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Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground / Eric T. Freyfogle.

Author/Creator:
Freyfogle, Eric T. author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.) : 0
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Critics of environmental laws complain that such rules often burden people unequally, restrict individual liberty, and undercut private property rights. In formulating responses to these criticisms, the conservation effort has stumbled badly, says Eric T. Freyfogle in this thought-provoking book. Conservationists and environmentalists haven't done their intellectual homework, he contends, and they have failed to offer an understandable, compelling vision of healthy lands and healthy human communities.Freyfogle explores why the conservation movement has responded ineffectually to the many cultural and economic criticisms leveled against it. He addresses the meaning of good land use, describes the many shortcomings of "sustainability," and outlines six key tasks that the cause must address. Among these is the crafting of an overall goal and a vision of responsible private ownership. The book concludes with a stirring message that situates conservation within America's story of itself and with an extensive annotated bibliography of conservation's most valuable voices and texts-important information for readers prepared to take conservation more seriously.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction
CHAPTER 1. The Four Faces of Resistance
CHAPTER 2. Five Paths and Their Values
CHAPTER 3. The Lure of the Garden
CHAPTER 4. Back to Sustainability
CHAPTER 5. What Is Good Land Use?
CHAPTER 6. Conservation's Core Tasks
A Conservation Message to the American People
Conservation's Central Readings
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300133295
OCLC:
1024015905
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300133295 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.