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The fate of nature : rediscovering our ability to rescue the earth

Author: Charles P Wohlforth
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on behavioral science to assess environmental protection activities in Alaska, in a partly philosophical analysis that cites the examples of such groups as evolutionary scientists, hippie activists, and oil tycoons.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles P Wohlforth
ISBN: 9780312377373 0312377371
OCLC Number: 468853846
Description: x, 434 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: The context : natural history and human nature. The Gulf of Alaska cauldron ; Killer whale culture and human spirituality ; Chugach culture and the spirits of nature ; How animals think ; Thinking and being a person ; The essence of Carol Treadwell ; Connected or alone --
The enlightenment comes to Alaska. How Captain Cook saw Alaska ; Rethinking the moon ; Competition in men and snails ; The Russian conquest of Alaska ; The American conquest of Alaska ; Evolution, free will, and hope --
How conservation happened. Taming the Gold Rush ; The anatomy of sharing ; Catalysts for conservation ; Whistle-blowers to save Alaska ; Conservation and eugenics ; Fantasy meets reality at Katalla --
Property rights and community rights. Chenega destroyed ; Ownership in a liquid world ; Clem Tillion and the ownership of the sea ; An alternative to tragedy ; Chenega reborn ; Native people become Native corporations ; The broken covenant --
Exxon Valdez : blackness visible. Finding oil ; Costs and values ; A community collapses ; Rick Steiner and the fight for the trees ; Understanding life as a system ; Hearts connect to the coastal forest --
Conclusion : The problem and hope. Choosing good (beach cleaners part 1) ; How change happens ; Chenega's next generation ; The Hedonic treadmill ; Making a difference (beach cleaners part 2) ; Celebrations.
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Draws on behavioral science to assess environmental protection activities in Alaska, in a partly philosophical analysis that cites the examples of such groups as evolutionary scientists, hippie activists, and oil tycoons.

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