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Title Thinking like a watershed : voices from the West / edited by Jack Loeffler and Celestia Loeffler
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 266 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Thinking like a watershed: introduction / Jack Loeffler -- Pueblo watersheds: places, cycles, and life / Rina Swentzell -- Connected by earth: metaphors from Hopi Tutskwa / Lyle Balenquah -- "Don't you let that deal go down": Navajo water rights and the Black Mesa struggle / Sonia Dickey -- Politics of the Colorado River with Stewart Udall / Jack Loeffler -- Applying Navajo tradition to the modern world / Roy Kady -- Tohono O'odham culture: embracing traditional wisdom / Camilllus Lopez -- La cuenca y la querencia: the watershed and the sense of place in the Merced and Acequia landscape / Juan Estevan Arellano -- Ranching and the practice of watershed conservation / Sid Goodloe -- Roots of hunger: the quest for a sustainable food culture / Celestia Loeffler -- Restorying the land / Gary Paul Nabhan -- Navigating the rapids of the future / William deBuys
Summary "Thinking Like a Watershed points our understanding of our relationship to the land in new directions. It is shaped by the bioregional visions of the great explorer John Wesley Powell, who articulated the notion that the arid American West should be seen as a mosaic of watersheds, and the pioneering ecologist Aldo Leopold, who put forward the concept of bringing conscience to bear within the realm of "the land ethic." Produced in conjunction with the documentary radio series entitled Watersheds as Commons, this book comprises essays and interviews from a diverse group of southwesterners including members of Tewa, Tohono O'odham, Hopi, Navajo, Hispano, and Anglo cultures. Their varied cultural perspectives are shaped by consciousness and resilience through having successfully endured the aridity and harshness of southwestern environments"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Desert ecology -- West (U.S.)
Human ecology -- West (U.S.)
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- West (U.S.)
Stream ecology -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Environmental conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Loeffler, Celestia, 1981-
Loeffler, Jack, 1936-
LC no. 2012024090
ISBN 0826352340 (electronic bk.)
9780826352347 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Voices from the West