This title is no longer available from this publisher at this time. To let the publisher know you are interested in the title, please email

For the Wild Places: Profiles In Conservation
by Janet Trowbridge Bohlen
foreword by Al Gore
Island Press, 1993
eISBN: 978-1-61091-399-7 | Cloth: 978-1-55963-125-9
Library of Congress Classification QH26.B63 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.95160922

For the Wild Places profiles five of the unsung heroes of the new discipline of conservation biology -- the front-line soldiers of the conservation movement who have dedicated their lives to saving endangered species and habitats. In addition to describing the day-to-day activities of the scientists, author Janet Bohlen explores the wider issues that are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of conservation efforts. In the course of her travels, she came to appreciate the complex interaction of local and global needs, and the reality of the political and social context in which all such efforts take place. In describing the scientists, their lives, and their work, she effectively conveys the fundamental importance and ever-present challenge of a life devoted to protecting the environment.

See other books on: Biodiversity conservation | Conservation | Conservationists | Endangered species | For
See other titles from Island Press
Nearby on shelf for Natural history (General) / General: