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x, 261 pages ; 24 cm
  • Part one: Concern. Late high fiesta
  • Independence day
  • The imperative
  • The parade
  • Terra madre
  • Westward ho
  • To complexity and beyond
  • Dirt day
  • Life is great
  • A view from Europe
  • Lucky us
  • A New York interlude
  • The windmill
  • Chasing Irene
  • Part two: Hope. The new ranch
  • An invitation to join the radical center
  • Hope on the range
  • The working wilderness
  • Thinking like a creek
  • Conservation in the age of consequences
  • Big things on small places
  • No ordinary burger
  • Redefining local
  • The carbon ranch
  • The fifth wave.
Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon - soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas - at an unsustainable rate. We've burned up half the planet's known reserves of oil - one trillion barrels - in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow. Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences--a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions- or inaction - have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions? In exploring these questions, White draws on his formidable experience as an environmentalist and activist as well as his experience as a father to two children living through this vital moment in time. As a result, The Age of Consequences is a book of ideas and action, but it is also a chronicle of personal experience. Readers follow White as he travels the country --- from Kansas to Los Angeles, New York City, Italy, France, Yellowstone, and New England.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781619024540 20160618
Green Library
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xvi, 264 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
This volume focuses on the linkages between environment and economics with emphasis on the resource crises arising out of industrial development and urbanization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195655582 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
53 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
293 p. : ill., ports. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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67 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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58 p. ; 22 cm.
  • An economy in the raw
  • Society's consuming passion
  • Building a secondary materials economy
  • Designing for efficiency
  • New markets, new investments
  • The economic opportunity
  • A revolutionary partnership.
Green Library
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xi, 120 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Harold Selman ranches
  • 77 Ranch
  • Wilson Ranch
  • Terry Peters
  • Coleman ranches
  • Lange Twins Winery and Vineyards
  • Pape ranches
  • Treadwell Brady Ranch.
To keep the land in the family . . . To operate the land profitably . . . To leave the land better than they found it . . . Each year, Sand County Foundation's prestigious Leopold Conservation Award recognizes families for leadership in voluntary conservation and ethical land management. In "Generations on the Land: A Conservation Legacy, " veteran author and journalist Joe Nick Patoski visits eight of the award-winning families, presenting warm, heartfelt conversations about the families, their beloved land, and a vision for a healthier world. "Generations on the Land" celebrates these families' roles as conservation leaders for the nation--far beyond the agricultural communities where they live--and reinforces the value of trans-generational family commitment to good land stewardship. The eight landowners profiled by Patoski include six ranchers, a forester, and a vintner. They reside across the country: in California, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Their conservation accomplishments range from providing a habitat corridor for pronghorn antelope to hammering out an endangered species "safe harbor" agreement for grape growers. A short introduction by a fellow conservation or ranching professional precedes each of the personal portraits by Patoski, which are written in an informal, conversational style. Brent Haglund, president of the Sand County Foundation, provides an introduction to the purpose and work of the foundation, and a conclusion summarizes the substantive conservation contributions of the Leopold award winners. With more and more attention being focused on the tensions between the agricultural and economic potential of land and the preservation of the natural environment, a better understanding of sustainable agriculture is becoming increasingly vital. By showcasing the leadership of these Leopold Conservation Award winners, "Generations on the Land "will inspire a whole new cadre of landowners to build a lasting heritage of conservation and sustainable land use--benefitting the earth and its inhabitants for decades to come. "Paper used in printing this book was provided by Mixed Sources: materials manufactured under certification by the Forest Stewardship Council." "In 1939, Aldo Leopold wrote 'When land does well for its owner, and the owner does well for his land, when both end up better by reason of this partnership, we have conservation.' "Generations on the Land" demonstrates this simple yet powerful concept through a series of inspirational and instructional essays drawn from hardworking landowners from across the nation. Whether you manage a working landscape yourself, or are one of the urban many seeking insights into how humanity can achieve a sustainable future, you need to study this book."--Richard C. Bartlett, Thinking Like a Mountain Foundation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781603442411 20160603
Green Library
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xli, 291 p. ; 23 cm.
The writings gathered in this book explore an important but little-publicized movement in American culture - the marked resurgence of agrarian practices and values in rural areas, suburbs, and even cities. It is a movement that in widely varied ways is attempting to strengthen society's roots in the land while bringing greater health to families, neighbourhoods and communities. "The New Agrarianism" vividly displays the movement's breadth and vigour, with selections by such award-winning writers as Wendell Berry, William Kittredge, Stephanie Mills, David Orr, Scott Russell Sanders and Donald Worster. As editor Eric Freyfogle observes in his introduction, agrarianism is properly conceived in broad terms, as reaching beyond food production to include a whole constellation of ideals, loyalties, sentiments and hopes. It is a temperament and a moral orientation, he explains, as well as a suite of diverse economic practices - all based on the insistent truth that people everywhere are part of the land community, as dependent as other life on its fertility and just as shaped by its mysteries and possibilities. The writings included here have been chosen for their engaging narratives as well as their depiction of the New Agrarianism's broad scope. Many of the selections illustrate agrarian practitioners in action - restoring prairies, promoting community forests and farms, reducing resource consumption, reshaping the built environment. Other selections offer pointed critiques of contemporary American culture and its market-driven, resource-depleting competitiveness. Together, they reveal what Freyfogle identifies as the heart and soul of the New Agrarianism: its yearning to regain society's connections to the land and its quest to help craft a more land-based and enduring set of shared values. The book is for social critics, community activists, organic gardeners, conservationists and all those seeking to forge sustaining ties with the entire community of life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559639200 20160528
Green Library
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xx, 350 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Savannas are important natural systems, and it is imperative that they are managed properly to balance their uses. This book looks at how the needs of wildlife conservation, grazing, agriculture, recreation and pastoralism can be reconciled. It also looks at the effect of global climatic change on the ecosystem and what politicians, administrators and land managers need to do in response. Global climatic change may induce major changes in ecosystem function that will require to be taken into account by politicians, administrators and resource managers in the devising of policies and management practices for savanna systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781850704171 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 293 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : colonial conquest, colonial rule, and socioenvironmental history
  • King Haudanu's ponds : environment and society in the middle and northern floodplain, 1879-1896
  • Making wilderness : pestilence, colonial conquest, and famine, 1897-1915
  • The divide : colonial pacification, borders, and population flight, 1916-1930
  • Migrant labor : investment in socioenvironmental recovery, 1900-1960
  • Millet and marriage : domesticating the middle floodplain wilderness, 1930-1960
  • A land without flies : the frontier beyond the floodplain, 1930-1960
  • The search for wilderness : cattleposts, cattle trails, and the colonial border
  • 1930-1960.
Green Library
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xiv, 89 p.
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xiv, 97 p.
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xvii, 220 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
From Conquest to Conservation is a visionary new work from three of the nation's most knowledgeable experts on public lands. As chief of the Forest Service, Mike Dombeck became a lightning rod for public debate over issues such as the management of old-growth forests and protecting roadless areas. Dombeck also directed the Bureau of Land Management from 1994 to 1997 and is the only person ever to have led the two largest land management agencies in the United States. Chris Wood and Jack Williams have similarly spent their careers working to steward public resources, and the authors bring unparalleled insight into the challenges facing public lands and how those challenges can be met. Here, they examine the history of public lands in the United States and consider the most pressing environmental and social problems facing public lands. Drawing heavily on fellow Forest Service employee Aldo Leopold's land ethic, they offer specific suggestions for new directions in policy and management that can help maintain and restore the health, diversity, and productivity of public land and water resources, both now and into the future. Also featured are lyrical and heartfelt essays from leading writers, thinkers, and scientists - including Bruce Babbitt, Rick Bass, Patricia Nelson Limerick, and Gaylord Nelson - about the importance of public lands and the threats to them, along with original drawings by William Millonig.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559639552 20160528
An examination of the history of public lands in the United States considering the most pressing environmental and social problems facing them. The authors offer specific suggestions for new directions in policy and management that can help maintain and restore their health and diversity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559639569 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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xvii, 220 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
From Conquest to Conservation is a visionary new work from three of the nation's most knowledgeable experts on public lands. As chief of the Forest Service, Mike Dombeck became a lightning rod for public debate over issues such as the management of old-growth forests and protecting roadless areas. Dombeck also directed the Bureau of Land Management from 1994 to 1997 and is the only person ever to have led the two largest land management agencies in the United States. Chris Wood and Jack Williams have similarly spent their careers working to steward public resources, and the authors bring unparalleled insight into the challenges facing public lands and how those challenges can be met. Here, they examine the history of public lands in the United States and consider the most pressing environmental and social problems facing public lands. Drawing heavily on fellow Forest Service employee Aldo Leopold's land ethic, they offer specific suggestions for new directions in policy and management that can help maintain and restore the health, diversity, and productivity of public land and water resources, both now and into the future. Also featured are lyrical and heartfelt essays from leading writers, thinkers, and scientists - including Bruce Babbitt, Rick Bass, Patricia Nelson Limerick, and Gaylord Nelson - about the importance of public lands and the threats to them, along with original drawings by William Millonig.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559639552 20160528
An examination of the history of public lands in the United States considering the most pressing environmental and social problems facing them. The authors offer specific suggestions for new directions in policy and management that can help maintain and restore their health and diversity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559639569 20160528
Green Library
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xiii, 209 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Avoiding cynicism and despair, the book begins with an overview of the likely impacts of oil and natural gas depletion and then outlines four options for industrial societies during the next decades: Last One Standing: the path of competition for remaining resources; Powerdown: the path of co-operation, conservation and sharing; Waiting for a Magic Elixir: wishful thinking, false hopes and denial; Building Lifeboats: the path of community solidarity and preservation. Finally, the book explores how three important groups within global society -- the power elites, (the anti-war and anti-globalisation movements, et al: the 'Other Superpower'), and ordinary people -- are likely to respond to these four options. Timely, accessible and eloquent, this book is critical reading for our times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715103 20160528
Green Library

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