Nature as measure [electronic resource] : the selected essays of Wes Jackson / Wes Jackson ; foreword by Wendell Berry
- Jackson, Wes, 1936-
- Berkeley : Counterpoint, 
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- 1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages) : illustrations
- Foreword: My friend's book -- New roots for agriculture. The problem of agriculture -- Stewards of the land -- The earth in review: the rise, role, and fall of soil -- The religious dimension -- Becoming native to the place. Homecoming -- The problem -- Visions and assumptions -- Nature as measure -- Becoming native to our places -- Developing the courage of our convictions -- Altars of unhewn stone. The information implosion -- Old salsola -- Pre-Copernican minds of the space age -- Land wisdom vs. lab success -- Livings nets in a new prairie sea -- Oracles, prophets, and modern heroes -- Falsehoods of farming -- Toward a common covenant -- The next synthesis. Making sustainable agriculture work -- From the margin -- The next synthesis.
- Wes Jackson can teach us many things about the land, soil, and conservation, but what most resonates is this: The ecosphere is self-regulating, and as often as we attempt to understand it, we are not its builders, and our manuals will often be faulty. The only responsible way to learn the nuances of the land is to study the soil and vegetation in their natural state and pass this knowledge on to future generations. In Nature as Measure, a collection of Jackson's essays from Altars of Unhewn Stone and Becoming Native to This Place, these ideas of land conservation and education are written ...
- 9781582438931 (electronic bk.)
1582438935 (electronic bk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages -232).
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- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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