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Cows Save the Planet - And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth (Cód: 9582143)

Judith Schwartz

Chelsea Green Publications (Livros Digitais)

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In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems-climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity-there are positive, alternative scenarios to the degradation and devastation we face. In each case, our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil.

Drawing on the work of thinkers and doers, renegade scientists and institutional whistleblowers from around the world, Schwartz challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other problems. For example, land can suffer from undergrazing as well as overgrazing, since certain landscapes, such as grasslands, require the disturbance from livestock to thrive. Regarding climate, when we focus on carbon dioxide, we neglect the central role of water in soil-'quot;green water'quot;-in temperature regulation. And much of the carbon dioxide that burdens the atmosphere is not the result of fuel emissions, but from agriculture; returning carbon to the soil not only reduces carbon dioxide levels but also enhances soil fertility.

Cows Save the Planet is at once a primer on soil'apos;s pivotal role in our ecology and economy, a call to action, and an antidote to the despair that environmental news so often leaves us with.

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Produto sob encomenda Não
Marca Chelsea Green Publications (Livros Digitais)
Cód. Barras 9781603584333
Acabamento e-book
Início da Venda 26/06/2013
Territorialidade Internacional
Formato Livro Digital Epub
Gratuito Não
Tamanho do Arquivo 2827
Proteção Drm Sim
Idioma 337
Código do Formato Epub
Número de Páginas 240 (aproximado)
Ano da Publicação 113
Peso 0.00 Kg
AutorJudith Schwartz