosaur, Carl Safina

Voyage of the turtle : in pursuit of the Earth's last dinosaur, Carl Safina

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Voyage of the turtle : in pursuit of the Earth's last dinosaur
Title
Voyage of the turtle
Title remainder
in pursuit of the Earth's last dinosaur
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Carl Safina
Title variation
Voyage of the turtle
Title variation remainder
in pursuit of the Earths last dinosaur
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of an ancient sea turtle and what its survival says about our future. The decline of sea turtles in Pacific waters and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate what can go both wrong and right from human interventions, and teach us lessons that can be applied to restore health to the world's oceans. The only surviving species of its suborder, the leatherback is an evolutionary marvel: a "reptile" whose ancestry can be traced back 125 million years, that behaves like a warm-blooded dinosaur, an ocean animal able to withstand colder water than most fishes and dive deeper than any whale. As naturalist Safina makes clear, the fate of the leatherback is in our hands. As scientists apply lessons learned in the Atlantic and Caribbean to other endangered seas, Safina follows leatherback migrations, including a journey from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds on the most remote beaches of Papua New Guinea.--From publisher description
Summary
The story of an ancient sea turtle and what its survival says about our future. The decline of sea turtles in Pacific waters and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate what can go both wrong and right from human interventions, and teach us lessons that can be applied to restore health to the world's oceans. The only surviving species of its suborder, the leatherback is an evolutionary marvel: a "reptile" whose ancestry can be traced back 125 million years, that behaves like a warm-blooded dinosaur, an ocean animal able to withstand colder water than most fishes and dive deeper than any whale. As naturalist Safina makes clear, the fate of the leatherback is in our hands. As scientists apply lessons learned in the Atlantic and Caribbean to other endangered seas, Safina follows leatherback migrations, including a journey from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds on the most remote beaches of Papua New Guinea.--From publisher description
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School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2006.
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208446
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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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in pursuit of the Earth's last dinosaur
Label
Voyage of the turtle : in pursuit of the Earth's last dinosaur, Carl Safina
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Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [352]-367) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ATLANTIC: Trinidad, Florida, Leatherbacks and cannonballs in South Carolina, Georges Bank, Cape Breton Island -- Turtle Island -- PACIFIC: Costa Rica, Flying turtles of Mexico, Baja, Grand Cayman, Monterey Bay, Jamursba belimbings in New Guinea -- Where to see nesting turtles
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805078916
Lccn
2005055023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780805078916
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
ocm62421285
Label
Voyage of the turtle : in pursuit of the Earth's last dinosaur, Carl Safina
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [352]-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ATLANTIC: Trinidad, Florida, Leatherbacks and cannonballs in South Carolina, Georges Bank, Cape Breton Island -- Turtle Island -- PACIFIC: Costa Rica, Flying turtles of Mexico, Baja, Grand Cayman, Monterey Bay, Jamursba belimbings in New Guinea -- Where to see nesting turtles
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805078916
Lccn
2005055023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780805078916
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
ocm62421285

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