399 pages, 230 col photos, 109 illus
Summary and analysis of the status of biodiversity in the United States, based on information collected by the Nature Conservancy.
"[This] is a skillfully written and visually appealing book that calls on the American people to fully appreciate the rich, but threatened, biodiversity of the United States. Under the joint direction of The Nature Conservancy and the Association for Biodiversity Information, the twenty-six contributors to Precious Heritage survey and describe America's biodiversity and discuss the serious stresses this rich heritage is undergoing. After many chapters dedicated to this thorough exposition, Precious Heritage culminates its American journey by offering concrete suggestions for safeguarding the natural heritage that is described and beautifully photographed throughout this valuable book. . . . In its totality, Precious Heritage offers readers an invaluable education in U.S. biodiversity. . . .Such a shining example is Precious Heritage, and this book will encourage efforts to protect America's natural endowment." -- Environmental Law
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