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Main Title A conservationist manifesto /
Author Sanders, Scott R.
Publisher Indiana University Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 254526991
ISBN 9780253353139 (cloth : alk. paper); 0253353130 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780253220806 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0253220807 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Nature conservation--United States. ; Naturschutz. ; USA. ; Nature conservation. ; United States.
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EOAM  QH76.S26 2009 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/17/2014
Collation xiii, 238 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-238).
Contents Notes
As an antidote to the destructive culture of consumption dominating American life today, Scott Russell Sanders calls for a culture of conservation that allows us to savor and preserve the world, instead of devouring it. How might we shift to a more durable and responsible way of life? What changes in values and behavior will be required? Ranging geographically from southern Indiana to the Boundary Waters Wilderness and culturally from the Bible to billboards, Sanders extends the visions of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Rachel Carson to our own day. He shows the crucial relevance of a conservation ethic at a time of mounting concern about global climate change, depletion of natural resources, extinction of species, and the economic inequities between rich and poor nations. The important message of this book is that conservation is not simply a personal virtue but a public one.--From publisher description. Pt. 1: Caring for Earth. Building arks ; Common wealth ; A few earthy words ; Two stones ; The warehouse and the wilderness -- Pt. 2: Caring for home ground. The geography of somewhere ; Hometown ; On loan from the Sundance Sea ; Big trees, still water, tall grass ; Limberlost -- Pt. 3: Caring for generations to come. Wilderness as a sabbath for the land ; Simplicity and sanity ; Stillness ; A conservationist manifesto ; For the children.