Reptiles and amphibians,
Worldwide terrestrial and marine areas,
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This unique volume Threatened and Recently Extinct Vertebrates of the World: A Biogeographic Approach provides, for the very first time, a comprehensive overview of all threatened and recently extinct mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes within the context of their locations and habitats. The approach takes a systematic examination of each biogeographic realm and region of the world, both terrestrial and marine, but with a particular emphasis on geographic features such as mountains, islands, and coral reefs. It reveals patterns useful in biodiversity conservation, and helps to put it all into perspective 758 p.