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Manning, Richard 1951-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 95 publications in 3 languages and 5,970 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: QH104, 630.9
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Most widely held works by Richard Manning
Grassland : the history, biology, politics, and promise of the American prairie by Richard Manning( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Grassland, journalist and nature writer Richard Manning takes a critical look at the largest and most misunderstood biome in our country, the grasslands of the American West and Midwest, which encompass a full 40 percent of the land. Manning traces the expansion of America and explains how, through farming and industry, we have habitually imposed our romantic ideals onto the land with little interest in understanding and learning from that land. The repercussions of our abuses of the grassland systems run far and deep. The grass provides not only our last connection to the natural world, but a vital link to our prehistoric roots, and to our history and culture, from roads, railroads, and agriculture to the literature of the plains. Over the course of the book, which is framed by the story of a remarkable elk whose mysterious wanderings seem to reclaim his ancestral plains, Manning looks back 12,000 years to this continent's earliest settlers, and farther, to know more about our native - and long extinct - mammals and why they perished and the invaders survived. He considers our attempts over the last 200 years to control unpredictable land through plowing, grazing, and landscaping. He introduces botanists and biologists who are restoring native grasses, literally follows the first herd of buffalo restored to wild prairie, and even visits Ted Turner's progressive - and controversial - Montana ranch
Against the grain : how agriculture has hijacked civilization by Richard Manning( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The evolutionary road is littered with failed experiments, and Richard Manning suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature's. Drawing on the work of anthropologists, biologists, archaeologists, and philosophers, along with his own travels, he argues that not only our ecological ills - overpopulation, erosion, pollution - but our social and emotional malaise are rooted in the devil's bargain we made in our not-so-distant past. And he offers personal, achievable ways we might re-contour the path we have taken to resurrect what is most sustainable and sustaining in our own nature and the planet's."--Jacket
Food's frontier : the next green revolution by Richard Manning( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By now it is clear that the techniques of the first "Green Revolution," which averted mass starvation a generation ago - pesticides, chemical fertilizers, focusing on a few key crops - are threatening the food supply for future generations. This time, however, solutions to the dilemma seem most likely to come from the still-developing world, where the path to alternative methods and philosophies, based on indigenous knowledge and native crops as well as cutting-edge technology, is still open." "Richard Manning reports on this new Green Revolution, assembling a mosaic portrait of the emerging face of agriculture and culture from pioneering research under way in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, China, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. By bringing in the voices of scientists, farmers, and ordinary citizens and placing their stories in social and political context, Manning gives us an eye-opening look at how the world will feed itself in the decades to come. With particular attention to the perils and promise of bioengineering, he presents some surprising and controversial solutions to our most pressing environmental problem."--Jacket
Go wild : free your body and mind from the afflictions of civilization by John J Ratey( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, Go Wild examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from autism and depression to diabetes and heart disease
Rewilding the West : restoration in a prairie landscape by Richard Manning( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good house : building a life on the land by Richard Manning( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a measure of the confusion of our times that the simplest words tease out the most complicated questions. Words like 'good' and 'house.' What do we mean by these? A year of my life turned on this question, a year in which I built my own house." These thoughts launch us into Richard Manning's powerful and compelling account of his building an environmentally conscious house on a thirty-eight acre piece of land in the wilds of western Montana
Go wild : free your body and mind from the afflictions of civilization by John J Ratey( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies stopped changing long ago, creating a disconnect between how we live and what is best for us. This disconnect affects every area of our lives, from our energy levels to our relationships to our general health. Only by using ancient evolutionary instructions to navigate modern life can we realize our true potential in everything including strength, health and well-being, intelligence, happiness, and more
Grasslands by Don Kirby( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go wild : eat fat, run free, be social, and follow evolution's other rules for total health and well-being by John J Ratey( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Go wild, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, Go wild examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from autism and depression to diabetes and heart disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and Go wild will show you how
Go wild : free your body and mind from the afflictions of civilization : eat fat, run free, be social, and follow evolution's other rules for total health and well-being by John J Ratey( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from Autism and Depression to Diabetes and Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and GO WILD will show you how
The forest that fish built : salmon, timber, and people in Willapa Bay by Richard Manning( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Wolf interview by Robert Wolf( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf outlines government reorganization plans by the Nixon and Carter administrations. He focuses on the Nixon plan to divide the country into ten regions in relation to the Forest Service as well as the broader impact. The Carter attempt to create a Department of Natural Resources differed and related more specifically to the Forest Service and the BLM. Wolf also recalls legislative response to both plans
Last stand : logging, journalism, and the case for humility by Richard Manning( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of deforestation and of the greed and corruption of big business and government that allows it
Against the grain : how agriculture overran civilization by Richard Manning( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The evolutionary road is littered with failed experiments, and Richard Manning suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature's. Drawing on the work of anthropologists, biologists, archaeologists, and philosophers, along with his own travels, he argues that not only our ecological ills - overpopulation, erosion, pollution - but our social and emotional malaise are rooted in the devil's bargain we made in our not-so-distant past. And he offers personal, achievable ways we might re-contour the path we have taken to resurrect what is most sustainable and sustaining in our own nature and the planet's."--BOOK JACKET
Zivilisationskrank : wie wir unsere biologische Natur mit dem modernen Leben versöhnen by John J Ratey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Wolf interview by Robert Wolf( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf describes the events surrounding the federal government's bailout of the timber industry between 1982 and 1988. President Reagan signed a law providing dollar relief for timber contracts. Unfortunately this came in the wake of Western timber companies bidding above advertised prices between 1978 and 1981 in an attempt to corner the timber market so from Wolf''s perspective, the relief rewarded bad behavior. He describes the political process, the role of Senator Mark Hatfield, and the role of greed
Inside passage : a journey beyond borders by Richard Manning( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brings new insights to the to the Pacific Northwest's most pressing environmental issues and concerns--suburban sprawl, the salmon crisis, deforestation, hydro-electric dams--and show us various innovative ways they are being addressed
Science must reinvent agriculture by Richard Manning( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

All our problems today result from wrong decision made 10,000 years ago, to domesticate plants and animals and begin farming. The ability to store food was wealth, leading to poverty and exploitation of others. 3 top grains, corn, wheat, and rice are annuals; thus constant need for new land as these crops deplete topsoil. Agriculture also led to population growth, cities, and war. About 50 years ago, world ran out of new farm land in areas amenable to grain growing, so effort to grow more crops and better yield on same land: fertilizer (made mostly from nitrogen). Recent experiments in biotechnology, genetic engineering, tissue cultures; ran into intellectual property rights issues, but more recently a few scientists have found signifiance of and new ways to reproduce old strains using wild varieties. These can solve probelms if we have the will to use them. Science must keep asking questions
It runs in the family : a memoir by Richard Manning( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It Runs in the Family is a memoir of faith and willful ignorance, truths and secrets, rural and urban labor, and fire: fire as both knowledge and destructive force. Richard Manning was raised on a piece of farmland in Michigan, in a working- class family of Christian fundamentalists. Manning's father was a jack of many trades: farmer, carpenter, builder, power lineman, factory worker, small businessman. His mother concealed her own troubled childhood beneath a religious faith that explained away uncertainty, illness, and tragedy. Manning grew up learning how to work and what to believe--but came to understand his family's seemingly-normal facade as a mask for troubling secrets. It Runs in the Family is the story of Manning's journey away from his family, one that ranges from their Michigan farm to the fire-ravaged wilderness of Montana, and finally to a remote village in Panama, where he comes to pursue a past he had vowed to leave behind. Linking his own life with the larger story of his family, the land they inhabited, and the right-wing fundamentalist politics gaining ground in America, Richard Manning offers a singular memoir
Cooperation pour le Developpement rapport 2007 by Richard Manning( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Richard Manning environmental author and journalist

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Against the grain : how agriculture has hijacked civilizationFood's frontier : the next green revolutionRewilding the West : restoration in a prairie landscapeA good house : building a life on the landGrasslandsAgainst the grain : how agriculture overran civilizationInside passage : a journey beyond borders