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Nature's best hope : a new approach to conservation that starts in your yard / Douglas W. Tallamy.

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Summary:

"Douglas W. Tallamy's first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature's Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it's practical, effective, and easy--you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard. If you're concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature's Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife--and the planet--for future generations."--provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 635.951 T144 (Text) 37801000668473 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_3months 06/04/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604699005
  • ISBN: 1604699000
  • Physical Description: 254 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-243) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The dreamers -- A new approach to conservation -- The importance of connectivity -- Shrinking the lawn -- Homegrown national park -- Rebuilding carrying capacity -- Are alien plants bad? -- Restoring insects, the little things that run the world -- What have weeds done for us lately? -- Will it work? -- What each of us can do -- Concluding remarks -- Frequently asked questions.
Summary, etc.:
"Douglas W. Tallamy's first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature's Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it's practical, effective, and easy--you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard. If you're concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature's Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife--and the planet--for future generations."--provided by publisher.
Subject: Native plants for cultivation.
Natural landscaping.
Human ecology.

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