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Feral : rewilding the land, the sea, and human life / George Monbiot.

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Macon County Public Library 639.97 M (Text) 39493107768451 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 10/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780226205557
  • ISBN: 022620555X
  • Physical Description: xxi, 319 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1 Raucous Summer 1 -- 2 Wild Hunt 14 -- 3 Foreshadowings 23 -- 4 Elopement 40 -- 5 Never-spotted Leopard 49 -- 6 Greening the Desert 62 -- 7 Bring Back the Wolf 90 -- 8 A Work of Hope 121 -- 9 Sheepwrecked 153 -- 10 Hushings 167 -- 11 Beast Within (Or How Not to Rewild) 186 -- 12 Conservation Prison 209 -- 13 Rewilding the Sea 228 -- 14 Gifts of the Sea 258 -- 15 Last Light 267.
Summary, etc.:
To be an environmentalist early in the twenty-first century is always to be defending, arguing, acknowledging the hurdles we face in our efforts to protect wild places and fight climate change. But let's be honest: hedging has never inspired anyone. So what if we stopped hedging? What if we grounded our efforts to solve environmental problems in hope instead, and let nature make our case for us? That's what George Monbiot does in Feral, a lyrical, unabashedly romantic vision of how, by inviting nature back into our lives, we can simultaneously cure our "ecological boredom" and begin repairing centuries of environmental damage. Monbiot takes readers on an enchanting journey around the world to explore ecosystems that have been "rewilded": freed from human intervention and allowed--in some cases for the first time in millennia--to resume their natural ecological processes. We share his awe, and wonder, as he kayaks among dolphins and seabirds off the coast of Wales and wanders the forests of Eastern Europe, where lynx and wolf packs are reclaiming their ancient hunting grounds. Through his eyes, we see environmental success--and begin to envision a future world where humans and nature are no longer separate and antagonistic, but are together part of a single, healing world.
Subject: Wildlife reintroduction.
Restoration ecology.

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