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Making Nature Whole: A History of Ecological Restoration (Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration)

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Publisher Comments:

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 The authors draw from both published and unpublished sources, including archival materials and oral histories from early practitioners, to explore the development of the field and its importance to environmental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.

Synopsis:

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 The authors draw from both published and unpublished sources, including archival materials and oral histories from early practitioners, to explore the development of the field and its importance to environmental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.

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.

About the Author

William R. Jordan III is Director of the New Academy for Nature and Culture and codirector of the Institute for Nature and Culture, DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois. George Lubick is a historian who has taught courses in American environmental history and the American West at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff.
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter 1. Deep History

Chapter 2. Run-Up

Chapter 3. Preconditions

Chapter 4. Invention

Chapter 5. Neglect

Chapter 6. Realization I: Stepping-Stones

Chapter 7. Realization II: Taking Hold

Chapter 8. Realization III: Finding a Voice

Chapter 9. Realization IV: Getting Real

Chapter 10. Realization V: The Relationship

Chapter 11. Current Thinking

 

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597265133
Subtitle:
A History of Ecological Restoration
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Jordan, William R.
Author:
Lubick, George M.
Author:
Jordan, William R., III
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Publication Date:
20110726
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Making Nature Whole: A History of Ecological Restoration (Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration)
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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.

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.

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