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Main Title After preservation : saving American nature in the age of humans /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Minteer, Ben A.,
Pyne, Stephen J.,
Publisher The University of Chicago Press,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 887849357
ISBN 9780226259826; 022625982X; 9780226259963; 022625996X
Subjects Environmental management--United States ; Environmental policy--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  GE310.A38 2015 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/06/2021
Collation 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-213) and index.
Contents Notes
From John Muir to the Endangered Species Act, environmentalism in America has always had close to its core a preservationist ideal. Generations have been inspired by its ethos--to keep nature apart, to protect it. But we have to face the facts. Accelerating climate change, rapid urbanization, agricultural and industrial intensification, and other anthropogenic forces all attest to the same truth: the eart is now spinning through the age of humans. After Preservation takes stock of the ways we have tried to both preserve and exploit nature to ask a direct but profound question: what is the role of preservation in an era of seemingly unstoppable human development?--back cover.