Fifty Key Thinkers On The Environment / Edition 1

Fifty Key Thinkers On The Environment / Edition 1

by Joy Palmer
     
 

Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment is a unique guide to environmental thinking through the ages. Joy A. Palmer, herself an important and prolific author on environmental matters, has assembled a team of thirty-five expert contributors to summarize and analyse the thinking of fifty diverse and stimulating figures – from all over the world and from ancient

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Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment is a unique guide to environmental thinking through the ages. Joy A. Palmer, herself an important and prolific author on environmental matters, has assembled a team of thirty-five expert contributors to summarize and analyse the thinking of fifty diverse and stimulating figures – from all over the world and from ancient times to the present day. Among those included are:

  • Philosophers such as Rousseau, Spinoza and Heidegger
  • Activists such as Chico Mendes
  • Literary giants such as Virgil, Goethe and Wordsworth
  • Major religious and spiritual figures such as the Buddha and St Francis of Assisi.

Lucid, scholarly and informative, these fifty essays offer a fascinating overview of mankind’s view and understanding of the physical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415146999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/07/2000
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Alphabetical list of contents
Notes on contributors
Preface
Buddha, fifth century B.C.E.1
Chuang Tzu, fourth century B.C.E.7
Aristotle, 384-322 B.C.E.12
Virgil, 70-19 B.C.E.17
Saint Francis of Assisi, 1181/2-122622
Wang Yang-ming, 1472-152827
Michel de Montaigne, 1533-9233
Francis Bacon, 1561-162638
Benedict Spinoza, 1632-7744
Basho, 1644-9451
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712-7856
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-183263
Thomas Robert Malthus, 1766-183469
William Wordsworth, 1770-185074
John Clare, 1793-186483
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-8293
Charles Darwin, 1809-82100
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-62106
Karl Marx, 1818-83113
John Ruskin, 1819-1900118
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822-1903122
John Muir, 1838-1914131
Anna Botsford Comstock, 1854-1930136
Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941143
Black Elk, 1862-1950147
Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959154
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948160
Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965167
Aldo Leopold, 1887-1948174
Robinson Jeffers, 1887-1962181
Martin Heidegger, 1889-1976189
Rachel Carson, 1907-64194
Lynn White, Jr., 1907-87200
E. F. Schumacher, 1911-77205
Arne Naess, 1912-211
John Passmore, 1914-216
James Lovelock, 1919-221
Ian McHarg, 1920-228
Murray Bookchin, 1921-241
Edward Osborne Wilson, 1929-246
Paul Ehrlich, 1932-252
Holmes Rolston III, 1932-260
Rudolf Bahro, 1935-97269
Gro Harlem Brundtland, 1939-274
Val Plumwood, 1939-283
J. Baird Callicott, 1941-290
Susan Griffin, 1943-296
Chico Mendes, 1944-88302
Peter Singer, 1946-307
Vandana Shiva, 1952-313

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