Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment

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Overview

Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment is a unique guide to environmental thinking through the ages. Joy Palmer has assembled a team of over twenty expert contributors to summarize and analyze the thinking of fifty diverse and stimulating figures from all over the world and from ancient times to the present. Among those included are philosophers such as Jean Jacques Rousseau, activists such as Chico Mendes, literary giants such as Virgil, and major religious figures such as Gotama (The Buddha). Lucid, scholarly and informative, these fifty essays offer a fascinating overview of mankind's view and understanding of the physical world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415146982
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/16/2001
  • Series: Routledge Key Guides Series
  • Pages: 321
  • Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.88 (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, 1181/2-1226 22
Wang Yang-ming, 1472-1528 27
Michel de Montaigne, 1533-92 33
Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 38
Benedict Spinoza, 1632-77 44
Basho, 1644-94 51
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712-78 56
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 63
Thomas Robert Malthus, 1766-1834 69
William Wordsworth, 1770-1850 74
John Clare, 1793-1864 83
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-82 93
Charles Darwin, 1809-82 100
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-62 106
Karl Marx, 1818-83 113
John Ruskin, 1819-1900 118
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822-1903 122
John Muir, 1838-1914 131
Anna Botsford Comstock, 1854-1930 136
Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941 143
Black Elk, 1862-1950 147
Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959 154
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948 160
Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965 167
Aldo Leopold, 1887-1948 174
Robinson Jeffers, 1887-1962 181
Martin Heidegger, 1889-1976 189
Rachel Carson, 1907-64 194
Lynn White, Jr., 1907-87 200
E. F. Schumacher, 1911-77 205
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, 1935-97 269
Gro Harlem Brundtland, 1939- 274
Val Plumwood, 1939- 283
J. Baird Callicott, 1941- 290
Susan Griffin, 1943- 296
Chico Mendes, 1944-88 302
Peter Singer, 1946- 307
Vandana Shiva, 1952- 313
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