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Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation

Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Total pages : 596
  • ISBN : 9780128041208
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Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation reports on the science and conservation of the cheetah. This volume demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of research and conservation efforts to study and protect the cheetah. The book begins with chapters on the evolution, genetics, physiology, ecology and behavior of the species, as well as distribution reports from range countries. These introductory chapters lead into discussions of the challenges facing cheetah survival, including habitat loss, declining prey base, human-wildlife conflict, illegal trade, and newly-emerging threats, notably climate change. This book also focuses on conservation strategies and solutions, including environmental education and alternative livelihoods. Chapters on the role of captive cheetahs to conservation and the long-term research of the species are included, as are a brief discussion of the methods and analyses used to study the cheetah. The book concludes with the conservation status and future outlook of the species. Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation is a valuable resource for the regional and global communities of cheetah conservationists, researchers, and academics. Although cheetah focussed the book provides information relevant to the study of broader topics such as wildlife conservation, captive breeding, habitat management, conservation biology and animal behaviour. Cover photograph by Angela Scott Includes chapters by the world’s leading cheetah researchers and practitioners, who have focused their efforts on this high-profile species of conservation concern Provides findings as a combination of scientific detail and basic explanations so that they can be available not only to cheetah researchers and conservationists, but also to policy makers, business leaders, zoo managers, academics, students, and people interested in the cheetah and its future Presents the current knowledge of the species, helping lay the foundations and best practices for cheetah conservation and research worldwide Additional protocols and forms (which were provided by authors) can be found at the Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation companion site: https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/book-companion/9780128040881

Cheetahs

Cheetahs
  • Author : Philip J. Nyhus,Laurie Marker,Lorraine K. Boast,Anne Schmidt-Kuentzel
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11
  • Total pages : 571
  • ISBN : 0128040882
  • File Size : 41,7 Mb
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Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation reports on the science and conservation of the cheetah. This volume demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of research and conservation efforts to study and protect the cheetah. The book begins with chapters on the evolution, genetics, physiology, ecology and behavior of the species, as well as distribution reports from range countries. These introductory chapters lead into discussions of the challenges facing cheetah survival, including habitat loss, declining prey base, human-wildlife conflict, illegal trade, and newly-emerging threats, notably climate change. This book also focuses on conservation strategies and solutions, including environmental education and alternative livelihoods. Chapters on the role of captive cheetahs to conservation and the long-term research of the species are included, as are a brief discussion of the methods and analyses used to study the cheetah. The book concludes with the conservation status and future outlook of the species. Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation is a valuable resource for the regional and global communities of cheetah conservationists, researchers, and academics. Although cheetah focussed the book provides information relevant to the study of broader topics such as wildlife conservation, captive breeding, habitat management, conservation biology and animal behaviour. Cover photograph by Angela Scott Includes chapters by the world's leading cheetah researchers and practitioners, who have focused their efforts on this high-profile species of conservation concern. Provides findings as a combination of scientific detail and basic explanations so that they can be available not only to cheetah researchers and conservationists, but also to policy makers, business leaders, zoo managers, academics, students, and people interested in the cheetah and its future. Presents the current knowledge of the species, helping lay the foundations and best practices for cheetah conservation and research worldwide. Additional protocols and forms (which were provided by authors) can be found at the Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation companion site: https: //www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/book-companion/9780128040881

A Future for Cheetahs

A Future for Cheetahs
  • Author : Dr Laurie Marker
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Africa
  • Release Date : 2022-03
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1482878488
  • File Size : 45,5 Mb
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"The cheetah is a magical and graceful animal and no one is more qualified to share its journey with you than Dr. Laurie Marker. Through the use of Suzi Eszterhas' beautiful photographs and Laurie's narration and nearly 40 years of experience you'll gain a unique insight into what makes the cheetah so special and what can be done to save it from extinction." - Charles Knowles, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Wildlife Conservation Network A Future for Cheetahs is a simple and elegant large-format book of incredible photography that provides insight on the past, present, and future of cheetahs in the wild. It features commentary by Dr. Laurie Marker, world renowned authority on cheetahs, and imagery captured by renowned wildlife photographer, Suzi Eszterhas. Through the eyes of the cheetah, this picture book story will bring you, the reader, face to face with some of the rarest and most beautiful images taken of wild cheetah. Equally as powerful, compelling stories and photos will weave a story of the conservation initiatives that are the key to their very survival. "Ever since I first met Dr. Laurie Marker, I have been a fan of her work and share her fascination with the cheetah as an icon of speed and grace. Laurie has devoted her life to learning about the cheetah and using her knowledge to assure the cheetah as a species survives to future generations. Readers of A Future for Cheetahs are not only getting a treasure trove of remarkable images of the cheetah, but also the extraordinary story of what a boots-on-the-ground conservationist is doing to save it from extinction, in her own words." -Jeff Corwin, Television personality and conservationist "A Future for Cheetahs is a gorgeous and significant book. Amazing and elegant photographs by world-class photographer Suzi Eszterhas are mixed with a haunting narrative of the cheetah's march for survival penned by guardian angel of the cheetah, Laurie Marker. Any curious world citizen or committed conservationist needs to ingest this book. All will enjoy the wonder and majesty of evolution's most enriching and skillful creation, the African cheetah, through the lens and words of incomparable witnesses in the plight of a fragile beautiful species." -Stephen J O'Brien, Author Tears of the Cheetah and Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier

Kalahari Cheetahs

Kalahari Cheetahs
  • Author : M. G. L. Mills,Margaret Mills
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9780198712145
  • File Size : 41,5 Mb
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Wildlife Population Monitoring

Wildlife Population Monitoring
  • Author : Marco Ferretti
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781789841695
  • File Size : 54,8 Mb
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Wildlife management is about finding the balance between conservation of endangered species and mitigating the impacts of overabundant wildlife on humans and the environment. This book deals with the monitoring of fauna, related diseases, and interactions with humans. It is intended to assist and support the professional worker in wildlife management.

Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains

Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains
  • Author : Tim Caro
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1994-08-15
  • Total pages : 508
  • ISBN : 0226094340
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Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains is the most comprehensive account of carnivore social behavior to date. Synthesizing more than a decade of research in the wild, this book offers a detailed account of the behavior and ecology of cheetahs. Compared with other large cats, and other mammals, cheetahs have an unusual breeding system; whereas lions live in prides and tigers are solitary, some cheetahs live in groups while others live by themselves. Tim Caro explores group and solitary living among cheetahs and discovers that the causes of social behavior vary dramatically, even within a single species. Why do cheetah cubs stay with their mother for a full year after weaning? Why do adolescents remain in groups? Why do adult males live in permanent associations with each other? Why do adult females live alone? Through observations on the costs and benefits of group living, Caro offers new insight into the complex behavior of this extraordinary species. For example, contrary to common belief about cooperative hunting in large carnivores, he shows that neither adolescents nor adult males benefit from hunting in groups. With many surprising findings, and through comparisons with other cat species, Caro enriches our understanding of the evolution of social behavior and offers new perspectives on conservation efforts to save this charismatic and endangered carnivore.

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids
  • Author : David Macdonald,Andrew Loveridge
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Total pages : 782
  • ISBN : 9780191574146
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The editors utilize their 50 years of combined experience in professional engagement with the behaviour and ecology of wild felids to draw together a unique network of the world's most respected and knowledgeable experts. For the first time, this inter-disciplinary research programme is brought together within a single volume. Beginning with a complete account of all 36 felid species, there follow 8 comprehensive review chapters that span all the topics most relevant to felid conservation science, including evolution and systematics, felid form and function, genetic applications, behavioural ecology, management of species that come into conflict with people and control of international trade in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ management, and felid diseases. 19 detailed case studies then delve deeply into syntheses of the very best species investigations worldwide, written by all the leading figures in the field. These chapters portray the unique attributes of the wild felids, describe their fascinating (and conflicting) relationship with humans, and create an unparalleled platform for future research and conservation measures. A final chapter analyses the requirements of, and inter-disciplinary approaches to, practical conservation with cutting-edge examples of conservation science and action that go far beyond the cat family.

Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Author : Richard Primack,Johnny W. Wilson
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Total pages : 694
  • ISBN : 9781783747535
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Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specific African contexts. Strategies are outlined to protect biodiversity whilst promoting economic development in the region. Boxes covering specific themes written by scientists who live and work throughout the region are included in each chapter, together with recommended readings and suggested discussion topics. Each chapter also includes an extensive bibliography. Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa provides the most up-to-date study in the field. It is an essential resource, available on-line without charge, for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a handy guide for professionals working to stop the rapid loss of biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.

People and Wildlife, Conflict or Co-existence?

People and Wildlife, Conflict or Co-existence?
  • Author : Rosie Woodroffe,Simon Thirgood,Alan Rabinowitz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-25
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1139445626
  • File Size : 21,5 Mb
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Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue in conservation. As people encroach into natural habitats, and as conservation efforts restore wildlife to areas where they may have been absent for generations, contact between people and wild animals is growing. Some species, even the beautiful and endangered, can have serious impacts on human lives and livelihoods. Tigers kill people, elephants destroy crops and African wild dogs devastate sheep herds left unattended. Historically, people have responded to these threats by killing wildlife wherever possible, and this has led to the endangerment of many species that are difficult neighbours. The urgent need to conserve such species, however, demands coexistence of people and endangered wildlife. This book presents a variety of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, including novel and traditional farming practices, offsetting the costs of wildlife damage through hunting and tourism, and the development of local and national policies.

An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
  • Author : Stanton Braude,Bobbi S. Low
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-04
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781400835454
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
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An innovative introduction to ecology and evolution This unique textbook introduces undergraduate students to quantitative models and methods in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the core concepts shared by these related fields using tools and practical skills such as experimental design, generating phylogenies, basic statistical inference, and persuasive grant writing. And contributors use examples from their own cutting-edge research, providing diverse views to engage students and broaden their understanding. This is the only textbook on the subject featuring a collaborative "active learning" approach that emphasizes hands-on learning. Every chapter has exercises that enable students to work directly with the material at their own pace and in small groups. Each problem includes data presented in a rich array of formats, which students use to answer questions that illustrate patterns, principles, and methods. Topics range from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and population effective size to optimal foraging and indices of biodiversity. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary. In addition to the editors, the contributors are James Beck, Cawas Behram Engineer, John Gaskin, Luke Harmon, Jon Hess, Jason Kolbe, Kenneth H. Kozak, Robert J. Robertson, Emily Silverman, Beth Sparks-Jackson, and Anton Weisstein. Provides experience with hypothesis testing, experimental design, and scientific reasoning Covers core quantitative models and methods in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs" Professors: A supplementary Instructor's Manual is available for this book. It is restricted to teachers using the text in courses. For information on how to obtain a copy, refer to: http://press.princeton.edu/class_use/solutions.html

Chasing Cheetahs

Chasing Cheetahs
  • Author : Sy Montgomery
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 85
  • ISBN : 9780547815497
  • File Size : 46,5 Mb
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Describes the cheetah's essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers.

Small Wild Cats

Small Wild Cats
  • Author : James G. Sanderson,Patrick Watson
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10
  • Total pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9780801898853
  • File Size : 30,5 Mb
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This book examines the behavior, biology, and conservation of the more than 30 small wild cat species.

Red Panda

Red Panda
  • Author : Angela R. Glatston
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2010-11-25
  • Total pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1437778143
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb
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Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda provides a broad-based overview of the biology of the red panda, Ailurus fulgens. A carnivore that feeds almost entirely on vegetable material and is colored chestnut red, chocolate brown and cream rather than the expected black and white. This book gathers all the information that is available on the red panda both from the field and captivity as well as from cultural aspects, and attempts to answer that most fundamental of questions, "What is a red panda?" Scientists have long focused on the red panda’s controversial taxonomy. Is it in fact an Old World procyonid, a very strange bear or simply a panda? All of these hypotheses are addressed in an attempt to classify a unique species and provide an in-depth look at the scientific and conservation-based issues urgently facing the red panda today. Red Panda not only presents an overview of the current state of our knowledge about this intriguing species but it is also intended to bring the red panda out of obscurity and into the spotlight of public attention. Wide-ranging account of the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) covers all the information that is available on this species both in and ex situ Discusses the status of the species in the wild, examines how human activities impact on their habitat, and develops projections to translate this in terms of overall panda numbers Reports on status in the wild, looks at conservation issues and considers the future of this unique species Includes contributions from long-standing red panda experts as well as those specializing in fields involving cutting-edge red panda research.

Chewbaaka

Chewbaaka
  • Author : Laurie Marker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Total pages : 28
  • ISBN : 151361701X
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Rewilding North America

Rewilding North America
  • Author : Dave Foreman
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07
  • Total pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1559630612
  • File Size : 31,6 Mb
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Dave Foreman is one of North America's most creative and effective conservation leaders, an outspoken proponent of protecting and restoring the earth's wildness, and a visionary thinker. In Rewilding North America, Foreman takes on arguably the biggest ecological threat of our time: the global extinction crisis.

Extreme Conservation

Extreme Conservation
  • Author : Joel Berger
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-02
  • Total pages : 415
  • ISBN : 9780226366432
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb
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"Extraordinary. . . . Berger is a hero of biology who deserves the highest honors that science can bestow."—Tim Flannery, New York Review of Books On the Tibetan Plateau, there are wild yaks with blood cells thinner than those of horses’ by half, enabling the endangered yaks to survive at 40 below zero and in the lowest oxygen levels of the mountaintops. But climate change is causing the snow patterns here to shift, and with the snows, the entire ecosystem. Food and water are vaporizing in this warming environment, and these beasts of ice and thin air are extraordinarily ill-equipped for the change. A journey into some of the most forbidding landscapes on earth, Joel Berger’s Extreme Conservation is an eye-opening, steely look at what it takes for animals like these to live at the edges of existence. But more than this, it is a revealing exploration of how climate change and people are affecting even the most far-flung niches of our planet. Berger’s quest to understand these creatures’ struggles takes him to some of the most remote corners and peaks of the globe: across Arctic tundra and the frozen Chukchi Sea to study muskoxen, into the Bhutanese Himalayas to follow the rarely sighted takin, and through the Gobi Desert to track the proboscis-swinging saiga. Known as much for his rigorous, scientific methods of developing solutions to conservation challenges as for his penchant for donning moose and polar bear costumes to understand the mindsets of his subjects more closely, Berger is a guide par excellence. He is a scientist and storyteller who has made his life working with desert nomads, in zones that typically require Sherpas and oxygen canisters. Recounting animals as charismatic as their landscapes are extreme, Berger’s unforgettable tale carries us with humor and expertise to the ends of the earth and back. But as his adventures show, the more adapted a species has become to its particular ecological niche, the more devastating climate change can be. Life at the extremes is more challenging than ever, and the need for action, for solutions, has never been greater.

Snow Leopards

Snow Leopards
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-06
  • Total pages : 644
  • ISBN : 9780128024966
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Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes is the only comprehensive work on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard, a species that has long been one of the least studied, and hence poorly understood, of the large cats. Breakthroughs in technologies and methodologies to study this elusive cat have come rapidly, including non-invasive genetics, camera traps, and GPS-satellite collaring. The book begins with chapters on the genetic standing and taxonomy of the snow leopard, followed by chapters on their behavior and ecology. Additional contributions follow on the current and emerging threats to the species, which include longstanding concerns, such as poaching and conflicts with livestock, and new and emerging threats such as mining and climate change. A section on conservation solutions, backed by valuable case studies, starts with an overview of the important role mountain communities play in assuring the snow leopard’s long-term persistence. In addition, chapters on the role of captive snow leopards for the conservation of the species, state-of-the-art techniques and technologies for studying and monitoring snow leopards, status reports from around the region, and future perspectives, such as transboundary conservation initiatives, international conventions (CITES, CMS, etc.), the role of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group and the Snow Leopard Network, and undertakings such as the Global Snow Leopard Forum facilitated by the World Bank are also included. Serves as the first and only comprehensive book on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard Brings together the most current scientific knowledge, documents the most pressing conservation issues, and shares success stories in alleviating the broad threats that now jeopardize the long-term survival of this species Brings current knowledge of the species, not only to researchers and conservationists, but also to decision makers, academics, and students Edited by recognized snow leopard experts, with more than 50 years of collective experience in research and conservation of the species

Biology of Oysters

Biology of Oysters
  • Author : Brian Leicester Bayne
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-12
  • Total pages : 860
  • ISBN : 9780128035009
  • File Size : 30,7 Mb
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Biology of Oysters offers scientific insights into the structure and function of oysters. Written by an expert in the field of shellfish research, this book presents more than 50 years of empirical research literature. It provides an understanding of the edible oysters, in order to equip students and researchers with the background needed to undertake further investigations on this model marine invertebrate. Presents empirical research findings in context with the relevant theory and its expression in computer models Includes information on studies of other bivalve species such as mussels and clams Offers a description of the whole organism to provide a frame of reference for further research Includes research developments in the phylogeny, physiology and ecology of oysters

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-26
  • Total pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9780128146767
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
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Tree Kangaroos: Science and Conservation, a volume in the Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes series, provides an overview of tree kangaroo species and their relationship with humans. This exciting, interdisciplinary work on tree kangaroo science and conservation is divided into six major sections: (1) tree kangaroo evolution, genetics, taxonomy, ecology, behavior, and conservation status; (2) current and emerging threats to the species; (3) conservation programs in Australia and New Guinea with an emphasis on the human aspect of conservation; (4) the role of zoos in conservation solutions; (5) techniques and technologies to study this elusive marsupial; and (6) what is needed to keep tree kangaroos and their landscapes healthy in the future. The series on Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes includes titles focused on specific species or taxa across disciplinary boundaries and spatial scales—from genes to landscapes. Volumes are edited and written by prominent scholars and practitioners to illuminate and advance biodiversity science and conservation. Includes coverage of all known tree kangaroo species Features contributions edited and written by the world’s leading researchers and practitioners focusing on these scientifically mysterious marsupials Provides accessible scientific and general information to a wide audience including students, academics, researchers, conservation professionals, policy makers, business leaders, zoo professionals, health professionals, and people interested in community-based conservation Presents the current knowledge of tree kangaroos, helping to lay the foundations and best practices for future conservation and research in Australia and New Guinea

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids
  • Author : David Macdonald,Andrew Loveridge
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Total pages : 783
  • ISBN : 9780199234448
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
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implications that go far beyond the cat family. --

Superlative

Superlative
  • Author : MATTHEW D. LAPLANTE
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781948836210
  • File Size : 54,6 Mb
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2019 Foreword Indie Silver Award Winner for Science Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read. The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery. The oldest tree is giving us insights into climate change. The loudest whale is offering clues about the impact of solar storms. For a long time, scientists ignored superlative life forms as outliers. Increasingly, though, researchers are coming to see great value in studying plants and animals that exist on the outermost edges of the bell curve. As it turns out, there's a lot of value in paying close attention to the "oddballs" nature has to offer. Go for a swim with a ghost shark, the slowest-evolving creature known to humankind, which is teaching us new ways to think about immunity. Get to know the axolotl, which has the longest-known genome and may hold the secret to cellular regeneration. Learn about Monorhaphis chuni, the oldest discovered animal, which is providing insights into the connection between our terrestrial and aquatic worlds. Superlative is the story of extreme evolution, and what we can learn from it about ourselves, our planet, and the cosmos. It's a tale of crazy-fast cheetahs and super-strong beetles, of microbacteria and enormous plants, of whip-smart dolphins and killer snakes. This book will inspire you to change the way you think about the world and your relationship to everything in it.