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Author: Mary Ellen Hannibal
ISBN: 076277214X
Pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
Category: Nature & Ecology
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e-Book The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken epub download

by Mary Ellen Hannibal



Mary Ellen Hannibal gives us an engrossing and inspiring story. Conservation biology is not really something most folks can grasp

Mary Ellen Hannibal gives us an engrossing and inspiring story. The Spine of the Continent comes to life through those who are making it happen. This is a page-turner of science, action, and hope. Thomas E. Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. Conservation biology is not really something most folks can grasp. Mary Ellen Hannibal's Spine of the Continent tells the stories that illustrate the connections that are needed to sustain current levels of biodiversity. There are only a handful of books that in connecting readers to the stories can explain the science.

Such was the case for author Mary Ellen Hannibal who met others who had felt the sheer joy and deep sorrow .

Such was the case for author Mary Ellen Hannibal who met others who had felt the sheer joy and deep sorrow associated with having a relationship with our natural world. She needed to write a book with a message that’s loud and clear: Nature needs wildlife corridors, and it needs them now. LLR: For whom was The Spine of the Continent intended? MH: In 2008 I was working on my previous book, Evidence of Evolution, and interviewing curators at the California Academy of Sciences about their work.

The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken. by Mary Ellen Hannibal. Hannibal (Good Parenting Through Your Divorce, 2006, et. explores the ambitious Spine of the Continent Initiative, a massive project to protect wildlife and land by connecting expanses of acreage across North America. The concept, pioneered by conservation biologist Michael Soulé, has been picked up by many others over the years, as a long-term way to help preserve wildlife and plant life in the West.

As climate change encroaches, animals and plants around the globe are having their habitats pulled out from under them. At the same time, human development has made islands out of even our largest nature reserves, stranding the biodiversity that lives within them.

The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken by Mary Ellen Hannibal.

The Spine of the Continent introduces readers to the most ambitious conservation effort ever undertaken: to create .

This movement is the brainchild of Michael Soule, the founder of conservation biology and the peer of . Wilson and Paul Ehrlich, who endorse his effort as necessary to saving nature on our continent. In this fascinating, exciting, and important book, Mary Ellen Hannibal travels the length of the Spine, sharing stories and anecdotes about the passionate, idiosyncratic people she meets along the way – and the critters they love.

Автор: Hannibal Mary Ellen Название: Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious . Описание: Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.

Описание: Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck.

by Mary Ellen Hannibal. More by Mary Ellen Hannibal. Mary Ellen Hannibal, Josie Iselin. As climate change encroaches, natural habitats are shifting while human development makes islands of even the largest nature reserves, stranding the biodiversity within them.

However, Hannibal’s greatest strength in The Spine of the Continent is also the book’s greatest weakness.

MaryEllen Hannibal has managed to do something that is not easily accomplished – she has made environmental scientists seem interesting. Ok, maybe not interesting – quirky might be more correct. However, Hannibal’s greatest strength in The Spine of the Continent is also the book’s greatest weakness. In the process of making the scientists and their stories interesting, the focus of the actual environmental issues seemed like a rudderless ship.

Excerpted from The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken, by Mary Ellen Hannibal. Reprinted by permission. One five-star general in the campaign to save nature is Dr. Mary O’Brien, and she has a thing for beaver, the championing of which she has completely converted me to. In the first place, the quest for beaver has arguably had more impact on American history than the pursuit of any other single natural resource, its influence lasting well over 200 years.

As climate change encroaches, animals and plants around the globe are having their habitats pulled out from under them.  At the same time, human development has made islands out of even our largest nature reserves, stranding the biodiversity that lives within them.  The Spine of the Continent introduces readers to the most ambitious conservation effort ever undertaken:  to create linked protected areas extending from the Yukon to Mexico, the entire length of North America.  This movement is the brainchild of Michael Soule, the founder of conservation biology and the peer of E.O. Wilson and Paul Ehrlich, who endorse his effort as necessary to saving nature on our continent.  With blue-ribbon scientific foundations, the Spine is yet a grassroots, cooperative effort among conservation activists – NGOs large and small -- and regular citizens.  The Spine of the Continent is not only about making physical connections so that nature will persist; it is about making connections between people and the land we call home.  In this fascinating, exciting, and important book, Mary Ellen Hannibal travels the length of the Spine, sharing stories and anecdotes about the passionate, idiosyncratic people she meets along the way – and the critters they love. 
Dakora
Spine of the Continent is the thoughtful and captivating story of the biggest conservation project in the world: the effort to secure the homes of all native animals and plants in the mountain chains that stretch from Mexico to Alaska. Here still thrive, despite persecution and insatiable development, mountain sheep, wolverine, pronghorn, grizzlies, myriad fish and birds, and wolves.

This is much more than a book about audacious vision and the ardent love for wild lands and rivers and charismatic animals. Scientifically informed, it is the story of the many people who have committed their lives to protecting and restoring a vast landscape by ensuring there are large, safe havens and connections among them so animals can roam in search of food, mates and to adapt to a changing world. It is a dramatic story of swimming upstream against incredible odds (think how much societies spend on grabbing more and more of the Earth and how much they spend on setting some small parts aside for all the rest of life), of incremental victories that are rarely ever secure, and the occasional triumph. It is about never giving up. In capturing the drama Hannibal does not ignore the mundane nuts and bolts that are so necessary for success.

This is ultimately a story about seeking justice. Like the stories of abolitionists, suffragists and other movements, the Spine of the Continent is about those who refuse to drift along with the status quo--a trajectory that threatens the Earth on which we all depend. The course we are on is toward a world of huge cities and factory farms and little else. Spine of the Continent tells the story of an alternative--a world populated with the richness of life that is our heritage and constitutes our real home and community.
Yahm
If you don't read another book this year, please read THE SPINE OF THE CONTINENT by Mary Ellen Hannibal. Learn how we can save species from extinction NOW and how you can help make a difference. Learn why National Parks need to be connected and how animal species depend on connectivity in ways you never knew. Learn about the connectedness of all of us - how we need each other for survival.

This book gives me hope that one day all the non-profit environmental organizations will set aside their petty fiefdoms and join together, sending both the Democrats and the Republicans running for cover.
Shalizel
Conservation biology is not really something most folks can grasp. Mary Ellen Hannibal's Spine of the Continent tells the stories that illustrate the connections that are needed to sustain current levels of biodiversity. There are only a handful of books that in connecting readers to the stories can explain the science. Just as David Quammen's most excellent Song of the Dodo brought the plight of endangered species and introduced us to biogeography, Spine of the Continent explains the very great and real need for conservation in the Rocky Mountains. It is my fervent hope that conservationists from Yukon to Arizona can find ways to work together in establishing corridors through which iconic species that have disappeared from most of the rest of the country such as the grizzly bear, wolverine, and the lynx can persist. Thank you for this wonderful book!
Neol
For anyone interested in the envirnment, wildlife and the future of the planet, The Spine of the Continent tells a compelling, hopeful story. Hannibal is an elegant writer who weaves stories and information into a seamless narrative that had this reader thoroughly engrossed. Laura Stein
iSlate
Hannibal describes the basics of conservation science and its application in large landscape protection, all illustrated by the western wildway Spine of the Continent. A good first start for the concerned public, who might then follow-up with some of the more in-depth writings on the subject.
Warianys
A different perspective on conservation. Living in the Rocky Mountains has a new meaning and importance!
When we live somewhere for years we begin to take it for granted.. not after reading this book.
Excellent!
Gela
This is an important book. Very few people realize that our living in North America is destroying the continent. Mary Ellen Hannibal tells us about it in a concise and gripping way. Her writing is not only smart and perceptive, she is also a very good writer. It is a pleasure to read.
Hannibal does a great job eloquently describing an ambitious push for greater conservation in North America. Not only did I learn a ton on conservation biology, but the book really helped shape how I think about connectivity and cascading systems. Worth the read!