Big, Wild, and Connected
Part 1: From the Florida Peninsula to the Coastal Plain

John Davis and Wildlands Network

This E-ssential is a three-part series that covers John Davis's epic journey from Florida to Maine. In 2011, with support from the Wildlands Network, Davis traveled 7,600 miles in 10 months from Florida to Maine by foot, bicycle, skis, and...

100 pages
6 x 9
20 illustrations

Discovering Big Cat Country
On the trail of tigers and snow leopards

With their elusive and solitary nature, tigers and snow leopards are a challenge for even the most seasoned field biologists to track and study. Yet scientist and conservation leader Eric Dinerstein began his career in the heart of Nepal’s...

53 pages
6 x 9

The Kingdom of Rarities

When you look out your window, why are you so much more likely to see a robin or a sparrow than a Kirtland's warbler or a California condor? Why are some animals naturally rare and others so abundant? The quest to find and study seldom-seen...

312 pages
6 x 9
19 illustrations

Forgotten Grasslands of the South
Natural History and Conservation

Forgotten Grasslands of the South is a literary and scientific case study of some of the biologically richest and most endangered ecosystems in North America. Eminent ecologist Reed Noss tells the story of how southern grasslands arose and...

320 pages
7 x 10
One 16-page color insert, 42 illustrations

Tibet Wild
A Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World

As one of the world’s leading field biologists, George Schaller has spent much of his life traversing wild and isolated places in his quest to understand and conserve threatened species—from mountain gorillas in the Virunga to pandas...

384 pages
6 x 9
Two 8-page color inserts, 32 photos, 9 illustrations

Saving a Million Species
Extinction Risk from Climate Change

Edited by Lee Hannah; Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy

The research paper "Extinction Risk from Climate Change" published in the journal Nature in January 2004 created front-page headlines around the world. The notion that climate change could drive more than a million species to...

432 pages
6 x 9
98 illustrations

Shifting Baselines
The Past and the Future of Ocean Fisheries

Shifting Baselines explores the real-world implications of a groundbreaking idea: we must understand the oceans of the past to protect the oceans of the future. In 1995, acclaimed marine biologist Daniel Pauly coined the term "shifting...

312 pages
6 x 9
4 photos, 35 illustrations

Edited by David E. Naugle; Foreword by Mark S. Boyce

Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America offers a road map for securing our energy future while safeguarding our heritage. Contributors show how science can help craft solutions to conflicts between wildlife...

344 pages
6 x 9
23 illustrations

Climate Savvy
Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World

Climate change demands a change in how we envision, prioritize, and implement conservation and management of natural resources. Addressing threats posed by climate change cannot be simply an afterthought or an addendum, but must be integrated...

256 pages
7 x 10
60 illustrations

Safe Passages
Highways, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity

Safe Passages brings together in a single volume the latest information on the emerging science of road ecology as it relates to mitigating interactions between roads and wildlife. This practical handbook of tools and examples is designed...

424 pages
6 x 9
53 illustrations


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