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Deep Ecology for the 21st Century
Readings On The Philosophy And Practice Of The New Environmentalism
by George Sessions (Editor)

Every day, in newspapers and on television, we read and hear about the ongoing destruction of the environment: the greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, and air and water pollution. Deep Ecology offers a solution to the environmental crisis through a radical shift in human consciousness—a fundamental change in the way people relate with the environment. Instead of thinking of nature as a resource to be used for human needs, Deep Ecology argues that the true value of nature is intrinsic and independent of its utility. Emerging in the 1980s as an influential philosophical, social, and political movement, Deep Ecology has shaped the environmental debate among leading activists and policymakers—from former Vice-President Al Gore to Dave Forman, cofounder of Earth First!


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Deep Ecology
Living as if Nature Mattered
by Bill Devall, George Sessions

Deep Ecology explores the philosophical, psychological, and sociological roots of today's environmental movement, examines the human-centered assumptions behind most approaches to nature, explores the possibilities of an expanded human consciousness, and offers specific direct action suggestions for individuals to practice. Widely read in it first printing, Deep Ecology has established itself as one of the most significant books on environmental thought to appear in this decade.


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Ecology of Wisdom, The

by Alan Drengson (Author), Bill Devall (Author)

A founder of the Deep Ecology Movement, Arne Naess' has produced articles on environmentalism that have provided unmatched inspiration for ecologists, philosophers, and activists worldwide. This collection amasses a definitive group of Naess' most important works in which he calls for nonviolent, cooperative action to protect the Earth. Rich with observations, insights, and anecdotes, Naess' writings draw from Eastern religious practices, Gandhian nonviolent direct action, and Spinozan unity systems. Playful and compassionate in tone, Ecology of Wisdom showcases Naess' exceptional enthusiasm, wit, and spiritual fascination with nature, while educating each of us about the steps we must take to rescue the planet and illuminating the relevance of this important environmental advocate.

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Environmental Science

Creating a Sustainable Future
by Daniel D. Chiras (Author)

Completely updated, the new Seventh Edition of Environmental Science enlightens students on the fundamental causes of the current environmental crisis and offers ideas on how we, as a global community, can create a sustainable future.  It's student-friendly, up-to-date coverage, newly revised Critical Thinking questions and integrated technology package, prompt students to think critically about the key principles of environmental science and sustainability. 


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Readings for Environmental Literacy
edited by Michael L. McKinney and Parri Shariff

An anthology of appoximately 40 recent environmental articles from current magazines and science journals. Each article has a summary of ideas presented, and questions at the end to help readers focus on the main points of the discussion. An excellent source of information for readers.


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