Fascinating and compassionate ... He also does an admirable job of detailing the ways that highways and freeways divide our cities along racial lines ... It’s rare for a work so focused on wildlife conservation to also treat race.
Lively ... Mr. Goldfarb goes into the field with a number of practitioners, whom he captures in wry strokes punctuated by excellent quotations ... Perceptive ... Well-paced and vivid, an engaging account of a potentially dull subject, but it is sprinkled with strained flourishes ... Sensible.
A powerhouse of a book, a comprehensive and engaging study of the many ways that roads damage natural habitats ... Goldfarb delivers this stark assessment in a voice that’s engaging ... Tells the stories of men and women who are working to make our roads a little less deadly by tracking and aiding animal migrations.
Goldfarb writes early on that Crossings is "about how we escape" from this trap, a promise I clung to throughout the book ... However, the hoped-for map turned out to be more like a trail of breadcrumbs. The author’s skill as a storyteller, the inspiring road ecologists he meets, and the flashes of successful mitigations could not mask the predominantly grim subject matter.