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The Green Reader: Essays Toward a Sustainable Society (used)

Pioneers Press

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Anyone who takes a serious interest in the environment will be enlivened by this book, it is the first step in understanding the options available to us in today's society.

Green politicians and theoreticians argue that current, piecemeal responses to the environmental crisis now facing the world will not work. What is needed, they say, is a fundamental overhauling of the system and a new paradigm for viewing humankind's place in the world. This book is an attempt to form such a worldview by extracting selections from dozens of previously published books and essays. Excerpted are authors such as Kirkpatrick Sale, E.F. Schumacher, Edward Abbey, and Rachel Carson. Each essay is short; most are two to five pages. By arranging the book into five sections (The Green Critique, The Green Society, Green Economics, Green Politics, and Green Philosophy), editor Dobson shows the Green movement to be more than environmentalism. For readers wishing an overview of Green thought, this book is an excellent starting point.
- Randy Dykhuis, OCLC, Dublin, Ohio