Mary Ellen Hannibal - The Spine of the Continent
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. In The Spine of the Continent ($24.95), Mary Ellen Hannibal 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. In this fascinating, exciting, and important book, 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.
Mary Ellen Hannibal’s most recent book is Evidence of Evolution. She has written for many publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, and Elle magazines, and extensively for environmental nonprofits. She is a 2011 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow and lives in the California Bay Area.
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