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Beacham, Walton 1943-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 8,668 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Reference works  Bio-bibliography  Bibliographies  Handbooks and manuals  Terminology  Dictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: Z2011, 016.8209
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walton Beacham
Beacham's guide to the endangered species of North America by Walton Beacham( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains descriptions of over 1,200 animals and plants in North America that have been identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as endangered or threatened; covering physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, distribution, threats, and conservation efforts. Arranged taxonomically, with references, appendices, and indexes
Research guide to biography and criticism( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. I-II: 325 British, American and Canadian poets and novelists from Beowulf to the present.--Vol. III: 139 world dramatists from the Greeks to the present.--Vol. IV: 1990 Update.--Vols. V-VI: 127 Contemporary writers
The Official World Wildlife Fund guide to endangered species of North America( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes 132 endangered or threatened species, listed between August 1989 and December 1991, including their habitat, behavior, and recovery
Beacham's guide to international endangered species( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new set is another entry in the growing collection of Beacham's guides to endangered, threatened, and extinct species. Previous volumes include the one-volume World Wildlife Fund Guide to Extinct Species of Modern Times RBB S 1 97 and the four-volume Official World Wildlife Fund Guide to Endangered Species of North America (1994). The current set treats 351 species, mammals only, and appears to be derived from the same database of information presented in Beacham's International Threatened, Endangered and Extinct Species on CD-ROM RBB My 15 97, which covers 1,400 species. Data are provided on mammalian species listed as threatened or endangered by the USFWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). A third volume will cover all other foreign species listed by this agency. (A master list of protected species is available at FWS' Web site at risk by the IUCN (The World Conservation Union) or by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). There is an entry for the previously endangered eastern gray kangaroo to show the process by which one species has been successfully recovered. The authors use the above-mentioned organizations as the authorities for their work. For example, in the introductory section on 'Gorillas and Orangutans,' they have chosen to follow the USFWS' designation for endangered species and the IUCN's placement of apes in the Pongidae family rather than Hominidae. Each set of species accounts includes a general introductory section giving the popular name, the family and subfamily scientific names, and a general description of the characteristics of the species. These sections often include information on threats and are especially revealing, telling us, for example, that mountain gorillas are killed occasionally by carnivores but their main predator is man. The specific accounts follow, in typical Beacham format, with scientific and familiar names, a color photo, and an accompanying list giving status, date listed, family, description, habitat, food, reproduction, threats, and range. Short paragraphs expand on these themes and add information on conservation and recovery efforts. Several pages of references, a glossary, and a useful country index complete volume two. Sponsored by the IUCN, Encyclopedia of Endangered Species RBB F 1 95 is handy because it includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and plants in one volume. However, the black-and-white photographs do not compare to those in the Beacham volumes or in the ten volumes of Marshall Cavendish's Endangered Wildlife of the World RBB My 1 93. The latter is best suited for young readers, whereas Beacham guides are suitable for any age level in any library collecting material on endangered species. The photographs on the Beacham CD-ROM are the ones used in the print volumes but are much less clear. The CD-ROM enables users to move around in the database via hyperlinks. However, at this time, the books are easier to use because of the confusing structure of the user interface on the disk. ; 1,085p-
World Wildlife Fund guide to extinct species of modern times by World Wildlife Fund( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes 211 species that are believed to have become extinct since 1570 and discusses their probable causes of extinction
Research guide to biography and criticism : world drama( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description and evaluation of the most important biographical, autobiographical, and critical sources for 146 dramatics worldwide
Beacham's popular fiction in America( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updates V.1 & V.2 ; Fiction-20th Century Literature
Beacham's marketing reference( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes marketing terms within context of a business environment, providing computer software databases, and a descriptive bibliography of additional sources
Popular world fiction, 1900-present( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishing and critical history of best-selling world fiction writers; critical evaluations of selected titles
Using WordPerfect by Deborah Beacham( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beacham's guide to environmental issues & sources( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary literary scene, II( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beacham's popular fiction 1991 update( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of poetry : a guide to explication by Walton Beacham( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beacham's guide to key lobbyists : an analysis of their issues and impact( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research guide to biography and criticism : 1990 update( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using displayWrite by Deborah Beacham( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beacham's popular fiction 1950-present( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beacham's WordPerfect 5.0 handbook by Walton Beacham( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Official World Wildlife Fund guide to endangered species of North America( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beacham's guide to the endangered species of North America
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Research guide to biography and criticismBeacham's guide to international endangered speciesWorld Wildlife Fund guide to extinct species of modern times
Alternative Names
Beacham Eugene Walton

Beacham, Eugene Walton 1943-

Languages
English (121)