The Vanishing Present

Waller Donald M Rooney Thomas P
Straddling temperate forests and grassland biomes and stretching along the coastline of two Great Lakes, Wisconsin contains tallgrass prairie and oak savanna, broadleaf and coniferous forests, wetlands, natural lakes, and rivers. But, like the rest of the world, the Badger State has been transformed by urbanization and sprawl, population growth,... Read More
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Straddling temperate forests and grassland biomes and stretching along the coastline of two Great Lakes, Wisconsin contains tallgrass prairie and oak savanna, broadleaf and coniferous forests, wetlands, natural lakes, and rivers. But, like the rest of the world, the Badger State has been transformed by urbanization and sprawl, population growth, and land-use change. For decades, industry and environment have attempted to coexist in Wisconsin--and the dynamic tensions between economic progress and environmental protection makes the state a fascinating microcosm for studying global environmental change.
The Vanishing Present brings together a distinguished set of contributors--including scientists, naturalists, and policy experts--to examine how human pressures on Wisconsin's changing lands, waters, and wildlife have redefined the state's ecology. Though they focus on just one state, the authors draw conclusions about changes in temperate habitats that can be applied elsewhere, and offer useful insights into future of the ecology, conservation, and sustainability of Wisconsin and beyond.
A fitting tribute to the home state of Aldo Leopold and John Muir, The Vanishing Present is an accessible and timely case study of a significant ecosystem and its response to environmental change.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226871738
ISBN-13 9780226871738
GTIN-13 9780226871738
GTIN-14 09780226871738
Subtitle Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
Author Waller Donald M|Rooney Thomas P
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 507
Publication Date Apr 29, 2010
Dimension 5.9 in 8.8 in 1.4 in