Grand Canyon For Sale: Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change by Stephen NashGrand Canyon For Sale: Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change by Stephen Nash

Grand Canyon For Sale: Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change

byStephen Nash

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

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Grand Canyon For Saleis a carefully researched investigation of the precarious future of America's public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. Taking the Grand Canyon as his key example, and using on-the-ground reporting as well as scientific research, Stephen Nash shows how accelerating climate change will dislocate wildlife populations and vegetation across hundreds of thousands of square miles of the national landscape.

In addition, a growing political movement, well financed and occasionally violent, is fighting to break up these federal lands and return them to state, local, and private control. That scheme would foreclose the future for many wild species, which are part of our irreplaceable natural heritage, and also would devastate our national parks, forests, and other public lands.

To safeguard wildlife and their habitats, it is essential to consolidate protected areas and prioritize natural systems over mining, grazing, drilling, and logging.Grand Canyon For Saleprovides an excellent overview of the physical and biological challenges facing public lands. The book also exposes and shows how to combat the political activity that threatens these places in the U.S. today.
Stephen Nashis the author of two award-winning books on science and the environment, and his reporting has appeared in theNew York Times, theWashington Post,BioScience,Archaeology, and theNew Republic. He is Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the University of Richmond.
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Title:Grand Canyon For Sale: Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate ChangeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520291476

ISBN - 13:9780520291478

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"Evocative and passionate, this examination of invasive species, climate change, and public land use will appeal to both politically minded outdoors enthusiasts and members of the ranching community."