"Patagonia. The name is synonymous with awesome natural wonders. Tucked toward the toe of South America, this landscape is among the most varied and breathtaking in the world." "Drawing on decades of experience and broad knowledge of this unique region, William Conway, former President of the Wildlife Conservation Society, illuminates Patagonia's natural history and reveals current efforts to preserve its spectacular land and rare inhabitants. Through photography, personal stories, and accounts of real-life field science, Conway explores issues ranging from fisheries and ecotourism to wildlife farming and invasive species."--Jacket.