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The Earth only endures : on reconnecting with nature and our place in it

Author: Jules N Pretty
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'A blend of clear-eyed science and poetic eloquence The Earth Only Endures follows in the tradition of Jared Diamond and E.O. Wilson. Jules Pretty too is hopeful but on the condition that we understand the nature of the self-imposed threats to our future and the rational basis for human survival. To say that this is essential reading is rather like saying that a compass is essential to navigation.' David W Orr  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pretty, Jules N.
Earth only endures.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2007
(DLC) 2006101916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jules N Pretty
ISBN: 9781849772969 1849772967 1280862521 9781280862526 9786610862528 6610862524
OCLC Number: 648265322
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Preface: Green Places, Good Places; Acknowledgements; Part 1 --
Green Places; Chapter 1. Becoming Green; Chapter 2. Birch Bark and Blue Sky; Chapter 3. A Room with a Green View; Chapter 4. Unhealthy Places; Chapter 5. Where the Wild Things Were; Chapter 6. Hunters and the Hunted; Chapter 7. Animal Magic; Part 2 --
Animals and Us; Part 3 --
Food and the Land; Chapter 8. The Fatta the Lan'; Chapter 9. Little Houses on the Prairie; Chapter 10. The Shadow of the Rain; Chapter 11. Rewilding Agriculture; Part 4 --
People and the Land; Chapter 12. Legible Landscapes. Chapter 13. Exclusion ZonesChapter 14. Life and Land on the North Atlantic Fringe; Part 5 --
The Future; Chapter 15. Ecolution; Chapter 16. Liberation; Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: Jules Pretty.
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For most of human history, we have lived our daily lives in a close relationship with the land. This book deals with our relationship with nature, animals and places. It shows how our modern  Read more...

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'A wide ranging and persuasive chronicle. A book full of poetry and hope, a love of nature and a wise, sad understanding of how we, like every civilisation before us, are destroying ourselves.'Robin Read more...

 
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