The Quiet Extinction is a cogent call to action to conserve native plants, those often overlooked beings that support our lives and weave the living web which makes this green planet home to us all.
—Story Circle Book Reviews
Kara Rogers sought – and in my opinion brilliantly succeeded – in drawing attention to the link between some of biomedicine's most dramatic and significant discoveries, and the importance of the conservation of the planet's plant diversity.
—The Well-Read Naturalist
Kara Rogers has a flair for telling a good yarn, one that is interesting and based on thorough research. Readers will come away with new knowledge and a better understanding of ecology….and hopefully a better appreciation for landscape!
—Gail E. Wagner, contributor to People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America
This detailed and authoritative exploration of the causes of plant extinction and its consequences for the intricate web of life binding us and nature together offers a compelling account of the largely unheeded erosion of our priceless natural heritage and what can be done to reverse the damage.
—Stephen Blackmore, Queen's Botanist and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
This beautifully written book brings to life the stories of some of the estimated 3,500 declining or rare species of seed plants in the United States and Canada, telling their stories accurately and often in memorable prose. A patient and persuasive call to arms, it should help to energize plant conservation throughout the region. Highly recommended.
—Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO