Kara Rogers

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The Quiet Extinction

Stories of North America’s Rare and Threatened Plants

The University of Arizona Press

The Quiet Extinction explores the reasons many of our native plants are disappearing, noting their significance to the continent’s natural heritage. Kara Rogers captures the excitement of their discovery, the tragedy that has come to define their existence, and the remarkable efforts underway to save them.

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Out of Nature

Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity

The University of Arizona Press

Through stories of drug revelation in nature and forays into botany, human behavior, and conservation, Kara Rogers sheds light on the multiple ways in which humans, medicine, and plants are interconnected. With accessible and engaging writing, she explores the relationships between humans and plants, relating the stories of plant hunters of centuries past and examining the impact of human activities on the environment and the world's biodiversity.

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