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Wuerthner, George

Overview
Works: 43 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 10,746 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: SD421.3, 333.740978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Wuerthner
Welfare ranching : the subsidized destruction of the American West( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West tells the story of a vast region, sparsely populated by people but tragically battered by an activity many of us have mistakenly believed is benign. In fact, the production of livestock is incompatible with the ecological health of much of the lands in the West. Aridity is chief among the factors limiting compatible uses of western landscapes. Over decades, the placement of exotic, water-hogging, ill-adapted livestock on western lands has changed diverse native plant communities into monocultures of weeds: turned perennially flowing creeks into dry stream beds: relegated large predators such as wolves and grizzly bears to only the most remote wilderness areas: and forced many wildlife species to the edge of extinction." "This book shows the real West, not the one seen in postcards or imagined from romantic movies and novels. With photographs and essays, it shows not only the most shocking cases of overgrazing, but also the subtle changes that signal ecological disruption on a massive scale. Welfare Ranching explains the cultural and historical causes of the wasting of the West and offers a vision of the renewal that is possible if citizens are willing to demand that their government shift land management priorities to serving the public and natural good, rather than facilitating private gain. Ultimately, this book points the way to the greatest opportunity yet remaining for ecological restoration and wildlife protection in this country."--Jacket
Wildfire : a century of failed forest policy( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wildfires are an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon that have shaped North America?s landscapes since the dawn of time. They are a force that we cannot really control, and thus understanding, appreciating, and learning to live with wildfire is ultimately our wisest public policy. With more than 150 dramatic photographs, Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy covers the topic of wildfire from ecological, economic, and social/political perspectives while also documenting how past forest policies have hindered natural processes, creating a tinderbox of problems that we are faced with today"--Publisher description (March 2007)
Yosemite : the grace & grandeur by George Wuerthner( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From legendary photographer Ansel Adams to renowned writer John Muir, Yosemite National Park has inspired generations of artists, photographers, and writers. Today, Yosemite's dramatic waterfalls and vibrant meadows, exalted mountains and glassy lakes, still inspire all who encounter them. Join writer, photographer, and ecologist George Wuethner as he explores Yosemite, America's most revered terrain. Climb Half Dome, wander endless green meadows, feel the mist of Yosemite Falls -- the tallest waterfall in North America -- and behold the majesty of the giant sequoias. Bring home Yosemite: The Grace & Grandeur and immerse yourself in the rich experience of Yosemite, a land beckoning expeditions, promising renewal, and enriching our souls
Thrillcraft : the environmental consequences of motorized recreation( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thrillcraft: The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation explores the ecological, economic, political, and cultural effects of a mounting crisis. Essays by scientists, economists, activists, social critics, and others outline the many ways thrillcraft attack and degrade our collective natural heritage. More than one hundred photographs document how this motorized assault is destroying ecosystems from the Florida Everglades to the Alaskan tundra." "Thrillcraft makes no bones about the need to take back our wildlands, our culture, and our peace and quiet from this growing nuisance. Charting a vision for the future, the book tells the stories of successful campaigns where motorized recreation has been reduced or eliminated from public lands. In the end, the choice is ours: either we rein in this motorized menace or we lose the natural landscapes that make America special."--Jacket
Plundering Appalachia : the tragedy of mountaintop-removal coal mining( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plundering Appalachia is a collection of photographs and essays detailing the grim realities of mountaintop removal mining: the effects of the blasting on the environment and the people and animals in its wake; the irreversible devastation of the natural landscape of Appalachia; how mountaintop removal is or is not regulated; and the true costs of the practice over time. Most people in the United States are connected to mountaintop removal in some way, whether they live in the affected areas, consume products derived from the mining haul, or are dealing with the effects that mining has on their ecosystem. Plundering Appalachia is a clarion call to action, asking Americans to get past the rhetoric of the coal industry and see the real Appalachia. Supported by science and common sense, the book is a plea for a region whose natural beauty deserves to be enjoyed by future generations
Keeping the wild : against the domestication of earth by George Wuerthner( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the future of Earth to be domesticated, with technocrats managing the planet as an engineered global garden? Is it time to embrace the so-called Anthropocene, the age of human dominion, and abandon the goal of a beautiful, ecologically diverse planet with enough habitat for all of life to flourish? In Keeping the Wild, a luminary cast of scientists, writers, and activists join the hottest intellectual battle in contemporary conservation
Grand Canyon : a visitor's companion by George Wuerthner( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comprehensive guide to one of America's most beloved national parks and the surrounding region
Texas' Big Bend country by George Wuerthner( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting the wild : parks and wilderness, the foundation for conservation( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protected natural areas have historically been the primary tool of conservationists to conserve land and wildlife. These parks and reserves are set apart to forever remain in contrast to those places where human activities, technologies, and developments prevail. But even as the biodiversity crisis accelerates, a growing number of voices are suggesting that protected areas are passe. Conservation, they argue, should instead focus on lands managed for human use working landscapes and abandon the goal of preventing human-caused extinctions in favor of maintaining ecosystem services to support people. If such arguments take hold, we risk losing support for the unique qualities and values of wild, undeveloped nature. Protecting the Wild offers a spirited argument for the robust protection of the natural world. In it, experts from five continents reaffirm that parks, wilderness areas, and other reserves are an indispensable, albeit insufficient, means to sustain species, subspecies, key habitats, ecological processes, and evolutionary potential. A companion volume to Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, Protecting the Wild provides a necessary addition to the conversation about the future of conservation in the so-called Anthropocene, one that will be useful for academics, policymakers, and conservation practitioners at all levels, from local land trusts to international NGOs
Yellowstone : a visitor's companion by George Wuerthner( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, ecology, environment, plants, and wildlife of the Yellowstone National Park area
Great Smoky Mountains : a visitor's companion by George Wuerthner( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wildfire reader : a century of failed forest policy( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mount Rainier : a visitor's companion by George Wuerthner( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellowstone and the fires of change by George Wuerthner( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy : overdevelopment and the delusion of endless growth by Tom Butler( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENERGY takes an unflinching look at the systems that support our insatiable thirst for more power (and the ideas behind those systems) along with their unintended side effects. From oil spills, nuclear accidents, mountaintop-removal coal mining, and natural gas "fracking" to wind power projects and solar power plants, every source of energy has costs. Virtually every region of the globe now experiences the consequences of out-of-control energy development. No place is sacred, no landscape is safe from the relentless search for resources to power perpetual economic growth. Even the composition of the global atmosphere is affected -- book jacket
The energy reader : overdevelopment and the delusion of endless growth by Tom Butler( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Energy Reader takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for energy?including supposedly?clean" renewable sources. From oil spills, nuclear accidents, and mountaintop-removal coal mining to oversized wind farms and desert-destroying solar power plants, virtually every region of the globe is now experiencing the consequences of out-of-control energy development. Essentially no place is sacred, no landscape safe from the relentless search for energy resources to continue powering a culture based on perpetual growth. Precious wildlands, fragile ecosystem
Idaho mountain ranges by George Wuerthner( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yosemite : a visitor's companion by George Wuerthner( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Adirondacks : forever wild by George Wuerthner( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympic : a visitor's companion by George Wuerthner( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Welfare ranching : the subsidized destruction of the American West
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Wildfire : a century of failed forest policyYosemite : the grace & grandeurThrillcraft : the environmental consequences of motorized recreationPlundering Appalachia : the tragedy of mountaintop-removal coal miningGrand Canyon : a visitor's companionTexas' Big Bend countryYellowstone : a visitor's companionGreat Smoky Mountains : a visitor's companion