Against Extinction: The Story of Conservation: The Past and Future of Conservation Hardcover – 1 Jan 2004
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'Fascinating.' From the Foreword by the Earl of Cranbrook, President, Fauna & Flora International 'An excellent and, often, amusing read.' IUCN 'This historic account is interesting for anyone working in conservation.' Gorilla Journal 'Conservation in the 21st century needs to be different and this book is a good indicator of why.' Bulletin of British Ecological Society 'Determinedly factual, and full of detail, with many interesting examples and case studies... This book is a major contribution towards opening conservationists eyes to another world of historical and cultural understanding.' Nature 'It vividly portrays conservation's emergence from big game hunting, the battles for the establishments of national parks, the global importance of species conservation and debates over the sustainable use of, and trade in, wildlife.' Bois and Forets des Tropiques, 2004.
About the Author
Bill Adams is Reader in Conservation and Development at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is editor of Decolonizing Nature: strategies for conservation in a postcolonial era and author of Future Nature: a vision for conservation.