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Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology

Author: David Ehrenfeld
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
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A brilliant writer and gifted "big picture" thinker, David Ehrenfeld is one of America's leading conservation biologists. Becoming Good Ancestors unites in a single, up-to-date framework pieces written over two decades, spanning politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminating the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve today's hard questions about society and the environment. The book focuses on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ehrenfeld, David.
Becoming good ancestors.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008007199
(OCoLC)212410030
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Ehrenfeld
ISBN: 9780199706112 0199706115 9780195373783 0195373782 1282053892 9781282053892
OCLC Number: 368224345
Notes: Revised edition of: Swimming lessons / David Ehrenfeld. 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages)
Contents: Pretending --
Brainstorming has its limits --
Nothing simple --
The comforts of fantasy --
Rejecting gifts --
The uses and risks of adaptation --
When machines replace people --
Pseudocommunities --
Obsolescence --
Accelerating social evolution --
Writing --
Affluence and austerity --
Energy and friendly fire --
Durable goods --
Preserving our capital --
Conservation for profit --
Hot spots and the globalization of conservation --
Putting a value on nature --
The downside of corporate immortality --
Wilderness as teacher --
An opposing view of nature --
Death of a plastic palm --
Scientific discoveries and nature's mysteries --
I reinvent agriculture --
Thinking about breeds and species --
Strangers in our own land --
Teaching field ecology --
The ubiquitous right-of-way --
A walk in the woods --
Old growth --
Intimacy with nature --
The utopia fallacy --
Traditions --
Jane Austen and the world of the community --
Universities, schools, and communities --
What do we owe our children? --
Epilogue: A call for fusion and regeneration.
Responsibility: David Ehrenfeld.
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A brilliant writer and gifted "big picture" thinker, David Ehrenfeld is one of America's leading conservation biologists. Becoming Good Ancestors unites in a single, up-to-date framework pieces written over two decades, spanning politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminating the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve today's hard questions about society and the environment. The book focuses on our present-day retreat from reality, our alienation from nature, our unthinking acceptance of new technology and rejection of the old, the loss of our ability to discrimin.

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These essays retain the qualities that made them appealing when they were first published - brevity, passion and accessibility...The result is a very good read. Shepard Krech III, NATURE

 
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