Thinking Green

Thinking Green

by Karel Rogers


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Thinking Green by Karel Rogers

In Thinking Green: Ethics for a Small Planet, author-activist Karel Rogers, PhD, insists that mankind reconsider how they feel about their place on earth. As a call to arms, she illustrates how humans are a part of nature, subject to the natural order that continues to evolve. In four sections including "Rethinking Core Issues" and "The Challenges We Face" and twelve chapters such as "Time, Species, Global Perspective," "People Are a Part of Nature," and "The Great Unfolding Story," she provides evidence, hope, and a broadened definition of evolution that includes any system that changes through time as a result of selective pressures. Perfect for students of environmental studies, Rogers deftly guides readers to put critical issues in perspective by looking first at the individual and then the species. From there, she challenges readers to face serious issues and ultimately accept a different world in which making ethical and sustainable choices is inherent to freedom and prosperity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449574956
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2010
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Activist and environmental researcher Karel Rogers earned her doctorate in from Michigan State University. She has held administrative and teaching positions at four colleges and universities. With over thirty years of experience in general biology, genetics, evolution, embryology, environmental science, ethics, and computer science, she is currently Professor of Biology Emeritus of Grand Valley State University and the author of a series of peer-reviewed scientific articles with topics ranging from paleoclimate reconstruction to factors causing the decline of modern amphibians. She is a past president of the board of directors of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and a frequent guest speaker on topics like human population growth, energy, and global warming. She attended the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and while her work often takes her to Canada and the Caribbean, she enjoys long sojourns in Madagascar and other remote areas.

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