After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of by Peter S. Alagona

By Peter S. Alagona

completely researched and finely crafted, After the Grizzly lines the background of endangered species and habitat in California, from the time of the Gold Rush to the current. Peter S. Alagona indicates how scientists and conservationists got here to view the fates of endangered species as inextricable from ecological stipulations and human actions within the locations the place these species lived.

Focusing at the tales of 4 high-profile endangered species—the California condor, barren region tortoise, Delta smelt, and San Joaquin equipment fox—Alagona deals an soaking up account of ways americans constructed a political process in a position to generating and maintaining debates during which imperiled species function proxies for broader conflicts concerning the politics of position. The problem for conservationists within the twenty-first century, this e-book claims, should be to redefine habitat conservation past safe wildlands to construct extra diversified and sustainable landscapes.

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