From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert
badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the
landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin. Working
with Nature is the story of a lifetime of work, often in extreme
environments, to harvest nature and protect it - in effect, gardening on
a global scale. It is also a memoir of encounters with larger-than-life
characters such as William Bunting, the gun-toting saviour of
Yorkshire's peatlands and the aristocratic gardener Vita Sackville-West,
examining their idiosyncratic approaches to conservation.
Jeremy Purseglove explains clearly and convincingly why it's not a good idea to extract as many resources as possible, whether it's the demand for palm oil currently denuding the forests of Borneo, cottonfield irrigation draining the Aral Sea, or monocrops spreading across Britain. The pioneer of engineering projects to preserve nature and landscape, first in Britain and then around the world, he offers fresh insights and solutions at each step.
- 272 pages, 40 pictures
Working with Nature : Saving and Using the World's Wild Places - Jeremy Purseglove
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