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Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification. But Allan Savory, cofounder of the Savory Institute, begs to differ. The bigger problem, he warns, is our mismanagement of resources. Livestock grazing is not the problem; it's how we graze livestock. If we don't change the way we approach land management, irreparable harm from climate change could continue long after we replace fossil fuels with environmentally benign energy sources.

Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach for managing resources, developed by Savory decades ago after observing the devastation of desertification in his native Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Properly managed livestock are key to restoring the world's grassland soils, the major sink for atmospheric carbon, and minimizing the most damaging impacts on humans and the natural world.

This audiobook updates Savory's paradigm-changing vision for reversing desertification, stemming the loss of biodiversity, eliminating fundamental causes of human impoverishment throughout the world, and climate change. Reorganized chapters make it easier for listeners to understand the framework for holistic management and the four key insights that underlie it.

This long-anticipated new edition is written for new generations of ranchers, farmers, ecological and social entrepreneurs, and development professionals working to address global environmental and social degradation. It offers new hope that a sustainable future for humankind and the world we depend on is within reach.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield (P)2017 Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield

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  • 2021-01-19

A great book

Alan Savory is an ingenious thinker. Well ahead of his times, he will be remembered as a pioneer is systemic thinking, exploring the balance in between human economy and the rest of the biosphere.

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  • Shawn Oueinsteen
  • 2018-10-28

Ideas To Save the the World, Told Poorly

Savory's ideas about regenerative agriculture and how to do it are what all humans need to hear. But it would have helped if he had used a professional recording studio. He also could be less wordy and boring.

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  • Kyle Thomas
  • 2019-07-23

this wonderful knowledge needs mastered.

The information in this work is splendid. There are hisses that can be startling and painful when the volume is high in order to hear the quiet speech throughout.

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  • J. Casey Bourgeois
  • 2020-07-21

Personally can barely get through the narration.

This is an incredibly important book, but for me personally I find the narration impossible to stay focused on. It might just be me, but something about the narrator's voice and accent, It takes so much effort to listen.
I'm constantly hitting rewind because I've spaced out and I'm thinking of other things. It's unfortunate because this book is a vital resource. Get the paper book!

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  • GiGi
  • 2020-06-24

Amazing book, really bad recording

At first I thought it was the app skipping back for some odd reason. Then realized it was actually bad editing of the recording. there are quite numerous times in the book when it just repeats itself from a few words to a whole 5 min( maybe even more( I think it was chapter 19, when he was talking about elephants.

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  • Eric
  • 2018-12-05

Everyone should read this!

This book is an an example of what happens when a man has ideas and collaborates with openness, curiosity and love to see them developed. Allan Savory, by regularly collaborating to improve his management process has shown us all what the collective intelligence can do that individual cannot. We can regenerate our land and reverse climate change.

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  • George Walker
  • 2018-08-03

Wonderful

This is the direction we need to move, it makes compete sense. We are moving full steam ahead with holistic management on our farm.

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  • J. Oddo
  • 2018-07-12

Inspiring

Very inspiring. Well read. It provides a systematic framework for making decisions and monitoring decisions made. It is applicable to agriculture, people's personal lives, and urban America. This management system has potential to bridge the rural/urban gap that is present in America.

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  • J. Reimer
  • 2018-05-18

A Real Epiphany

As a learning farmer I was encouraged that so much quality of food and life can come from modest places. Allen casts a practical vision based on "wholeness." This is really brilliant!!

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  • Aubrey DeMIlle
  • 2021-07-21

Fantastic Principles, Lacking Delivery

While Allan Savory's work and message are the only hope the world has to restore fertility to farmland and hope to nations, I deeply wish that this audio book's presentation could have been better.

I love Allan Savory's voice and orator skill, but I fail to understand why they kept him as a partial narrator. It is jarring to switch between speakers mid sentence, and while this only happened a handful of times, it made the sections where it happened nigh on impossible to understand.

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  • Sean M Riordan
  • 2021-06-03

Relevance Beyond Agriculture

Great production. I enjoyed the switching between the narrator and Allan himself talking. The framework discussed is relevant to decision making in general, not only to land management.

The book is truly apolitical and should be appreciated by readers regardless of their paradigms.

As a former military officer, I appreciated the similarity to military decision making processes and techniques such as the MCOO.

Hard to imagine a more impactful book for the problems we are facing.

If you are a vegan or plant-based person for ecological reasons you owe it to the planet to read and consider this.