The Vanishing Present

The Vanishing Present

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Straddling temperate forests and grassland biomes and stretching along the coastline of two Great Lakes, Wisconsin contains tallgrass prairie and oak savanna, broadleaf and coniferous forests, wetlands, natural lakes, and rivers. But, like the rest of the world, the Badger State has been transformed by urbanization and sprawl, population growth, and land-use change. For decades, industry and environment have attempted to coexist in Wisconsina€”and the dynamic tensions between economic progress and environmental protection makes the state a fascinating microcosm for studying global environmental change. The Vanishing Present brings together a distinguished set of contributorsa€”including scientists, naturalists, and policy expertsa€”to examine how human pressures on Wisconsina€™s changing lands, waters, and wildlife have redefined the statea€™s ecology. Though they focus on just one state, the authors draw conclusions about changes in temperate habitats that can be applied elsewhere, and offer useful insights into future of the ecology, conservation, and sustainability of Wisconsin and beyond. A fitting tribute to the home state of Aldo Leopold and John Muir, The Vanishing Present is an accessible and timely case study of a significant ecosystem and its response to environmental change.But these improvements would have been even greater if increases in vehicle miles traveled merely reflected ... Honda combined this technology with the latest in lightweight construction to achieve EPA mileage ratings of 61 miles per gallon anbsp;...

Title:The Vanishing Present
Author: Donald M. Waller, Thomas P. Rooney
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2009-08-01

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