Fen, bog & swamp : a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis
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New York : Scribner, 2022.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781982173357, 1982173351
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196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Published
New York : Scribner, 2022.
Format
Book
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781982173357, 1982173351

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-196).
Description
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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Proulx, A. (2022). Fen, bog & swamp: a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Proulx, Annie. 2022. Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis. Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Proulx, Annie. Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis Scribner, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Proulx, Annie. Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2022.

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