The Condor's Shadow by David S. Wilcove
The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America

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This text offers a comprehensive overview of the ecological status of North America. Describing the cycles of loss and recovery that have changed many ecosystems in the past 50 years, the author considers both habitat destruction and pollution, as well as the introduction of exotic animals and reforestation that is underway nationwide.

About David S. Wilcove

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He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Published October 1, 1994 by Diane Pub Co. 339 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Compounding the impacts of unchecked land and water development, species introductions and overexploitation on wildlife is what Wilcove calls “generational amnesia”: Our inability as a society to recollect what is truly “natural” or “wild” prevents us from developing an ethic directed toward cons...

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