Presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1200 species identified by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service as endangered or threatened. Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information. Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America can be accessed by clicking on The Gale Virtual Reference Library link and then the "Environment" link located in the lower left hand side of the screen. This six-volume work is also available in print in the Reference Collection located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number QH 77 .N56 B43 2001.
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