Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet

路死誰守: 你我行走的馬路所帶來的生態衝擊

類別 : 大眾科普
頁數 : 384
出版 : W. W. Norton & Company , 2023 年 9 月 12 日
版本 : 精裝版
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《路死誰守: 你我行走的馬路所帶來的生態衝擊》是一本由生態作家班·戈德法布 (Ben Goldfarb)撰寫的書,探討了道路對我們星球的影響。儘管地球上有著約4億英里的道路環繞著,但我們往往只把它們視為人類方便的基礎設施。


然而,對野生動物來說,道路則是完全陌生的死亡和破壞力量。在《路死誰守: 你我行走的馬路所帶來的生態衝擊》中,班·戈德法布環遊美國和世界各地,調查了道路如何改變了我們的地球。光是在美國,每天就有100萬隻動物被汽車撞死,但正如新興的道路生態學所顯示的那樣,公路的危害遠不止於此。從羚羊到鮭魚,各種生物失去了遷徙尋找食物和伴侶的能力;外來植物借輪胎踏板而傳播;道路污染湖泊和河流;交通噪音驅趕了大片棲息地的鳥類。




如今,隨著我們地球的道路網絡不斷擴張,道路生態的科學變得越來越重要。《路死誰守: 你我行走的馬路所帶來的生態衝擊》是一部關於人類如何改變自然界的及時調查,以及我們如何為所有生物創造更美好的未來。











班·戈德法布(Ben Goldfarb)是《渴望:河狸意外的秘密生活以及它們的重要性》(暫譯)( Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter)的作者,該書獲得了PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award獎。他的文章出現在《大西洋》、《國家地理》、《紐約時報》等眾多出版物中,並被收錄在《最佳美國科學與自然寫作》中。現居住在科羅拉多。


"Ben Goldfarb is the kind of gonzo environmental journalist Hunter S. Thompson would have loved. Crossings, his meditation on the ecological devastation roads and highways inflict―and on the very clever responses from humans and other creatures that road life demands―is an absolute shining star of a book. Modernity and the mobility all we Earth animals require is never going to look the same again."
― Dan Flores, best-selling author of Coyote America and Wild New World


"A tour de force. Ben Goldfarb has done a masterful job of helping us see the world from the vantage point of all the life that must somehow cope with these alien landforms―and of suggesting how we might lessen the remarkable toll they take."
― Bill McKibben, co-founder of


"A brilliantly panoptic look at our planet’s sprawling network of roads: what’s wrong with them, how they got that way, and how they could be set right. Precise in detail but vast in scale, Goldfarb’s storytelling carries echoes of Michael Pollan and John McPhee, but with a wry humor that is uniquely his own."
― Robert Moor, best-selling author of On Trails


"Ben Goldfarb approaches our fellow animals with delighted curiosity and rare perception. A deeply researched, wonderfully vivid, and genuinely hopeful book."
― Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts


"Like some David Attenborough of the asphalt, Ben Goldfarb has written a fascinating guide to understanding the wilder side of roads, both symbols of freedom and harbingers of unnatural selection."
― Tom Vanderbilt, best-selling author of Traffic


"A truly important and landmark book on a subject whose full impacts continue to be disregarded or underestimated in considering conservation efforts. Crossings is a moving, compassionate, and indispensable guide to navigating the issue of wildlife survival―and our own."
― Jeff VanderMeer, best-selling author of the Southern Reach Trilogy


"Crossings, Ben Goldfarb’s impassioned quest to understand the ecology of roads and its impact on the natural world, is a marvel. The reader learns something new on every page, disturbed and amazed in equal measure. Goldfarb moves us briskly along the manipulated ecosystem of the highway, with vivid, evocative pitstops for environmental history, ecology, and the built environment. With 15 million additional miles of road scheduled to be built over the globe in the near future, the time for this book is now. Crossings adds a new perspective to conversations on how humans have reshaped life on earth."
― The Whiting Award Judges' Citation

  • NPR Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross, author interview airs 3pm (link)
  • American Scholar, review by Miranda Weiss in Autumn issue (link)
    • Crossings is science writing at its best. Each page brings something interesting and new.”
  • New York Review of Books, strong review from Bill McKibben (link)
    • “[A] wide-ranging and absorbing account.”
  • NPR Short Wave, author interview (link)
  • KQED Forum, live interview, Sept 14 (link)
  • Mother Jones, author Q+A (link)
  • Literary Hub, best reviewed books of the week (link)
  • Modern Farmer, author Q+A (link)
  • Car & Driver, feature (link)
  • New York Times Book Review, stellar review by Emily Raboteau (link)
    • “Fascinating and compassionate.”
  • Wall Street Journal, strong review (link)
    • "Goldfarb is perceptive about how roads tangle animals together with humans... Crossings is well-paced and vivid, an engaging account of a potentially dull subject." 
  • WAMC Roundtable, taped interview, Sept 13
  • UPR Access Utah, taped interview (link)
  • Bloomberg, author Q+A (link)
  • Something You Should Know podcast, taped interview
  • KPCW This Green Earth, taped interview, Sept 19
  • New York Times, Best Nonfiction Books Fall 2023 (link)
  • Seattle Times, author Q+A (link)
  • Science magazine, review (link)
  • SCPR ‘Airtalk w/ Larry Mantle’, live interview, Sept 19
  • Washington Post, review confirmed, Sept TK
  • Factually! with Adam Conover, taped podcast interview, October TK
  • CBC Radio ‘Spark’, interview, Oct TK
  • KUOW Soundside, taped interview (link)
  • Scientific American, fantastic review, September issue (online)
    • “[A] swift and winding ride… Many readers came away from Goldfarb's first book, Eager, as newly minted beaver fans; don't be surprised if you finish Crossings as an evangelist for road ecology.”—Tess Joosse
  • High Country News summer reading program, virtual chat w/ Emily Benson (link)
  • Sierra Club magazine, Fall book recommendations, Sept issue
  • The Next Big Idea Club, September 2023 Must-Read Books (link)
  • PBS Books/Great Lakes Now, author interview, Sept TK
  • KGNU “How On Earth” (Boulder CO), interview, Sept 5
  • Outside magazine, Fall 2023 must-reads selection, Sept.-Oct. print issue
  • Boston Globe, included in Fall preview of best books, Sept
  • New York Review of Books, review planned, Sept
  • 5280 magazine (Denver), large feature/profile of Ben Goldfarb, October issue
  • Atlantic, second serial excerpt, Sept 7 (link)
  • Smithsonian, adapted excerpt, Sept 5 (link)
  • Science News, review, Sept
  • Undark, review planned, Sept
  • The Narwhal (CAN), review planned TK
  • High Country News, first serial excerpt, Sept 1 (link)
  • Heatmaps, feature/review planned
  • Smithsonian, original essay/feature
  • Texas Highways Magazine, feature
  • Shelf Awareness, review planned
  • Bookpage (starred review)
    • “Goldfarb examines the severe impact of roads on wildlife populations and their migration and reproduction… Roads aren’t going away anytime soon, but Crossings will spark conversation around the future of motorized vehicles and transportation.”
  • Booklist (starred review)
    • “A fresh and startling history of roads, automobiles, and the carnage and destruction they cause... An astute, funny, and imaginative writer, Goldfarb pairs horror with hope as he chronicles the brilliant innovations and tireless advocacy that resulted in lifesaving wildlife crossings, including park-like overpasses and cozy underpasses.”
  • Publishers Weekly (starred review)
    • "Captivating… This one’s a winner."
  • Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
    • “Illuminating, witty… [Crossings is] an astonishingly deep pool of wonders.”
路死誰守: 你我行走的馬路所帶來的生態衝擊

Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet

路死誰守: 你我行走的馬路所帶來的生態衝擊