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Still Worthy of Our Land?

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Science  02 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5753, pp. 1432-1433
DOI: 10.1126/science.1120241

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Return to Wild America. A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul. By Scott Weidensaul

North Point Press, New York, 2005. 422 pp. $26, C$36.50. ISBN 0-86547-688-8.

The author surveys the natural world of North America through a consideration of the gains and losses at sites Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher visited on the 1953 tour described in their classic Wild America.