Carol Weiland LIBR 150 Endangered Species. Reference Source Analysis – 300's . Call Number (at Greenwood Library). R GWD J333.9542 B4438E 2004. Benson, Sonia, and Rob Nagel. Endangered Species. 2 nd ed. 3 vols. Detroit: Gale Group, 2004. Bibliographic Citation. Arrangement.
Endangerment and Its Causes
Endangered Species Fact Boxes and Classification
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Endangered Species Act
Changes in Status from First Edition
Words to Know
Followed by Entries for species, arranged alphabetically under
classes covered in each volume
A cumulative index covering all 3 volumes is included in each volume. Italic type indicates volume number, boldface type indicates main entries and their page numbers, and “ill.” indicates illustration.Index
The book is intended for student use, about fifth grade and up,
but it would also be very useful for teachers and general readers
seeking information on a specific endangered plant or animal or on
efforts to monitor and save endangered species.
The original book format is a well-made set of 3 hard-cover volumes.
The entire contents are also accessible online through the Gale
Virtual Reference Library (under subject heading Environment),
which is a database carried by KCLS. Books in Print shows that it's
also available as an E-book..
In addition, “Where to Learn More” section before Index provides an
annotated book list, as well as relevant periodicals, websites, and
"An impressive set. Accessible to students in grades five and up and is recommended for school and public libraries."-- RBB/Booklist (04/15/99)
"...This is a wonderful research tool for life science classes." -- Public Schools of North Carolina
"Often we limit our thinking of endangered species to only animals, but this set includes endangered and threatened mammals, arachnids, birds, crustaceans, insects, mollusks, amphibians, fish, reptiles and plants. Gives a good overview of the species, and is an excellent starting place. Recommended."-- Book Report (October 1999)
"This will be a useful set for both school and public libraries. A very affordable alternative to The Endangered Wildlife of the World (Marchall Cavendish, 1993) or the Grolier Student Encyclopedia of Endangered Species (Grolier, 1994).-- School Library Journal (August 1999)
NOTE: I could not find any reviews of the 2nd ed. specifically or info about either author.Reviews and Credentials
Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World ,13 volumes – Marshall Cavendish, 2001
Grolier World Encyclopedia of Endangered Species, 10 volumes – Grolier, 1993
Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, 6 volumes – Gale, 2000
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. 17 volumes – Gale, 2004
NOTE: Beacham's and Grzimek's are also available in an online version in Gale Virtual Reference Library database, available at KCLS.