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Intelligent tinkering : bridging the gap between science and practice, Robert J. Cabin

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Intelligent tinkering : bridging the gap between science and practice
Title
Intelligent tinkering
Title remainder
bridging the gap between science and practice
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Cabin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert J. Cabin uses the restoration of tropical dry forestland in Hawaii as an in-depth case study to investigate the scientific, practical, and philosophical issues associated with performing ecological restoration in the messy real world. Interweaving entertaining narratives of his own on-the-ground experiences as a practicing restorationist with reflections about his scientific training and background, Cabin explores the relationship between science and practice in ecological restoration. He observes that because restoration can be complex and value-driven, its implementation often turns out to be as much interdisciplinary art as hard science. Despite the often distinct cultures and methodologies of scientists and practitioners, Cabin shows how each has a vital role in effective restoration and offers suggestions for improving working relationships. One approach he advocates is what he calls "intelligent tinkering," after the work of Aldo Leopold. In this model, practitioners employ the same kind of careful but informal trial-and-error strategy followed by such groups as indigenous peoples and hobbyist mechanics. Cabin illustrates the power of intelligent tinkering using examples from his own work and other restoration projects. The gap between science and practice is not unique to ecological restoration; it is a widespread problem across all fields of applied science. Written in a clear and engaging style, Intelligent Tinkering offers an insightful look at the underlying causes of the problem, along with invaluable suggestions for addressing it
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cabin, Robert J
Dewey number
333.73/153
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.R45
LC item number
C33 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The science and practice of ecological restoration
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Restoration ecology
  • Experiential research
  • Environment
  • Environmental Management
  • Ecosystems
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Conservation Biology/Ecology
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • NATURE
  • Experiential research
  • Restoration ecology
Label
Intelligent tinkering : bridging the gap between science and practice, Robert J. Cabin
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Restoring paradise -- pt. 2. Toward a more perfect union
Control code
ocn750193524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610910408
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-040-8
Other physical details
maps.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) o750193524
  • (OCoLC)750193524
Label
Intelligent tinkering : bridging the gap between science and practice, Robert J. Cabin
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Restoring paradise -- pt. 2. Toward a more perfect union
Control code
ocn750193524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610910408
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-040-8
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o750193524
  • (OCoLC)750193524

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