The Quiet Extinction
Stories of North America's Rare and Threatened Plants
In the United States and Canada, thousands of species of native plants are edging toward the brink of extinction, and they are doing so quietly. The factors that have contributed to their disappearance are varied and complex, but the consequences of their loss are immeasurable. With extensive histories of a cast of familiar and rare North American plants, The Quiet Extinction explores the reasons why many of our native plants are disappearing. Curious minds will find a desperate struggle for existence waged by these plants and discover the great environmental impacts that could come if the struggle continues.
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