Nested Ecology: The Place of Humans in the Ecological Hierarchy

Nested Ecology: The Place of Humans in the Ecological Hierarchy

by Edward T. Wimberley
     
 

Nested Ecology provides a pragmatic and functional approach to realizing a sustainable environmental ethic.

Wimberley urges a complete reconceptualization of the human place in the ecological hierarchy. Going beyond the physical realms in which people live and interact, he extends the concept of ecology to spirituality and the "ecology of the unknown." In doing

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Nested Ecology provides a pragmatic and functional approach to realizing a sustainable environmental ethic.

Wimberley urges a complete reconceptualization of the human place in the ecological hierarchy. Going beyond the physical realms in which people live and interact, he extends the concept of ecology to spirituality and the "ecology of the unknown." In doing so, Wimberley defines a new environmental philosophy and a new ecological ethic.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Environmental Law - Karen Morrow

This book makes for salutary reading for anyone who is seeking to understand current ecological thinking—and for a lawyer in particular it is hugely thought-provoking.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment - Scott Obernesser

Wimberley's concept of nested ecology is essential to rethinking the human role within the universe's natural ecological progression.

Journal of Environmental Law
This book makes for salutary reading for anyone who is seeking to understand current ecological thinking—and for a lawyer in particular it is hugely thought-provoking.

— Karen Morrow

Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
Wimberley's concept of nested ecology is essential to rethinking the human role within the universe's natural ecological progression.

— Scott Obernesser

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801891564
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/17/2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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John F. Haught

[Wimberley's] wise, readable, and convincing book awakens us to spheres of concern that even the most sensitive ecological treatises have often ignored or underemphasized. He has in mind a much more integral and nuanced ecological vision than is customary. Readers of many backgrounds and interests will find herein a carefully coordinated range of reflections on the multiple nesting and nested levels that make up the universe. Wimberley's sophisticated study of the plurality of ecological strata challenges us to develop a wider ecological awareness than even some of the most celebrated ecological visionaries have provided.

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