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Working with Nature: Saving and Using the World's Wild Places

Working with Nature: Saving and Using the World's Wild Places
 

From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin. Working with Nature is the story of a lifetime of work, often in extreme environme... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781788161596
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Release Date 3 June 2019 by Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
Author(s) By Purseglove, Jeremy
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ISBN-13 9781788161596
ISBN-10 1788161599
Stock Release date is 3 June 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Release Date 3 June 2019
International Publication Date 25 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Purseglove, Jeremy
Category Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Sustainability
Agriculture & Farming
Natural & Wild Gardening
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 451g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Environmental protection, Environmental engineering
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 363.7
Catalogue Code 985986

Description of this Book

From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin. Working with Nature is the story of a lifetime of work, often in extreme environments, to harvest nature and protect it - in effect, gardening on a global scale. It is also a memoir of encounters with larger-than-life characters such as William Bunting, the gun-toting saviour of Yorkshire's peatlands and the aristocratic gardener Vita Sackville-West, examining their idiosyncratic approaches to conservation. Jeremy Purseglove explains clearly and convincingly why it's not a good idea to extract as many resources as possible, whether it's the demand for palm oil currently denuding the forests of Borneo, cottonfield irrigation draining the Aral Sea, or monocrops spreading across Britain. The pioneer of engineering projects to preserve nature and landscape, first in Britain and then around the world, he offers fresh insights and solutions at each step.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Jeremy Purseglove's Taming the Flood: 'Jeremy Purseglove has a gift that is increasingly rare in these days of scientific specialization - of joining practical wisdom about working with nature and the land to an imaginative appreciation of their place in our history and culture.' -- Richard Mabey A pioneering and counter-culture work -- Oliver Rackham It is a celebration of life in and around the water and it is an eloquent plea to water engineers, to farmers and to Government to respect that life -- BBC Wildlife
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jeremy Purseglove was born in Africa and grew up in Singapore, Trinidad and Kent. Working as an environmentalist in the water industry, he helped pioneer a new approach to reducing floods which also preserved the beauty of rivers. This culminated in a TV series and influential book, Taming the Flood, first published in 1986 and revised in 2017. In 1989 he joined an engineering consultancy, where he worked around the world with engineers to promote practical development while enhancing wetlands, forests and flower-rich meadows.

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