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Saving America’s Amazon In The Wild of Alabama

From “Saving America’s Amazon”
Ben Raines
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Alabama is home to the most diverse forests and aquatic systems in this country - with more species per square mile than any other state.

But Alabama’s wild places have also suffered mightily since the 1800’s - and are at risk today - with species after species becoming extinct after generations of logging, mining and other industry.

Ben Raines captures the breathtaking natural beauty of his native Alabama - through his photos and his words - in his book, “Saving America’s Amazon:  The Threat to Our Nation’s Most Biodiverse River System,” published by NewSouth Books.

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