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Title Becoming good ancestors : how we balance nature, community, and technology / David Ehrenfeld.
Author Ehrenfeld, David.
Publication Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Description xvi, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 304.2 E
Note Rev. ed. of: Swimming lessons / David Ehrenfeld. 2002.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-290) and index.
Contents Pretending -- Brainstorming has its limits -- Nothing simple -- The comforts of fantasy -- Rejecting gifts -- The uses and risks of adaptation -- When machines replace people -- Pseudocommunities -- Obsolescence -- Accelerating social evolution -- Writing -- Affluence and austerity -- Energy and friendly fire -- Durable goods -- Preserving our capital -- Conservation for profit -- Hot spots and the globalization of conservation -- Putting a value on nature -- The downside of corporate immortality -- Wilderness as teacher -- An opposing view of nature -- Death of a plastic palm -- Scientific discoveries and nature's mysteries -- I reinvent agriculture -- Thinking about breeds and species -- Strangers in our own land -- Teaching field ecology -- The ubiquitous right-of-way -- A walk in the woods -- Old growth -- Intimacy with nature -- The utopia fallacy -- Traditions -- Jane Austen and the world of the community -- Universities, schools, and communities -- What do we owe our children? -- Epilogue: A call for fusion and regeneration.
Subject Human ecology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Environmental degradation.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Addl. Author Ehrenfeld, David. Swimming lessons.
ISBN 9780195373783 (pbk. : alk. paper) :
0195373782 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  304.2 E    CHECK SHELVES