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Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators [Kindle Edition]

William Stolzenburg
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Stolzenburg narrates these cautionary tales with a conservationist's attention to ecological detail and a childlike reverence for flesh-tearing beasts. His infection enthusiasm should spark even in bug-wary urbanites a renewed appreciation for nature's complexity. (TIME magazine)

This is a masterpiece, and its subject is extremely important and timely. I hope that Where the Wild Things Were receives the attention (and the accolades) it deserves. (Mark Garland, BirdCapeMay.org)

In dazzling descriptions, Stolzenburg demonstrates how the delicate balance between predator and prey is so essential, and his book, rich in dramatic accounts of life and death in the wild, is powerful and compelling. (Publishers Weekly, Starred review)

A passionately rendered update on our faltering environmental stability. (Kirkus Reviews)

With a lucid and sparkling voice, William Stolzenburg offers a revealing and well-documented account that explains clearly why we need the wolf, tiger, and other predators, large and small, to maintain a healthy environment. (George B. Schaller, Vice President of Science and Exploration, Wildlife Conservation Society; author of the National Book Award–winning The Serengeti Lion; and winner of the National Geographic Lifetime Achievement Award and the World Wildlife Fund Gold Medal)

Where the Wild Things Were is science writing at its best. The subject is important for biology and sustainable development, the prose is excellent, turning lyrical at just the right times, and the story of the research is woven with clarity into natural history. Big, fierce animals have a noble champion in William Stolzenburg. (Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University)

Kurzbeschreibung

For years, predators like snow leopards and white-tipped sharks have been disappearing from the top of the food chain, largely as a result of human action. Science journalist Will Stolzenburg reveals why and how their absence upsets the delicate balance of the world's environment.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1174 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 302 Seiten
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury USA; Auflage: 1 (15. Januar 2011)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004JHY57Y
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #483.846 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Eine bessere Welt durch Beutegreifer 18. Juni 2010
Von E. Radinger TOP 1000 REZENSENT
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Der Journalist William Stolzenburg folgt den Spuren der Topbeutegreifer der Natur und findet Chaos in ihrer Abwesenheit und Harmonie und Ordnung dort, wo sie vorhanden sind.
Auf dem ganzen Planeten werden Beutegreifer getötet, ob selten oder nicht: Schneeleoparden in Indien, Wildhunde in Afrika, Pumas in Patagonien. Wenn einzelne Beutegreiferarten mit Hilfe der Menschen zurückgebracht werden, ist das keine Tatsache, die bejubelt werden kann. So haben beispielsweise weder Wölfe noch Bären mehr als fünf Prozent ihres ursprünglichen Lebensraumes zurückgewonnen. Wie wir mit den großen Beutegreifern umgehen, ob wir sie verfolgen und vernichten, oder ob wir lernen, mit ihnen zu leben, zeugt von der Reife unserer eigenen Spezies.
Ein faszinierendes Buch, das uns bewusst macht, dass wir in einer Welt, in der Beutegreifer leben, lebendiger, aufmerksamer, mitfühlender - kurzum bessere Menschen sind.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Für Raubtierfreunde und -feinde 25. August 2013
Von Parker R.
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Ich kann dieses Buch nur jedem wärmstens ans Herz legen, der sich auch nur annähernd für Raubtiere und deren Bedeutung für das Leben auf unserem Planeten interessiert.

William Stolzenburg diskuttiert in unterhaltsamem Detail die fortwährende Forschung rund um die Konsequenzen, die weltweit durch die immer weiter sinkenden Zahlen an großen Raubtieren zu beobachten sind und wie neues Leben in ökologisch heruntergekommenen Systemen durch die bloße Wiedereinführung von vormals bis zur Ausrottung verfolgten Fleischfressern entsteht. Der Autor bringt Lebendigkeit in die dargestellten wissenschaftlichen Zusammenhänge, indem er stets die Menschen, die hinter der Forschung stecken, vorstellt und ihre zum Teil skurrilen Leidenschaften (wie beispielsweise für den Seestern als furchterrengenden Räuber) anschaulich und mit der nötigen Prise Humor beschreibt.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An enlightening and scary book 26. Juli 2009
Von J. Gomes
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This book is scary only if we do not do anything to stop the madness and lose these wonderful animals some of whom have been around much longer than ourselves.
From the book jacket:
"As illuminating as it is shocking, Where the Wild Things Were offers a provocative new look at the worlds top predators, and the cascades of unforeseen consequences triggered by their disappearance. It visits as well their few tenuous recoveries, lighting some of conservation's brightest beacons of hope."
This book is a must read for anyone concerned about our planet and the animals which live upon it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen When the keystone is removed, how can the archway hold? 11. Juli 2008
Von Kerry Walters - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
These days, no one of good sense and alert conscience can fail to feel a deep and unprecedented anxiety over the fate of the planet. Climate change, pollution of the earth, air, and water, overpopulation, the end of nonrenewable energy sources: the environment seems to be pushed beyond its ability to recover. Even those public policies which at one time were thought to be innocently beneficial to humans have, in many cases, proven to be destructive of ecological stability.

One of them, as William Stolzenburg demonstrates in his excellent Where the Wild Things Were, is our centuries old declaration of war against predatory animals. In eliminating many of them, we thought we were improving the world. In fact, however, predators are "keystone species" whose existence holds up the "archway of life." Remove them, and the whole shebang comes down. A classic example of this, documented by Stolzenburg, is the rampant over-population of white tail deer in the U.S. and the devastating consequences to flora and fauna, that resulted from the near-eradication of wolves.

Even worse, essential predators can be eliminated unintentionally and unpredictably by interfering with the ecological balance. The killing of sea otters, for example, has allowed sea urchins (otter food) to flourish, which means that Pacific kelp (sea urchin food) is in grave danger of extinction, which in turn is creating havoc on kelp-eating whale populations. The complexity of the whole thing is exponentially increased when one stops to consider that all species are predatory--even those we'd never think of in such terms, such as starfish(to mussels)--and so everytime we deliberately or accidentally raise or lower species populations, we're risking grave upsets in the balance of the whole. When it comes to the ecological web, touching any strand shakes the entire structure.

Stolzenburg's Where the Wild Things Were is sober reading, but it's also essential. The author has the knack of explaining ecological systems in ways that the layperson (like myself) can follow. Reading his book doesn't only ratchet up the anxiety over the fate of the planet that I mentioned earlier. It also, thankfully, invites the reader to be wonder-filled at the connectedness of nature, and better resolved to cooperate with it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Vastly improved my understanding of species interdependencies 19. Februar 2009
Von Amazon Customer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Mr. Stolzenburg describes research into the effects of large predators on ecosystems. The focus is on research that has taken place in the last 20 years or so, but I think that's just because that's when most of the research has been done. I understand that the author has biases, but he does an excellent job of communicating research findings in an objective, insightful manner.

Reading this book really jolted me out of my previous beliefs about predators, which was that, while they were great for a story, they didn't serve any irreplaceable role in the world. It also gave me a clearer understanding of some of the weaknesses with the Endangered Species Act. Now I'm even almost willing to quit complaining about the bear that wanders through our neighborhood every summer.

This book is well-written and easily understood by a layperson like me. In places, it is almost like a murder mystery. I found myself getting to the end of a chapter on otters and not being able to put the book down because I wanted to find out what happened to them next. Time passed quickly while I read this book. It actually kept me awake at night, which doesn't usually happen with a nonfiction book about nature. What a great book!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Where the Wild Things Were 19. August 2008
Von Stacy Carroll - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Sheer genius... I cannot sing enough positive praises about "Where the Wild Things Were"... Truly an education in ecology... William Stolzenburg does a thorough job of presenting diverse viewpoints... All of the topics were fascinating... The author's writing is moving, powerful, and provocative... I could go on and on with superlatives...

I am extremely excited to introduce family and friends to "Where the Wild Things Were"... My hope is that this book will receive the vast exposure it so richly deserves...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Now I get it! 15. August 2008
Von Christen S. Mcginnes - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I am an environmental idiot. I try to grasp the concepts behind global warming, extinction, habitat loss, and biodiversity and come up gasping for People Magazine. Will Stolzenburg is my oxygen mask. He writes in such a way that is gripping, visceral and imparts a deep and lasting knowledge of the issues we face in the biological world. I bought 20 copies of this book - it will be my Christmas present to everyone. I wish I could buy enough for the whole world. It's that good.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Fascinating Scientific Mystery Stories 18. September 2009
Von B. Case - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
William Stolzenburg's "Where the Wild Things Were" summarized the past sixty years of scientific discoveries concerning the importance of predators as keystone species--remove these vital carnivores from the "Web of Life" and entire ecological systems collapse.

In this book, Stolzenburg recounts the history of predatory biology as a series of riveting mystery stories. In his capable hands, the stories read like literature; they are thrilling and exciting. As I read each tale, I couldn't help but feel like I was a voyeur tagging onto the coattails of one brilliant scientist after another, each one passionately hell-bent on finding the scientific truth buried in a puzzle of conflicting evidence. Eventually, when the facts fell into place, I was filled with the thrill of discovery. I can't recall many books that have made me feel so intellectually stimulated and delighted!

I actually read this book twice. The first time, I borrowed the book from the local library and only spent a few hours browsing through the text, reading here and there, trying to pick up the sense of the whole. I had to return the book before I could read it in earnest, but that brief encounter did not impress me. Browsing the book did not unlock the magic in its pages. A few weeks later, my Advanced Readers Copy arrived and I took the time to settle down and give this book my full attention.

I soon discovered that this is not a book to browse. To enjoy this collection of scientific stories, readers have to read it cover to cover--they have to give themselves over to the work and let the author pace their reading. Readers have to allow themselves the time to let each story play itself out from beginning to end. If they do, they will find that these tales will ignite their imagination and pull them along on thrilling journeys of scientific discovery.

If you are interested in the concept of predators as keystone species, don't miss reading this outstanding introduction and history. This is one of those rare science books that help you understand the humanity behind the science. It is also one of those rare science books that help you feel the joy of scientific discovery.

This book is highly recommended for both the professional and nonprofessional reader. The book is meticulously researched. For those who want to pursue the science further, there are fifty pages of notes and bibliography at the end.
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