A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter

Homero Aridjis (Afterword by) Terry Tempest Williams (Afterword by)
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$19.95  $18.35
University of Georgia Press
Publish Date
September 15, 2008
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.7 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Blaze Corcoran (Editor)
PETER BLAZE CORCORAN is a professor of environmental studies and environmental education and director of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is editor of The Earth Charter in Action: Toward a Sustainable World.

A. James Wohlpart (Editor)
A. JAMES WOHLPART is a professor of English and dean of Undergraduate Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is coeditor, with Peter Blaze Corcoran, of A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter (Georgia), and coeditor, with Susan Cerulean and Janisse Ray, of Unspoiled: Writers Speak for Florida's Coast.


Some of our finest writers here make vivid and real the aspirations embodied in the Earth Charter. Efforts like this are our best hope for the future--across national borders, but also across borders of mind and heart.

--Bill McKibben "author of The Bill McKibben Reader "

The Earth Charter, arising from and inspired by the interconnectedness of all elements of our existence, is an urgent and essential concept in these times--indispensable, in fact, if 'our land and life, ' as the Hopi call it, is to survive. A Voice for Earth is a wonderful compilation of responses to the challenges the Charter represents and extremely valuable on that account.

--Peter Matthiessen "author of End of the Earth "

Readers will find here a wealth of insightful views on the ways in which the Earth Charter can re-enchant our imagination and re-engage our ethical and moral values. This timely book is a significant contribution to the creation of a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.

--Mirian Vilela "Executive Director, Earth Charter Initiative "

A collective call for a change of heart that will carry us forward.

--Terry Tempest Williams "from her foreword "