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America's Wildlife Refuges: Lands of Promiseby Jeanne Clark
Synopses & Reviews
From the northern shores and tundra, across the western plains and mountains, to the swamps and southern shores, AMERICA'S WILDLIFE REFUGES honors and celebrates the centennial anniversary and incredible success stories of our nation's wildlife refuges. Larger than our National Park System, the National Wildlife Refuge System is the largest system of lands in the world dedicated to placing "wildlife first." Represented in every state and visited annually by more than 34 million people, there are 538 refuges covering nearly 95 million acres that provide protected habitat for over 2100 species of animals, including 260 of our most imperiled species. The spectacular color photography of Tom and Pat Leeson brings the dramatic beauty of the refuge lands and their inhabitants to life, while author Jeanne Clark tells the amazing success stories of American wildlife, including the brown pelican, the bison, the bald eagle, and the desert pupfish.
Book News Annotation:
After introducing the US National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) as the world's largest, the authors present a color photo essay of refuge habitats and animals. Other features include a foreword by the president-CEO of The Nature Conservancy, a map of NWRS refuges, and contact information for its offices. 11x9.5<">.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143) and index.
About the Author
Newcastle resident Jeanne Clark is the author of the "California Wildlife Viewing Guide, the "Nevada Wildlife Viewing Guide, and "America's Wildlife Refuges: Lands of Promise. She has worked in natural resources communications for nearly twenty-five years.
Robert Garrison is the project coordinator for the California Watchable Wildlife Project and owner of the consulting firm Nature Tourism Planning. He lives in Sacramento, California.
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