Smithsonian Book of National Wildlife Refuges : Brilliant color photos and fluid text explore the history, diverse wildlife, and stunning landscapes of Americaâs refuges. From the cypress swamps of Okefenokee to the marshes of San Francisco Bay and pristine seclusion of Alaskaâs ANWR preserve, Americaâs most treasured natural habitats have been protected as National Wildlife Refuges for one hundred years. Initiated in 1903 when Theodore Roosevelt signed a proclamation preserving Floridaâs Pelican Island as the first of 538 National Wildlife Refuges, they now occupy an incredible 95 million acres of the American landscape. Linking his text with the stunning photographs of John and Karen Hollingsworth, Eric Dolin draws on the rich history surrounding the refuges to reveal an interconnected story of people and nature. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.
|Naturaleza y Aire libre||Ecology|
|Naturaleza y Aire libre||Environmental Conservation & Protection|
|Naturaleza y Aire libre||Wildlife|