The Wilderness Directory: A Quick Reference Guide To America's Wilderness (A Falcon Guide) by The Wilderness Society, Russ Schneider
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The Wilderness Directory: A Quick Reference Guide To America's Wilderness (A Falcon Guide)
The Wilderness Society, Russ Schneider
Falcon; 1st edition (November 1, 1998)
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With this book, published in cooperation with The Wilderness Society, all 634 designated wilderness areas are right at your fingertips. From the Bering Sea in Alaska to the Florida Keys, every area is listed by state with the name of the managing agency and its phone number, the total acreage of the area, a description of the topography and ecosystem type, the location, and recreational opportunities. A handy index will guide you through the book, and information about the Wilderness Society, the importance of wilderness, and a listing of endangered areas are also included. The more than 104 million acres of officially designated wilderness in the United States area a precious resource with untold potential benefit for the world. The benefits of the preservation of wildlife habitat and the protection of watersheds are supplemented by the inspirational effect that wilderness has on the psyche of an industrialized society. More and more, people are exploring roadless, nearly untouched areas for the solitude and peace that they bring.
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