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Nature's Second Chance

Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm

Author: Steven I. Apfelbaum   Foreword by: Nina Leopold Bradley

Foreword by Nina Leopold Bradley

From an internationally recognized restoration ecologist, the twenty-first-century sequel to the best-selling classic A Sand County Almanac

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Renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold once wrote, “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it does otherwise.”

Few have taken Leopold’s vision more to heart than Steven I. Apfelbaum, who has, over the last thirty years, transformed his eighty-acre Stone Prairie Farm in Wisconsin into a biologically diverse ecosystem of prairie, wetland, spring-fed brook, and savanna. In healing his land, Apfelbaum demonstrates how humans might play a starring role in healing the planet.
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“In his account, both personal and visionary, of the restoration of his eighty-acre farm, Steven Apfelbaum makes a passionate plea for the respect and conservation of our ecosystems.” —Jane Brox, author of Clearing Land

“Apfelbaum’s book is as rich in farming adventure, environmental ideas, and profound insights as a restored prairie is rich in life and beauty.” —Booklist

“Living with the land, and not just simply on it, has never been more imperative-and Steven Apfelbaum is the perfect guide to that new symbiosis. Nature’s Second Chance is part memoir, part road map for a more sustainable future.” —Scott Weidensaul, author of Return to Wild America

  • Read an article on Nature's Second Chance in the Home-Currents section of the New York Times

  • Nature's Second Chance was named of the Top Ten Books on the Environment by Booklist Online

  • Nature's Second Chance selected as a "Vendor's Pick" in the Columbus Dispatch

Nature's Second Chance

ISBN: 978-080708596-7
Publication Date: 2/1/2010
Pages: 256
Size: x Inches (US)
Price:  $18.00
Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.