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Main Title The once and future world : nature as it was, as it is, as it could be /
Author MacKinnon, J. B.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 823010580
ISBN 9780544103054; 054410305X
Subjects Nature--Effect of human beings on ; Wilderness areas ; Natural areas ; Philosophy of nature ; Human ecology--Philosophy ; Environmental ethics ; Environmental disasters ; Nature conservation ; Conservation of natural resources ; NATURE--Ecology ; NATURE--Ecosystems & Habitats--Wilderness ; NATURE--Environmental Conservation & Protection ; Naturphilosophie ; Naturschutz ; Umweltethik ; Wildnis ; Human influence on nature ; Natur--(DE-588)4041358-5 ; Naturphilosophie--(DE-588)4041408-5 ; Naturschutz--(DE-588)4115348-0 ; Umweltethik--(DE-588)4078520-8 ; Wildnis--(DE-588)4127225-0
Additional Subjects MacKinnon, J B--(James Bernard),--1970-
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  GF75.M322 2013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/13/2015
Collation 232 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index.
Contents Notes
"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."--Publisher information. The nature of the problem : Illusions of nature ; Knowledge extinction ; A 10 percent world ; The opposite of apocalypse -- The nature of nature : A beautiful world ; Ghost acres ; Uncertain nature ; What nature looks like -- Human nature : The maker and the made ; The age of rewilding ; Double disappearance ; The lost island -- Epilogue.