The Spine of the Continent: The Race to Save America's Last, Best Wilderness (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Mary Ellen Hannibal writes often about environmental issues. She has worked with the Friends of the Urban Forest, as well as the San Francisco Botanical Gardens and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. She is also an active member of Kids' Turn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and their parents to cope with divorce, and she wrote the organization's de facto manual, "Good Parenting Through Your Divorce".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780762786787
ISBN-10: 0762786787
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: August 6th, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English