In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land

In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land

by Stephanie Mills, Staphanie Mills
     
 

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"One of the penalties of an ecological education," wrote Aldo Leopold, "is that one lives alone in a world of wounds." In "In Service of the Wild", Stephanie Mills brings her intelligent, personable voice to an examination of the field of ecological restoration - the rapidly developing art and science of healing the wounds of the land.See more details below

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"One of the penalties of an ecological education," wrote Aldo Leopold, "is that one lives alone in a world of wounds." In "In Service of the Wild", Stephanie Mills brings her intelligent, personable voice to an examination of the field of ecological restoration - the rapidly developing art and science of healing the wounds of the land.

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'An instruction manual, a field guide to a sustainable lifestyle, and a glimmer of hope in a damaged world.' —Katie Hennessey,Utne Reader
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A growing number of individuals have become actively engaged in ecological restoration. As Mills (Whatever Happened to Ecology?) defines it, ``ecological restoration is the art and science of repairing damaged ecosystems to the greatest possible degree of historic authenticity.'' Here she repeatedly attempts to bridge the gap between art and science. The first half of the book, in highly personal prose, offers a paean to the 35 acres in northern Michigan she calls home. These chapters are not nearly as focused as those of the second half, which detail the specifics of five different restoration projects: Aldo Leopold's Sandy County Midwestern farm, which is acknowledged to be the birthplace of the restoration movement; the University of Wisconsin at Madison's arboretum; prairie preserves in and around Chicago; the Mattole River in Northern California; and Auroville, a supposedly self-sufficient, ecologically attuned village in tropical India. Interviews with the professionals and amateurs involved in the projects bring each to life and demonstrate the deep commitment some people develop to their environment. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807085356
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Series:
Concord Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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