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Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground

Eric Freyfogle


This book examines different aspects of land conservation. Using land in its broadest ecological sense, to include not just soils but wildlife, water, ecological processes, and humans, it approaches the battlegrounds from two quite different directions. Those who promote conservation typically respond to some inner longing to respect nature's processes. They care about living creatures, often passionately, and want nature's beauties and life forms close at hand. When taken seriously, as a vital strand of political and cultural thought, conservation poses a forceful challenge to elements of mod ... More

Keywords: land conservation, ecological sense, modern culture, land-use practices, natural order, community-centered perspective, aesthetic sensibilities, social reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300110401
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Freyfogle, author