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The Resource Return to wild America : a yearlong search for the continent's natural soul, Scott Weidensaul

Return to wild America : a yearlong search for the continent's natural soul, Scott Weidensaul

Label
Return to wild America : a yearlong search for the continent's natural soul
Title
Return to wild America
Title remainder
a yearlong search for the continent's natural soul
Statement of responsibility
Scott Weidensaul
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1953, birding guru Roger Tory Peterson and noted British naturalist James Fisher set out on what became a legendary journey--a one-hundred-day trek covering thirty thousand miles around North America. Two years later, Wild America, their classic account of the trip was published. On the eve of that books fifieth anniversary, the naturalist Scott Weidensaul retraced Peterson and Fisher's steps to tell the story of wild America today. The journey took Weidensaul to the coastal communities of Newfoundland, where he examined the devastating impact of the Atlantic cod fishery's collapse on the ecosystem; to Florida, where he charted the virtual extinction of the great wading-bird colonies that Peterson and Fisher once documented; to the Mexican tropics of Xilitla, which have become a growing center of ecotourism since Peterson and Fisher's exposition. And perhaps most surprising of all, Weidensaul found that much of what Peterson and fisher discovered remains untouched by the industrial developments of the last fifty years
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
578/.097
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH102
LC item number
.W45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Return to wild America : a yearlong search for the continent's natural soul, Scott Weidensaul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The sky islands
  • The golden coast
  • Fire and water
  • In the kingdom of conifers
  • Super-tundra
  • The wildest shore
  • Homeward bound
  • Atlantic gateway
  • Woods in the city
  • Forests of loss and resiliency
  • Replumbing Florida
  • The South's wild soul
  • Las Tortugas
  • Wilderness lost (and found)
  • The real treasure of the Sierra Madre
Control code
150349907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xx, 394 pages
Isbn
9780865477315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-026). Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)150349907
Label
Return to wild America : a yearlong search for the continent's natural soul, Scott Weidensaul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The sky islands
  • The golden coast
  • Fire and water
  • In the kingdom of conifers
  • Super-tundra
  • The wildest shore
  • Homeward bound
  • Atlantic gateway
  • Woods in the city
  • Forests of loss and resiliency
  • Replumbing Florida
  • The South's wild soul
  • Las Tortugas
  • Wilderness lost (and found)
  • The real treasure of the Sierra Madre
Control code
150349907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xx, 394 pages
Isbn
9780865477315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-026). Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)150349907

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