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Scheffer, Victor B.

Overview
Works: 95 works in 220 publications in 5 languages and 6,464 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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The year of the seal by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction combines with fact to give an imaginative account of a year in the life of an Alaskan fur seal
The shaping of environmentalism in America by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Scheffer writes of a social revolution. Environmentalism began as a revelation that the resources supporting life are limited and that men and women can--if they act wisely and soon--reduce their material demands and their numbers before limits are reached and the richness of human existence is diminished forever. The revelation grew into a revolution driven by a morality of life or death for the human race. Environmentalism is not a word deeply rooted in the American vernacular. It was seldom used before the appearance of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962, although warnings about the environment had been sounded earlier. It has roots in conservation--the preservation and careful use of natural resources--and in ecology--the study of the relastionships between these roots. It describes areas of major concern to environmentalists in the sixties and seventies, ranging from wasted croplands and forests through endangered species to birth control. It reports progress on three fronts: educational, legal, and political. Richly anecdotal, the book is an informal history of a generation of aroused citizens who began to see their outdoor surroundings--and indeed all of Planet Earth--in a new light. The formative years of the movement-1960 to 1980-are central to the narrative. By 1980 environmentalism as a social science, a field of political management, a philosophy, and to many a religion, was firmly in place. The movement met with notable setbacks during the Reagan years, however, and Scheffer concludes his narrative with an epilogue highlighting environmental events from 1981 to 1989. Although veterans of the movement will find much in the book familiar territory, they will welcome the broad coverage of crises, decisions, and laws that set the stage for environmental victories. As a new generation joins the environmental movement, the book will help them understand the moral impetus that gave birth to environmentalism and the public awareness and concern for change that grew with the movement."--Jacket
A voice for wildlife by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urgent need for conservation, mainly relating to situation in United States and Alaska. Chapter 6 discusses the International Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals, 1972
Spires of form : glimpses of evolution by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses animal evolution and the adaptation of animals to their surroundings that leads to divergence of species
Seals, sea lions, and walruses; a review of the Pinnipedia by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A natural history of marine mammals by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seeing eye by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes, through text and color photographs of objects in nature, three elements of beauty--color, form, and texture
The amazing sea otter by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a sea otter who is rescued as an orphan and later returned to the wild
Little Calf by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces a year in the life of a young whale from birth through his growing maturity
Pelage and surface topography of the northern fur seal by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and French and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of scientific study and management of the Alaskan fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, 1786-1964 by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces evolution of zoological research on fur seals of North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea, discusses origin and development of research ideas and techniques, and points out contributions of research to present management structure
The seals, sea-lions and sea otter of the Pacific Coast : descriptions, life history notes, photographs and drawings by Karl W Kenyon( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A list of the marine mammals of the world by Dale W Rice( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messages from the shore by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments in the marking of seals and sea-lions by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and different methods of marking seals and sea-lions for study purposes in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and Antarctic regions. Includes results of studies of the northern fur seal conducted from 1940-1949 on the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. Compares the duration and effectiveness of ear clipping, branding, shearing, tagging, painting, and punching as ways of marking. Illustrations include depictions of marking tools and marked animals
A population study of the Alaska fur-seal herd by Karl W Kenyon( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A list of the marine mammals of the world by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molt in the northern fur seal by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vitamin A in selected, pale-colored livers of Alaska fur seals, 1948 by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whales and dolphins of Washington state : with a key to the Cetaceans of the West coast of North America by Victor B Scheffer( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The shaping of environmentalism in America
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Alternative Names
Scheffer, Vic

Scheffer, Vic 1906-2011

Scheffer, Victor B.

Scheffer, Victor Blanchard 1906-2011

Sheffer, Viktor

Victor Blanchard Scheffer American zoologist

Victor Blanchard Scheffer Amerikaans zoöloog (1906-2011)

Шеффер, Виктор

シェファー, ヴィクター・B

シェファー, ビクター B.

Languages
English (122)

Japanese (4)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

French (1)