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(Canada and the United States of America*)
* Hawaiian Islands and Guam, see Pacific; Puerto Rico, see Latin America.
Abell, Robin A., David M. Olson, Eric Dinerstein, Patrick T. Hurley et al. 2000. Freshwater Ecoregions of North America. A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington, DC, 341 pages.
Allen, Thomas B. 1974. Vanishing Wildlife of North America. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, 208 pages.
Alverson, William S., Donald M. Waller and Walter Kuhlmann. 1994. Wild Forests. Conservation Biology and Public Policy. Island Press, Washington, DC, 323 pages.
Ambrose, Stephen E. 1998. Lewis & Clark. Voyage of Discovery. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, 256 pages.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 1999. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Audubon, J.J. 1840-1844. The Birds of America. 7 volumes. Audubon and Chevalier, New York.
Baars, Donald L. 1995. Navajo Country. A Geology and Natural History of the Four Corners Region. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 192 pages.
Baden, John A. and Donald Snow (eds.). 1997. The Next West. Public Lands, Community, and Economy in the American West. Island Press, Washington, DC, 284 pages.
Barbour, Michael G. and William Dwight Billings (eds.). 1999. North American Terrestrial Vegetation. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 530 pages.
Bean, Michael J. 1997. The Evolution of National Wildlife Law. 3rd edition. Greenwood Pub. Group, Westport, CT.
Beard, Daniel B. 1942. Fading Trails: The Story of Endangered American Wildlife. Macmillan Pub. Co., New York, 279 pages.
Bergman, Charles. 1990. Wild Echoes. Encounters with the Most Endangered Animals in North America. Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage, AK, 322 pages.
Bolen, Eric G. 1998. Ecology of North America. Wiley, New York, 448 pages.
Bolling, David M. 1994. How to Save a River. A Handbook for Citizen Action. River Network. Island Press, Washington, DC, 286 pages.
Bonnicksen, Thomas M. 1999. America's Ancient Forests. From the Ice Age to the Age of Discovery. Wiley, New York.
Boyd, Howard P. 1991. Field Guide to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, its flora, fauna, ecology and historic sites. Plexus Pub. Inc., Austin, TX, 423 pages.
Brokaw, H. (ed.). Wildlife and America. Council on Environmental Quality, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 532 pages.
Burnett, J.A., C.T. Dauphine, Jr., S.H. McCrindle and T. Mosquin. 1989. On the Brink: Endangered Species in Canada. Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 192 pages.
Burnham, Philip. 2000. Indian Country, God's Country. Native Americans and the National Parks. Island Press, Washington, DC, 352 pages.
Callenbach, Ernest. 1995. Bring Back the Buffalo! A Sustainable Future for America's Great Plains. Island Press, Washington, DC, 280 pages.
Campbell, Linda. Endangered and Threatened Animals of Texas, Their Life History and Management. Texas Parks and Wildlife Press, Austin, TX, 130 pages.
Chadwick, Douglas. 1990. The Kingdom. Wildlife in North America. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA, 200 pages.
Chadwick, Douglas H. and Joel Sartore. 1996. America's Endangered Species. The Company We Keep. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, 157 pages.
Christman, S.P., and W.S. Lippincott, Jr. 1978. Rare and Endangered Vertebrates of the Southeastern United States Coastal Plain--A Summary of Public Concern for Sensitive Wildlife.  US Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Biological Services, Publication FWS/OBS-71/31, 46 pages.
Clark, Tim W., Richard P. Reading and Alice L. Clarke (eds.). 1994. Endangered Species Recovery. Finding the Lessons, Improving the Process. Island Press, Washington, DC, 450 pages. (How well the US Endangered Species Act has succeeded, with some examples.)
Collar, N.J., L.P. Gonzaga, N. Krabbe, A. Madrono Nieto, L.G. Narango, T.A. Parker III and D.C. Wege. 1993. Threatened Birds of the Americas. The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1,150 pages.
Cowardin, Lewis M., Virginia Carters, Francis C. Golet and Edward T. LaRoe.  1979. Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States.  Biological Services Program, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.
Crescoe, Audrey. 1997. Giants: The Colossal Trees of Pacific North America. Roberts Rinehart Pub., Boulder, CO.
Davis, Mary Byrd. 1995. Eastern Old-Growth Forests. Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery. Island Press, Washington, DC, 383 pages.
Davis, Wade. 1999. Rainforest: Ancient Realm of the Pacific Northwest. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, VT.
Devall, Bill. 1993. Clearcut: The Tragedy of Industrial Forestry. Sierra Club Books, Earth Island Press, San Francisco, CA.
DiSilvestro, Roger L. 1989. The Endangered Kingdom. The Struggle to Save America's Wildlife. Wiley Science Editions, New York, 241 pages.
Doppelt, Bob, Mary Scurlock, Chris Frissell and James Karr. 1993. Entering the Watershed. A New Approach to Save America's River Ecosystems. The Pacific Rivers Council. Island Press, Washington, DC, 504 pages.
Duncan, Dayton and Ken Burns. 1998. Lewis and Clark. The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 248 pages.
Dunlap, Thomas R. 1988. Saving America's Wildlife. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 222 pages.
Dunning, Joan. 1998. From the Redwood Forest. Ancient Trees and the Bottom Line: A Headwaters Journey. Chelsea Green Pub. Co., White River Junction, VT, 272 pages.
Egan, Timothy. 1998. Lasso the Wind. Away to the New West. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 266 pages.
Ellis, Gerry and Karen Kane. 1991. America's Rainforest. Northword Press, Inc., Minocqua, WI, 159 pages. (Pacific Northwest and Alaska.)
Ewel, Katherine and H.T. Odum (eds.). 1984. Cypress Swamps. University Press of Florida, Center for Wetlands, 472 pages. (Eastern North America.)
Fisher, Ron. 1984. Our Threatened Inheritance. Natural Treasures of the United States. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, 400 pages.
Flader, Susan L. 1994. Thinking Like a Mountain. Aldo Leopold and the Evolution of an Ecological Attitude toward Deer, Wolves and Forests. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, 320 pages.
Forman, Richard T.T. (ed.). 1998. Pine Barrens, Ecosystem and Landscape. Rutgers University Press, Piscataway, NJ, 601 pages.
Fradkin, Philip L. 1995. A River No More, the Colorado River and the West. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, rev. edition, 372 pages.
Frome, Michael. 1974. Battle for the Wilderness. Praeger Pub., New York.
Gilbert, Carter R. (ed.). 1992. Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida. Vol. 2. Fishes. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 336 pages.
Grumbine, R.E. 1993. Ghost Bears: Exploring the Biodiversity Crisis. Island Press, Washington, DC.
Hagen, J.M. III and D.W. Johnston (eds.). 1992. Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.
Harper, Francis (ed.). 1998. The Travels of William Bartram, Naturalist's Edition. University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 727 pages.
Harper, Kimball T., Larry L. St. Clair, Kaye H. Thorne and Wilford M. Hess (eds.). 1994. Natural History of the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 294 pages.
Hewes, Jeremy Joan. 1981. Redwoods: The World's Largest Trees. Smithmark Pub., New York.
Hornaday, William T. 1913. Our Vanishing Wildlife: Its Extermination and Preservation. Scribner's, New York, 411 pages.
Horton, Tom and William M. Eichbaum. 1991. Turning the Tide. Saving the Chesapeake Bay. Island Press, Washington, DC, 351 pages.
Jensen, Deborah B., Margaret S. Tom and John Harte. 1993. In Our Own Hands, a strategy for conserving California's biological diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 302 pages.
Johnson, Charles W. 1985. Bogs of the Northeast. University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 269 pages.
Knapp, Alan K., John M. Briggs, David C. Hartnett and Scott L. Collins (eds.). 1998. Grassland Dynamics. Long-term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. Oxford University Press, New York, 364 pages. (Centers on Konza Prairie in Kansas.)
Kohm, K. (ed.). 1991. Balancing on the Brink of Extinction: The Endangered Species Act and Lessons for the Future. Island Press, Washington, DC.
Kozloff, Eugene N. 1978. Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Guide to the Natural History of Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.
LaBastille, Anne. 1973. Rare, Endangered and Threatened Vertebrate Species of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and Maine Coast. Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Science, Washington, DC, 148 pages.
Laycock, George. 1969. America's Endangered Wildlife. Norton & Sons, New York, 226 pages.
Laycock, George. 1990. The Hunters and the Hunted. The pursuit of game in America from Indian times to the present. Meredith Press, New York, 280 pages.
Leen, N. 1973. And Then There Were None: America's Vanishing Wildlife. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 128 pages.
Leopold, Aldo. 1949. A Sand County Almanac. Oxford University Press, New York.
Leydet, Francois. 1989. The Last Redwoods and the Parkland of Redwood Creek. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA.
Lockwood, R. (ed.). 1979. Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Endangered North American Wildlife and Habitat--June 1-6, 1977. Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, St. Louis, MO.
Manning, Richard. 2000. Inside Passage. A Journey Beyond Borders. Island Press, Washington, DC, 250 pages.
Martin, William H., Arthur C. Esternacht and Stephen G. Boyce (eds.). 1993. Biodiversity of the Southeastern United States. Lowland Terrestrial Communities, 620 pages. Upland Terrestrial Communities, 373 pages. Wiley, New York.
Maser, Chris. 1989. Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA.
Matthiessen, Peter. 1959. Wildlife in America. Viking, New York, 304 pages.
McAllister, Ian and Karen McAllister, with Cameron Young. 1997. The Great Bear Rainforest. Canada's Forgotten Coast.  Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA, 142 pages.
McClaran, Mitchel P. and Thomas R. Van Devender (eds.). 1995. The Desert Grassland. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 346 pages.
McClung, Robert M. 1969. Lost Wild America: The Story of Our Extinct and Vanishing Wildlife. Morrow, New York, 240 pages.
McPherson, Guy R. 1997. Ecology and Management of North American Savannahs. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 208 pages.
Merchant, Carolyn (ed.). 1998. Green Versus Gold. Sources in California's Environmental History. Island Press, Washington, DC, 511 pages.
Meredith, D.P. 1979. Eastern States Endangered Wildlife. US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 155 pages.
Middleton, Susan and David Liittschwager. 1991. Witness. Endangered Species of North America. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 255 pages.
Middleton, Susan and David Liittschwager. 1991. Here Today. Portraits of Our Vanishing Species. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 143 pages. (Endangered species of California.)
Mitsch, William J. and James G. Gosselink. 1993. Wetlands. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 2nd edition, 722 pages. (Salt and freshwater wetlands of North America, biology, geology, ecology and restoration.)
Moler, Paul E. (ed.). 1992. Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida. Vol. 3. Amphibians and Reptiles. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 272 pages.
Mosquin, T. and C. Suchal (eds.). 1977. Canada's Threatened Species and Habitats. Canadian Nature Federation and the World Wildlife Fund, 185 pages.
Mowat, Farley. 1985. Sea of Slaughter. Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 438 pages.
Myers, Ronald L. and John J. Ewel (eds.). 1990. Ecosystems of Florida. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 765 pages.
National Audubon Society. Audubon Wildlife Reports. Academic Press, New York (published annually with various editors).
National Audubon Society. National Audubon Society Nature Guides: Eastern Forests; Western Forests; Atlantic and Gulf Coasts; Deserts; Grasslands; Wetlands. (The guides include discussions and illustrations of endangered species.)
Nelson, B.B., and S.E. Taylor. 1980. Endangered and Threatened Species and Related Habitats in Five Southeastern States. US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Off., 104 pages.
Noss, Reed F. (ed.). 1999. The Redwood Forest. History, Ecology, and Conservation of the Coast Redwoods. Island Press, Washington, DC, 366 pages.
Nowak, Ronald M. 1976. Our American Wildlife: 1776-1976. National Parks and Conservation, Vol. 50, No. 11, pages 14-18.
Odum, Howard P., E.E. Odum and M. T. Brown. 1997. Environment and Society in Florida. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL, 449 pages.
Olsen, Jack. 1971. Slaughter the Animals, Poison the Earth. Simon & Schuster, New York, 288 pages.
Opler, Paul A. 1976. The Parade of Passing Species: A Survey of Extinctions in the U.S. Science Teacher, Vol. 43, pages 30-34.
O'Toole, R. 1988. Reforming the Forest Service. Island Press, Washington, DC.
Packard, Stephen and Cornelia F. Mutel. 1997. The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook. Island Press, Washington, DC, 463 pages.
Palmer, Tim. 1993. Wild and Scenic Rivers of America. Island Press, Washington, DC, 338 pages.
Palmer, Tim. 1996. America by Rivers. Island Press, Washington, DC, 349 pages.
Palmer, Tim. 1999. The Heart of America. Our Landscape, Our Future. Island Press, Washington, DC, 350 pages.
Parker, W., and L. Dixon. 1980. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. US Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, and North Carolina Agriculture Extension Service, 116 pages.
Parmalee, Paul W. and Arthur E. Bogan. 1998. The Freshwater Mussels of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN, 344 pages.
Poole, A. and F. Gill (eds.). 1992-    The Birds of North America. Life Histories for the 21st Century. American Ornithologists' Union and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. (Species-by-species accounts including status, each published separately.  This work-in-progress had completed accounts for 440 species by late 1999 of the over 700 North American Birds. Each account includes photographs and averages 5 to 10 pages per species.)
Postel, Sandra. 1992 & 1997. Last Oasis. Facing Water Scarcity. W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 239 pages.
Power, Thomas Michael. 1996. Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies. The Search for a Value of Place. Island Press, Washington, DC.
Pyne, Stephen J. 1997. Fire in America. A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire. Wiley, New York.
Rappole, John H. 1995. The Ecology of Migrant Birds. A Neotropical Perspective. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 269 pages.
Ricketts, Taylor H., Eric Dinerstein, David M. Olson, Colby J. Loucks et al. 1999. Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America. A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington, DC, 508 pages.
Riley, Laura and William. 1992. Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges. Collier Books, Macmillan Pub. Co., New York, 684 pages.
Ripple, Jeff. 1992. Big Cypress Swamp and Ten Thousand Islands. Eastern America's Last Great Wilderness. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 137 pages.
Rodgers, James A. Jr., Herbert W. Kale II and Henry T. Smith (eds.). 1996. Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida. Vol. V. Birds. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 688 pages.
Samson, Fred B. and Fritz L. Knopf. 1996. Prairie Conservation. Preserving North America's Most Endangered Ecosystem. Island Press, Washington, DC, 351 pages.
Schoonmaker Peter K., Bettina von Hagen and Edward C. Wolf (eds.). 1997. The Rain Forests of Home. Profile of a North American Bioregion. Island Press, Washington, DC, 447 pages.
Shoumatoff, Alex. 1997. Legends of the American Desert. Sojourns in the Greater Southwest. Alfred Knopf, New York, 544 pages.
Simberloff, Daniel, Don C. Schmitz and Tom C. Brown (eds.). 1997. Strangers in Paradise. Impact and Management of Nonindigenous Species in Florida. Island Press, Washington, DC, 479 pages.
Stein, Bruce A. and Stephanie R. Flack. 1997. 1997 Species Report Card: The State of U.S. Plants and Animals. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, 27 pages.
Stewart, D. 1974. Canadian Endangered Species. Gage, Toronto, Canada, 172 pages.
Stouffer, Marty. 1988. Marty Stouffer's Wild America. Times Books, Random House, New York, 392 pages. (Companion to television series.)
Terwilliger, Karen, Coordinator. 1991. Virginia's Endangered Species: Proceedings of a Symposium. McDonald & Woodward, Granville, OH, 672 pages.
Terwilliger, Karen, John R. Tate and Susan L. Woodward (coordinators). 1995. A Guide to Endangered and Threatened Species in Virginia. The McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., Granville, OH, 220 pages.
Tobin, R.J. 1990. The Expendable Future: U.S. Politics and the Protection of Biological Diversity. Duke University Press, Durham, NC.
Tomback, Diana F., Stephen F. Arno and Robert E. Keane (eds.). 2000. Whiteback Pine Communities. Ecology and Restoration. Island Press, Washington, DC, 448 pages.
Turbak, Gary. 1993. Survivors in the Shadows. Threatened and Endangered Mammals of the American West. Northland Pub., Flagstaff, AZ, 160 pages.
Turner, Tom. 1991. Sierra Club. 100 Years of Protecting Nature. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, and Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA, 288 pages.
US Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. 1992. Endangered Means There's Still Time. Washington, DC, 32 pages.
Vickery, Peter and Peter Dunwiddie (eds.). 1998. Grasslands of Northeastern North America. Ecology and Conservation of Native and Agricultural Landscapes. Massachusetts Audubon Society, 297 pages.
Vileisis, Ann. 1997. Discovering the Unknown Landscape. A History of America's Wetlands. Island Press, Washington, DC, 445 pages.
Walker, Laurence C. 1998. The North American Forests. Geography, Ecology and Silviculture. CRC Press, London, UK, 398 pages.
Weeks, W. William. 1996. Beyond the Ark. Tools for an Ecosystem Approach to Conservation. The Nature Conservancy. Island Press, Washington, DC, 188 pages.
White, Christopher P. 1982. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Region: Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Tidewater Pub., Centreville, MD, 148 pages.
Wilcove, David S. 1999. The Condor's Shadow. The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America. Foreword by Edward O. Wilson. W.H. Freeman and Co., New York, 339 pages.
Wilson, Don E. and Sue Ruff (eds.). 1999. The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 816 pages.
Wood, Stephen L. (ed.). 1979. The Endangered Species: A Symposium. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs No. 3, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 171 pages.
World Wildlife Fund. 1990. The Official World Wildlife Guide to Endangered Species of North America. Beacham Pub., Washington, DC.
Yaffee, Steven L., Ali F. Phillips, Irene C. Frentz, Paul W. Hardy, Sussanne M. Maleki and Barbara E. Thorpe. 1996. Ecosystem Management in the United States. An Assessment of Current Experience. Island Press, Washington, DC, 368 pages.
Yahner, Richard H. 1995. Eastern Deciduous Forest. Ecology and Wildlife Conservation. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 192 pages.
Zaslowsky, Dyan and T.H. Watkins. 1994. These American Lands. Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands. The Wilderness Society. Island Press, Washington, DC, 414 pages.
Note:  Reports on state endangered species have been completed for many states.  Contact state wildlife departments, Natural Heritage program units.

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