Nature's ghosts : confronting extinction from the age of Jefferson to the age of ecology /

Main Author: Barrow, Mark V., 1960-
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Physical Description: xi, 497 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Table of Contents:
  • Bones of contention: the American incognitum and the discovery of extinction
  • Paradise lost: unraveling the mysteries of insular species
  • Sounding the alarm about continent-wide extinction
  • Nationalism, nostalgia, and the campaign to save the bison
  • Going global: the American committee and the first inventory of extinction
  • The Latin American turn: nature protection in the Western Hemisphere
  • Enter ecology: preserving nature's living laboratory
  • Reconsidering raptors during the interwar years
  • Salvation through science?: the first life-history studies of endangered species
  • "The nation's first responsibility": saving endangered species in the age of ecology.