Rewilding : : the radical new science of ecological recovery

Book Number DB117423
Title Rewilding : : the radical new science of ecological recovery
Names Jepson, Paul.
Blythe, Cain. Author
Medium Digital Book
Language English
Annotation "Progressive scientists and conservation professionals are pursuing a radical new approach to restoring ecosystems: rewilding. By recovering the ripple effect generated by the interactions among plant and animal species and natural disturbances, rewilding seeks to repair ecosystems by removing them from human engineering and reassembling guilds of megafauna from a mix of surviving wild and feral species and de-domesticated breeds, including elk, bison, and feral horses. Written by two leaders in the field, this book offers an abundantly illustrated guide to the science of rewilding. It shows in fascinating detail the ways in which ecologists are reassembling ecosystems that allow natural interactions rather than human interventions to steer their environmental trajectories. Rewilding looks into a past in which industrialization and globalization downgraded grasslands, describes current projects designed to recover self-willed ecosystems, and envisions the future with ten predictions for a rewilded planet. It shows how rewilding is shaking up conservation science and policy, bringing new hope and renewed purpose to efforts to revive essential ecological processes. Color illustrations capture moments of beauty in nature and offer enlightening infographics and visualizations." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
LC Subject Nature conservation
Wildlife reintroduction
Ecology
Nonfiction
Audience Notes Unrated. Commercial Audio NLS/BPH
Local Subject Science - Nature - NAT
Sociology - SOC
Nonfiction - NF
Narrator Laing, Robin.
Title Status Active
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