The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be

The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be

J.B. Mackinnon


From one in all Canada's most fun writers and ecological thinkers, a e-book that would swap the way in which we see nature and express that during restoring the residing global, we're additionally restoring ourselves. 

The as soon as and destiny World all started within the second J.B. MacKinnon learned the grassland he grew up on was once no longer the pristine barren region he had continually believed it to be. as an alternative, his domestic prairie was once the result of an extended historical past of transformation, from the disappearance of the grizzly endure to the advent of farm animals. What continues to be this present day is an phantasm of the wild--an phantasm that has in lots of methods created our world.
 
In three fantastically drawn elements, MacKinnon revisits a globe exuberant with lifestyles, the place lions roam North the US and 20 instances extra whales swim within the sea. He strains how people destroyed that fact, out of rapaciousness, sure, but in addition via an excellent forgetting. ultimately, he demands an "age of restoration," not just to revisit that richer and extra awe-filled global, yet to reconnect with our truest human nature. MacKinnon by no means fails to remind us that nature is a menagerie of marvels. listed here are fish that go down the knowledge of elders, landscapes nonetheless formed via "ecological ghosts," a tortoise that's slowly remaking prehistory. "It continues to be a stunning world," MacKinnon writes, "and it truly is its attractiveness, now not its vacancy, that are meant to encourage us to hunt extra nature in our lives."

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