Hope's Horizon: Three Visions For Healing The American Land (Hardback)
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Hope's Horizon: Three Visions For Healing The American Land (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 01/05/2004
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This book brings to literary life attempts to get beyond defensive environmental struggles, particularly in the American West and develop practical, proactive strategies based on grander visions to, as the author terms it, heal the landscape. The author tells the stories of three main efforts and the individuals behind them: the kind of restoration exemplified by the campaign to drain Lake Powell and bring Glen Canyon; reconnection of fragmented habitats, as represented by the Wildlands project (with discussions of Vermont and the Sky Island Project in the Southwest); and abolition of technologies, such as nuclear power, that are environmentally dangerous and unsustainable. The author not only imparts information in an interesting way to the general reader but conveys what's inspirational about these projects and the individuals behind them. All of the book's principles share the fundamental belief that land should be used in the spirit of collaboration with natural systems rather than domination of them.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559639774
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 25 mm


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"Hope's Horizon is an engrossing, even wonderful, secret history of contemporary environmentalism."--Washington Post Book World
"Hope's Horizon tells us not to deny those crazy thoughts we have about changing the world. In fact, those thoughts are what change the world--they are the first green sprigs of a flower pushing through the spring soil....This book would make a good gift for someone who is learning about the environmental movement and might be inspired by personal, compelling stories of change."--Bloomsbury Review
"Hope's Horizon is a lively and often downright poetic acount of an emerging movement for conservation."--David Johns, Portland State University, President, The Wildlands Project

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