Publishing

Main Publishing Projects
 
 

Keeping the Wild:
Against the Domestication of Earth

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Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation

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Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

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Esteros del Iberá:
The Great Wetlands of Argentina

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Yendegaia
National Park

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Perito Moteno
National Park

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Monte León National Park

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Corcovado National Park:
Chile's Wilderness Jewel

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ENERGY:
Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth

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CAFO:
The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

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Plundering Appalachia:
The Tragedy of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining

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Wildlands Philanthropy:
The Great American Tradition

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Patagonia Chilena ¡Sin Represas!

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Thrillcraft:
The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation

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Wildfire:
A Century of Failed Forest Policy

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The Selected Works of Arne Naess

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Fatal Harvest:
The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

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Welfare Ranching:
The Subsidized Destruction of the American West

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La Tragedia del Bosque Chileno
(The Tragedy of the Chilean Forest)

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Clearcut:
The Tragedy of Industrial Forestry

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Other Publishing Projects

During its first decade, the Foundation for Deep Ecology’s publishing and media program made numerous grants to help support leading thinkers in the conservation movement who were writing books, and it also helped fund promotion efforts for key works. Some examples include The Resurgence of the Real by Charlene Spretnak, The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram, Beyond Beef by Jeremy Rifkin, The Culture of Denial by C. A. Bowers, and Deep Ecology for the 21st Century by George Sessions.

Over the past ten years, FDE’s primary program work in the United States has been its in-house publishing program. In addition to the books it has conceived and published, the foundation has in several cases sponsored translations of books that deserve wide readership around the globe. Examples of this include Russian and Spanish editions of William Catton’s classic, Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change, and a Spanish translation of Saral Sarker’s book The Crises of Capitalism. The foundation is also helping support Spanish social critic Ramon Fernandez Duran’s forthcoming masterwork on the eco-social crisis.

The publishing program has also produced several private-issue or specialty publications including Work in Progress, a twenty-year retrospective of the conservation activities of Doug and Kris Tompkins; foundation reports on the first ten years of program work undertaken by the Foundation for Deep Ecology and the Conservation Land Trust, FDE's sister foundation; Land Ethics, a pictorial overview of the land conservation projects completed by Doug and Kris Tompkins in South America, and La Carreterra Austral, a book promoting the designation of Chile's "southern road" through Patagonia as a national scenic highway.

 
 

Work in Progress: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

This book provides an overview of the combined work of Conservacion Patagonica, The Conservation Land Trust, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and Fundación Pumalín, in addition to the agricultural projects personally managed by Doug and Kris Tompkins. Full of photos, this book explains the principles and program areas of Tompkins-related organizations, in addition to telling a bit of the history of these projects. The main topics covered are: land conservation, ecosystem restoration, wildlife recovery, ecological agriculture, environmental activism, eco-education and outreach, and eco-localism.
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Land Ethics: Biodiversity & Wheat

This book catalogues the major land conservation and ecological agriculture projects of Conservacion Patagonica, The Conservation Land Trust, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and Fundación Pumalín, in addition to projects personally managed by Doug and Kris Tompkins. Large photos give a sense of the landscapes and ecosystems of each area, while short captions narrate the size, region, focus, and parent organization of each project.
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The Carretera Austral: The Most Spectacular Road in South America

The Carretera Austral: The Most Spectacular Road in South America advocates for the designation of Chile's famed Southern Highway as a Scenic Route through portraying the road's history, key attractions, and touristic potential. The Carretera Austral serves as the sole north-south highway through the Palena Province and the Aysen Region of south Chile. Running from the bustling city of Puerto Montt in the north to the remote town of Villa O’Higgins in the far south, the Carretera Austral was constructed quite recently—during the 1980s. This book showcases the landscape photography of Linde Waidhofer, who spent months exploring the length of the route along with her partner Lito Tejada-Flores, who wrote the accompanying descriptions of the views and communities along the route. Its essays explore the history of the Carretera Austral and of the Scenic Highway concept globally, as well as the significance, current and potential, of the road for the region at large. This book has served as the centerpiece of a larger campaign to raise awareness for the Scenic Highway initiative, discuss its implications for local economies, and give supporters a tool for sharing the concept. During the summer of 2012 - 2013, the CLT team organized nine launch events and distributed over 1,000 copies of the book to government officials, business owners, civic leaders, journalists, and other stakeholders.

 
 

Giant Anteater: A Homecoming to Iberá

Rare and oddly charismatic, the giant anteater is one of the most alluring animals in South America. A threatened species that has been eliminated from much of its native range due to habitat loss and hunting, anteaters survive in parts of northern Argentina but decades ago became extinct in Corrientes Province. Edited by Ignacio Jiménez Pérez, Giant Anteater: A Homecoming to Iberá tells the remarkable and hopeful story of how this marvelous mammal came to be reintroduced to the Iberá wetlands region, one of the most spectacular wildlife habitats in the Americas. Conceived and implemented by the Conservation Land Trust, this ambitious project relocated anteaters from other provinces to restore a population in the Iberá Natural Reserve. Overcoming daunting political and cultural challenges—this was the first effort to reintroduce an extirpated species to its former range in Argentina—the project has captivated hearts and minds around the world. A team of visionary biologists, veterinarians, and con- servationists worked diligently for years to secure the necessary government approvals, rescue orphaned anteater cubs, rehabilitate wounded animals, radio-tag and monitor released anteaters, and communicate the project’s setbacks and successes to the public. This volume shares their adventures, as told by the team members who made anteater recovery their life’s passion. The giant anteater’s homecoming to Corrientes is a crucial first step toward ecological restoration for the Iberá region—as conservationists help the landscape recover its original integrity and richness, with natural processes and all its native creatures present and flourishing. The return of the anteater is an inspiring reminder that human communities may thrive alongside wildlife, that old injuries to the landscape may heal when people take action, and that a thoughtful mix of science and effort may, sometimes, allow missing species to come home. In the stories and images of anteaters again raising their young in the wild woods and grasslands of Corrientes, we see living proof.
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