- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (3 January 2017)
- ISBN-10: 0143783637
- ISBN-13: 978-0143783633
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
New Nature, The Mass Market Paperback – 3 Jan 2017
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Tim Low's award-winning book about the way we interact with nature in our human spaces continues to challenge our perceptions of the environment and our interaction with it.
About the Author
Tim Low is highly regarded as a biologist and writer. He is the prize-winning author of Feral Future and The New Nature, both published by Penguin, and Wild Food Plants of Australia. He is currently co-editor of Wildlife Australia magazine, to which he has been a long-term contributor. Tim also works as an environmental consultant, and his reports, books, articles and talks have contributed to ecological thought and environmental policy in Australia and more widely.
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This is a terrific book. It takes on many sacred cows in the conservation movement including the myth of "wilderness", the dreadfully sloppy use of the the word "nature" and the often misguided attempts of well-meaning conservationists. It's largely based on Australian examples, but there would be lessons here for al continents. We can't wind back the clock: if we are to move to some sort of balance with other life forms we have to come to grips with the fact that they don't see the world through our mental prisms. For example, sewage treatment farms are very rich environments for birds; rubbish tips full of old corrugated iron and junk are havens for reptiles and controlled grazing by sheep and cattle can actually preserve more biodiversity than "native" kangaroos!