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Islands of abandonment : nature rebounding in the post-human landscape / Cal Flyn.

Flyn, Cal, (author.).

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  • 3 of 6 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Stafford Library. (Show)
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Stafford Library 333.731 FLYN (Text to phone) 34061088406022 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text to phone) acq1104166 Acquisitions On order -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 333.73 FLY (Text to phone) 34014150101534 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Hotchkiss Library - Sharon 333.73/153 (Text to phone) 33660148220140 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 09/15/2021
Killingworth Library Association 333.7315 FLY (Text to phone) 33420149179948 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
New Milford Public Library 333.73 FLY (Text to phone) 34021139524694 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/26/2021

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"As if Annie Dillard walked into THE WORLD WITHOUT US: a beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence Some of the only truly feral cattle in the world wander a long-abandoned island off the northernmost tip of Scotland. A variety of wildlife not seen in many lifetimes has rebounded on the irradiated grounds of Chernobyl. A lush forest supports thousands of species that are extinct or endangered everywhere else on earth in the Korean peninsula's narrow DMZ. Cal Flyn, an investigative journalist, exceptional nature writer, and promising new literary voice visits the eeriest and most desolate places on Earth that due to war, disaster, disease, or economic decay, have been abandoned by humans. What she finds every time is an "island" of teeming new life: nature has rushed in to fill the void faster and more thoroughly than even the most hopeful projections of scientists. ISLANDS OF ABANDONMENT is a tour through these new ecosystems, in all their glory, as sites of unexpected environmental significance, where the natural world has reasserted its wild power and promise. And while it doesn't let us off the hook for addressing environmental degradation and climate change, it's a case that hope is far from lost, and is ultimately a story of redemption. The most polluted spots on Earth can be rehabilitated through ecological processes, and in fact they already are"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Restoration ecology.
Resilience (Ecology)
Environmental disasters.
Ecosystem health.
Landscape changes.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.

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