The Future of Nature: Writing on a Human Ecology from Orion Magazine

Barry Lopez (Selected by)
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Description

The western mindset is arguably one of the greatest threats to the world's ecological balance. Corporatism and globalization are two of the obvious villains here, but what part does human nature play in the problem? Since its inception in 1982, Orion magazine has been a forum for looking beyond the effects of ecological crises to their root causes in human culture. Less an anthology than a vision statement, this timely collection challenges the division of human society from the natural world that has often characterized traditional environmentalism. Edited and introduced by Barry Lopez, The Future of Nature encompasses such topics as local economies, the social dynamics of activism, America's incarceration society, naturalism in higher education, developing nations, spiritual ecology, the military-industrial landscape, and the persistent tyranny of wilderness designation. Featuring the fine writing and insights for which Orion is famous, this book is required reading for anyone interested in a livable future for the planet.

Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Milkweed Editions
Publish Date
August 01, 2007
Pages
391
Dimensions
6.03 X 1.02 X 9.05 inches | 1.37 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781571313065

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About the Author

BARRY LOPEZ is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including Arctic Dreams, for which he won the National Book Award. He lives in Oregon.