The bird of time : the science and politics of nature conservation : a personal account

N.W. Moore

This book is a plea to everyone but especially to politicians, administrators, farmers and businessmen to take conservation seriously and as a result to integrate conservation with other activities. Through research work and land management the author shows how he came to realise that conservation matters much more fundamentally than is accepted by conventional wisdom. He maintains that the significance of conservation will not be recognised until it is seen within its proper contents of time and this provides the theme of the book. The newness of conservation as an idea and its complexities still provide obstacles to understanding its real significance. In the past too much emphasis has been put on the negative and esoteric aspects of conservation. This book is important because it emphasises its positive and common-sense aspects and in so doing demonstrates that conservation should now be accepted as a major national and international objective of vital concern to everybody now and in the future.

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  • Acknowledgements
  • Words
  • List of figures
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Time and Conservation: 1. Evolutionary time
  • 2. Human time
  • Part II. The Past - Experience from Conserving Habitats: 3. Disappearing heathlands
  • 4. Disappearing hedges and ponds
  • 5. The loss of special places
  • 6. Choosing National nature reserves
  • 7. Choosing sites of special scientific interest
  • 8. Farms and farmers
  • 9. The habitat crisis and the involvement of government
  • Part III. The Past - Experience from Controlling Disease and Pollution: 10. The consequences of a disease
  • 11. The politics of myxomatosis
  • 12. Pesticides - a new problem
  • 13. Planning research on pesticides
  • 14. Persistence
  • 15. The results of research
  • 16. Peregrines and people
  • 17. Guillemots and industry
  • 18. Zinc smelting and Brussels
  • 19. Wider implications
  • Part IV. Towards the Future: 20. Failure to communicate
  • 21. Predicting the future
  • 22. The holding operation required
  • 23. Education for the future
  • 24. Long-term conservation strategy
  • 25. The Bird is on the Wing...
  • Postscript
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 The bird of time : the science and politics of nature conservation : a personal account
著作者等 Moore, N. W.
Moore N.W.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 xxii, 290 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521338719
NCID BA03512986
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス