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The Resource Wilding : returning nature to our farm, Isabella Tree ; introduction by Eric Schlosser

Wilding : returning nature to our farm, Isabella Tree ; introduction by Eric Schlosser

Label
Wilding : returning nature to our farm
Title
Wilding
Title remainder
returning nature to our farm
Statement of responsibility
Isabella Tree ; introduction by Eric Schlosser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For many years Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell struggled to make a go as farmers, doing everything they could to make the heavy clay soils of their farm at Knepp in West Sussex as productive as possible, while rarely succeeding in making a profit. By 2000, facing bankruptcy, the couple decided they would try something new. They would restore their 3,500 acres, farmed for centuries, even millennia, to the form that they had had before human intervention. They would bring back the wild. This was no simple matter. What form did the land have before it took on the form that human beings have given it? The answer to that question was controversial and required real, and fascinating, research. And then the land had once been open to whole hosts of animals that had since been prevented from running wild, if not killed off or made extinct. These had been a crucial actor in the landscape and its ecology, and how were they, or their likes, to be reintroduced into it? And finally there were the neighbors, often appalled at the sight of once tidy fields now running riot with what they considered dangerous weeds. The experiment however, was a success. With minimal human intervention, and with herds of free-roaming animals stimulating new habitats, Knepp is now full of new life. Rare species such as turtle doves, peregrine falcons and purple emperor butterflies breed there. The fabled English nightingale, heard less and less in modern times, sings again"--
Summary
Forced to accept that their West Sussex farming business had become economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband made a spectacular leap of faith: rather than investing more money in a failing enterprise, they decided to allow `self-willed ecological processes' to restore themselves, natural processes to occur with minimal hindrance, and with no pre-determined targets. The results have been spectacular.
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659644
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tree, Isabella
Dewey number
333.95/16094226
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH77.G7
LC item number
T74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Nature conservation
  • Land use, Rural
  • Nature
  • NATURE / Ecology
  • NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
returning a farm to nature
Label
Wilding : returning nature to our farm, Isabella Tree ; introduction by Eric Schlosser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Picador, 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019003392
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781681373713
Lccn
2019003392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1080275081
Label
Wilding : returning nature to our farm, Isabella Tree ; introduction by Eric Schlosser
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Picador, 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019003392
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781681373713
Lccn
2019003392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1080275081

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