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Correction Lines is a new collection of essays from one of our most thoughtful and eloquent writers on conservation, putting these recent changes into perspective and exploring the questions they raise about the past, present, and future of the conservation movement. The essays explore interrelated themes: the relationship between biological and social dimensions; the historic tension between utilitarian and preservationist approaches; the integration of varied cultural perspectives; the enduring legacy of Aldo Leopold; the contrasts and continuities between conservation and environmentalism; the importance of political reform; and the need to "retool" conservation to address twenty-first-century realities.
Collectively the essays assert that we have reached a critical juncture in conservation-a "correction line" of sorts. Correction Lines argues that we need a more coherent and comprehensive account of the past if we are to understand our present circumstances and move forward under unprecedented conditions. Meine brings together a deep sense of history with powerful language and compelling imagery, yielding new insights into the origins and development of contemporary conservation. Correction Lines will help us think more clearly about the forces that have changed, and are changing, conservation, and inspire us to address current realities and future needs.
|Introduction : turning the corner||1|
|1||The oldest task in human history||13|
|2||Conservation and the progressive movement||42|
|3||Conservation biology and sustainable societies||63|
|4||Leopold's fine line||89|
|5||Emergence of an idea||117|
|6||Giving voice to concern||132|
|8||The secret Leopold||161|
|9||Inherit the grid||187|
|10||The once and future land ethic||210|
|11||Home, land, security||222|