The Quiet Extinction
232 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:22 Oct 2015

The Quiet Extinction

Stories of North America's Rare and Threatened Plants

The University of Arizona Press

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.

Kara Rogers has edited more than twenty books on topics in biomedicine and life sciences. She is the author of Out of Nature: Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity and is a member of the National Association of Science Writers. She is the senior editor of biomedical sciences at Encyclopædia Britannica.
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