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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..


Taking Southeast Asia To Market

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : Joseph Nevins | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 0801474337
ISBN 13 : 9780801474330

Recent changes in the global economy and in Southeast Asian national political economies have led to new forms of commodity production and new commodities. Using insights from poli..


Dodging Extinction

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

ISBN 10 : 9780520959095
ISBN 13 : 0520959094

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..


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 ..


40 Days Of Dating

Pub Date : 2015-01-20 | Author : Jessica Walsh | Publisher : Abrams

ISBN 10 : 9781613127155
ISBN 13 : 1613127154

When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old..


Freshwater Dinoflagellates Of North America

Pub Date : 2014-05-13 | Author : Susan Carty | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801451768
ISBN 13 : 0801451760

This book is the first taxonomic guide of freshwater dinoflagellate species reported from North America published since 1934, and it covers Canada, the United States, Mexico, all o..


The Interpretation Of Cultures

Pub Date : 2017-08-15 | Author : Clifford Geertz | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780465093564
ISBN 13 : 0465093566

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concep..


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