This heuristic study explores environmental disturbance and ecological restoration in several North American settings in order to uncover epistemological, philosophical, aesthetic and ethical considerations revolving around those place-based processes. With fire as one of the central metaphors of this work, the initial place-based chapter examines Northern New Mexico's Pajarito Plateau to explore the region's fire ecology. The study then moves to the Pacific Northwest to draw from wild salmon restoration efforts in urban Seattle habitat. The third place-based chapter focuses on the Midwest grass and farmlands in order to investigate the seeming contradictions between managing prairie landscapes for agricultural commodity versus biological diversity. In the final chapter, the metaphorical implications of disturbance and restoration are explored in terms of individuals, communities and as a society.4 Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey, The Gift of Pain: Why We Hurt and What We Can Do About It (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1993) 7. ... Michael E. Gilpin, and John D. Aber, Restoration Ecology: A Synthetic Approach to Ecological Research (Cambridge UK: Cambridge ... 12 Mitchell Thomashow, Bringing the Biosphere Home: Learning to Perceive Global Environmental Changeanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Ecology of Paradox: Disturbance and Restoration in Land and Soul|
|Author||:||Rowland S. Russell|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|