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Reconstructing Conservation: Finding Common Ground

A major theoretical contribution

Edited By: Ben A Minteer and Robert E Manning

417 pages, Tabs, figs

Island Press

Paperback | Oct 2003 | #142818 | ISBN: 1559633557
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A vital contribution to the debate about the conceptual foundations of environmentalism. Leading scholars and practitioners examine the classical conservation tradition and its value to contemporary environmentalism. Focusing not just on the tensions that have marked the deconstructivist debate over wilderness and environmentalism, the book represents a larger and ultimately more constructive and hopeful discussion over the proper course of future conservation scholarship and action. A wealth of diverse perspectives are represented, addressing such topics as wilderness and protected areas, cultural landscapes, rural/agrarian landscapes and urban/built environments.

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Ben A. Minteer is associate research scientist in environmental policy, and adjunct assistant professor of environmental affairs at Columbia University. He is co-editor (with Bob Pepperman Taylor) of Democracy and the Claims of Nature (publisher, year). Robert E. Manning is professor of natural resources at the University of Vermont and author of Studies in Outdoor Recreation (Oregon State University Press, year).

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