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Andrew C. Revkin is an American science and environmental journalist, author and educator. He has written on a wide range of subjects including destruction of the Amazon rain forest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, sustainable development, climate change, and the changing environment around the North Pole.
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Running Silver
Restoring Atlantic Rivers And Their Great Fish Migrations
John Waldman - Oct 15, 2013
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That one could “walk drishod on the backs” of schools of salmon, shad, and other fishes moving up Atlantic coast rivers was a not uncommon kind of description of their migratory runs during early Colonial times. Accounts tell of awe-inspiring numbers of spawners pushing their way upriver, the waters “running silver,” to complete life cycles that on...
Andrew Revkin
Aug 16, 2020
@bungdan @KendraWrites @HayesBrown Biggest single step, sewage treatment plants (of course the West Side one was situated in Harlem; nice park on top if you don't mind the slightly yellow pollution haze). Two great books for more: Heartbeats in the Muck & Running Silver, by John Waldman -     source
Heartbeats in the Muck
The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition
John Waldman - Nov 19, 2012 (first published in 2000)
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Heartbeats in the Muck traces the incredible arc of New York Harbor's environmental history. Once a pristine estuary bristling with oysters and striped bass and visited by sharks, porpoises, and seals, the harbor has been marked by centuries of rampant industrialization and degradation of its natural environment. Garbage dumping, oil spills, sewage...
Andrew Revkin
Aug 16, 2020
@bungdan @KendraWrites @HayesBrown Biggest single step, sewage treatment plants (of course the West Side one was situated in Harlem; nice park on top if you don't mind the slightly yellow pollution haze). Two great books for more: Heartbeats in the Muck & Running Silver, by John Waldman -     source
Design with Nature Now
Frederick R. Steiner - Oct 15, 2019
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In 1969, Ian McHargs seminal book, Design with Nature, set forth a new vision for regional planning using natural systems. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, a team of landscape architects and planners from PennDesign have showcased some of the most advanced ecological design projects in the world today. Written in clear language and featuring vivi...
Andrew Revkin
Dec 06, 2019
Free read of my foreword to a fantastic book of visions for "designing with nature" in this #anthropocene when the "walls" between the anthropogenic earth and "nature" have crumbled away.     source
Rainforest Cowboys
The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia (Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication In)
Jeffrey Hoelle - Dec 01, 2015
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The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these "forest guardians" showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods ...
Andrew Revkin
Aug 28, 2019
A must-read op-ed on issues driving #AmazonFires that go deeper than @jairbolsonaro's rhetoric. Jeff Hoelle is a key voice. His book "Rainforest Cowboys" is a vital guide to Amazon cattle culture. More from Jeff in my @natgeo piece:     source