One of the reasons I got the Kindle DX was to read professional textbooks I normally would not have time for. With the Kindle, I effectively take my texts everywhere, meaning I have many more chances to read than I did before (meetings, on planes, etc). The book by Czech and Krausman was the first book I read on the Kindle DX, and I was more than satisfied with the text, both in terms of content and how it reads on the Kindle.
As a college professor working on conservation biology in the field, reading a book whose primary focus was on policy was something of a novel experience for me. While I found some of the concepts and ideas unusual, most of the text provided a solid grounding in the history of the ESA and how it is viewed from a policy expert's viewpoint. Although I found some of the conclusions suspect (especially their ideas of how to prioritize species for protection under the ESA), most of the rest of the book was pretty interesting. The sections on legal issues and historical development were especially interesting, and could provide solid material for discussions by my graduate students.
Reading the KIndle edition was an enjoyable experience; the larger size of the DX made reading the text similar to what reading a "real" book would have been like, with the added benefits of bookmarking sections for future reference and looking up new terms. Tables were formatted correctly, as were references. This book contained few figures or photos, so I can't comment on how those were rendered.
Overall, I would recommend the book to graduate students and professional conservation biologists who want to learn more about the policy aspects of ESA, and at a reasonable cost (especially for the Kindle edition)
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 9780801865046
- 条形码: 9780801865046
- 商品尺寸: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
- 商品重量: 340 g
- ASIN: 0801865042
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