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Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date October 15, 2013
Pages 515
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226907390
ISBN-10 0226907392
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.86 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Other format details university press
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The environmental movement is plagued by pessimism. And that’s not unreasonable: with so many complicated, seemingly intractable problems facing the planet, coupled with a need to convince people of the dangers we face, it’s hard not to focus on the negative

But that paints an unbalanced—and overly disheartening—picture of what’s going on with environmental stewardship today. There are success stories, and Our Once and Future Planet delivers a fascinating account of one of the most impressive areas of current environmental experimentation and innovation: ecological restoration. Veteran investigative reporter Paddy Woodworth has spent years traveling the globe and talking with people—scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens—who are working on the front lines of the battle against environmental degradation. At sites ranging from Mexico to New Zealand and Chicago to Cape Town, Woodworth shows us the striking successes (and a few humbling failures) of groups that are attempting to use cutting-edge science to restore blighted, polluted, and otherwise troubled landscapes to states of ecological health—and, in some of the most controversial cases, to particular moments in historical time, before widespread human intervention. His firsthand field reports and interviews with participants reveal the promise, power, and limitations of restoration.

Ecological restoration alone won’t solve the myriad problems facing our environment. But Our Once and Future Planet demonstrates the role it can play, and the hope, inspiration, and new knowledge that can come from saving even one small patch of earth.



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9780226907390 | details & prices | 515 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.86 lbs | List price $35.00
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (August 24, 2015)
9780226333403 | details & prices | 515 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $25.00
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With Tabor Evans | from Jove Pubns (July 1, 1999); titled "Longarm and the Lady from Tombstone"
9780515125337 | details & prices | 185 pages | 4.25 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.99
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