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An examination of the science, philosophy and law of ecosystems management. It shows how efforts to make federal protection of ecosystems the centrepiece of national environmental policy are driven by religious veneration of Mother Earth wrapped in a veil of weak science. It reveals that placing the well-being of nature ahead of the well-being of people erodes the American dream and goes on to suggest how we can improve our stewardship of the land.

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Defending Illusions examines the science, philosophy, and law of ecosystem management. Allan Fitzsimmons clearly illustrates how efforts to make federal protection of ecosystems the centerpiece of national environmental policy rest on weak science and a worldview that places concern for the well-being of nature ahead of the well-being of people.

Table of Contents

Everyone knows what an ecosystem is, or do they? — Mapping ecosystems — Visions of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem — Claims of environmental calamity — Nature worship and the new paradigm — Science, ecosystems, and the emperor's new clothes — The laws and ecosystem protection — Ecosystem protection proposals — Human consequences of the new paradigm --Improving environmental stewardship.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847694228
Author:
Fitzsimmons, Allan K.
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Location:
Lanham, Md :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Ecosystem management
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Ecosystem management - Government policy -
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
352
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Political Economy Forum Paperback
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8.96x5.85x.77 in. .96 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Defending Illusions examines the science, philosophy, and law of ecosystem management. Allan Fitzsimmons clearly illustrates how efforts to make federal protection of ecosystems the centerpiece of national environmental policy rest on weak science and a worldview that places concern for the well-being of nature ahead of the well-being of people.
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