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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 (Hardback, Main)

By Purseglove, Jeremy

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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...nts, 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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ISBN 9781788161596
Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781788161596
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 3 Jun 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
Dewey Code 363.7
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

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