Our once and future planet : restoring the world in the climate change century (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Our once and future planet : restoring the world in the climate change century

Our once and future planet : restoring the world in the climate change century

Author: Paddy Woodworth
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
Paddy Woodworth has spent years traveling the globe and talking with people--scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens--who are working on the front lines of the battle against environmental degradation. At sites ranging from Mexico to New Zealand and Chicago to Cape Town, Woodworth shows us the striking successes (and a few humbling failures) of groups that are attempting to use cutting-edge science to restore  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paddy Woodworth
ISBN: 022633340X 9780226333403 9780226907390 0226907392
OCLC Number: 989156970
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Environment) 2013
Description: XIII, 515 str. : ilustr. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Five plots, five prairies, reflooding a delta --
The cranes are flying --
again --
From Necedah to St. Louis: via Zaragoza : a restoration learning curve --
Greening the rainbow nation: saving the world on a single budget? --
Awkward questions from the windy city: why restore? To what? For whom? --
Keeping nature out? restoring the cultural landscape of the cinque terre --
The last of the woods laid low? fragile green shoots in Irish forests --
Future shock: "novel ecosystems" and climate change shake restoration's foundations --
Dreamtime in Gondwanaland --
Restoration on a grand scale: finding a home for 350,000 species --
Killing for conservation: the grim precondition for restoration in New Zealand --
The Mayan men (and women) who can (re)make the rain forest --
Making the black deserts bloom: bog restoration on the brink of extinction --
Walk like a chameleon: three trends, one story --
Conclusions: why restore?.
Responsibility: Paddy Woodworth.


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