SAVING AMERICA'S AMAZON is a call to preserve the nation's most diverse ecosystem: the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, which spreads across over 260,000 square miles of south Alabama. This area is home to 126 species of fish, 46 mammals, 69 reptiles, 30 amphibians, and at least 300 species of birds, leading famed biologist, Alabamian, and Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson (who also provides the thoughtful forward of the book) to describe the basin as the titular "America's Amazon." Ben Raines explains with lush prose what makes the area so special, why it became this way, and what we need to do to help protect this international hotspot of biodiversity.
THIS COPY will be signed by Ben Raines on the title page at the store It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in December, 2020 by NewSouth Books.
BEN RAINES is a journalist, filmmaker, and author, who may be best known for discovering the wreck of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring enslaved Africans to the United States, off the coast of Alabama. He has won more than two dozen awards for his coverage of environmental issues and natural wonders in Alabama and on the Gulf Coast. Thank you Ben Raines for signing our books.