The end of nature

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Random House, Sep 23, 1989 - Performing Arts - 226 pages
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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.

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Nature in its true form is a thing of the past. McKibben argues that nature ceases to exist wherever it has been altered by mankind, and because there isn't an acre of land on earth that hasn't been altered by man in some way, we have reached the end of nature. A worthwhile and quick read. Read full review

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While the urgency of this book may be grounded in relevant science, I don't personally care for the tone. Being an optimist and humanist as well as someone who cares deeply about the state and health ... Read full review


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