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The Resource On extinction : how we became estranged from nature, Melanie Challenger

On extinction : how we became estranged from nature, Melanie Challenger

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On extinction : how we became estranged from nature
Title
On extinction
Title remainder
how we became estranged from nature
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Challenger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do we think about the things we have lost? How can we use what we know about extinctions - cultural, biological and industrial - to reconnect with nature? When the gigantic bones of mammoths were first excavated from the Siberian permafrost in the eighteenth century, scientists were forced to consider a terrifying possibility: many species that had once flourished on the Earth no longer existed. For the first time, humans had to contemplate the idea of extinction. From our destruction of the natural world to the human cultures that are rapidly dying out, On Extinction is a passionate exploration of these disappearances and why they should concern us. Challenger asks questions about how we've become destructive to our environment, our emotional responses to extinctions, and how these responses might shape our future relationship with nature. She travels to the abandoned whaling stations of South Georgia, the melting icescape of Antarctica and the Inuit camps of the Arctic, where she traces the links between human activities and environmental collapse. On Extinction is an account of Challenger's journey that brings together ideas about cultural, biological and industrial extinction in a beautiful, thought-provoking and ultimately hopeful book
Summary
Recounts the author's travels investigating the cultural shifts associated with the dramatic rise in extinctions, in a cautionary report that looks at how culture, species, and industries have been affected by the destruction of nature
Tone
Award
Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, 2013.
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10142067
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Challenger, Melanie
Dewey number
576.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE195.7
LC item number
.C43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Environmental degradation
  • Challenger, Melanie
  • Polar regions
Target audience
adult
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how we became estranged from nature
Label
On extinction : how we became estranged from nature, Melanie Challenger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Granta, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-326)
Contents
Beginnings : Natural History Museum, London -- The first peregrination : West Penwith, Cornwall. Wild flowers ; Tin ; Ghosts -- The second peregrination : South Georgia, Antarctica, and the Falkland Islands. Whales ; Ice ; Savages -- The third peregrination : North Yorkshire, Manhattan Island, and Baffin Island. Bones ; Tundra -- Endings : Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
Control code
ocn793580547
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9781619020184
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)793580547
Label
On extinction : how we became estranged from nature, Melanie Challenger
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Granta, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-326)
Contents
Beginnings : Natural History Museum, London -- The first peregrination : West Penwith, Cornwall. Wild flowers ; Tin ; Ghosts -- The second peregrination : South Georgia, Antarctica, and the Falkland Islands. Whales ; Ice ; Savages -- The third peregrination : North Yorkshire, Manhattan Island, and Baffin Island. Bones ; Tundra -- Endings : Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
Control code
ocn793580547
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9781619020184
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)793580547

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