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The Edge of Extinction: Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands


In The Edge of Extinction, Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys through deserts, coasts, mountains, steppes, snowscapes, marshes, and farms to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature. From these accounts of people living close to the land and close to the edge emerge a larger story about sustainability and the future of the planet. Pretty addresses not only…


The Edge Of Extinction

Pub Date : 2014-10-29 | Author : Jules Pretty | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801455032
ISBN 13 : 0801455030

In The Edge of Extinction, Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys through deserts..


Dodging Extinction

Pub Date : 2014-10-01 | Author : Anthony D. Barnosky | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520274372
ISBN 13 : 0520274377

Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful pl..


Agri Culture

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Jules N. Pretty | Publisher : Earthscan

ISBN 10 : 9781849770422
ISBN 13 : 1849770425

'Refreshingly fluent narrative, brimming full of stories and metaphors' Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia, UK 'A great balance between storytelling and analysis which points..


City Of The Good

Pub Date : 2018-02-13 | Author : Michael Mayerfield Bell | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400887934
ISBN 13 : 1400887933

How we came to seek absolute good in religion and nature—and why that quest often leads us astray People have long looked to nature and the divine as paths to the good. In this p..


The East Country

Pub Date : 2017 | Author : Jules Pretty | Publisher : Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN 10 : 150170933X
ISBN 13 : 9781501709333

The East Country is a work of creative nonfiction in which the acclaimed nature writer Jules Pretty integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique, and spiritual reflection ..


Privatizing Water

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Karen Bakker | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 0801474647
ISBN 13 : 9780801474644

This book critically examines a range of issues, including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water supply management strategy, and the en..


Gaia Connections

Pub Date : 2003-01-01 | Author : Alan S. Miller | Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN 10 : 0742531430
ISBN 13 : 9780742531437

Gaia Connections addresses several arenas of concern as humankind faces an escalating ecological and moral crisis in this new millennium. Beginning with an overview of the history ..


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