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Gardeners Of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance To Nature

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Dagget's ideas fly in the face of our culture's ancient assumption that humans are separate from nature and of current notions that the best way for us to protect the land is to leave it alone. He demonstrates case after case of positive human engagement in the environment and of managed ecosystems and restored areas that are richer, more diverse, and healthier than ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published August 4th 2005 by University of Nevada Press (first published January 1st 2004)
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Anna
Jan 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Gardeners of Eden is a five-star book with a serious, pseudoscientific flaw. As such, it could do more harm than good if people read it with less-than-critical eye.
Sue Rahilly
Nov 10, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Conservationists & landmanagers
America is further ahead in the development of the concept that "locking-up" country does not work for conservation.
Mankind is part of nature and if we are removed, landscapes may go totally feral.
Good management by man is required for gppd conservation.
Dan
Jan 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Makes the case for conservation and restoration through working landscapes rather than inviolate preserves in the west. Suggests many federal land managers don't know what they are doing.
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