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The Science of Open Spaces

Read an excerpt from Charles G. Curtin's book

In The Science of Open Spaces: Theory and Practice for Conserving Large Complex Systems, ecologist Charles Curtin shares his first-hand experience working on better understanding vast open spaces. Drawing on years of work with ranchers and the Malpai Borderlands Group of the American Southwest and with fishermen in the Gulf of Maine, he calls for a broader science that reaches across disciplines and is grounded in pragmatism. If you enjoy it, don't forget to use discount code 4PNLL to save 20% on the book.

Praise for the book

The Science of Open Spaces presents an astonishing grasp of social, ecological, historic, and conservation knowledge, linking that interdisciplinary knowledge with the author’s experiences with fishing and ranching communities in large-scale conservation contexts. He shows us how to make conservation work for people and nature amid complexity and change.”
Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy