The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America's Predators (Hardback)Cristina Eisenberg (author)
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Publisher: Island Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 26 mm
"In The Carnivore Way, ecologist Cristina Eisenberg argues for the protection of North America's big predators and their expansive habitats. As a researcher, she illustrates the creatures' ecological importance as linchpins of their ecosystems, affecting the populations and dynamics not only of their prey, but of trophic levels throughout the system. She also urges cooperation among the various stakeholders whose livelihoods are impacted by the presence of large carnivores. Coexistence with carnivores is her steady mantra."--The Scientist
"The Carnivore Way is an accessible, engaging expert's view of the complex biological, social, and political situation of North American carnivore conservation."--Choice
"With characteristic insight and clarity, Cristina Eisenberg paints the large-carnivore story across a vast canvas. Few can boil down the essentials like Eisenberg in prose that both informs and inspires. She has come through again with an engaging read about iconic species that put to the test our willingness to coexist with other life forms."
--Douglas W. Smith, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Yellowstone National Park
"Her doctoral research at Oregon State University and her 2011 book The Wolf's Tooth made her a leading spokeswoman for the ecological roles of carnivores. Now, in The Carnivore Way, Eisenberg gathers her most compelling stories and the latest science from the Mexico to Alaska to help human beings learn how to coexist with the key carnivores in the Greater Rocky Mountains -- the wolf, cougar, grizzly bear, lynx, wolverine and jaguar."--High Country News
"An impressive synthesis of conservation and science, The Carnivore Way is the road map for carnivore conservation and connected landscapes in North America's Rocky Mountains. With keen insights into carnivores' roles in ecosystems, their behaviors, and their complex relationships with humans, Cristina Eisenberg compels us to understand why carnivores are essential to the health of ecosystems and our need to coexist with them."--Jodi A. Hilty, North American Program Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Society
"Eisenberg investigates the extensive cascading biological medicine wheel we know as the natural world, continuing to prove carnivore coexistence is fundamental to our own survival--inextricable. The Carnivore Way makes a remarkable case for immediate overhaul of human intrusion. Our brothers and sisters in other forms depend on us to get this right and their wellbeing distinguishes our own sustained presence. Genius narrative, essential knowledge, this book is beautiful lifeblood."--Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Author of "Blood Run & Streaming" and editor of "Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas"