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The Resource Our once and future planet : restoring the world in the climate change century, Paddy Woodworth

Our once and future planet : restoring the world in the climate change century, Paddy Woodworth

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Our once and future planet : restoring the world in the climate change century
Title
Our once and future planet
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restoring the world in the climate change century
Statement of responsibility
Paddy Woodworth
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Language
eng
Summary
The environmental movement is plagued by pessimism. And that's not unreasonable: with so many complicated, seemingly intractable problems facing the planet, coupled with a need to convince people of the dangers we face, it's hard not to focus on the negative, but that paints an unbalanced-and overly disheartening-picture of what's going on with environmental stewardship today. There are success stories, and Our Once and Future Planet delivers a fascinating account of one of the most impressive areas of current environmental experimentation and innovation: ecological restoration. Veteran investigative reporter Paddy Woodworth has spent years traveling the globe and talking with people-scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens-who are working on the front lines of the battle against environmental degradation. At sites ranging from Mexico to New Zealand and Chicago to Cape Town, Woodworth shows us the striking successes (and a few humbling failures) of groups that are attempting to use cutting-edge science to restore blighted, polluted, and otherwise troubled landscapes to states of ecological health-and, in some of the most controversial cases, to particular moments in historical time, before widespread human intervention. His firsthand field reports and interviews with participants reveal the promise, power, and limitations of restoration. Ecological restoration alone won't solve the myriad problems facing our environment. But Our Once and Future Planet demonstrates the role it can play, and the hope, inspiration, and new knowledge that can come from saving even one small patch of earth
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1951-
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Woodworth, Paddy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Climatic changes
  • Restoration ecology
  • Environmental quality
Target audience
adult
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Our once and future planet : restoring the world in the climate change century, Paddy Woodworth
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Copyright
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Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical referennces and index
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volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
1.Five Plots, Five Prairies, Reflooding a Delta -- 2.The Cranes Are Flying---Again -- 3.From Necedah to St. Louis via Zaragoza: A Restoration Learning Curve -- 4.Greening the Rainbow Nation: Saving the World on a Single Budget? -- 5.Awkward Questions from the Windy City: Why Restore? To What? For Whom? -- 6.Keeping Nature Out? Restoring the Cultural Landscape of the Cinque Terre -- 7.The Last of the Woods Laid Low? Fragile Green Shoots in Irish Forests -- 8.Future Shock: "Novel Ecosystems" and Climate Change Shake Restoration's Foundations -- 9.Dreamtime in Gondwanaland -- 10.Restoration on a Grand Scale: Finding a Home for 350,000 Species -- 11.Killing for Conservation: The Grim Precondition for Restoration in New Zealand -- 12.The Mayan Men (and Women) Who Can (Re) Make the Rain Forest -- 13.Making the Black Deserts Bloom: Bog Restoration on the Brink of Extinction -- 14.Walk Like a Chameleon: Three Trends, One Story -- 15.Conclusions: Why Restore?
Control code
42850526
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 515 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226333403
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42850526
  • (Sirsi) 42850526
Label
Our once and future planet : restoring the world in the climate change century, Paddy Woodworth
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical referennces and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
1.Five Plots, Five Prairies, Reflooding a Delta -- 2.The Cranes Are Flying---Again -- 3.From Necedah to St. Louis via Zaragoza: A Restoration Learning Curve -- 4.Greening the Rainbow Nation: Saving the World on a Single Budget? -- 5.Awkward Questions from the Windy City: Why Restore? To What? For Whom? -- 6.Keeping Nature Out? Restoring the Cultural Landscape of the Cinque Terre -- 7.The Last of the Woods Laid Low? Fragile Green Shoots in Irish Forests -- 8.Future Shock: "Novel Ecosystems" and Climate Change Shake Restoration's Foundations -- 9.Dreamtime in Gondwanaland -- 10.Restoration on a Grand Scale: Finding a Home for 350,000 Species -- 11.Killing for Conservation: The Grim Precondition for Restoration in New Zealand -- 12.The Mayan Men (and Women) Who Can (Re) Make the Rain Forest -- 13.Making the Black Deserts Bloom: Bog Restoration on the Brink of Extinction -- 14.Walk Like a Chameleon: Three Trends, One Story -- 15.Conclusions: Why Restore?
Control code
42850526
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 515 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226333403
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42850526
  • (Sirsi) 42850526

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