State of the Wild (Hardcover)

A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, and Oceans

By Sharon Guynup (Editor), Kent H. Redford (Foreword by)

Island Press, 9781597260008, 344pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2005

List Price: 60.00*
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About the Author

Sharon Guynup, Editor of the State of the Wild series, is a science/environmental writer and editor, who has written for many magazines and newspapers. She was also the special issues editor for Scientific American's issue "the Hidden Mind," published in 2002.

Praise For State of the Wild: A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, and Oceans

"No one can remain complacent after reading this book; the problems are real and they threaten our very existence, but the stories of successful conservation efforts give hope that we can still preserve what remains. Future editions in this series are sure to be eagerly anticipated."

— Southeastern Naturalist

"The value of this overstuffed volume (the premier edition of a series) is twofold: One, it provides a no-bullshit roundup and analysis of the year's major environmental stories—a regular physical for the planet. And two, it gives experts like Carl Safina and essayists like Rick Bass and Ted Kerasote ample room to explain why it all so desperately matters."

— Men's Journal

"Offering thorough documentation of the impact of the human species on the globe, the contributors are hopeful but also realistic in their perspective. State of the Wild 2006 belongs in every public, school, academic, and government library."


"The wild helps to define us as human, and our efforts to conserve the wild help to demonstrate how civilized we are. State of the Wild 2006 contains some alarming figures about the loss of the wild but balances these with aspiring stories of efforts to maintain the wilderness areas that inspire so many of us to conserve the diversity of our planet."

— Jeffrey A. McNeely, chief scientist, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland