Food from the Radical Center

Healing Our Land and Communities
Author(s): Gary Paul Nabhan
Original Publish Date: Sep 27, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100141399
Released: Sep 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977307538
Narrator/s: David Colacci
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country's history. People of all races, faiths, and political persuasions are coming together to restore America's natural wealth: its ability to produce healthy foods. In Food from the Radical Center, Gary Nabhan tells the stories of diverse communities who are getting their hands dirty and bringing back North America's unique fare: bison, sturgeon, camas lilies, ancient grains, turkeys, and more. These efforts have united people from the left and right, rural and urban, faith-based and science-based, in game-changing collaborations. Their successes are extraordinary by any measure, whether economic, ecological, or social. In fact, the restoration of land and rare species has provided-dollar for dollar-one of the best returns on investment of any conservation initiative. As a leading thinker and seasoned practitioner in biocultural conservation, Nabhan offers a truly unique perspective on the movement. He draws on fifty years of work with community-based projects around the nation, from the desert Southwest to the low country of the Southeast. Yet Nabhan's most enduring legacy may be his message of hope: a vision of a new environmentalism that is just and inclusive, allowing former adversaries to commune over delicious foods.

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Professional reviews

"David Colacci narrates this thoughtful examination of the world's diminishing resources and the efforts to restore them. This eye-opening audiobook reveals the precarious state of our planet and how a slow awareness is bringing people, communities, and organizations together to restore the earth's bounty and heal the wounds of the landscape. Colacci's frank delivery and keen earnestness convey the urgent need to increase awareness of these environmental issues, including bringing back various animal and insect species from the verge of extinction. His humble tone captures the author's deep appreciation for those who are dedicated to restoring the remaining riches of our planet. A thought-provoking listen. M.F. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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