Earth in Our Care: Ecology, Economy, and Sustainability

Earth in Our Care: Ecology, Economy, and Sustainability

by Chris Maser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813545595

ISBN-13: 9780813545592

Pub. Date: 07/10/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


"What about the twenty-first century? Will we finally accept our responsibilities as guardians of planet Earth, the biological living trust, for the beneficiaries, the children of today, tomorrow, and beyond? Or, will it too be a century of lethal, economic struggle among the polarized positions of the supremely dysfunctional among us? Are they—once…  See more details below

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"What about the twenty-first century? Will we finally accept our responsibilities as guardians of planet Earth, the biological living trust, for the beneficiaries, the children of today, tomorrow, and beyond? Or, will it too be a century of lethal, economic struggle among the polarized positions of the supremely dysfunctional among us? Are they—once again—to be allowed to determine the legacy we, as a society, as a nation, bequeath those who follow us? The choice is ours, the adults of the world. How shall we choose?"

So writes Chris Maser in this compelling study of three interactive spheres of the ecosystem: atmosphere (air), litho-hydrosphere (rock that comprises the restless continents and the water that surrounds them), and biosphere (all life sandwiched in between).

Rich in detail and insightful analogies, Earth in Our Care addresses key issues including land-use policies, ecological restoration, forest management, local living, and sustainability thinking. Exploring our interconnectedness with the Earth, Maser examines today's problems and, more importantly, provides solutions for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813545592
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
07/10/2009
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Of Ignorance and Knowledge
Everything has a Tradeoff
Our Ever-Changing Landscape Patterns
How Species Enrich Our Lives and the World
Act Locally and Affect the Whole World
The Never-Ending Stories of Cause, Effect, and Change
Is Ecological Restoration Possible?
Where Do We Go from Here?
Appendix
Notes
Glossary
Index

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