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Grass: In Search of Human Habitat (Hardback)

Joe C. Truett

Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2009
ISBN 10: 0520258398 / ISBN 13: 9780520258396
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Titre : Grass: In Search of Human Habitat (Hardback)

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this evocative conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. In a richly drawn, anecdotally driven narrative, Joe C. Truett, a grasslands ecologist who writes with a flair for language, traces the evolutionary, historical, and cultural forces that have reshaped North American rangelands over the past two centuries. He introduces an intriguing cast of characters - wildlife and grasslands biologists, archaeologists, ranchers, and petroleum geologists - to illuminate a wide range of related topics: our love affair with turf and how it manifests in lawns and sports, the ecological and economic dimensions of ranching, the glory of cowboy culture, grasslands and restoration ecology, and more. His book ultimately provides the background against which we can envision a new paradigm for restoring rangeland ecosystems-and a new paradigm for envisioning a more sustainable future. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520258396

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Synopsis : Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this evocative conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. In a richly drawn, anecdotally driven narrative, Joe C. Truett, a grasslands ecologist who writes with a flair for language, traces the evolutionary, historical, and cultural forces that have reshaped North American rangelands over the past two centuries. He introduces an intriguing cast of characters - wildlife and grasslands biologists, archaeologists, ranchers, and petroleum geologists - to illuminate a wide range of related topics: our love affair with turf and how it manifests in lawns and sports, the ecological and economic dimensions of ranching, the glory of cowboy culture, grasslands and restoration ecology, and more. His book ultimately provides the background against which we can envision a new paradigm for restoring rangeland ecosystems-and a new paradigm for envisioning a more sustainable future.

Critique: "Recommended." Choice 20100501 "Can be read with ease and interest." Environment And Ecology 20100630 "Impassioned, informative, and entertaining." Conservation Magazine 20100712 "Nonjudgmental, questioning, provocative, and written with an appreciation of human's increasing dominance of our finite home planet." Qtly Review Of Biology 20121219

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