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Author Ehrenfeld, David.

Title Swimming lessons : keeping afloat in the age of technology / David Ehrenfeld
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002

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Description xvi, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. The Lies We Live -- Brainstorming -- Pretending -- The Magic of the Internet -- Nothing Simple -- Sherlock, Nero, and Us -- Pt. 2. Wrecking Our Civilization: A Manual -- Rejecting Gifts -- Adaptation -- Forecast: Chilly, Overcast, Light Drizzle, No People Left -- Pseudocommunities -- Obsolescence -- Social Evolution versus Sudden Change -- Writing -- Pt. 3. Deadly Economics -- Affluence and Austerity -- Durable Goods -- Spending Our Capital -- Saving by Selling -- Hot Spots and the Globalization of Conservation -- The Gingko and the Stump -- The Death Penalty -- Pt. 4. Relating to Nature in a Manmade World -- The Vine Cleaners -- A Connoisseur of Nature -- Death of a Plastic Palm -- Scientific Discoveries and Nature's Mysteries -- I Reinvent Agriculture -- Thinking about Breeds and Species -- Teaching Field Ecology -- More Field Ecology: Rightofway Island -- A Walk in the Woods -- Degrees of Intimacy -- Pt. 5. Restoring the Community -- The Utopia Fallacy -- Traditions
Jane Austen and the World of the Community -- Universities and Their Communities -- An Invalid's Guide -- Swimming Lessons
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human ecology.
Environmental degradation.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Technology -- Social aspects.
LC no. 2001032180
ISBN 0195148525 :