The wilderness protected by man from man (but open to visitors) appears here in inviting lushness. Murphy, an award-winning nature writer (Wild Geese Calling, The Pond, The Peregrine Falcon, etc.) travelled through many of the nation's wildlife refuges to gather material for this book. He presents their history, ecology and present status along with some 250 photographs (many in color), maps, and complete listing of refuges. The Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall, has written the foreword.