Nature conservation

Against Extinction: The Story of Conservation

Author: 
William M. Adams and Martin Mulligan
Publisher: 
Earthscan Publications
Publication Date: 
2004
ISBN: 
1–844–07056–5

paper, 311 p., $27.5

British educator William Adams explores the subject of wildlife conservation in today’s society by tracing the history of man’s changing relationship with nature in the 20th century. He commences the chronicle with a report of the discovery of the mountain gorilla in 1902 and describes how, over time, man’s role changed from that of its hunter to conservationist of its species.

Volume: 
6
Number: 
5

The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable

Author: 
Gretchen C. Daily and Katherine Ellison
Publisher: 
Island Press
Publication Date: 
2002
ISBN: 
1-559-63945-8

paper, 260 p., $25

In a forest is timber the commodity or is the commodity the forest ecosystem? This ecosystem supports life in the soil, sustains above-ground flora and fauna, prevents erosion, and purifies water and the atmosphere.

Volume: 
5
Number: 
5

Walking Seasonal Roads

Author: 
Mary A. Hood
Publisher: 
Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: 
2012
ISBN: 
978–0–815–60973–5

cloth, 175 pp., $19.95

Mary Hood, a literary naturalist with long experience traveling the back roads of New York State, awakens memories of walks down one-lane country dirt roads in this appeal to save these relics of the past. Maintained only during the summer season, these are often forgotten connecters between rural populations. The author directs attention to the land and how it is used, the characteristics of the environment, and the impact of the habitat on local individuals. Her writings provide a clarion call for efforts to save these remnants of a sustainable landscape.

Volume: 
14
Number: 
5
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