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The nature of nature : why we need the wild / Enric Sala ; [foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales ; introduction by Edward O. Wilson].

Sala, Enric, (author.). Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948- (writer of foreword.). Wilson, Edward O., (writer of introduction.).

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Summary:

"The Nature of Nature explores how the natural world works, outlines the consequences of its unraveling by our activities, and offers practical solutions-with a description of societal and economic benefits. The first ten chapters of this book are a step-by-step crash course in ecology--you might call it "ecology for people in a hurry": what species do, how they co-exist, and how the natural world self-assembles and works, compared to our human-built environment--with ideas on how to run our society and economy more efficiently. Chapter 11 discusses the moral case for the conservation of life on Earth, because utility cannot be the only lens through which we see the world. In other words: Do other creatures have a right to exist, and why? And finally, Chapter 12 explains why it makes more economic sense to protect more of the natural world than to degrade it."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 304.2 SAL 2020 (Text) 33892100704049 Adult New Books Book None 10/23/2020 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426221019
  • ISBN: 1426221010
  • Physical Description: 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The Nature of Nature explores how the natural world works, outlines the consequences of its unraveling by our activities, and offers practical solutions-with a description of societal and economic benefits. The first ten chapters of this book are a step-by-step crash course in ecology--you might call it "ecology for people in a hurry": what species do, how they co-exist, and how the natural world self-assembles and works, compared to our human-built environment--with ideas on how to run our society and economy more efficiently. Chapter 11 discusses the moral case for the conservation of life on Earth, because utility cannot be the only lens through which we see the world. In other words: Do other creatures have a right to exist, and why? And finally, Chapter 12 explains why it makes more economic sense to protect more of the natural world than to degrade it." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Human ecology.
Biotic communities.
Nature conservation.
Biotic communities.
Human ecology.
Nature conservation.

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