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Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-First Century

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By: DB Botkin

256 pages, B/w photos,line drawings

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jul 1992 | #20240 | ISBN: 0195074696
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Hardback | Dec 1990 | #8159 | ISBN: 0195054911
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Suggests that modern technology, particularly computers and satellite remote sensing, provide new ways of thinking about nature, and how this technology may enable us to manage renewable natural resources wisely.


Acknowledgements; PART I: THE CURRENT DILEMMA: A view from a marsh: myths and facts about nature; Why the elephants died: breakdown in the management of living resources; Moose in the wilderness: stability and the growth of populations; Oaks in New Jersey: machine age forests; PART II: BACKGROUND TO CRISIS: Mountain lions and mule deer: nature as Divine Order; Earth as a fellow creature: organic views of nature; In Mill Hollow: nature as the great machine; PART III: EVOLVING IMAGES: The forest in the computer: new metaphors for nature; Within the moose's stomach: nature as the biosphere; Fire in the forest: managing living resources; PART IV: RESOLUTIONS FOR OUR TIME: Winds on Mauna Loa: how to approach managing the biospehere; The moon in the nautilus shell: nature in the 21st century; Postscript: A guide to action; Chapter notes; Key concepts and terms.

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