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Working with Nature - Saving and Using the World's Wild Places (Hardcover) Loot Price: R244
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Working with Nature - Saving and Using the World's Wild Places (Hardcover): Jeremy Purseglove

Working with Nature - Saving and Using the World's Wild Places (Hardcover)

Jeremy Purseglove

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From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin. Working with Nature is the story of a lifetime of work, often in extreme environments, to harvest nature and protect it - in effect, gardening on a global scale. It is also a memoir of encounters with larger-than-life characters such as William Bunting, the gun-toting saviour of Yorkshire's peatlands and the aristocratic gardener Vita Sackville-West, examining their idiosyncratic approaches to conservation.

Jeremy Purseglove explains clearly and convincingly why it's not a good idea to extract as many resources as possible, whether it's the demand for palm oil currently denuding the forests of Borneo, cottonfield irrigation draining the Aral Sea, or monocrops spreading across Britain. The pioneer of engineering projects to preserve nature and landscape, first in Britain and then around the world, he offers fresh insights and solutions at each step.

General

Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2019
Authors: Jeremy Purseglove
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-78816-159-6
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > General
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics > Sustainability
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods > Natural & wild gardening
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > General
Books > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods
Books > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods > Natural & wild gardening
LSN: 1-78816-159-9
Barcode: 9781788161596

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