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Freyfogle, Eric T.

Works: 37 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 12,911 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Trials, litigation, etc  Casebooks (Law)  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other
Classifications: HD205, 333.72
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric T Freyfogle
Why conservation is failing and how it can regain ground by Eric T Freyfogle( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of environmental laws complain that such rules often burden people unequally, restrict individual liberty, and undercut private property rights. In formulating responses to these criticisms, the conservation effort has stumbled badly, says Eric T. Freyfogle in this thought-provoking book. Conservationists and environmentalists haven't done their intellectual homework, he contends, and they have failed to offer an understandable, compelling vision of healthy lands and healthy human communities. Freyfogle explores why the conservation movement has responded ineffectually to the many cultural and economic criticisms leveled against it. He addresses the meaning of good land use, describes the many shortcomings of sustainability, and outlines six key tasks that the cause must address. Among these is the crafting of an overall goal and a vision of responsible private ownership. The book concludes with a stirring message that situates conservation within America's story of itself and with an extensive annotated bibliography of conservation's most valuable voices and texts--important information for readers prepared to take conservation more seriously. --Publisher
Agrarianism and the good society : land, culture, conflict, and hope by Eric T Freyfogle( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agrarianism and the Good Society identifies the social, historical, political, and cultural obstacles to humans' harmony with nature and advocates a new orientation, one that begins with healthy land and that better reflects our utter dependence on it. In all, Agrarianism and the Good Society offers a critical yet hopeful guide for cultural change, essential for anyone interested in the benefits and creative possibilities of responsible land use."--Jacket
The new agrarianism : land, culture, and the community of life by Eric T Freyfogle( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The engaging writings gathered in this new book explore an important but little-publicized movement in American culture ⁰́₄ the marked resurgence of agrarian practices and values in rural areas, suburbs, and even cities. It is a movement that in widely varied ways is attempting to strengthen society's roots in the land while bringing greater health to families, neighborhoods, and communities. The New Agrarianism vividly displays the movement's breadth and vigor, with selections by such award-winning writers as Wendell Berry, William Kittredge, Stephanie Mills, David Orr, Scott Russell Sanders, and Donald Worster.As editor Eric Freyfogle observes in his stimulating and original introduction, agrarianism is properly conceived in broad terms, as reaching beyond food production to include a wide constellation of ideals, loyalties, sentiments, and hopes. It is a temperament and a moral orientation, he explains, as well as a suite of diverse economic practices ⁰́₄ all based on the insistent truth that people everywhere are part of the land community, as dependent as other life on its fertility and just as shaped by its mysteries and possibilities.The writings included here have been chosen for their engaging narratives as well as their depiction of the New Agrarianism's broad scope. Many of the selections illustrate agrarian practitioners in action ⁰́₄ restoring prairies, promoting community forests and farms, reducing resource consumption, reshaping the built environment. Other selections offer pointed critiques of contemporary American culture and its market-driven, resource-depleting competitiveness. Together, they reveal what Freyfogle identifies as the heart and soul of the New Agrarianism: its yearning to regain society's connections to the land and its quest to help craft a more land-based and enduring set of shared values.The New Agrarianism offers a compelling vision of this hopeful new way of living. It is an essential book for social critics, community activists, organic gardeners, conservationists, and all those seeking to forge sustaining ties with the entire community of life."--Provided by publisher
Wildlife law : a primer by Eric T Freyfogle( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of Wildlife Law by three leading experts has been thoroughly updated to provide straightforward explanations of United States wildlife legal issues that have become more complicated than ever. New chapters tackle twenty-first-century quandaries such as canned hunting, private wildlife reserves and game ranches, the increased prominence of nuisance species, and an expanded discussion of the Endangered Species Act. It is an essential reference for those needing a thorough grounding in basic legal concepts governing wildlife management in the United States"--Back cover
Water, community, and the culture of owning by Eric T Freyfogle( )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this timely work, Eric Freyfogle probes the long-simmering struggles in the American West to address water-related problem. The big challenge is to resolve water shortages and meet high-valued water needs while also improving river ecosystems. These water conflicts, he suggests, have less to do with our contentious political differences than they do with longstanding core elements of American culture inherited, shared ways of understanding our place in nature that no longer make good sense. Particularly troublesome are the ways we fragment it, valuing its parts as discrete commodities. Also at play is our cultural inability to think clearly about how best to draw the line between the legitimate use of nature and the abuse of it. Building on these cultural critiques, Freyfogle takes up the issue of private property rights, highlighting the longstanding flexibility of this key American institution as well as the moral imperative to ensure that property rights aren't used in ways that harm communities. Outdated understandings about private property, he concludes, have further confused our understanding and made sensible solutions to water problems even harder to imagine. Water-policy reform won't happen, Freyfogle argues, until we reconsider how we understand nature and take charge of the institution of ownership, recasting it so as to increase the benefits it generates for everyone. If we can do that, solutions to water troubles could prove easier than we expect. The work concludes with an original, sweeping policy proposal to resolve the West's water shortages and meet environmental needs in ways fair to all"--Provided by publisher
On private property : finding common ground on the ownership of land by Eric T Freyfogle( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a legal argument on what it means to own land that explores issues of eminent domain, sprawl, and conservation, Freyfogle explores the inner workings of the familiar but poorly understood institution of private property. He discusses what he thinks are the three threats it currently faces: government mismanagement, the recently reinvigorated property rights movement, and conservation groups' efforts to buy tracts of land in order to protect them. He then offers a solution in the middle ground between the extreme sides of these debates. [From publisher description]
For the health of the land : previously unpublished essays and other writings by Aldo Leopold( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aldo Leopold's classic work A Sand County Almanac is widely regarded as one of the most influential conservation books of all time. In it, Leopold set forth an eloquent plea for the development of a "land ethic"--A belief that people have a responsibility to treat the soils, waters, plants, and animals that collectively comprise "the land" in ways that ensure their well-being."--BOOK JACKET. "For the Health of the Land is a new collection of rare and previously unpublished essays by Leopold that builds on that vision of ethical land use. It develops the important concept of "land health" - by which Leopold meant the capacity for self-renewal in nature - and the practical measures land-owners can take to sustain it."--Jacket
The land we share : private property and the common good by Eric T Freyfogle( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of a core feature of American life--private ownership of land, water, and other elements of nature. What rights do private owners really possess, and what responsibilities might society reasonably impose on them? Argues that property ownership is an evolving legal arrangement, tied to shifting beliefs about community interest. [book cover]
Bounded people, boundless lands : envisioning a new land ethic by Eric T Freyfogle( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raises provocative questions about private property rights, responsible land ownership, the rights of wildlife, and ecological health". -- Jacket
Justice and the Earth : images for our planetary survival by Eric T Freyfogle( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property rights, the market, and environmental change in 20th century America by Eric T Freyfogle( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good that transcends : how US culture undermines environmental reform by Eric T Freyfogle( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1970s, the United States has witnessed dramatic shifts in social equality, ecological viewpoints, and environmental policy. With these changes has also come an increased popular resistance to environmental reform, but, as Eric T. Freyfogle reveals in this book, that resistance has far deeper roots. Calling upon key environmental voices from the past and present -- including Aldo Leopold, Wendell Berry, David Orr, and even Pope Francis in his Encyclical -- and exploring core concepts like wilderness and the tragedy of the commons, A Good That Transcends not only unearths the causes of our embedded culture of resistance, but also offers a path forward to true, lasting environmental initiatives. A lawyer by training, with expertise in property rights, Freyfogle uses his legal knowledge to demonstrate that bad land use practices are rooted in the way in which we see the natural world, value it, and understand our place within it. While social and economic factors are important components of our current predicament, it is our culture, he shows, that is driving the reform crisis -- and in the face of accelerating environmental change, a change in culture is vital. Drawing upon a diverse array of disciplines from history and philosophy to the life sciences, economics, and literature, Freyfogle seeks better ways for humans to live in nature, helping us to rethink our relationship with the land and craft a new conservation ethic. By confronting our ongoing resistance to reform as well as pointing the way toward a common good, A Good That Transcends enables us to see how we might rise above institutional and cultural challenges, look at environmental problems, appreciate their severity, and both support and participate in reform -- Provided by publisher
Our oldest task : making sense of our place in nature by Eric T Freyfogle( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about nature and culture, Eric T. Freyfogle writes, "about our place and plight on earth, and the nagging challenges we face in living on it in ways that might endure." Challenges, he says, we are clearly failing to meet. Harking back to a key phrase from the essays of eminent American conservationist Aldo Leopold, Our Oldest Task spins together lessons from history and philosophy, the life sciences and politics, economics and cultural studies in a personal, erudite quest to understand how we might live on and in accord with the land. Passionate and pragmatic, extraordinarily well-read and eloquent, Freyfogle details a host of forces that have produced our self-defeating ethos of human exceptionalism. It is this outlook, he argues, not a lack of scientific knowledge or inadequate technology, that is the primary cause of our ecological predicament. Seeking to comprehend both the multifaceted complexity of contemporary environmental problems and the zeitgeist as it unfolds, Freyfogle explores such diverse topics as morality, the nature of reality (and the reality of nature), animal welfare, social justice movements, and market politics. The result is a learned and inspiring rallying cry to achieve balance, a call to use our knowledge to more accurately identify the dividing line between living in and on the world and destruction. "To use nature," Freyfogle writes, "but not to abuse it."
Wildlife law : cases and materials by Dale Goble( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal wildlife statutes : texts and contexts by Dale Goble( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property law : power, governance, and the common good by Eric T Freyfogle( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural resources law : private rights and collective governance by Eric T Freyfogle( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debate : resolved: Lucas should be overruled( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disfiguration of nature : why caring for the environment is inherently conservative by Krueger James G( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Good stewardship of nature and the earth--those foundations upon which life depends--is our most pressing challenge, requiring a monumental and relentlessly single-minded unity of purpose. Yet in America, the cause of conservation suffers while the political Left and Right conduct an endless tug of war. The result is stalemate and inaction. James Krueger shows how this state of affairs stems from a widespread--and unnecessary--confusion in thinking about conservation. He explores the movement's beginnings and its profound and enduring connection with such traditional pro-life and pro-family values of stability, self-discipline, morality, and community, which could again be called upon to undergird a robust conservationist ethic. At the same time, Krueger embarks on a provocative questioning of values dear to the liberal Left--having to do with gender, family, economics, and individual rights--to ask whether these are not, at their core, violently opposed to the very nature liberal-minded people claim to champion and protect. The Disfiguration of Nature invites us to disconnect from our destructive illusions about both nature and ourselves in favor of a humble yet constructive--and eventually powerful--understanding, the kind that can create a desperately needed common ground in service of our shared American landscape and the promise of sound human culture upon it." -- Back cover
Natural resources law : private rights and the public interest by Eric T Freyfogle( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Agrarianism and the good society : land, culture, conflict, and hope
Agrarianism and the good society : land, culture, conflict, and hopeThe new agrarianism : land, culture, and the community of lifeWildlife law : a primerOn private property : finding common ground on the ownership of landFor the health of the land : previously unpublished essays and other writingsThe land we share : private property and the common goodBounded people, boundless lands : envisioning a new land ethicJustice and the Earth : images for our planetary survival
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