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The strangler fig and other tales : field notes of a conservationist

Author: Mary A Hood
Publisher: Walnut Creek : Altamira Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A travel memoir to places of natural beauty and biological importance. It reveals the vulnerability of natural places and the consequences of unsustainable exploitation. It is suitable for those  Read more...

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Named Person: Mary A Hood; Mary A Hood
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary A Hood
ISBN: 0759106762 9780759106765 0759106770 9780759106772
OCLC Number: 54528879
Description: xiii, 193 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginnings of an ecological ethics --
Louisiana : the barge --
Some last great places South America : introduction --
A wilderness : Patagonia --
Highlands : Patagonia revisited --
Drylands : the Atacama Desert --
Central America and Mexico : introduction --
Tropical places : Costa Rica, the Yucatan, and Panama --
Nature as connection --
Kinship with the natural world : Mitchellsville Gorge Trail, New York --
Social connections : Osprey Nature Trail, Iowa --
Belonging to place : Life Birds, Vermont --
Sanctuaries --
Private lands : Vicksburg, Mississippi --
National refuges : a festival of Cranes, New Mexico --
Preserves : prairies of Iowa and Louisiana --
Eco-myths --
South Sea Island paradise : Bali and Lombok, Indonesia --
Survival of the fittest : survival camp in New Jersey --
Africa as wilderness : Kenya and Tanzania --
The legacy of corporatization --
Sprawl : Ft. McDowell in Arizona --
Impoverishment : Hudson Bay, Canada --
Extinction : in praise of trees, Washington --
More extinction : a pygmy owl in Texas --
Bioregionalism : the ethics of "it all begins and ends at home" --
Home as region : a southern fringe, the Gulf Coast --
Home as personal : the home place, Florida.
Responsibility: Mary A. Hood.
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