The end of nature
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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On this night it reported that Carol Burnett was returning to TV after ten years
away — it showed a scene from her old show that looked mighty familiar, in part
because reruns have kept it continually on the air. Then there was a report on
When a man who holds the world record for squat thrusts appears, it's like a visit
from aliens — refreshing aliens from some planet without TV. The news has the
same internal preoccupations — all day it reported that Kelsey Grammer ...
The Times recently reported on a study by two researchers at the Bank Street
College of Education who watched four boys and five girls aged nine and ten as
they played with a videodisc machine. "Within thirty minutes of experimentation,
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Bill McKibben wrote this book 25 years ago. He gives us a thorough overview of the causes and effects of global warming and considers the way humanity, politics and individuals deal with these new ... Read full review
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McKibben lays out the causes of climate change and explores the possibilities of what it means for the future, and the present. He doesn't offer many answers, as he recognizes that it's impossible to ... Read full review