Bibliography for Losing Biodiversity

The following references are available in most libraries:

Bryant, Jeannette, ed.  Conservation Directory: A list of Organizations, Agencies, and Officials Concerned with Natural Resource Use and Management. National Wildlife Federation, 1995.

Carson, Rachel.  Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. 

Chadwick, Douglas H. “Dead or Alive: The Endangered Species Act.”  National Geographic. Vol. 187, No. 3, March 1995, pp. 2-41.

Chadwick, Douglas H. “What Good is a Prairie?” Audubon, November-December 1995, pp. 36-46.

Craft, Lucille. “$20,000 For One Fish?” International Wildlife. Vol. 24, No. 6, 1994, pp. 18-21.

Dary, David A..  The Buffalo Book—The Saga of an American Symbol. Avon Books, 1974.

Edwards, Mike. “Pollution in the Former U.S.S.R.” and “Chernobyl.” National Geographic. Vol. 186, No. 2, August 1994, pp. 70-115.

Hodgson, Bryan. “Buffalo—Back Home on the Range.”  National Geographic. Vol. 186, No. 5, November 1994, pp. 64-89.

Leopold, Aldo.  A Sand County Alamanac, And Sketches Here and There. New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.

Nichols, Michael. “A Fragile Home Threatened by War.” National Geographic. Vol. 188, No. 4, October 1995, pgs. 58-83.

Parfit, Michael. “Diminishing Returns: Exploiting the Ocean’s Bounty.”  National Geographic. Vol. 188, No. 5, November 1995, pp. 2-37.

Poten, Constance J. “A Shameful Harvest, America’s Illegal Wildlife Trade,” National Geographic, Vol. 180, No. 3, September 1991, pg. 106-132.

Revkin, Andrew C., and others. “Managing Planet Earth: Forget Nature. Even Eden is Engineered.” New York Times, Science Times, August 20, 2002.

Stein, Sara. Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards, Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1993.

Stockholm Environment Intitute, “Great Gransition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead,” 2002. According to NY Times (above) in this book, a group of top geographers, economists, engineers and other experts concludes that the same inventiveness that accelerated the human ascent can be harnessed to soften human impact.

World Wide Web Sites 

Wildlife Assessment/Restoration 

California Condor Recovery Effort –

Endangered Species Program –

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report –

Invasive Species –

National Wildlife Federation –

Predatory Bird Research Group. PBRG –

The Nature Conservancy –

Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration –

World Wildlife Fund –


Great Plains Buffalo Association –

National Bison Association –

National Wildlife Federation –

Texas Bison Association –

Genetic Education

ACCESS EXCELLENCE about biotechnology –

Cells Alive –

Cell Biology –

DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor –

Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center –

Human Genome Project –

Science Explained, The Cloning of Dolly –

Thornridge High School Biology Home Page –

National and International Agencies

IUCN World Conservation Organization threatened species list –

National Biological Information Infrastructure –

National Climate Data Center & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration –

Ocean Conservancy –

United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization –

Conservation Organizations

National Audubon Society –

Cousteau Society –

Environmental Defense Fund –

The Chemical Scorecard –

Kids for Saving Earth –

The Nature Conservancy –

Union of Concerned Scientists –