Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Abstract Wild - 96 edition

by Jack Turner

Abstract Wild (ISBN10: 0816516995; ISBN13: 9780816516995)
ISBN13: 978-0816516995
ISBN10: 0816516995

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0816513949
ISBN10: 0816513945

Summary: If anything is endangered in America it is our experience of wild nature--gross contact. There is knowledge only the wild can give us, knowledge specific to it, knowledge specific to the experience of it. These are its gifts to us.

How wild is wilderness and how wild are our experiences in it, asks Jack Turner in the pages of The Abstract Wild. His answer: not very wild. National parks and even so-called wilderness areas fall far short of offering the prima ...show morel, mystic connection possible in wild places. And this is so, Turner avows, because any managed land, never mind what it's called, ceases to be wild. Moreover, what little wildness we have left is fast being destroyed by the very systems designed to preserve it.

Natural resource managers, conservation biologists, environmental economists, park rangers, zoo directors, and environmental activists: Turner's new book takes aim at these and all others who labor in the name of preservation. He argues for a new conservation ethic that focuses less on preserving things and more on preserving process and "leaving things be." He takes off after zoos and wilderness tourism with a vengeance, and he cautions us to resist language that calls a tree "a resource" and wilderness "a management unit."

Eloquent and fast-paced, The Abstract Wild takes a long view to ask whether ecosystem management isn't "a bit of a sham" and the control of grizzlies and wolves "at best a travesty." Next, the author might bring his readers up-close for a look at pelicans, mountain lions, or Shamu the whale. From whatever angle, Turner stirs into his arguments the words of dozens of other American writers including Thoreau, Hemingway, Faulkner, and environmentalist Doug Peacock.

We hunger for a kind of experience deep enough to change our selves, our form of life, writes Turner. Readers who take his words to heart will find, if not their selves, their perspectives on the natural world recast in ways that are hard to ignore and harder to forget.

...show less

Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Published: 09/01/1996
International: No

View Author Bio
View Review



List Price: $17.95
Used $7.00
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $10.49
Due back 08/01/2014
Rental
Save $7.46 (42%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $2.35

More prices and sellers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Abstract Wild
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (27)  |  New (12)  |  Like New (2)  |  Very Good (6)  |  Good (5)  |  Acceptable (2)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$7.00
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$12.32
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$2.35
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Blue Cloud Books
Phoenix, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.54
Blue Cloud Books ??? Hot deals from the land of the sun.
$3.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
u-pick
san francisco, CA
Seller Rating: 4.54
1996 Paperback Good Front cover was tear.
$6.32
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Housing Works UBC NY
New York, NY
Seller Rating: 4.64
Very Good Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Paperback.
$7.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$7.94
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$7.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Letters Bookshop
Chapel Hill, NC
Seller Rating: 5
Trade Paperback Used Excellent condition. Tight, clean wraps. No underlining or highlighting.
$9.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Sharon's Bookshop CT
Washington Depot, CT
Seller Rating: 4.55
1996 Trade paperback Fine. like new. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. With dust jacket. 136 p. Audience: General/trade.
$10.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Whitneysbookshelf
Tonopah, NV
Seller Rating: 4.58
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. 1996 Soft cover 1st Edition Good. No Jacket 0816516995 Stated 1St Edition With Full Number Line. Some Cover Fading And Dust Markings, Wrinkling, Acceptable Copy, Not A Former ...show more Library Book, No Jacket, Not A Remainder, Soft Cover. How Wild Is Wilderness And How Wild Are Our Experiences In It, Asks Jack Turner In The Pages Of The Abstract Wild. His Answer: Not Very Wild. National Parks And Even So-Called Wilderness Areas Fall Far Short Of Offering The Primal, Mystic Connection Possible In Wild Places. And This Is So, Turner Avows, Because Any Managed Land, Never Mind What It's Called, Ceases To Be Wild. Moreover, What Little Wildness We Have Left Is Fast Being Destroyed By The...Very Systems Designed To Preserve It. Natural Resource Managers, Conservation Biologists, Environmental Economists, Park Rangers, Zoo Directors, And Environmental Activists: Turner's Book Takes Aim At These And All Others Who Labor In The Name Of Preservation. He Argues For A New Conservation Ethic That Focuses ...show less
$10.43
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
PaperbackshopUS
Secaucus, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.48
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
$11.44
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
BargainBookStores
Grand Rapids, MI
Seller Rating: 4.72
BRAND NEW ITEM! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of items sold!.
Page:   1     2     3     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close