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By Peter S. Alagona

completely researched and finely crafted, After the Grizzly strains the heritage 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 areas the place these species lived.

Focusing at the tales of 4 high-profile endangered species—the California condor, wasteland tortoise, Delta smelt, and San Joaquin equipment fox—Alagona bargains an soaking up account of the way americans constructed a political process able 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 publication claims, might be to redefine habitat conservation past secure wildlands to construct extra various and sustainable landscapes.

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