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Millipedes and Moon Tigers: Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction Hardcover – April 11, 2007

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"A compelling and fast-paced accounting of some of the most important conservation questions of our time. Each superbly written chapter brings to the reader's attention the various roles that science, technology, and politics play in efforts to preserve the last remaining remnants of our natural and cultural heritage." - Arthur Evans, Smithsonian Institution, author of An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles"

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Steve Nash is Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Richmond and the author of Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner’s Manual, which won the 2001 Philip D. Reed Award for outstanding journalism on southern environmental issues.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press; 1St Edition edition (April 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813926238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813926230
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,644,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 13, 2007
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Steve Nash, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Richmond, may be the best environmental writer at work in Virginia today. In his newly published book, "Millipedes and Moon Tigers: Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction," he explores a complex of issues -- the virtual disappearance of old growth forest in the Mid-Atlantic, the devastation of the chestnut tree, the plague of invasive species, the plummeting songbird population, and the near-extinction of the Peter's Mountain mallow (Virginia's rarest plant) -- of immediate concern to Virginians. As a bonus, he treats readers to fascinating essays on a variety of national issues: the critical role of bugs in the environment, the wolves of Isle Royal, and the promises and perils of genetic engineering, cloning and other technologies.

I would describe Steve, who happens to be a personal friend, as a Jared Diamond-style environmentalist: There is no question where his sympathies lay but he is intellectually honest. He is cognizant of the complexities of the issues and the trade-offs entailed with any solutions -- trade-offs not only between the environment and the human economy, but tradeoffs between different environmental solutions. Steve does not deliver the party line -- he airs a wide variety of perspectives. He does not profess a faith-based environmentalism, grounded in romanticism and sentimenality, but a science-based environmentalism. That's why, although I may not always agree with his conclusions, I always respect his arguments.

A blessing for time-strapped readers who prefer a quick dip into the issues, "Millipedes and Moon Tigers" is short. Its essays are succinct and to the point. Anyone who is passionate about Virginia's environment, or environmental issues generally, should read this book.
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