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The Resource The moth snowstorm : nature and joy, by Michael McCarthy

The moth snowstorm : nature and joy, by Michael McCarthy

Label
The moth snowstorm : nature and joy
Title
The moth snowstorm
Title remainder
nature and joy
Statement of responsibility
by Michael McCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The moth snowstorm, a phenomenon Michael McCarthy remembers from his boyhood when moths 'would pack a car's headlight beams like snowflakes in a blizzard,' is a distant memory. Wildlife is being lost, not only in the wholesale extinctions of species but also in the dwindling of those species that still exist. The Moth Snowstorm records in painful detail this rapid dissolution of nature's abundance and proposes a radical solution: that we recognize our capacity to love the natural world. Arguing that neither sustainable development nor ecosystem services have proven adequate as defenses against pollution, habitat destruction, species degradation, and climate change, McCarthy asks us to consider nature as an intrinsic good and an emotional and spiritual resource, capable of inspiring joy, wonder, and even love. An award-winning environmental journalist, McCarthy presents a clear, well-documented picture of what he calls 'the great thinning' around the world, while interweaving the story of his own early discovery of wilderness and a childhood saved by nature. Drawing on the truths of poets, the studies of scientists, and the author's long experience in the field, The Moth Snowstorm is part elegy, part ode, and part argument, resulting in a passionate call to action"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
approximately 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Michael
Dewey number
304.2/8
Index
index present
LC call number
GE195
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Michael
  • McCarthy, Michael
  • Environmentalism
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wilderness areas
  • Joy
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Nature
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental degradation
Label
The moth snowstorm : nature and joy, by Michael McCarthy
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Singular Window -- 2. Stumbling Upon Wilderness -- 3. The Bond and the Losses -- 4. The Great Thinning -- 5. Joy in the Calendar -- 6. Joy in the Beauty of the Earth -- 7. Wonder -- 8. A New Kind of Love
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681370415
Lccn
2016016596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
67719D61-BC83-4D2E-B662-1EFC9A2C409B
System control number
  • 2197937
  • (OCoLC)946142624
  • (OCoLC)ocn946142624
  • 2197937
Label
The moth snowstorm : nature and joy, by Michael McCarthy
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Singular Window -- 2. Stumbling Upon Wilderness -- 3. The Bond and the Losses -- 4. The Great Thinning -- 5. Joy in the Calendar -- 6. Joy in the Beauty of the Earth -- 7. Wonder -- 8. A New Kind of Love
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681370415
Lccn
2016016596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
67719D61-BC83-4D2E-B662-1EFC9A2C409B
System control number
  • 2197937
  • (OCoLC)946142624
  • (OCoLC)ocn946142624
  • 2197937

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