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From the Publisher"The noble mountain goat is exquisitely adapted to place. As this fine book makes clear, though, people are changing those places, and fast. Here's one more face of creation asking implicitly that we back off some."
—Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy
"Life on the Rocks expertly weaves together the ecology and magic of North America's most unique mountain dweller. Using prose as vivid and inspiring as the dramatic photos of mountain goats in their stark, tilted world, Bruce Smith shares his love and knowledge of an animal few will ever see in the wild."
—Chris Smith, Western Field Representative, Wildlife Management Institute
"In both text and stunning images, Bruce Smith reveals his own experience with mountain goats and uses his passion for alpine environments and nature to call attention to the conservation needs of the twenty-first century."
—Steeve Côté, Professor of Biology, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
"Life on the Rocks provides an intimate portrait of this denizen of the heights, drawing upon the rich personal experience of the author as well as the scientific literature. Illustrated with stunning photographs, the book is a call to action for the conservation of mountain goats and their fragile high-elevation ecosystem. It will be of interest to all who appreciate the mountain wilderness."
—Marco Festa-Bianchet, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
"What's it really like to be a mountain goat, living higher and steeper year-round than any other large mammal in North America? And what does a warming climate hold in store for shaggy wild climbers shaped by the extreme cold and deep snows found among the peaks? Bruce Smith's blend of photography, natural history, wildlife management, and tales of personal adventure is a delightful source of answers."
—Douglas H. Chadwick, author of A Beast the Color of Winter and The Wolverine Way
"An outstanding contribution by a widely recognized expert in wildlife biology.”
—Mike Thompson, Wildlife Manager, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks