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Manning, Richard 1951-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 101 publications in 4 languages and 6,135 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Pictorial works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: QH104, 630.9
Publication Timeline
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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 1,156 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 )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,123 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 698 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 569 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

"'The most destructive force in the American West is its commanding views, because they foster the illusion that we command,' begins Richard Manning's vivid, anecdotally driven account of the American plains from native occupation through the unraveling of the American enterprise to today. As he tells the story of this once rich, now mostly empty landscape, Manning also describes a grand vision for ecological restoration, currently being set in motion, that would establish a prairie preserve larger than Yellowstone National Park, flush with wild bison, elk, bears, and wolves. Taking us to an isolated stretch of central Montana along the upper Missouri River, Manning peels back the layers of history and discovers how key elements of the American story{u2014}conservation, the New Deal, progressivism, the yeoman myth, and the idea of private property{u2014}have collided with and shaped this incomparable landscape. An account of great loss, Rewilding the West also holds out the promise of resurrection{u2014}but rather than remake the plains once again, Manning proposes that we now find the wisdom to let the prairies remake us."--Publisher's website
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 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painfully aware that his earth-sheltered dwelling requires him to cut down trees and dig up the earth, among other destructive acts, Manning compromises when necessary but holds on to an idea that seems antithetical to modern ways: "Less is better." With the first warnings of winter, the months of working around the clock begin to take their toll, and the couple near physical and emotional exhaustion. But it is in these most trying of times that they come to understand the real meaning of their work and the purpose of their house. Combining the best qualities of Edward Abbey and Tracy Kidder, Manning entertains and informs in this affirmative book that not only points toward a new aesthetic in house-building but also shows how we can build a better life and help protect our endangered world
America's lost landscape : the tallgrass prairie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of one of the world's great ecosystems and its transformation from natural landscape to farmland. The tallgrass prairie was once a prominent feature of the North American continent that was reduced, in less than a century, to the vanishing point
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 145 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 25 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 9 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
Zivilisationskrank : wie wir unsere biologische Natur mit dem modernen Leben versöhnen by John J Ratey( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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
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

Maenbal no ttwinŭn noe : illyu munmyŏng ŭi paltal ro kot'ong pannŭn mom kwa maŭm, kŭrigo noe rŭl kuhara! by John J Ratey( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Entwicklungszusammenarbeit : Bericht 2007 by Richard Manning( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
 
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Against the grain : how agriculture has hijacked civilization
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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 landGrasslandsInside passage : a journey beyond bordersInside passage : a journey beyond borders