Where the Wild Things Were (Paperback)

Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators

By William Stolzenburg

Bloomsbury USA, 9781596916241, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

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Hardcover (7/8/2008)

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For years, predators like snow leopards and white-tipped sharks have been disappearing from the top of the food chain, largely as a result of human action. Science journalist Will Stolzenburg reveals why and how their absence upsets the delicate balance of the world's environment.

About the Author

Will Stolzenburg has studied predator control techniques and worked as a wildlife technician, monitoring endangered species. He has written hundreds of magazine features and columns on the ecology of rarity and extinction for Science News and Nature Conservancy, among others. He lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Praise For Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators

“Absorbing and delightful…Not just an enriching story, but a new, clarifying lens through which to understand the world around us.” —Christian Science Monitor

“Stolzenburg's infectious enthusiasm should spark even in bug-wary urbanites a renewed appreciation for nature's complexity.” —Time

“A meticulous and convincing argument that alpha predators are the primary regulators of ecosystems, and that their removal is crippling our planet's biodiversity.” —Bill McKibben, Boston Globe