Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
xi, 497 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-472) and index.
Bones of contention: the American incognitum and the discovery of extinction -- Paradise lost: unraveling the mysteries of insular species -- Sounding the alarm about continent-wide wildlife extinction -- Nationalism, nostalgia, and the campaign to save the bison -- Going global: the American committee and the first inventory of extinction -- The Latin American turn: nature protection in the Western Hemisphere -- Enter ecology: preserving nature's living laboratory -- Reconsidering raptors during the interwar years -- Salvation through science?: the first life-history studies of endangered species -- "The nation's first responsibility": saving endangered species in the age of ecology.