xiv, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
QH77.N56 F66 2004
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-280) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Bad news The extinction crisis The pleistocene-holocene event: forty thousand years of extinction The first wave The second and third waves Ecological wounds of North America : direct killing and habitat loss Ecological wounds of North America : fragmentation, loss of ecological processes, exotic species, pollution, and climate change Good news Conservation biology Rewilding North America Selecting and designing protected areas: the early days Selecting and designing protected areas: the past two decades The importance of wilderness areas Taking action Putting the pieces together: building a North American Wildlands network An ecological approach to wilderness area selection and design Land management reforms for implementing the North American Wildlands network