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Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World

Emma Marris (Author)
288 pages, no illustrations
Paperback | Dec 2013 | #203770 | ISBN-13: 9781608194544
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Hardback | Oct 2011 | #187626 | ISBN-13: 9781608190324
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For decades people have unquestioningly accepted the idea that our goal is to preserve nature in its pristine, pre-human state. But many scientists have come to see this as an outdated dream that thwarts bold new plans to save the environment and prevents us from having a fuller relationship with nature. Humans have changed the landscapes they inhabit since prehistory, and climate change means even the remotest places now bear the fingerprints of humanity.

In Rambunctious Garden, Emma Marris describes innovative conservation approaches, including rewilding, assisted migration, and the embrace of so-called novel ecosystems, takes readers to meet leading scientists and environmentalists, and visits imaginary Edens, designer ecosystems, and Pleistocene parks.

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"In her remarkable new book The Rambunctious Garden, Emma Marris explores a paradox that is increasingly vexing the science of ecology, namely that the only way to have a pristine wilderness is to manage it intensively."
Wall Street Journal

"Potentially the most optimistic and controversial work about the future of nature to appear in years."
– Grist.org

"Ms Marris's book is an insightful analysis of the thinking that informs nature conservation."
The Economist

"What may be the most important book about the environment in a generation."
Idaho Statesman

"Marris is a whip-smart writer [...] already being compared to the greatest environmental writers and thinkers of the past century, Rachel Carson and Aldo Leopold."
San Francisco Chronicle

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