The Wilderness Condition: Essays on Environment and Civilization / Edition 1

The Wilderness Condition: Essays on Environment and Civilization / Edition 1

by Max Oelschlaeger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559631902

ISBN-13: 9781559631907

Pub. Date: 06/28/1992

Publisher: Island Press

<p>This book aims to introduce to a larger audience issues that are too often limited to scholarly circles. A thought-provoking collection of essays by some of the environmental movement's preeminent thinkers, it explores the dynamic tension between wild nature and civilization, offering insights into why the relationship has become adversarial and suggesting…  See more details below

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<p>This book aims to introduce to a larger audience issues that are too often limited to scholarly circles. A thought-provoking collection of essays by some of the environmental movement's preeminent thinkers, it explores the dynamic tension between wild nature and civilization, offering insights into why the relationship has become adversarial and suggesting creative means for reconciliation.<p>Contributors include:Paul Shepard, Curt Meine, Max Oelschlaeger, and George Sessions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559631907
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
345
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Wilderness Condition Today \ Max Oelschlaeger
 
Chapter 1. The Etiquette of Freedom \ Gary Snyder
Chapter 2. A Post-Historic Primitivism \ Paul Shepard
Chapter 3. Ecocenbism, Wilderness, and Global Ecosystem Protection \ George Sessions
Chapter 4. The Utility of Presetvation and the Presetvation of Utility: Leopold's Fine Line \ Curt Meine
Chapter 5. Perceiving the Good \ Erazim Koluik
Chapter 6. A Brittle Thesis: A Ghost Dance: A Flower Opening \ Michael P. Cohen
Chapter 7. The Disembodied Parasite and Other Tragedies; or: Modem Western Philosophy and How to Get Out of It \ Pete A. Y. Gunter
Chapter 8. Not Laws of Nature But Li (Pattern) of Nature \ Dolores LaChapelle
Chapter 9. The Blessing of Otherness: Wilderness and the Human Condition \ Michael Zimmerman
Chapter 10. Wilderness, Civilization, and Language \ Max Oelschlaeger
 
Appendices \ Paul Shepard
Notes
Notes on Contributors

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