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The Spine of the Continent; The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken

Hannibal, Mary Ellen

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ISBN 10: 076277214X / ISBN 13: 9780762772148
Verlag: Lyons Press, Guilford, CT, 2012
Zustand: Very good Hardcover
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xv, [1], 272 pages. Maps, Endnotes. Bibliography. Index. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a Bay Area writer and editor focusing on science and culture. Hannibal's book The Spine of the Continent is about a social, geographical, and scientific effort to save nature along the Rocky Mountains. The Spine of the Continent chronicles landscapes, people, critters, and issues along the Spine. Hannibal's other books include Evidence of Evolution, Leaves & Pods, and Good Parenting Through Your Divorce. Hannibal is Chair of the California Book Awards. She was a 2011 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow. She is a recipient of the National Society of Science Writer's Science and Society Award 2012 and Stanford University's Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism. She additionally has long experience in corporate communications and has written extensively for environmental nonprofits, including Friends of the Urban Forest, the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation. She is the founder and producer of Evolve2009, a San Francisco city-wide celebration of Darwin and evolution. Evolve2009 won the California Library Association's 2009 award for advocacy and communications. As climate change encroaches, natural habitats are shifting while human development makes islands of even the largest nature reserves, stranding the biodiversity within them. The Spine of the Continent profiles the most ambitious conservation effort ever made: to create linked protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico. Backed by blue-ribbon scientific foundations, the Spine is a grassroots, cooperative effort among NGOs large and small and everyday citizens. It aims not only to make physical connections so nature will persist but also to make connections between people and the land. In this fascinating and important account, Mary Ellen Hannibal travels the length of the Spine and shares stories of the impassioned activists she meets and the critters they love. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 72422

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Titel: The Spine of the Continent; The Most ...

Verlag: Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: very good

Auflage: First Edition. First printing [stated].

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"This is the biography of a big conservation idea - connected wild lands and nature-friendly landscapes the length of the Rockies - and of the scientific and conservation pioneers making it actually happen. Mary Ellen Hannibal gives us an engrossing and inspiring story. The Spine of the Continent comes to life through those who are making it happen. This is a page-turner of science, action, and hope." - Thomas E. Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment "The bad news is that human impacts are tearing nature apart at the seams. The good news is that conservation biology has quantified why we have to heal these wounds in our life-support systems, and how to do it. Scientists, NGOs, and regular people are joining in a geographical, social, and political effort to sustain wilderness along the Rocky Mountains-the most significant stretch of wilderness left on the continent. If we are to get any kind of handle on the extinction crisis that is decimating biodiversity, it will be by protecting the habitats that sustain it, along the Spine of the Continent. This is an engaging and entertaining book, and it is an important one." -Paul R. Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University and author of The Dominant Animal A fine overview of wide-angle environmentalism. Hannibal explores the ambitious Spine of the Continent Initiative, a massive project to protect wildlife and land by connecting expanses of acreage across North America. --Kirkus Reviews The Spine of the Continent initiative may be the most daring and important conservation effort of our era, knitting the islands of natural beauty we've preserved (or ignored) during the last century into a connected, functioning ecosystem to sustain us all. Mary Ellen Hannibal delivers a compelling and personal narrative about science, nature, the extinction crisis -- and the men and women determined to restore America's most epic landscapes. --Edward Humes, author of Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash A thoroughly satisfying gem, readers will find themselves in the company of America's best minds (Jared Diamond, Michael Soule) and heroes (Sherri Tippie), as Hannibal travels through landscapes chronicling the efforts underway to keep North America habitable for the plants and animals that first lived here and the people who now call it home. This is what scientific writing should be: fascinating and true. --Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review, 07/09/2012

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