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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..


The East Country

Pub Date : 2017-09-15 | Author : Jules Pretty | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781501709357
ISBN 13 : 1501709356

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 ..


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..


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 ..


The Sixth Extinction

Pub Date : 2014-02-11 | Author : Elizabeth Kolbert | Publisher : Henry Holt and Company

ISBN 10 : 9780805099799
ISBN 13 : 0805099794

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a p..


Dispossessing The Wilderness

Pub Date : 1999-04-15 | Author : Mark David Spence | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199880683
ISBN 13 : 0199880689

National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to th..


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