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The Future of the Wild: Radical Conservation for a Crowded World

By Jonathan Adams
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Book Details
  • Author: Jonathan Adams
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Published: 2007-02-15
  • Edition: 1
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.