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Correction Lines: Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation

By: C Meine

304 pages, no illustrations

Island Press

Paperback | Oct 2004 | #155560 | ISBN: 1559637323
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Hardback | Oct 2004 | #154334 | ISBN: 1559637315
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About this book

The last fifteen years have been a period of dramatic change, both in the world at large and within the fields of ecology and conservation. The end of the Cold War, the dot-com boom and bust, the globalizing economy, and the attacks of September 11, among other events and trends, have reshaped our worldview and the political environment in which we find ourselves. At the same time, emerging knowledge, needs, and opportunities have led to a rapid evolution in our understanding of the scientific foundations and social context of conservation. &L; Correction Lines is a new collection of essays from one of the most thoughtful and eloquent writers on conservation, putting these recent changes into perspective and exploring the questions they raise about the past, present, and future of the conservation movement. The essays explore interrelated themes: the relationship between biological and social dimensions; the historic tension between utilitarian and preservationist approaches; the integration of varied cultural perspectives; the enduring legacy of Aldo Leopold; the contrasts and continuities between conservation and environmentalism; the importance of political reform; and the need to "retool" conservation to address twentyfirst-century realities.


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Biography

Curt Meine is a writer and conservation biologist. He is author of the biography Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work (University of Wisconsin Press, 1988), editor of the collection Wallace Stegner and the Continental Vision (Island Press, 1997), and co-editor with Richard L. Knight of The Essential Aldo Leopold (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999). He has served on the board of governors of the Society for Conservation Biology and sits on the editorial boards of the Journals Conservation Biology and Environmental Ethics.

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