Nature by Design: People, Natural Process, and Ecological Restoration #2019

Nature by Design: People, Natural Process, and Ecological Restoration Eric S. Higgs Nature by Design People Natural Process and Ecological Restoration Ecological restoration is the process of repairing human damage to ecosystems It involves reintroducing missing plants and animals rebuilding soils eliminating hazardous substances ripping up roads

  • Title: Nature by Design: People, Natural Process, and Ecological Restoration
  • Author: Eric S. Higgs
  • ISBN: 9780262582261
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nature by Design: People, Natural Process, and Ecological Restoration Eric S. Higgs Ecological restoration is the process of repairing human damage to ecosystems It involves reintroducing missing plants and animals, rebuilding soils, eliminating hazardous substances, ripping up roads, and returning natural processes such as fire and flooding to places that thrive on their regular occurrence Thousands of restoration projects take place in North America eEcological restoration is the process of repairing human damage to ecosystems It involves reintroducing missing plants and animals, rebuilding soils, eliminating hazardous substances, ripping up roads, and returning natural processes such as fire and flooding to places that thrive on their regular occurrence Thousands of restoration projects take place in North America every year In Nature by Design, Eric Higgs argues that profound philosophical and cultural shifts accompany these projects He explores the ethical and philosophical bases of restoration and the question of what constitutes good ecological restoration.Higgs explains how and why the restoration movement came about, where it fits into the array of approaches to human relationships with the land, and how it might be used to secure a sustainable future Some environmental philosophers and activists worry that restoration will dilute preservation and conservation efforts and lead to an even deeper technological attitude toward nature They ask whether even well conceived restoration projects are in fact just expressions of human will Higgs prefaces his responses to such concerns by distinguishing among several types of ecological restoration He also describes a growing gulf between professionals and amateurs Higgs finds much merit in criticism about technological restoration projects, which can cause damage than they undo These projects often ignore the fact that changing one thing in a complex system can change the whole system For restoration projects to be successful, Higgs argues, people at the community level must be engaged These focal restorations bring communities together, helping volunteers develop a dedication to place and encouraging democracy.
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    1. I really enjoy Higgs writing in general so was happy when a friend gave me this book.The book completely lived up to my expectations It is a thoughtful, philosophical, and practical examination of ecological restoration Higgs addresses the issue of what constitutes real nature Disney s sanitized plastic leaves and carefully painted geysers that spout on schedule Wilderness untouched by human hands Something in between He ties these ideas to our interactions with nature and the decisions those un [...]

    2. A thoughtful and nuanced attempt to bring clarity and substance to the idea and practice of ecological restoration I especially enjoyed the chapter Denaturing Restoration, in which Higgs draws restoration practice into conversation with work in the philosophy of technology, and particularly Albert Borgmann s distinction between focal things and devices.

    3. I find this book very inspiring I ve been looking for ways, methods to solve China s environmental problems for a long time This book provide some very powerful methods to resist technological take over in China I recommend it to everyone who are interested in environmental issues.

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