Our Land, Ourselves: Readings on People and Places

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Our Land, Ourselves is a collection of diverse readings on the many themes of people and place - themes such as the protection of wilderness and the idea of the wild, the nature of home, the purpose of work, and the meaning of community. These voices suggest a new way of viewing land conservation as the process of building values and positively shaping human lives.
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Overview

Our Land, Ourselves is a collection of diverse readings on the many themes of people and place - themes such as the protection of wilderness and the idea of the wild, the nature of home, the purpose of work, and the meaning of community. These voices suggest a new way of viewing land conservation as the process of building values and positively shaping human lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967280608
  • Publisher: Trust for Public Land, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Helen and Scott Nearing Titles Ser.
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.03 (w) x 7.01 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Forbes is a longtime leader in the American land conservation movement, both through his work with the Trust for Public Land and his talks, writings, and photography.

The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people, to improve the quality of life in our communities and to protect our natural and historic resources for future generations.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
Foreword
Introduction 1
I Our Challenge
Ch. 1 Does Land Conservation Matter? 7
A Sand County Almanac 8
The Man Who Planted Trees 12
A Native Hill 14
The Place, The Region, and The Commons 15
The Rights of Nature 17
Marking the Sparrow's Fall 19
Kinship to Mastery 23
Killing Legally with Toxic Waste 24
Ch. 2 A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss 27
The Geography of Nowhere 27
Inter Views 29
Hidden Heart of the Cosmos 30
The Ecology of Eden 35
Speed 41
Land Recycling and Sustainable Communities 43
Rethinking Environmentalism 46
Ch. 3 The Boundaries Between Us 52
Lines in the Mind 53
Turtle Island Alphabet 56
The Geography of Nowhere 59
Another Turn of the Crank 61
Changes in the Land 64
Bounded People, Boundless Lands 66
The Man Made of Words 71
II The Poles of the Movement
Ch. 4 A Wild Idea 76
The Wilderness Letter 76
Testimony 80
Job and Wilderness 83
The Abstract Wild 85
The Etiquette of Freedom 87
The Ecology of Eden 88
The Wilderness of History 91
Where the Sidewalk Ends 93
Ch. 5 People and Nature Together 95
Second Nature 95
The Contrary Farmer 100
Another Turn of the Crank 101
The Ecology of Freedom 102
Cultures of Habitat 104
The Ecology of Eden 106
A Native Hill 110
Walden 112
III Toward a New Land Ethic
Ch. 6 Good Work 115
Do You Work for a Living? 116
Conservation Is Good Work 119
Good Work 121
Up River 124
The Ecology of Eden 124
Crossing Borders 126
Letter to the Editor 130
Grapes of Wrath 131
Ch. 7 Home 133
Child of the Far Frontier 134
Staying Put 135
The Abstract Wild 138
The Center of the World 140
The Ecology of Eden 142
The Geography of Nowhere 144
Teaching a Stone to Talk 147
The Thunder Tree 150
Children of Crisis 153
Wild Geese 155
Daughter of Growing Things 156
Ch. 8 Storytelling 161
The Places of Stories 161
Cultures of Habitat 167
Solo Faces 168
Crow and Weasel 172
Thin Places 176
The Record 181
Ch. 9 The Whole Individual 184
Conservation is Good Work 185
World as Lover, World as Self 187
Living the Good Life 189
On the Path, Off the Trail 191
The Abstract Wild 192
The Thunder Tree 194
Dwellings 195
The Little Prince 198
Speech to Organic Growers 202
Self-Reliance 205
Ch. 10 The Whole Community 206
The Ecology of Eden 207
The Good City and the Good Life 209
The Life of Mahatma Gandhi 213
Coming into the Watershed 217
The Hidden Wound 219
Solo Faces 220
A Power of Numbers 224
About the Contributors 228
Bibliography 233
Permissions Acknowledgments 237
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