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              Books by Tony Hiss

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              In Motion: The Experience of Travel
               

              In Motion: The Experience of Travel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hiss, Tony

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              Hiss delves into the question of why travel sometimes feels remarkably fresh and exhilarating, and illustrates how to avail oneself of this seemingly elusive quality--which he calls deep travel --on an everyday basis.

              ISBN 9781611900118
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2012
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth
                

              Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hiss, Tony; Introduction by Wilson, E. O.

              • RRP: $36.99
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              • Pub Date
                22 Mar 22

              As clear a picture of humanity's impact on earth's natural environment as any ever written. --E. O. Wilson (from the Introduction) An urgent, resounding call to protect 50 percent of the earth's land by 2050--thereby saving millions of its species--and a candid assessment of the ...health of our planet and our role in conserving it, from the award-winning author of The Experience of Place and veteran New Yorker staff writer. Beginning in the vast North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada, and roving across the continent, from the Northern Sierra to Alabama's Paint Rock Forest, from the Appalachian Trail to a ranch in Mexico, Tony Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the superorganism that is the earth: its land, its elements, its plants and animals, its greatest threats--and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. Hiss not only invites us to understand the scope and gravity of the problems we face, but also makes the case for why protecting half the land is the way to fix those problems. He highlights the important work of the many groups already involved in this fight, such as the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and the global animal tracking project ICARUS. And he introduces us to the engineers, geologists, biologists, botanists, oceanographers, ecologists, and other Half Earthers like Hiss himself who are allied in their dedication to the unifying, essential cause of saving our own planet from ourselves. Tender, impassioned, curious, and above all else inspiring, Rescuing the Planet is a work that promises to make all of us better citizens of the earth.
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              ISBN 9780525563945
              Released NZ 22 Mar 2022
              Publisher Random House
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              Long Road from Quito: Transforming Health Care in Rural Latin America
               

              Long Road from Quito: Transforming Health Care in Rural Latin America (Hardback)

              By Hiss, Tony

              • RRP: $59.50
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              Presents a fascinating portrait of David Gaus, an unlikely hero with deep ties to the University of Notre Dame and an even more compelling postgraduate life. Tony Hiss traces the trajectory of Gaus's life from an accounting undergraduate to a medical doctor committed to bringing ...modern medicine to poor, rural communities in Ecuador.
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              ISBN 9780268105334
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2019
              Publisher University of Notre Dame Press
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              The Last Landscape
                

              The Last Landscape (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Whyte, William H.; Foreword by Hiss, Tony

              • RRP: $89.50
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              Provides a practical framework for making informed decisions about the use of empty space. This work introduces many cornerstone ideas for land conservation, urging all of us to make better use of the land that has survived amid suburban sprawl.

              ISBN 9780812217995
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2002
              Publisher University of Pennsylvania Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth
               

              Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth (Hardback)

              By Hiss, Tony; Introduction by Wilson, E. O.

              • RRP: $59.50
              • $47.41
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              • In Stock US

              From the veteran New Yorker staff writer and award-winning author of The Experience of Place an urgent, resounding call to protect half the earth's land--and thereby millions of its species--by 2050, that gives us the tools to think big about the planet and our role in conserving... it. Beginning in the North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada, and roving across the continent from the Northern Sierra to Alabama's Paint Rock Forest to a ranch in Mexico, Tony Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the superorganism that is the earth: its land, its elements, its occupants, its greatest threats, and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. He invites us to understand not only the scope and gravity of the problems we face in this challenge, but just why protecting half the land is the way to fix them, introducing us to the many institutions and organizations already involved in the fight, such as the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and the global animal tracking project ICARUS. Throughout these pages, we encounter engineers, geologists, biologists, botanists, oceanographers, ecologists, and other Half Earthers like Hiss, as he gleans their insights, weaving together a vast network of experts in what amounts to an incredible, and incredibly illuminating, work of synthesis: what E. O. Wilson, in his introduction, calls as clear a picture of humanity's impact on earth's natural environment as ever written. Tender, impassioned, curious, and above all else inspiring, 50 by '50 is a work that promises to make all of us better citizens of the earth.
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              ISBN 9780525654810
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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