Making Nature Whole

Making Nature Whole

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Making Nature Whole is a seminal volume that presents an in-depth history of the field of ecological restoration as it has developed in the United States over the last three decades. The authors draw from both published and unpublished sources, including archival materials and oral histories from early practitioners, to explore the development of the field and its importance to environmental management as well as to the larger environmental movement and our understanding of the world. Considering antecedents as varied as monastic gardens, the Scientific Revolution, and the emerging nature-awareness of nineteenth-century Romantics and Transcendentalists, Jordan and Lubick offer unique insight into the field's philosophical and theoretical underpinnings. They examine specifically the more recent history, including the story of those who first attempted to recreate natural ecosystems early in the 20th century, as well as those who over the past few decades have realized the value of this approach not only as a critical element in conservation but also as a context for negotiating the ever-changing relationship between humans and the natural environment. Making Nature Whole is a landmark contribution, providing context and history regarding a distinctive form of land management and giving readers a fascinating overview of the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding where ecological restoration came from or where it might be going.The other was at the UWa€“Madison Arboretum, where the restoration efforts, though curtailed somewhat by the departure of the Civilian ... The UWa€“Madison Arboretum project offers an ideal context for exploring this question because it juxtaposed the two parts ofthis ... 3 This idea is fundamental to Leopolda#39;s most influential thinking and is the basic theme ofhis famous essay a€œThe Land Ethic, a€ in which heanbsp;...


Title:Making Nature Whole
Author: William R. Jordan, George M. Lubick
Publisher:Island Press - 2011-07-26
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