The Endangered Kingdom: The Struggle to Save America's Wildlife (Paperback)

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  • One of Library Journal’ s " Best" for 1989
  • Choice Outstanding Academic Books for 1990
  • Main Selection, Rodale Nature Book Society" … a book of passion and compassion, an historical perspective, and an invaluable overview of what extinction means." — Roger Caras ABC News " The vision of a virgin America haunts the American mind. It is a consolation; but it is much more a goad. The Endangered Kingdom begins as the one and proceeds as the other. In both it succeeds very well." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch " Not since Peter Matthiessen’ s Wildlife in America has there been such a readable, engaging book on the history of American wildlife issues." — BioScience " … an historical perspective and a balanced overview of present-day wildlife conservation … ÝDiSilvestro¨ reviews the successes and failures of wildlife conservation and he critically examines the state of wildlife management, endangered species, and nongame programs." — Choice " Every American with an interest in our natural heritage should be moved by The Endangered Kingdom." — Paul R. Ehrlich from the Foreword How well have we done with protecting our beleaguered species? What is the full impact of the Endangered Species Act? Is there a role for game hunters in wildlife management programs? This gracefully written and impassioned book explores these questions as it surveys our history of destruction and protection of the animals that share our lands, seas, and skies.
  • Specifications

    Publisher John Wiley & Sons
    Mfg Part# 9780471528227
    SKU 30076902
    Format Paperback
    ISBN10 0471528226
    Release Date 4/10/2007
    Physical
    Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
    From the Publisher
    Editors Note One of Library Journal’s "Best" for 1989Choice Outstanding Academic Books for 1990Main Selection, Rodale Nature Book Society"…a book of passion and compassion, an historical perspective, and an invaluable overview of what extinction means." —Roger Caras ABC News "The vision of a virgin America haunts the American mind. It is a consolation; but it is much more a goad. The Endangered Kingdom begins as the one and proceeds as the other. In both it succeeds very well." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Not since Peter Matthiessen’s Wildlife in America has there been such a readable, engaging book on the history of American wildlife issues." —BioScience "…an historical perspective and a balanced overview of present-day wildlife conservation … [DiSilvestro] reviews the successes and failures of wildlife conservation and he critically examines the state of wildlife management, endangered species, and nongame programs." —Choice "Every American with an interest in our natural heritage should be moved by The Endangered Kingdom." —Paul R. Ehrlich from the Foreword How well have we done with protecting our beleaguered species? What is the full impact of the Endangered Species Act? Is there a role for game hunters in wildlife management programs? This gracefully written and impassioned book explores these questions as it surveys our history of destruction and protection of the animals that share our lands, seas, and skies.
    Editors Note 1 Now in paper, this award-winning book that is helping to change the way Americans look at our most valuable treasure--America's wildlife--evokes an image of another America, teeming with life and beauty. And, at the same time, this book offers a candid picture of America's history of disruption and protection of the wildlife with which we share the land.
    Editors Note 2 One of Library Journal’s "Best" for 1989Choice Outstanding Academic Books for 1990Main Selection, Rodale Nature Book Society"…a book of passion and compassion, an historical perspective, and an invaluable overview of what extinction means." —Roger Caras ABC News "The vision of a virgin America haunts the American mind. It is a consolation; but it is much more a goad. The Endangered Kingdom begins as the one and proceeds as the other. In both it succeeds very well." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Not since Peter Matthiessen’s Wildlife in America has there been such a readable, engaging book on the history of American wildlife issues." —BioScience "…an historical perspective and a balanced overview of present-day wildlife conservation … [DiSilvestro] reviews the successes and failures of wildlife conservation and he critically examines the state of wildlife management, endangered species, and nongame programs." —Choice "Every American with an interest in our natural heritage should be moved by The Endangered Kingdom." —Paul R. Ehrlich from the Foreword How well have we done with protecting our beleaguered species? What is the full impact of the Endangered Species Act? Is there a role for game hunters in wildlife management programs? This gracefully written and impassioned book explores these questions as it surveys our history of destruction and protection of the animals that share our lands, seas, and skies.
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    Book Format Paperback
    Number of Pages 0241
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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