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The German Greens - Challenging the Consensus (Paperback): Thomas Scharf The German Greens - Challenging the Consensus (Paperback)
Thomas Scharf
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the Greens' contribution to the changing nature of contemporary German local politics and the effect of local political involvement upon the Greens themselves. The author shows how the established 'unpolitical' nature of Germany's local politics has given way to overtly political and confrontational approaches. This has occurred primarily under the influence of the Greens and the 'New Local Politics'. The book appears at an important juncture for the German Greens with questions being posed about their relevance in a post-unification Germany.

Confessions Of An Eco-Warrior (Paperback, 1st paperback ed): Dave Foreman Confessions Of An Eco-Warrior (Paperback, 1st paperback ed)
Dave Foreman
R278 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R37 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A book that will set the course for the environmental movement for years to come, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior is an inspiring ecological call to arms by America's foremost and most controversial environmental activist. "Rude and brilliant. Read it and you will see the future."--William Kittredge.

Green Delusions - An Environmentalist Critique of Radical Environmentalism (Paperback, New Ed): Martin W. Lewis Green Delusions - An Environmentalist Critique of Radical Environmentalism (Paperback, New Ed)
Martin W. Lewis
R555 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R84 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Scholars, politicians, and activists worldwide are finally recognizing the severity of the global environmental crisis, yet serious threats to the environmental movement remain. Anti-environmentalists dismiss the very idea of a "crisis" as a mirage. Much less obvious, however, is the more subtle threat masquerading under the mantle of environmentalism itself. It is this threat that "Green Delusions" addresses. Writing from the standpoint of a committed environmentalist, Martin W. Lewis contends that many of the most devoted and strident "greens," those who propose a radical environmentalism, unwittingly espouse an ill-conceived doctrine that has devastating implications for the global ecosystem. In this book he distinguishes the main variants of eco-extremism, exposes the fallacies upon which such views ultimately flounder, and demonstrates that the policies advocated by their proponents would, if enacted, result in unequivocal ecological disaster. At once polemic and prescriptive, "Green Delusions" is an impassioned attempt to defend the environmental movement against extremist ideas that would lead to self-defeating political strategies.

A Rhetoric of the People - The German Greens and the New Politics (Hardcover, New): William E. Coleman A Rhetoric of the People - The German Greens and the New Politics (Hardcover, New)
William E. Coleman
R1,349 Discovery Miles 13 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since 1983, when the West German public elected several of their party members to representative seats in the Bundestag, the Greens (Die Grunen) have been a political force. "A Rhetoric of the People" studies how the German Greens have evolved a rhetorical style that is characteristic of a social movement, voicing citizen dissatisfaction with representative democracy and the insensitive decision making of traditional political and economic structures. Authors Coleman and Coleman discuss the Greens as part of a significant global environmental movement, and as a voice that advocates a new politics based on the key notions of ecology, equal rights, grassroots democracy, self-determination, Third World concerns, and peace.

"A Rhetoric of the People" concentrates on the Greens' rhetorical vision as presented in their public utterances and political platforms. To furnish a context for appreciating the Greens' persuasive efforts, the authors examine green argumentative stances in general, then present a brief review of the global environmental movement and a discussion of the evolution of the German Green Party. What follows is essentially a descriptive study that highlights the verbal discourse of the Greens as revealed in their official party statements. The authors conclude by exploring some of the issues and problems presently facing the Greens, and contemplating the future of the party. Recommended for sociologists, political scientists, environmentalists, and communications scholars.

The Politics of Transformation - Local Activism in the Peace and Environmental Movements (Hardcover, New): Betty H. Zisk The Politics of Transformation - Local Activism in the Peace and Environmental Movements (Hardcover, New)
Betty H. Zisk
R1,811 Discovery Miles 18 110 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is a study of local grassroots activism in two major political areas, the peace and environmental movements, over a period of five years. Interviews with leaders of 166 different groups in five states (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, California, and Oregon), supplemented by personal observation and participation in several of those groups are the foundations of this analysis. The major concerns are the components of group and movement successes, both short-run and long-run, and activist group adaptations to change in the larger social and political world in light of political upheaval in Eastern Europe, the Gulf War, and several environmental crises that occurred during the period in question. Finally, Zisk focuses on the growing convergence (and barriers to convergence) of the movements. After examining short run accomplishments, Zisk concludes that most of the groups in both movements are faring poorly: few of their concrete goals are achieved, media attention is poor, and membership growth is problematic. For both movements, the transformational wings (those that press for basic changes, use consensus decision making, have few paid staff members) are not doing so well as the incremental wings (those seeking limited goals, using traditional decision techniques, employing larger staffs). This book should be of interest to students and teachers of political science and sociology.

Minutes to Midnight - Nuclear Weapons Protest in America (Paperback): Frances B. McCrea, Gerald E. Markle Minutes to Midnight - Nuclear Weapons Protest in America (Paperback)
Frances B. McCrea, Gerald E. Markle
R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Minutes to Midnight explores the dynamics of the antinuclear protest movement, particularly the freeze and its origins, growth, decline, and enduring problems. Beginning with a historical analysis of early attempts to control nuclear weapons, the authors then use a unique sociohistorical case study to give new insight into how social change occurs in postindustrial society. The seven chapters examine the problems created by the development of technology, nuclear weapons, and the creation of new social classes and new social movements as vehicles to accumulate power.

Minutes to Midnight - Nuclear Weapons Protest in America (Hardcover): Frances B. McCrea, Gerald E. Markle Minutes to Midnight - Nuclear Weapons Protest in America (Hardcover)
Frances B. McCrea, Gerald E. Markle
R2,723 Discovery Miles 27 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Minutes to Midnight explores the dynamics of the antinuclear protest movement, particularly the freeze and its origins, growth, decline, and enduring problems. Beginning with a historical analysis of early attempts to control nuclear weapons, the authors then use a unique sociohistorical case study to give new insight into how social change occurs in postindustrial society. The seven chapters examine the problems created by the development of technology, nuclear weapons, and the creation of new social classes and new social movements as vehicles to accumulate power.

Gowanus Waters (Hardcover): Steven Hirsch Gowanus Waters (Hardcover)
Steven Hirsch
R898 R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Save R247 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Driven Wild - How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement (Paperback): Paul S. Sutter Driven Wild - How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement (Paperback)
Paul S. Sutter; Foreword by William Cronon
R471 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R66 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In its infancy, the movement to protect wilderness areas in the United States was motivated less by perceived threats from industrial and agricultural activities than by concern over the impacts of automobile owners seeking recreational opportunities in wild areas. Countless commercial and government purveyors vigorously promoted the mystique of travel to breathtakingly scenic places, and roads and highways were built to facilitate such travel. By the early 1930s, New Deal public works programs brought these trends to a startling crescendo. The dilemma faced by stewards of the nation's public lands was how to protect the wild qualities of those places while accommodating, and often encouraging, automobile-based tourism. By 1935, the founders of the Wilderness Society had become convinced of the impossibility of doing both. In Driven Wild, Paul Sutter traces the intellectual and cultural roots of the modern wilderness movement from about 1910 through the 1930s, with tightly drawn portraits of four Wilderness Society founders--Aldo Leopold, Robert Sterling Yard, Benton MacKaye, and Bob Marshall. Each man brought a different background and perspective to the advocacy for wilderness preservation, yet each was spurred by a fear of what growing numbers of automobiles, aggressive road building, and the meteoric increase in Americans turning to nature for their leisure would do to the country's wild places. As Sutter discovered, the founders of the Wilderness Society were "driven wild"--pushed by a rapidly changing country to construct a new preservationist ideal. Sutter demonstrates that the birth of the movement to protect wilderness areas reflected a growing belief among an important group of conservationists that the modern forces of capitalism, industrialism, urbanism, and mass consumer culture were gradually eroding not just the ecology of North America, but crucial American values as well. For them, wilderness stood for something deeply sacred that was in danger of being lost, so that the movement to protect it was about saving not just wild nature, but ourselves as well.

A Good Life on a Finite Earth - The Political Economy of Green Growth (Hardcover): Daniel J. Fiorino A Good Life on a Finite Earth - The Political Economy of Green Growth (Hardcover)
Daniel J. Fiorino
R1,816 Discovery Miles 18 160 Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

The potential conflict among economic and ecological goals has formed the central fault line of environmental politics in the United States and most other countries since the 1970s. The accepted view is that efforts to protect the environment will detract from economic growth, jobs, and global competitiveness. Conversely, much advocacy on behalf of the environment focuses on the need to control growth and avoid its more damaging effects. This offers a stark choice between prosperity and growth, on the one hand, and ecological degradation on the other. Stopping or reversing growth in most countries is unrealistic, economically risky, politically difficult, and is likely to harm the very groups that should be protected. At the same time, a strategy of unguided "growth above all" would cause ecological catastrophe. Over the last decade, the concept of green growth - the idea that the right mix of policies, investments, and technologies will lead to beneficial growth within ecological limits - has become central to global and national debates and policy due to the financial crisis and climate change. As Daniel J. Fiorino argues, in order for green growth to occur, ecological goals must be incorporated into the structure of the economic and political systems. In this book, he looks at green growth, a vast topic that has heretofore not been systematically covered in the literature on environmental policy and politics. Fiorino looks at its role in global, national, and local policy making; its relationship to sustainable development; controversies surrounding it (both from the left and right); its potential role in ameliorating inequality; and the policy strategies that are linked with it. The book also examines the political feasibility of green growth as a policy framework. While he focuses on the United States, Fiorino will draw comparisons to green growth policy in other countries, including Germany, China, and Brazil.

The Rights of Nature - History of Environmental Ethics (Paperback, New edition): Roderick Nash The Rights of Nature - History of Environmental Ethics (Paperback, New edition)
Roderick Nash
R368 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R53 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Charting the history of contemporary philosophical and religious beliefs regarding nature, Roderick Nash focuses primarily on changing attitudes toward nature in the United States. His work is the first comprehensive history of the concept that nature has rights and that American liberalism has, in effect, been extended to the nonhuman world.
"A splendid book. Roderick Nash has written another classic. This exploration of a new dimension in environmental ethics is both illuminating and overdue."--Stewart Udall
"His account makes history 'come alive.'"--"Sierra"
"So smoothly written that one almost does not notice the breadth of scholarship that went into this original and important work of environmental history."--Philip Shabecoff, "New York Times Book Review"
"Clarifying and challenging, this is an essential text for deep ecologists and ecophilosophers."--Stephanie Mills, "Utne Reader"

The Australian Greens - From Activism to Australia's Third Party (Hardcover): Stewart Jackson The Australian Greens - From Activism to Australia's Third Party (Hardcover)
Stewart Jackson
R1,218 R1,092 Discovery Miles 10 920 Save R126 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Australian Greens has been described at various times as the fastest growing new party in Australia, its forerunner the United Tasmania Group the first Green party in the world, and its former Leader Bob Brown as a global treasure. The party played a pivotal role after the 2010 federal election in ensuring the Gillard Government was sustained for 3 years. Although battered in the following Abbott landslide election, the party has survived and grown, to become somewhat of a fixture of Australia politics. However, what do we really know about the Greens in Australia? Is the party really just an extension of the environment movement, or has it matured to a professional party, capable of taking on the `big boys'? This book represents an important effort to come to grips with this question, by talking to the people who make the party tick. Who are the members and activists of the party? What do they think about the political and policy winds sweeping Australia in the early 21st century? And has the party made that transition from a home for tree-huggers and alternative lifestylers to a party ready to work in Government? And the answer must be: yes.

Green Parties, Green Future - From Local Groups to the International Stage (Hardcover): Per Gahrton Green Parties, Green Future - From Local Groups to the International Stage (Hardcover)
Per Gahrton
R1,664 R1,518 Discovery Miles 15 180 Save R146 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past four decades the world has seen a 'green awakening'. Green parties have been elected to parliaments and councils all over the world. A common set of environmental priorities have been promoted by green internationalisation and these parties are playing an increasing role at all levels of political decision-making. Will this awakening continue or will the greens be corrupted by power? What impact has their politics had? Will green thinking be able to compete with other ideologies in coping with the problems of the 21st century? Green Parties, Green Future analyses over a hundred of these parties' experience from all over the world. It reveals the story of the expansion and development of the movement, from local environmental groups to national and global decision-makers.

The First Green Wave - Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario (Paperback): Ryan P. O'Connor The First Green Wave - Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario (Paperback)
Ryan P. O'Connor
R593 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R93 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The First Green Wave will appeal to scholars and students of Canadian history, environmental studies, and social movements, as well as Canadians who remember the heady days of the first wave environmental movement.

Crabgrass Crucible - Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America (Paperback): Christopher C.... Crabgrass Crucible - Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America (Paperback)
Christopher C. Sellers
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Although suburb-building created major environmental problems, Christopher Sellers demonstrates that the environmental movement originated within suburbs--not just in response to unchecked urban sprawl. Drawn to the countryside as early as the late nineteenth century, new suburbanites turned to taming the wildness of their surroundings. They cultivated a fondness for the natural world around them, and in the decades that followed, they became sensitized to potential threats. Sellers shows how the philosophy, science, and emotions that catalyzed the environmental movement sprang directly from suburbanites' lives and their ideas about nature, as well as the unique ecology of the neighborhoods in which they dwelt. Sellers focuses on the spreading edges of New York and Los Angeles over the middle of the twentieth century to create an intimate portrait of what it was like to live amid suburban nature. As suburbanites learned about their land, became aware of pollution, and saw the forests shrinking around them, the vulnerability of both their bodies and their homes became apparent. Worries crossed lines of class and race and necessitated new ways of thinking and acting, Sellers argues, concluding that suburb-dwellers, through the knowledge and politics they forged, deserve much of the credit for inventing modern environmentalism.

The First Green Wave - Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario (Hardcover): Ryan P. O'Connor The First Green Wave - Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario (Hardcover)
Ryan P. O'Connor
R1,822 R1,475 Discovery Miles 14 750 Save R347 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The First Green Wave will appeal to scholars and students of Canadian history, environmental studies, and social movements, as well as Canadians who remember the heady days of the first wave environmental movement.

Getting to Green - Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution (Hardcover): Frederic C. Rich Getting to Green - Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution (Hardcover)
Frederic C. Rich
R503 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R48 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Green movement in America has lost its way. Pew polling reveals that the environment is one of the two things about which Republicans and Democrats disagree most. Congress has not passed a landmark piece of environmental legislation for a quarter-century. As atmospheric CO2 continues its relentless climb, even environmental insiders have pronounced "the death of environmentalism." In Getting to Green, Frederic C. Rich argues that meaningful progress on urgent environmental issues can be made only on a bipartisan basis. Rich reminds us of American conservation's conservative roots and of the bipartisan political consensus that had Republican congressmen voting for, and Richard Nixon signing, the most important environmental legislation of the 1970s. He argues that faithfulness to conservative principles requires the GOP to support environmental protection, while at the same time he criticizes the Green movement for having drifted too far to the left and too often appearing hostile to business and economic growth. With a clear-eyed understanding of past failures and a realistic view of the future, Getting to Green argues that progress on environmental issues is within reach. The key is encouraging Greens and conservatives to work together in the space where their values overlap-what the book calls "Center Green." Center Green takes as its model the hugely successful national land trust movement, which has retained vigorous bipartisan support. Rich's program is pragmatic and non-ideological. It is rooted in the way America is, not in a utopian vision of what it could become. It measures policy not by whether it is the optimum solution but by the two-part test of whether it would make a meaningful contribution to an environmental problem and whether it is achievable politically. Application of the Center Green approach moves us away from some of the harmful orthodoxies of mainstream environmentalism and results in practical and actionable positions on climate change, energy policy, and other crucial issues. This is how we get to Green.

Green Politics in China - Environmental Governance and State-Society Relations (Hardcover): Joy Y. Zhang, Michael D. Barr Green Politics in China - Environmental Governance and State-Society Relations (Hardcover)
Joy Y. Zhang, Michael D. Barr
R1,659 R1,514 Discovery Miles 15 140 Save R145 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on interviews with members of grassroots organizations, media and government institutions, "Green Politics in China" provides an in-depth and engaging account of the novel ways in which Chinese society is responding to its environmental crisis, using examples rarely captured in Western media or academia.
Joy Y. Zhang and Michael Barr explain how environmental problems are transforming Chinese society through new developments such as the struggle for clean air, low-carbon conspiracy theories, new forms of public fund raising and the international tactics of grassroots NGOs. In doing so, they challenge static understandings of state-society relations in China.
"Green Politics in China" is an illuminating and detailed investigation which provides crucial insights into how China is both changing internally and emerging as a powerful player in global environmental politics.

Sharing Eden - Green Teachings from Jews, Christians and Muslims (Paperback): Natan Levy, David Shreeve, Harfiyah Abdel Haleem Sharing Eden - Green Teachings from Jews, Christians and Muslims (Paperback)
Natan Levy, David Shreeve, Harfiyah Abdel Haleem; Edited by Lindsay Swan
R165 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R31 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Today's environmental concerns can trace their heritage through scriptures, teachings and actions known to generations across the centuries. The millions of followers of the Abrahamic faiths have the potential to turn their common environmental awareness into a worldwide force for the future of the planet they share with all people of faith - and of none. Combining a lightness of touch with some of the most beautiful and enlightening texts from the Abrahamic scriptures, Sharing Eden is just a beginning.

Between God and Green - How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change (Hardcover): Katharine K Wilkinson Between God and Green - How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change (Hardcover)
Katharine K Wilkinson
R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Despite three decades of scientists' warnings and environmentalists' best efforts, the political will and public engagement necessary to fuel robust action on global climate change remain in short supply. Katharine K. Wilkinson shows that, contrary to popular expectations, faith-based efforts are emerging and strengthening to address this problem. In the US, perhaps none is more significant than evangelical climate care.
Drawing on extensive focus group and textual research and interviews, Between God & Green explores the phenomenon of climate care, from its historical roots and theological grounding to its visionary leaders and advocacy initiatives. Wilkinson examines the movement's reception within the broader evangelical community, from pew to pulpit. She shows that by engaging with climate change as a matter of private faith and public life, leaders of the movement challenge traditional boundaries of the evangelical agenda, partisan politics, and established alliances and hostilities. These leaders view sea-level rise as a moral calamity, lobby for legislation written on both sides of the aisle, and partner with atheist scientists.
Wilkinson reveals how evangelical environmentalists are reshaping not only the landscape of American climate action, but the contours of their own religious community. Though the movement faces complex challenges, climate care leaders continue to leverage evangelicalism's size, dominance, cultural position, ethical resources, and mechanisms of communication to further their cause to bridge God and green.

Laotian Daughters - Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice (Paperback): Bindi V. Shah Laotian Daughters - Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice (Paperback)
Bindi V. Shah
R564 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R88 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How environmental activism in youth shapes political engagement and citizenship for Laotian American women

Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy (Hardcover): Ross McKitrick Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy (Hardcover)
Ross McKitrick
R1,431 R1,222 Discovery Miles 12 220 Save R209 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The relationship between economic growth and the environment is at the forefront of public attention and poses serious challenges for policymakers around the world. Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy, a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, provides a rigorous and thorough explanation of modern environmental economics, applying this exposition to contemporary issues and policy analysis.

Opening with a discussion of contemporary pollution problems, institutional players and the main policy instruments at our disposal, Ross McKitrick develops core theories of environmental valuation and optimal control of pollution. Chapters that follow cover issues like tradable permits, regulatory standards, emission taxes, and polluter liability as well as advanced topics like trade and the environment, sustainability, risk, inequality, and self-monitoring. Throughout, McKitrick uses clear, intuitive, and coherent analytical tools, so that students, academics, and practitioners can develop their policy analysis skills while comprehending the debates and challenges at the frontier of this exciting and rapidly-developing field.

Red to Green - Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia (Paperback): Laura A. Henry Red to Green - Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia (Paperback)
Laura A. Henry
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Environmental activism in contemporary Russia exemplifies both the promise and the challenge facing grassroots politics in the post-Soviet period. In the late Soviet period, Russia's environmental movement was one of the country's most dynamic and effective forms of social activism, and it appeared well positioned to influence the direction and practice of post-Soviet politics. At present, however, activists scattered across Russia face severe obstacles to promoting green issues that range from wildlife protection and nuclear safety to environmental education.

Based on fifteen months of fieldwork in five regions of Russia, from the European west to Siberia and the Far East, Red to Green goes beyond familiar debates about the strength and weakness of civil society in Russia to identify the contradictory trends that determine the political influence of grassroots movements. In an organizational analysis of popular mobilization that addresses the continuing role of the Soviet legacy, the influence of transnational actors, and the relevance of social mobilization theory to the Russian case, Laura Henry details what grassroots organizations in Russia actually do, how they use the limited economic and political opportunities that are available to them, and when they are able to influence policy and political practice.

Drawing on her in-depth interviews with activists, Henry illustrates how green organizations have pursued their goals by "recycling" Soviet-era norms, institutions, and networks and using them in combination with transnational ideas, resources, and partnerships. Ultimately, Henry shows that the limited variety of organizations that activists have constructed within post-Soviet Russia's green movement serve as a "fossil record" of the environmentalists' innovations, failures, and compromises. Her research suggests new ways to understand grassroots politics throughout the postcommunist region and in other postauthoritarian contexts.

A Greener Faith - Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future (Paperback): Roger S. Gottlieb A Greener Faith - Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future (Paperback)
Roger S. Gottlieb
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In a time of darkening environmental prospects, frightening religious fundamentalism, and moribund liberalism, the remarkable and historically unprecedented rise of religious environmentalism is a profound source of hope. In A Greener Faith, Roger S. Gottlieb chronicles the promises of this critically important movement, illuminating its principal ideas, leading personalities, and ways of connecting care for the earth with justice for human beings. He also shows how religious environmentalism breaks the customary boundaries of "religious issues" in political life. Asserting that environmental degradation is sacrilegious, sinful, and an offense against God catapults religions directly into questions of social policy, economic and moral priorities, and the overall direction of secular society. Gottlieb contends that a spiritual perspective applied to the Earth provides the environmental movement with a uniquely appropriate way to voice its dream of a sustainable and just world. Equally important, it helps develop a world-making political agenda that far exceeds interest group politics applied to forests and toxic incinerators. Rather, religious environmentalism offers an all-inclusive vision of what human beings are and how we should treat each other and the rest of life.
Gottlieb deftly analyzes the growing synthesis of the movement's religious, social, and political aspects, as well as the challenges it faces in consumerism, fundamentalism, and globalization. Highly engaging and passionately argued, this book is an indispensable resource for people of faith, environmentalists, scholars, and anyone who is concerned about our planet's future.

The Environmental Movement (Hardcover): Liz Sonneborn The Environmental Movement (Hardcover)
Liz Sonneborn; Series edited by Tim McNeese
R723 R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Save R63 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Environmental Movement introduces readers to this significant movement, which arose in the United States in the late 1800s in response to the nation's dwindling forests and the pollution caused by a greater number of factories. The abundant photographs and vibrant text chronicles the accomplishments of conservationists such as Gifford Pinchot and John Muir, who helped the movement gain a foothold in the United States. This useful book also details how environmentalism has become a global effort, led by organizations such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.

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