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Author Proulx, Annie, author.

Title Fen, bog & swamp : a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis / Annie Proulx.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2022.

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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  551.4 PROULX    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield at the Atrium  577.687 PRO    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  577.687 PROULX    DUE 04-23-24
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  577.687 PROULX    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  551.417 PROULX    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  551.417 PRO    Check Shelf
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 Granby, Main Library - Adult  577.687 PRO    Check Shelf

Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-196).
Summary From Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx - whose novels are infused with her knowledge and deep concern for the earth - comes an urgent and riveting history of wetlands, their ecological role and how the loss of them threatens the planet. Fens, bogs, swamps and marine estuaries are the earth's most desirable and dependable resources, and in four illuminating parts Proulx documents the emergence of their systemic destruction in the pursuit of profit and the consequent release of their stored carbon. Wide-ranging and idiosyncratic, Proulx's explanation of wetlands takes readers to the fens of sixteenth-century England, Canada's Hudson Bay Lowlands, Russia's Great Vasyugan Mire and America's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and introduces the nineteenth-century explorers who launched the ravaging of the Amazon rainforest. Proulx was born in the 1930s, a time, as she says, when 'in the ever-continuing name of progress, Western countries busily raped their own and other countries of minerals, timber, fish and wildlife.' Fen, Bog & Swamp is both a revelatory history and an urgent plea for wetland reclamation from a writer whose passionate devotion to observing and preserving the environment is on glorious display.
Subject Fens.
Fens -- Climatic factors.
Swamps.700613173
Swamps -- Climatic factors.
Bogs.
Bogs -- Climatic factors.
Peatlands.
Peatlands -- Climatic factors.
Wetlands.
Wetlands -- Climatic factors.
Peatland restoration.
Wetland restoration.
Climatic changes.
Bogs. (OCoLC)fst00835558
Climatic changes. (OCoLC)fst00864229
Peatlands. (OCoLC)fst01056271
Swamps. (OCoLC)fst01139923
Added Title Fen, bog and swamp
ISBN 9781982173357 (hardcover)
1982173351 (hardcover)
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