The Company We Keep: America's Endangered Species
National Geographic Society, 1996 - 157 ページ
This magnificently illustrated book explores the diverse and threatened worlds of more than 950 American species protected by the controversial Endangered Species Act. From such majestic beasts as the grizzly bear and the whooping crane to tiny but equally irreplaceable creatures like the freshwater mussel, The Company We Keep is a sweeping panorama of America's natural treasure - its wildlife - and a provocative look at the way we can preserve it.
Douglas Chadwick, a leading wildlife conservationist, and award-winning photojournalist Joel Sartore have created a volume in the finest tradition of the National Geographic Society: informed, informative, and visually stunning, packed with dozens of full-color photographs, dramatic satellite images, and a unique ten-page foldout illustration depicting all species classified as endangered throughout the United States. A separate section is devoted to arresting photographs and detailed profiles of many imperiled life-forms, ranging from the Florida panther to the El Segundo blue butterfly, and including birds, flowers, fish, and more.
Also examined are three major ecosystems - the Pacific Northwest, the southwestern desert, and southern Florida. How are urbanization, deforestation, and other human activities damaging or destroying them? Chadwick reviews the history of conservation efforts, discusses today's bitter debate on the impact of the Endangered Species Act, and looks to the future of American environmentalism.
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