The Resource Swimming lessons : keeping afloat in the age of technology, David Ehrenfeld

Swimming lessons : keeping afloat in the age of technology, David Ehrenfeld

Label
Swimming lessons : keeping afloat in the age of technology
Title
Swimming lessons
Title remainder
keeping afloat in the age of technology
Statement of responsibility
David Ehrenfeld
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
David Ehrenfeld is a highly esteemed writer on ecology and conservation biology. The founding editor of The Journal of Conservation Biology and author of The Arrogance of Humanism and Beginning Again, his new book is an elegant study of the cost to human dignity and potential, of the shrinking wilderness and the ongoing degredation of the environment. He ruminates on the impacts of short-sighted governmental and economic policies, and of new technologies on human values and communities, tracing the human impacts upon the urban, agricultural and wilderness environments. Ehrenfeld has a unique, unmistakable voice as a major spokesperson for the conservation ethic and the human values implicit in environmentalism and conservation biology. This book should appeal strongly to readers of Ehrenfeld's earlier books and essays, and reach and satisfy a broad constituency on the green end of the political spectrum
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
304.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
GF49
LC item number
.E47 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Swimming lessons : keeping afloat in the age of technology, David Ehrenfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231)
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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
1. Lies we live -- Brainstorming ; Pretending ; Magic of the Internet ; Nothing simple ; Sherlock, Nero, and us -- 2. Wrecking our civilization : a manual -- Rejecting gifts ; Adaptation ; Forecast : chilly, overcast, light drizzle, no people left ; Pseudocommunities ; Obsolescence ; Social evolution versus sudden change ; Writing -- 3. Deadly economics -- Affluence and austerity ; Durable goods ; Spending our capital ; Saving by selling ; Hot spots and the globalization of conservation ; Gingko and the stump ; Death penalty -- 4. Relating to nature in a manmade world -- Vine cleaners ; Connoisseur of nature ; Death of a plastic palm ; Scientific discoveries and nature's mysteries ; I reinvent agriculture ; Thinking about breeds and species ; Teaching field ecology ; More field ecology : Rightofway Island ; Walk in the woods ; Degrees of intimacy -- 5. Restoring the community -- Utopia fallacy ; Traditions ; Jane Austen and the world of the community ; Universities and their communities ; Invalid's guide ; Swimming lessons
Control code
ocm70734784
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195186321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36032098
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70734784
  • acaebk019518632X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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