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Listed : dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act

Author: Joe Roman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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A lot has changed since the 1970s, when the tiny snail darter went extinct on the Little Tennessee River. Joe Roman helps us understand why we should all be happy about the sweeping law that made these changes possible. "Listed "is an engaging tale of endangered species in the wild and the people working to save them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Roman
ISBN: 9780674047518 0674047516
OCLC Number: 676725398
Awards: Short-listed for Reed Environmental Writing Award 2012
Description: [vii], 360 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : Boiling Spring --
In the name of the darter --
The Class of '67 --
Notes from the vortex --
The Endangered Species Act --
A handy handle --
Natural capital --
Magical thinking --
Grand experiments --
The panther's new genes --
Safe harbor --
Crying wolves --
Skating over thin ice --
Raising whales --
Questing --
The Hundred Acre Wood --
In which we upset the ethnobotanists --
Water wars --
The most beautiful sound --
The platinum blonde and the farm girl --
Epilogue : Extinction's in the house.
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[Roman] provides a memorable dispatch on the fate of endangered species. Kirkus Reviews 20110315 In Listed, conservation biologist Joe Roman recounts the uses and abuses of a well-intentioned but Read more...

 
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