The Once and Future World

The Once and Future World

Author: James Bernard MacKinnon

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307362191

Category: Human ecology

Page: 272

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From one of Canada's most exciting writers and ecological thinkers, a book that will change the way we see nature and show that in restoring the living world, we are also restoring ourselves. The Once and Future World began in the moment J.B. MacKinnon realized the grassland he grew up on was not the pristine wilderness he had always believed it to be. Instead, his home prairie was the outcome of a long history of transformation, from the disappearance of the grizzly bear to the introduction of cattle. What remains today is an illusion of the wild--an illusion that has in many ways created our world. In 3 beautifully drawn parts, MacKinnon revisits a globe exuberant with life, where lions roam North America and 20 times more whales swim in the sea. He traces how humans destroyed that reality, out of rapaciousness, yes, but also through a great forgetting. Finally, he calls for an "age of restoration," not only to revisit that richer and more awe-filled world, but to reconnect with our truest human nature. MacKinnon never fails to remind us that nature is a menagerie of marvels. Here are fish that pass down the wisdom of elders, landscapes still shaped by "ecological ghosts," a tortoise that is slowly remaking prehistory. "It remains a beautiful world," MacKinnon writes, "and it is its beauty, not its emptiness, that should inspire us to seek more nature in our lives."
The Once and Future World
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: James Bernard MacKinnon
Categories: Human ecology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-01 - Publisher: Vintage Canada

From one of Canada's most exciting writers and ecological thinkers, a book that will change the way we see nature and show that in restoring the living world, we are also restoring ourselves. The Once and Future World began in the moment J.B. MacKinnon realized the grassland he grew up
The Once and Future World
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: James Bernard MacKinnon
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-03 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Hal Niedzviecki
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-20 - Publisher: Seven Stories Press

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Language: en
Pages: 701
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Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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