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Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground

Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground

by Eric T. Freyfogle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300110405

ISBN-13: 9780300110401

Pub. Date: 04/11/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

Critics of environmental laws complain that such rules often burden people unequally, restrict individual liberty, and undercut private property rights. In formulating responses to these criticisms, the conservation effort has stumbled badly, says Eric T. Freyfogle in this thought-provoking book. Conservationists and environmentalists haven’t done their

Overview

Critics of environmental laws complain that such rules often burden people unequally, restrict individual liberty, and undercut private property rights. In formulating responses to these criticisms, the conservation effort has stumbled badly, says Eric T. Freyfogle in this thought-provoking book. Conservationists and environmentalists haven’t done their intellectual homework, he contends, and they have failed to offer an understandable, compelling vision of healthy lands and healthy human communities.
Freyfogle explores why the conservation movement has responded ineffectually to the many cultural and economic criticisms leveled against it. He addresses the meaning of good land use, describes the many shortcomings of “sustainability,” and outlines six key tasks that the cause must address. Among these is the crafting of an overall goal and a vision of responsible private ownership. The book concludes with a stirring message that situates conservation within America’s story of itself and with an extensive annotated bibliography of conservation’s most valuable voices and texts—important information for readers prepared to take conservation more seriously.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300110401
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2006
Edition description:
Anniversary Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................1
Chapter 1. The Four Faces of Resistance....................14
Chapter 2. Five Paths and Their Values....................52
Chapter 3. The Lure of the Garden....................83
Chapter 4. Back to Sustainability....................113
Chapter 5. What Is Good Land Use?....................144
Chapter 6. Conservation's Core Tasks....................178
A Conservation Message to the American People....................212
Conservation's Central Readings: A Bibliographic Essay....................219
Acknowledgments....................255
Notes....................257
Index....................289

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