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Earth in our care : ecology, economy, and sustainability

Author: Chris Maser
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chris Maser addresses key issues, including land-use policies, ecological restoration, forest management, local living, and sustainability thinking. Exploring our interconnectedness with the earth, he examines today's problems and, more importantly, provides solutions for the future."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Maser
ISBN: 9780813545592 0813545595
OCLC Number: 249136813
Description: xviii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Okechukwu Ukaga --
1. Of Ignorance and Knowledge --
2. Our Ever-Changing Landscape Patterns --
3. How Species Enrich Our Lives and the World --
4. Never-Ending Stories of Cause, Effect, and Change --
5. Act Locally and Affect the Whole World --
6. Repairing Ecosystems --
7. Where Do We Go from Here? --
Appendix. Common and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals.
Responsibility: Chris Maser.
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Presents a study of three interactive spheres of the ecosystem: atmosphere (air), litho-hydrosphere (rock that comprises the restless continents and the water that surrounds them), and biosphere (all  Read more...

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