The Resource Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology, David Ehrenfeld

Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology, David Ehrenfeld

Label
Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology
Title
Becoming good ancestors
Title remainder
how we balance nature, community, and technology
Statement of responsibility
David Ehrenfeld
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant writer and gifted "big picture" thinker, David Ehrenfeld is one of America's leading conservation biologists. Becoming Good Ancestors unites in a single, up-to-date framework pieces written over two decades, spanning politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminating the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve today's hard questions about society and the environment. The book focuses on our present-day retreat from reality, our alienation from nature, our unthinking acceptance of new technology and rejection of the old, the loss of our ability to discrimin
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
LC call number
GF49
LC item number
.E47 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology, David Ehrenfeld
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Swimming lessons / David Ehrenfeld. 2002
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-290) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pretending -- Brainstorming has its limits -- Nothing simple -- The comforts of fantasy -- Rejecting gifts -- The uses and risks of adaptation -- When machines replace people -- Pseudocommunities -- Obsolescence -- Accelerating social evolution -- Writing -- Affluence and austerity -- Energy and friendly fire -- Durable goods -- Preserving our capital -- Conservation for profit -- Hot spots and the globalization of conservation -- Putting a value on nature -- The downside of corporate immortality -- Wilderness as teacher -- An opposing view of nature -- Death of a plastic palm -- Scientific discoveries and nature's mysteries -- I reinvent agriculture -- Thinking about breeds and species -- Strangers in our own land -- Teaching field ecology -- The ubiquitous right-of-way -- A walk in the woods -- Old growth -- Intimacy with nature -- The utopia fallacy -- Traditions -- Jane Austen and the world of the community -- Universities, schools, and communities -- What do we owe our children? -- Epilogue: A call for fusion and regeneration
Control code
ocn368224345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199706112
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612053894
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
205389
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23911815
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)368224345
  • myi0195373782

Library Locations

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