The End of Nature

The End of Nature

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever. McKibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement.

More than simply a handbook for survival or a doomsday catalog of scientific prediction, this classic, soulful lament on Nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, activists, and concerned citizens alike.

Baker & Taylor
Addressing the moral and practical aspects of dealing with environmental issues, this study spells out the tragic consequences of the greenhouse effect and discusses options for avoiding ecological calamity. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Addressing the moral and practical aspects of dealing with environmental issues, this study spells out the tragic consequences of the greenhouse effect and discusses options for avoiding ecological calamity.

Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780812976083
0812976088
Branch Call Number: 304.28 M21e 2006
Characteristics: xxiv, 195 p. ; 21 cm

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lukasevansherman
Jun 04, 2019

"All organic life is beautifully and variedly adjusted to the conditions of its environment."-biologist James Morris
Published in 1989, this book should've been the equivalent of "Silent Spring" or "The Jungle," i.e., a book that was a wake up call that spurred widespread change. Sadly, 30 years ago later we are in a serious environmental crisis, one largely of our own making (And if you don't think it's real, please stop reading.). McKibben's book is still well worth reading, as it's not just a warning but also an appreciation of nature and its value. Also, Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything," Richard Powers's "The Overstory," and anything by Wendell Berry.

simoneverikki Dec 31, 2015

Even though this is an older book with much outdated information, it is still relevant and a good read. It gives good history to earlier environmental concerns all the way back to the late 1800s. Previous review was a personal review and I disagreed with Mr. Kormondy's assessment.

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