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The Future of the Wild: Radical Conservation for a Crowded Worldby Jonathan S. Adams
Synopses & Reviews
In The Future of the Wild, conservationist Jonathan S. Adams mixes fascinating case studies of species and landscapes with conservation science and history to explain why it’s time to think big. Only by saving large tracts of land and the wildlife corridors that connect them can we hope to save the widest variety of species in any ecosystem. And only by saving whole ecosystems, including human communities, can we hope to make significant strides in conservation.
“An engaging, well-written book with a real feel for wildlife, wild places and the fascinating cast of characters—scientists, environmentalists and ranchers—whose idealism and dedication are contributing to a radically different kind of conservation.” —Paul Evans, BBC Wildlife
“Jonathan Adams lays out a bold road map for how to bind together the scattered remnants of this continent’s wild places—and for knitting up the mingled fates of the wild and human communities that inhabit them, envisioning a better, more sustainable future for both.” —Scott Weidensaul, author of Return to Wild America
“Adams profiles ecologists and activists, as well as grassroots and national conservation organizations, in a seamless flow of readable prose to make his point that sustainable human activity and sustainable populations of wildlife must not be mutually exclusive.”—Ted Levin, OnEarth
Jonathan S. Adams is a conservation biologist, writer, and program director with The Nature Conservancy. He is the coauthor of The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion and the coeditor of Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. He lives with his wife and two children in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Publisher description: In this important book, biologist Jonathan S. Adams explains an exciting new approach to conservation. The main strategy behind it involves using the latest in conservation science along with the desires of local communities to protect the places where people live and work. In this way, each small success moves conservatio...
Table of Contents
Thinking big — Parliament of owls — Do big things run the world? — Save some of everything — Science and community — Conservation in exurbia : Florida and California — Appointment in Sonora — Native home of hope — Save enough to last : Florida and the Everglades — Yellowstone and the best hope of Earth — Blind men and elephants — Guarding the golden goose.
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