The Resource The green fuse : an ecological odyssey, John Harte ; illustrations by Len Kamp

The green fuse : an ecological odyssey, John Harte ; illustrations by Len Kamp

Label
The green fuse : an ecological odyssey
Title
The green fuse
Title remainder
an ecological odyssey
Statement of responsibility
John Harte ; illustrations by Len Kamp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""The force that through the green fuse drives the flower / Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees / Is my destroyer," wrote poet Dylan Thomas. In this evocative book a widely respected ecological scientist and activist draws on the poet's image and his own environmental research to demonstrate the intricate interconnections among disparate ecosystems. He takes us from the salmon runs of southwestern Alaska and the marshes of the Florida everglades to the coral reefs of the South Pacific and the depopulated bleakness of the Tibetan plateau. The result is that rare book that bridges the cultures of science and art. Lyrical and vivid portraits of natural wonders and the threats to them are combined with precise scientific accounts of natural processes and their disturbances. The Green Fuse will show nonscientists the fascination of ecological detective work and renew scientists' love for the beauty of the world under their microscopes." "Written from personal passion as well as intellectual analysis, Harte's stories illuminate, without sermonizing, the damage to natural systems brought about by technological hubris and calculated political ruthlessness. To fuse is to join together; "the green fuse" symbolizes the basic unity behind natural diversity. But Harte observes that a green fuse may also be the weak link in an overloaded system or the slow burning wick on an ecological bomb. The scientist's words echo the poet's insight: as The Green Fuse reminds us, the energies that created human liberation from nature can also be those that bring about the human destruction of nature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1939-
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Harte, John
Dewey number
574.5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.145
LC item number
.H36 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH541.145.H36
NAL item number
1993
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ecology
  • Ecologie
Label
The green fuse : an ecological odyssey, John Harte ; illustrations by Len Kamp
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Greatest Show on Earth
  • 6.
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 7.
  • Sinister Side of Symmetry
  • 1.
  • Walk up Hidden Creek
  • 2.
  • ... and Down the River of Grass
  • 3.
  • Island in the Alpine Archipelago
  • 4.
  • Sage Hill: Chaos and Continuity
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 156 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035371646
Label
The green fuse : an ecological odyssey, John Harte ; illustrations by Len Kamp
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Greatest Show on Earth
  • 6.
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 7.
  • Sinister Side of Symmetry
  • 1.
  • Walk up Hidden Creek
  • 2.
  • ... and Down the River of Grass
  • 3.
  • Island in the Alpine Archipelago
  • 4.
  • Sage Hill: Chaos and Continuity
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 156 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035371646

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