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Ecotopia

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ISBN : 0307574563
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Ecotopia in PDF by Ernest Callenbach Full Book and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2009-12-16 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A novel both timely and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today, set in an ecologically sound future society. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the “newest name after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell,” Callenbach offers a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our future. Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, this isolated, mysterious nation is welcoming its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston. Skeptical yet curious about this green new world, Weston is determined to report his findings objectively. But from the start, he’s alternately impressed and unsettled by the laws governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly agenda: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to eliminate urban sprawl, zero-tolerance pollution control, tree worship, ritual war games, and a woman-dominated government that has instituted such peaceful revolutions as the twenty-hour workweek and employee ownership of farms and businesses. His old beliefs challenged, his cynicism replaced by hope, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman and undertakes a relationship whose intensity will lead him to a critical choice between two worlds.


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The Sustainable Urban Development Reader

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780415311861
Pages : 348 pages
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Download The Sustainable Urban Development Reader in PDF by Stephen Wheeler Full Book and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments.


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Greening the Academy

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ISBN : 9462091013
Pages : 226 pages
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Download Greening the Academy in PDF by Samuel Fassbinder Full Book and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-30 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the academic Age of the Neoliberal Arts. Campuses—as places characterized by democratic debate and controversy, wide ranges of opinion typical of vibrant public spheres, and service to the larger society—are everywhere being creatively destroyed in order to accord with market and military models befitting the academic-industrial complex. While it has become increasingly clear that facilitating the sustainability movement is the great 21st century educational challenge at hand, this book asserts that it is both a dangerous and criminal development today that sustainability in higher education has come to be defined by the complex-friendly “green campus” initiatives of science, technology, engineering and management programs. By contrast, Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy Through the Liberal Arts takes the standpoints of those working for environmental and ecological justice in order to critique the unsustainable disciplinary limitations within the humanities and social sciences, as well as provide tactical reconstructive openings toward an empowered liberal arts for sustainability. Greening the Academy thus hopes to speak back with a collective demand that sustainability education be defined as a critical and moral vocation comprised of the diverse types of humanistic study that will benefit the well-being of our emerging planetary community and its numerous common locales.


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Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN : 0857458809
Pages : 348 pages
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Download Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia in PDF by Joshua Lockyer Full Book and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2013-04-30 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In order to move global society towards a sustainable "ecotopia," solutions must be engaged in specific places and communities, and the authors here argue for re-orienting environmental anthropology from a problem-oriented towards a solutions-focused endeavor. Using case studies from around the world, the contributors-scholar-activists and activist-practitioners- examine the interrelationships between three prominent environmental social movements: bioregionalism, a worldview and political ecology that grounds environmental action and experience; permaculture, a design science for putting the bioregional vision into action; and ecovillages, the ever-dynamic settings for creating sustainable local cultures.


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Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1498514847
Pages : 206 pages
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Download Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis in PDF by Patrick D. Murphy Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2015-08-20 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis analyzes environmental literature and film from a tranversal ecocritical orientation with a focus on the aesthetic dimensions in terms of persuasive affects. It emphasizes attention to crucial themes, such as climate change, land dispossession, and differential gender impacts of global economics, as well as scenarios of possible sustainable futures.


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Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108840671
Pages : 290 pages
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Download Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice in PDF by Janet Fiskio Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-04-30 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book shows how the discourse of climate change emerges within histories of colonization, enslavement, and revolution. By placing climate change within the longer histories of enslavement and settler colonialism, Janet Fiskio reveals the connections between climate change activism and enslavement, genocide, imperialism, white supremacy, incarceration. Organized around three themes-speculative pasts and futures; practices of dissent, mourning, and repair; and everyday inhabitation and social care-Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice shows the ways that frontline communities resist environmental racism and protect and repair the world. It provides anaylisis of expressive cultures, including literature, dance, protest movements, oral history, and cooking utilizing decolonial and reparative theories. It offers readings of key figures, such as Octavia Butler, Louise Erdrich, Winona LaDuke, Mark Nowak, Simon Ortiz, Jesmyn Ward, and Colson Whitehead"--


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Bringing the Nation Back In

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 1438477732
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Bringing the Nation Back In in PDF by Mark Luccarelli Full Book and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2020-03-01 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics. Bringing the Nation Back In takes as its starting point a series of developments that shaped politics in the United States and Europe over the past thirty years: the end of the Cold War, the rise of financial and economic globalization, the creation of the European Union, and the development of the postnational. This book contends we are now witnessing a break with the post-1945 world order and with modern politics. Two competing ideas have arisen—global cosmopolitanism and populist nationalism. Contributors argue this polarization of social ethos between cosmopolitanism and nationalism is a sign of a deeper political crisis, which they explore from different perspectives. Rather than taking sides, the aim is to diagnose the origins of the current impasse and to “bring the nation back in” by expanding what we mean by “nation” and national identity and by respecting the localizing processes that have led to national traditions and struggles. “This is an innovative and refreshingly idiosyncratic volume that applies a range of bottom-up analyses to the problem of the nation, nationalism, and the nation-state. Framed by very readable and highly informative introductory and concluding chapters, the reader is introduced to the variety of approaches to nationalism, not only regarding methodological approaches and theoretical trends but also regionally specific meanings of the nation.” — Harald Wydra, author of Politics and the Sacred


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Newspaper-Real Estate Schemes of the 1920s

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 147664179X
Pages : 245 pages
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Download Newspaper-Real Estate Schemes of the 1920s in PDF by Margaret B. Barker Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 1920s, newspapers and real estate developers colluded in a scheme to sell tiny vacation lots to subscribers. A zealous advertising campaign spawned a land-buying frenzy that sprouted dozens of waterfront summer colonies across the country. The resulting legal, social and environmental mayhem caused some of these communities to disappear or be drastically altered in character, while others managed to survive more or less intact. Drawing on newspaper accounts of the day, this book explores how the scheme eluded accusations of fraud, creating an assembly line for middle class resorts through a lucrative merger of real estate and journalism. Pell Lake, Wisconsin, serves as a case study that yields the best evidence for determining if it was all a scam. Told here for the first time, the story of this unusual alliance and the communities it created offers lessons for today's entrepreneurs, journalists, advertisers, real estate developers, environmentalists and anyone who has ever lived in a resort community.


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Sustainable Urban Development Reader

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317672178
Pages : 612 pages
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Download Sustainable Urban Development Reader in PDF by Stephen M. Wheeler Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-03 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. Topics covered include land use and urban design, transportation, ecological planning and restoration, energy and materials use, economic development, social and environmental justice, and green architecture and building. All sections have a concise editorial introduction that places the selection in context and suggests further reading. Additional sections cover tools for sustainable development, international sustainable development, visions of sustainable community and case studies from around the world. The book also includes educational exercises for individuals, university classes, or community groups, and an extensive list of recommended readings. The anthology remains unique in presenting a broad array of classic and contemporary readings in this field, each with a concise introduction placing it within the context of this evolving discourse. The Sustainable Urban Development Reader presents an authoritative overview of the field using original sources in a highly readable format for university classes in urban studies, environmental studies, the social sciences, and related fields. It also makes a wide range of sustainable urban planning-related material available to the public in a clear and accessible way, forming an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the future of urban environments.


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Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction

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ISBN : 303027893X
Pages : 335 pages
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Download Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction in PDF by Zachary Kendal Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-01-27 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction explores the ethical concerns and dimensions of representations of the future of global science fiction, focusing on the issues that dominate utopian, dystopian and science fiction literature. The essays examine recent visions of the future in science fiction and re-examine earlier texts through contemporary lenses. Across fourteen chapters, the collection considers authors from Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the UK and USA. The volume delves into a range of ethical questions of immediate contemporary relevance, including environmental ethics, postcolonial ethics, social justice, animal ethics and the ethics of alterity.


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The Dictionary of Alternatives

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ISBN : 1848136471
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The Dictionary of Alternatives in PDF by Doctor Martin Parker Full Book and published by Zed Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-07-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'There is no alternative to free market liberalism and managerialism', is the orthodoxy of the twenty-first century. All too often, ordinary people across the world are being told that the problem of organization is already solved, or that it is being solved somewhere else, or that it need not concern them because they have no choices. This dictionary provides those who disagree with the evidence. Using hundreds of entries and cross-references, it proves that there are many alternatives to the way that we currently organize ourselves. These alternatives could be expressed as fictional utopias, they could be excavated from the past, or they could be described in terms of the contemporary politics of anti-corporate protest, environmentalism, feminism and localism. Part reference work, part source book, and part polemic, this dictionary provides a rich understanding of the ways in which fiction, history and today's politics provide different ways of thinking about how we can and should organize for the coming century.


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Dangerous Visions and New Worlds

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ISBN : 1629639028
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Dangerous Visions and New Worlds in PDF by Andrew Nette Full Book and published by PM Press. This book was released on 2021-10-26 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much has been written about the “long Sixties,” the era of the late 1950s through the early 1970s. It was a period of major social change, most graphically illustrated by the emergence of liberatory and resistance movements focused on inequalities of class, race, gender, sexuality, and beyond, whose challenge represented a major shock to the political and social status quo. With its focus on speculation, alternate worlds and the future, science fiction became an ideal vessel for this upsurge of radical protest. Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985 details, celebrates, and evaluates how science fiction novels and authors depicted, interacted with, and were inspired by these cultural and political movements in America and Great Britain. It starts with progressive authors who rose to prominence in the conservative 1950s, challenging the so-called Golden Age of science fiction and its linear narratives of technological breakthroughs and space-conquering male heroes. The book then moves through the 1960s, when writers, including those in what has been termed the New Wave, shattered existing writing conventions and incorporated contemporary themes such as modern mass media culture, corporate control, growing state surveillance, the Vietnam War, and rising currents of counterculture, ecological awareness, feminism, sexual liberation, and Black Power. The 1970s, when the genre reflected the end of various dreams of the long Sixties and the faltering of the postwar boom, is also explored along with the first half of the 1980s, which gave rise to new subgenres, such as cyberpunk. Dangerous Visions and New Worlds contains over twenty chapters written by contemporary authors and critics, and hundreds of full-color cover images, including thirteen thematically organised cover selections. New perspectives on key novels and authors, such as Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip K. Dick, John Wyndham, Samuel Delany, J.G. Ballard, John Brunner, Judith Merril, Barry Malzberg, Joanna Russ, and many others are presented alongside excavations of topics, works, and writers who have been largely forgotten or undeservedly ignored.


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Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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ISBN : 1441122788
Pages : 992 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature in PDF by Bron Taylor Full Book and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2008-06-10 with total page 992 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see www.religionandnature.com/ern), this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.


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The Sustainability Communication Reader

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 365831883X
Pages : 591 pages
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Download The Sustainability Communication Reader in PDF by Franzisca Weder Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-03-12 with total page 591 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Textbook seeks for an innovative approach to Sustainability Communication as transdisciplinary area of research. Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are intended to transform the world as it is known, we seek for a multidisciplinary discussion of the role communication plays in realizing these goals. With complementing theoretical approaches and concepts, the book offers various perspectives on communication practices and strategies on an individual, organizational, institutional, as well as public level that contribute, enable (or hinder) sustainable development. Presented case studies show methodological as well as issue specific challenges in sustainability communication. Therefore, the book introduces and promotes innovative methods for this specific area of research.


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Two Californias

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Publisher : Island Press
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ISBN : 0933280165
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Two Californias in PDF by Michael Di Leo Full Book and published by Island Press. This book was released on 1983-06-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two Californias explores for the first time the pervasive folk myth that Northern and Southern California should really be separate states. You hear it all the time in the media and on the street - but is it true? Michael DiLeo and Eleanor Smith look closely and discover that there are profound truths embedded in the folk tradition. And equally profound misconceptions. Probing the surprising and little-known history of the split-state movement, the authors find that its underlying sentiments have been part of California politics and culture since territorial days. What the issues are today, what their implications are for our lives in the 1980s, and what we can do about them are the focus of this fascinating book. The current water controversy, perhaps the most crucial in the state's history, cannot be resolved until the two Californias make peace with each other. No other book confronts the environmental and philosophical problems that plague California and have nationwide echoes as thoroughly and as intelligently as Two Californias does. Two Californias is entertaining – and it also thought-provoking. It is very likely to change the ways we think about living together and sharing resources in the 1980s.


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Vonnegut by the Dozen

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Download Vonnegut by the Dozen in PDF by Kurt Vonnegut Full Book and published by The Nation Co. LP. This book was released on 2013-08-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: America owes Kurt Vonnegut a debt of gratitude for infusing its culture with the brilliant insight found in books like Mother Night, Player Piano and Slaughterhouse-5—and for the mordantly funny writings assembled in this collection. The Nation was one of Vonnegut’s outlets for his political writings. He contributed to the magazine once or twice a year from 1978 to 1998, like a regular donation to the United Way. His politics were consistently on the left, and after fighting in World War II—which, for all its horrors, he considered just—he angrily condemned all of the United States’ subsequent wars of choice. He wrote in a kind of faux-simpleminded style. He avoided the high seriousness demanded by some critics, who dismissed his body of work as a product of the 1960s counterculture, popular only among shaggy-haired youths with callow taste. But his best work, as you’ll see, deals with ultimate questions.


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Nature, Technology, and Society

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 0814726178
Pages : 341 pages
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Download Nature, Technology, and Society in PDF by Victor Ferkiss Full Book and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1994-11-01 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A valuable and documented source. --Choice Ferkiss has navigated an exceedingly complex course through our philosophical history, tracing the lineage of ideas about nature and technology as they evolved from ancient times through Taoism, industrialism, Marxism, and several other `isms.'Offers a colorful, concise, and well-written survey of formal thought on the role of science and technology. --Policy Currents Worldwide in its scope and reach, Ferkiss's book encompasses ethics and technology, society, and international relations--a true renaissance perspective. It is written clearly and without trepidations. --Amitai Etzioni, author of The Moral Dimension A valuable overview of conceptions of nature, science, and technology since ancient times. Anyone concerned with global environmental issues will benefit from its temperate, even- handed treatment of the hundreds of thinkers who have participated in great age-old debate over the human conquest of the earth and its resources. --W. Warren Wagar, Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY, Binghamton A fine book . . . an excellent source book [and] a valuable reference work, one of those books that belong on the shelf, near at hand, in the collection of any serious student of environmentalism and the history of technology. It will be consulted often. --Walter Rosenbaum, University of Florida, author of Environmental Politics and Policy An extraordinary achievement--a dazzling scholarly tour de force that is so clearly and elegantly written that readers are gripped by the superb story [Ferkiss] tells. It is the story of what may be the central issue of our time--humanity's relationship with nature. . . . Perhaps no scholar on earth is better equipped to tell this story. . . . [Ferkiss] exhibits an extraordinary command of the subject as he takes readers on a fascinating guided tour through Western and Eastern culture, beautifully summarizing and judiciously commenting on the changing attitudes shown by people ranging from Buddhists to Nazis, from the ancient Greeks to today's Earth Firsters and ecotopians .... A genuine treat. --Edward Cornish, President, World Future Society A fine book...it reaches broadly and deeply into our cultural roots, bringing religion, theology, popular culture, science, folklore, natural history and much else into the discussion...an excellent source book [and] a valuable reference work, one of those books that belong on the shelf, near at hand, in the collection of any serious student of environmentalism and the history of technology. It will be consulted often. -- Walter Rosenbaum, University of Florida, author of Environmental Politics and Policy While all human societies have enlisted technologies to control nature, the last hundred years have witnessed the technological exploitation and destruction of natural resources on an unprecedented scale. As environmental groups and the scientific community sound the alarm about deforestation, global warming and ozone depletion, the obvious question arises: how did we get where we are today? Victor Ferkiss here sets out to answer this central question, emphasizing that we cannot escape from our present environmental predicament unless we understand the ideas which have created it. Tracing the development of cultural attitudes toward the environment and technology over almost the whole span of human civilization, this book is distinctive both in its comprehensiveness, and in its attempt to place side by side influential thinkers and movements with varied views on these issues. In this extraordinary book Ferkiss asks the basic questions concerning humans and their relationship to the environment. He traces cultural attitudes towards the environment from early mankind to the present day. This book is distinguished in its comprehensiveness, as well as in its attempt to place influential thinkers and movements with varied views side-by-side.