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The Resource The once and future world : nature as it was, as it is, as it could be, J.B. MacKinnon

The once and future world : nature as it was, as it is, as it could be, J.B. MacKinnon

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The once and future world : nature as it was, as it is, as it could be
Title
The once and future world
Title remainder
nature as it was, as it is, as it could be
Statement of responsibility
J.B. MacKinnon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An award-winning ecology writer goes looking for the wilderness we've forgotten. Many people believe that only an ecological catastrophe will change humanity's troubled relationship with the natural world. In fact, as J.B. MacKinnon argues in this unorthodox look at the disappearing wilderness, we are living in the midst of a disaster thousands of years in the making--and we hardly notice it. We have forgotten what nature can be and adapted to a diminished world of our own making. In The Once and Future World, MacKinnon invites us to remember nature as it was, to reconnect to nature in a meaningful way, and to remake a wilder world everywhere. He goes looking for landscapes untouched by human hands. He revisits a globe exuberant with life, where lions roam North America and ten times more whales swim in the sea. He shows us that the vestiges of lost nature surround us every day: buy an avocado at the grocery store and you have a seed designed to pass through the digestive tracts of huge animals that have been driven extinct. The Once and Future World is a call for an "age of rewilding," from planting milkweed for butterflies in our own backyards to restoring animal migration routes that span entire continents. We choose the natural world that we live in--a choice that also decides the kind of people we are"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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SRC
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1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacKinnon, J. B.
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.M322 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MacKinnon, J. B.
  • Nature
  • Wilderness areas
  • Natural areas
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental disasters
  • Nature conservation
Label
The once and future world : nature as it was, as it is, as it could be, J.B. MacKinnon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-223) and index
Contents
Part I. The Nature of the Problem -- Illusions of Nature -- Knowledge Extinction -- A Ten Percent World -- The Opposite of Apocalypse -- Part II. The Nature of Nature -- A Beautiful World -- Ghost Acres -- Uncertain Nature -- What Nature Looks Like -- Part III. Human Nature -- The Maker and the Made -- The Age of Rewilding -- Double Disappearance -- The Lost Island -- Epilogue
Control code
860708312
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780544103054
Lccn
2013032235
System control number
(OCoLC)860708312
Label
The once and future world : nature as it was, as it is, as it could be, J.B. MacKinnon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-223) and index
Contents
Part I. The Nature of the Problem -- Illusions of Nature -- Knowledge Extinction -- A Ten Percent World -- The Opposite of Apocalypse -- Part II. The Nature of Nature -- A Beautiful World -- Ghost Acres -- Uncertain Nature -- What Nature Looks Like -- Part III. Human Nature -- The Maker and the Made -- The Age of Rewilding -- Double Disappearance -- The Lost Island -- Epilogue
Control code
860708312
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780544103054
Lccn
2013032235
System control number
(OCoLC)860708312

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