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Overview

First released in 1990, the essays in Home Place range from the personal—the search for a childhood vision of pristine grassland, the boy who goes from hunting to respecting wildlife and the living space around him—to theory on land use, environmental law, agriculture, education, and technology as it affects the relationships between humanity and the Ecosphere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896300535
  • Publisher: NeWest Publishers, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Henderson Book Ser.
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note and Acknowledgements vi
Foreword ix
Preface 1
Virgin Prairie, Farewell
The Relict Grassland 9
The First 100 Years: Land Use in the Prairies 13
Wilderness as Home Place 26
The Quintessential Westerner 32
Facing Reality
Ecology and Popular Science 41
Changing the Global Vision 50
Technology and Ecology 58
Nature, Self, and Art 66
Growing Up
Growing Up in Granum 77
Beauty and the Botanist 82
The Lake Athabasca Sand Dunes 92
Arks Can't Save Aardvarks 98
Strictly Academic
Crimes Against the Ecosphere 105
Role of the University 122
Ethical Ecosphere 132
Pro-World Choice 136
The New Nature 139
Agriculture
Living with Grass 151
Goals for Agriculture 154
Too Late for Eden? 166
Transforming Agriculture 175
Prairie Land and People 184
Trade And Travel
Restricted Trade 195
Trading in Water 200
June Trip to China, 1983 203
China Revisited, June 1985 212
Envoy
Modesty in the Home Place 225
Bibliography 234
Notes 237
Author Biography 245
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