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Author Apfelbaum, Steven I., 1954-

Title Nature's second chance : restoring the ecology of Stone Prairie Farm / Steven I. Apfelbaum ; [foreword by Nina Leopold Bradley]
Published Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
Contents A place to settle -- Ancient landforms and modern inhabitants -- Jump-starting land restoration -- Formative ideas and understandings -- The past revisits and the future begins -- Taming the old house -- Planting the seeds of restoration -- The doctor is in-- symptoms of ecological health -- Playing with fire -- Getting to know your neighbors -- Globally connected -- Gone -- Exotic and invasive species -- The invading humans -- Ecological reserves -- A healthy Earth ethic -- Conclusion : Land community membership
Summary Renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold once wrote, "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it does otherwise." Few have taken Leopold's vision more to heart than Steven I. Apfelbaum, who has, over the last thirty years, transformed his eighty-acre Stone Prairie Farm in Wisconsin into a biologically diverse ecosystem of prairie, wetland, spring-fed brook, and savanna. In healing his land, Apfelbaum demonstrates how humans might play a starring role in healing the planet
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Subject Apfelbaum, Steven I., 1954-
Prairie restoration -- Wisconsin -- Anecdotes.
Restoration ecology -- Wisconsin -- Anecdotes.
Stone Prairie Farm (Wis.)
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008013071
ISBN 0807085944 (electronic bk.)
9780807085943 (electronic bk.)