Our Once and Future Planet
Restoring the World in the Climate Change CenturyBook - 2013
Paddy Woodworth has spent years traveling the globe and talking with people--scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens--who are working on the front lines of the battle against environmental degradation. At sites ranging from Mexico to New Zealand and Chicago to Cape Town, Woodworth shows us the striking successes (and a few humbling failures) of groups that are attempting to use cutting-edge science to restore blighted, polluted, and otherwise troubled landscapes to states of ecological health--and, in some of the most controversial cases, to particular moments in historical time, before widespread human intervention. His firsthand field reports and interviews with participants reveal the promise, power, and limitations of restoration. --from publisher description.
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
Branch Call Number: 577 WOODWORT
Characteristics: xiii, 515 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm