Making Nature Whole

A History of Ecological Restoration

  • Authors
  • William R. JordanIII
  • George M. Lubick
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 1-10
  3. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 11-24
  4. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 25-35
  5. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 37-60
  6. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 61-84
  7. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 85-105
  8. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 107-119
  9. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 121-145
  10. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 147-159
  11. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 161-175
  12. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 177-199
  13. W. R. Jordan III, G. M. Lubick
    Pages 201-216
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 217-256

About this book

Introduction

Making Nature Whole is a seminal volume that presents an in-depth history of the field of ecological restoration as it has developed in the United States over the last three decades. The authors draw from both published and unpublished sources, including archival materials and oral histories from early practitioners, to explore the development of the field and its importance to environmental management as well as to the larger environmental movement and our understanding of the world.

Considering antecedents as varied as monastic gardens, the Scientific Revolution, and the emerging nature-awareness of nineteenth-century Romantics and Transcendentalists, Jordan and Lubick offer unique insight into the field's philosophical and theoretical underpinnings. They examine specifically the more recent history, including the story of those who first attempted to recreate natural ecosystems early in the 20th century, as well as those who over the past few decades have realized the value of this approach not only as a critical element in conservation but also as a context for negotiating the ever-changing relationship between humans and the natural environment.

Making Nature Whole
is a landmark contribution, providing context and history regarding a distinctive form of land management and giving readers a fascinating overview of the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding where ecological restoration came from or where it might be going.

Keywords

Ecological restoration Environmental history Island Press Restoration ecology Society for Ecological Restoration

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