eleanor oliphant rebus 30th anniversary
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Win-Win Ecology How the Earth's Species Can Survive in the Midst of Human Enterprise by Michael L. (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona) Rosenzweig
  

Win-Win Ecology How the Earth's Species Can Survive in the Midst of Human Enterprise

,

Synopsis

Win-Win Ecology How the Earth's Species Can Survive in the Midst of Human Enterprise by Michael L. (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona) Rosenzweig

As humanity presses down inexorably on the natural world, people debate the extent to which we can save the Earth's millions of different species without sacrificing human economic welfare. But is this argument wise? Must the human and natural worlds be adversaries? In this book, ecologist Michael Rosenzweig finds that ecological science actually rejects such polarization. Instead it suggests that, to be successful, conservation must discover how we can blend a rich natural world into the world of economic activity. This revolutionary, common ground between development and conservation is called reconciliation ecology: creating and maintaining species-friendly habitats in the very places where people live, work, or play. The book offers many inspiring examples of the good results already achieved. The Nature Conservancy, for instance, has a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense, with more than 200 conservation projects taking place on more than 170 bases in 41 states. In places such as Elgin Air Force Base, the human uses-testing munitions, profitable timbering and recreation-continue, but populations of several threatened species on the base, such as the long-leaf pine and the red-cockaded woodpecker, have been greatly improved. The Safe Harbor strategy of the Fish & Wildlife Service encourages private landowners to improve their property for endangered species, thus overcoming the unintended negative aspects of the Endangered Species Act. And Golden Gate Park, which began as a system of sand dunes, has become, through human effort, a world of ponds and shrubs, waterfowl and trees. Rosenzweig shows that reconciliation ecology is the missing tool of conservation, the practical, scientifically based approach that, when added to the rest, will solve the problem of preserving Earth's species.

Reviews

This book is a stimulating 'wake-up
call to all of us. Read it but don

't just weep, join in the crusade! * The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology * ... a thoughtful discussion of how we can increase species diversity but using our settlements more effectively ... the easy writing style makes ideas accessible to a wide audience. * TEG News * This book seeks common ground between responsible forces for development, and conservationists, and gives a number of inspiring and empowering examples of what good ends can and have been achieved. * Ethology Ecology & Evolution *'


About the Author

Michael L. Rosenzweig is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona and a Fellow of the Morris K. Udall Center for Public Policy.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

12th March 2003

Author

Michael L. (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona) Rosenzweig

More books by Michael L. (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona) Rosenzweig
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Oxford University Press Inc

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Applied ecology
Ecological science, the Biosphere
Environmental economics

ISBN

9780195156041

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools