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(Inside Passage: A Journey Beyond Borders.pdf) This book is about an idea that rests at the junction of what we call wilderness and civilization Simply it is a call for rethinking and more importantly reconstructing our relationship with nature from Inside Passage Protecting land in parks safe from human encroachment has been a primary strategy of conservationists for the past century and a half Yet drawing lines around an area and calling it wilderness does little to solve larger environmental problems As author Richard Manning puts it in a knowingly provocative way Wilderness designation is not a victory but acknowledgement of defeat In Inside Passage Manning takes us on a thought provoking tour of the lands along the Pacific Northwest s Inside Passage from southeast Alaska down through Puget Sound and then on to the northern Oregon coast and the Columbia River system as he explores the dichotomy between wilderness and civilization and the often disastrous effects of industrialization Through vivid description and conversations with people in the region Manning brings new insights to the area s most pressing environmental concerns the salmon crisis deforestation hydroelectric dams urban sprawl and examines various innovative ways they are being addressed He details efforts to restore degraded ecosystems and to integrate economic development with environmental protection and looks at powerful new tools such as Geographic Information Systems GIS that are increasingly being used to further conservation efforts Throughout Manning focuses on the hopeful possibility that we can redesign the human enterprise to a scale more appropriate to the nature that holds it that rather than drawingborders around nature we might instead start placing borders on human behavior Perhaps he suggests we can begin to behave in all places as if all places matter to us as much as wilderness and in the process claim all of nature as our own Inside Passage is a wide ranging and thoughtful exploration by a gifted writer and an important work for anyone interested in the Pacific Northwest or concerned about the future of our relationship to the natural worldDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Inside Passage: A Journey Beyond Borders books for multiple devices.