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

Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology, David Ehrenfeld, (electronic resource)

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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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • 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 discriminate betw
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MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrenfeld, David
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GF49
LC item number
.E47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ehrenfeld, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Environmental degradation
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Technology
Label
Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology, David Ehrenfeld, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Swimming lessons / David Ehrenfeld. 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (321 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612053894
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000747236
  • (EBL)430808
  • (OCoLC)368224345
  • (SSID)ssj0000109615
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11142671
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000109615
  • (PQKBWorkID)10046031
  • (PQKB)11551081
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC430808
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000747236
Label
Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology, David Ehrenfeld, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Swimming lessons / David Ehrenfeld. 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (321 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612053894
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000747236
  • (EBL)430808
  • (OCoLC)368224345
  • (SSID)ssj0000109615
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11142671
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000109615
  • (PQKBWorkID)10046031
  • (PQKB)11551081
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC430808
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000747236

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