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The Resource The nature of nature : why we need the wild, Enric Sala

The nature of nature : why we need the wild, Enric Sala

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The nature of nature : why we need the wild
Title
The nature of nature
Title remainder
why we need the wild
Statement of responsibility
Enric Sala
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Nature of Nature explores how the natural world works, outlines the consequences of its unraveling by our activities, and offers practical solutions-with a description of societal and economic benefits. The first ten chapters of this book are a step-by-step crash course in ecology-you might call it "ecology for people in a hurry": what species do, how they co-exist, and how the natural world self-assembles and works, compared to our human-built environment-with ideas on how to run our society and economy more efficiently. Chapter 11 discusses the moral case for the conservation of life on Earth, because utility cannot be the only lens through which we see the world. In other words: Do other creatures have a right to exist, and why? And finally, Chapter 12 explains why it makes more economic sense to protect more of the natural world than to degrade it. By talking to the brain and the heart, and at the same time reaching into the pocket, this book illuminates an inner appreciation for all life on Earth, instills a greater sense of humility, and helps us understand why we need a world with wild places"--
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Sala, Enric
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Human ecology
  • Biotic communities
  • Nature conservation
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The nature of nature : why we need the wild, Enric Sala
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index
Control code
BK0026130866
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781426221019
Lccn
2020005807
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
The nature of nature : why we need the wild, Enric Sala
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index
Control code
BK0026130866
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781426221019
Lccn
2020005807
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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