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This textbook chapter tells the story of DDT and the the near-extinction of the Perigrine Falcon. The role of the Rachel Carson's best-seller, Silent Spring, and the role of research in the recent recovery of bird populations in the United States are highlighted. Wildlife biologist Janet Linthicum and her work with Perigrine Falcons is profiled. The resource includes a link to current news articles and a teacher's guide. This is the sixth chapter in the unit, Losing Biodiversity, examining the endangerment and extinction of entire species of plants and animals throughout the world due to human actions. The resource is part of Global System Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

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    Earth Science,Informal Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123358219T,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth system science,Biological science,Life Science,High School,Biological magnification,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Biosphere,Life sciences:Ecology and ecosystems,Pollution,Raptors,Geoscience,Predatory birds

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    English

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