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Holistic management, as described by Allan Savory in the books Holistic Resource Management (Island Press, 1988) and the revised edition, Holistic Management (Island Press, 2001), has been practiced by thousands of people around the world to profitably restore and promote the health of their land through practices that mimic nature, and by many others who have sought a mor ...more
Hardcover, 590 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by Island Press
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Savory has found the key to reversing desertification: restoring normal animal behavior on human-managed lands.

The book is long (500+ pages in small type) and with too much detail in the wrong places. Nevertheless it is a landmark book that demonstrates that by changing animal husbandry to biomimic evolutionary behavior, we can restore the soil we humans have inadvertantly ruined via our ignorance/arrogance.

He doesn't say it in the book (published in 1985), but such practices are arguably our
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