Climate Ghosts

Migratory Species in the Anthropocene

Nancy Langston

Climate Ghosts

Nancy Langston

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

208 pages | 15 color plates, 7 maps, 9 figures | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781684580651 Will Publish October 2021
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781684580644 Will Publish October 2021
Climate Ghosts deals with the important issue of climate change and human impact on three species: woodland caribou, common loons, and lake sturgeon.
 
Environmental historian Nancy Langston explores three “ghost species” in the Great Lakes watershed—woodland caribou, common loons, and lake sturgeon. Ghost species are those that have not gone completely extinct, although they may be extirpated from a particular area. Their traces are still present, whether in DNA, in small fragmented populations, in lone individuals roaming a desolate landscape in search of a mate. We can still restore them if we make the hard choices necessary for them to survive. In this meticulously researched book, Langston delves into how climate change and human impact affected these now ghost species. Climate Ghosts covers one of the key issues of our time.
 
Contents
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Ghosts in the Anthropocene
Chapter 2: Woodland Caribou Histories in the Upper Great Lakes
Chapter 3: Caribou Futures in a Warming World
Chapter 4: Indigenous Communities and Lake Sturgeon Restoration
Chapter 5: The Gift of the Loon
Endnotes
Bibliography
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