Coverart for item
The Resource In a dark wood : the fight over forests and the rising tyranny of ecology, Alston Chase

In a dark wood : the fight over forests and the rising tyranny of ecology, Alston Chase

Label
In a dark wood : the fight over forests and the rising tyranny of ecology
Title
In a dark wood
Title remainder
the fight over forests and the rising tyranny of ecology
Statement of responsibility
Alston Chase
Title variation
Fight over forests and the rising tyranny of ecology
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this penetrating study, Alston Chase invites us to examine our basic assumptions about the environment - about the way we manage and protect resources, about the way we manage and protect resources, about the rights of animals and their habitat and the rights of human beings. What is the "balance of nature"? Is ecology a science or a philosophy? What is an ecosystem? Though the saga of the old-growth forests includes plenty of outright bad behavior, the reader will find surprisingly few villains: Chase demonstrates that most of those involved are driven by ideas whose import they do not fully understand. Chase provides the most thoughtful account yet written of radical environmentalism. Its proponents, the members of Earth First!, lost the battle of the north-western forests, but, Chase argues persuasively, they may have won the war. The philosophy of "biocentrism", which holds that human beings are no more important than other living things, has become a significant doctrine of many mainstream environmental groups and even some government agencies. Chase's analysis of the origins and implications of this concept will startle many readers. In a Dark Wood is a book destined to change our intellectual landscape
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chase, Alston
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SD387.O43
LC item number
C48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old growth forests
  • Forest conservation
  • Nature conservation
  • Forest ecology
  • Logging
Label
In a dark wood : the fight over forests and the rising tyranny of ecology, Alston Chase
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Richard Todd book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32665857
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 535 pages
Isbn
9780395608371
Lccn
95022128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Label
In a dark wood : the fight over forests and the rising tyranny of ecology, Alston Chase
Publication
Note
"A Richard Todd book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32665857
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 535 pages
Isbn
9780395608371
Lccn
95022128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

Library Locations

    • Pardee Legal Research CenterBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771471 -117.187496
Processing Feedback ...