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Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place
Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place (December 2017)
From Values to Practice in Sustainable Agriculture
Todd LeVasseur - Author

Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.

Writing at the interface of religion and nature theory, US religious history, and environmental ethics, Todd LeVasseur presents the case for the emergence of a nascent “religious agrarianism” within certain subsets of Judaism and Christianity in the United States. Adherents of this movement, who share an e...(Read More)
 
 
The Variety of Integral Ecologies
The Variety of Integral Ecologies (June 2017)
Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era
Sam Mickey - Editor
Sean Kelly - Editor
Adam Robbert - Editor
Mary Evelyn Tucker - Foreword by

Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.

In the current era of increasing planetary interconnectedness, ecological theories and practices are called to become more inclusive, complex, and comprehensive. The diverse contributions to this book offer a range of integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the huma...(Read More)
 
 
Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides
Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides (December 2016)
The Natural History of a Long Island Pocket Bay
R. Lawrence Swanson - Author
Malcolm J. Bowman - Author

2017 Robert Cushman Memorial Award, presented by the Three Village Historical Society
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.
Stony Brook Harbor, or Three Sisters Harbor as it was known historically, is perhaps the most pristine of the Long Island north shore pocket bays. Untouched by major commercialization, it has been designated a Si...(Read More)
 
 
Flight Paths
Flight Paths (February 2016)
A Field Journal of Hope, Heartbreak, and Miracles with New York's Bird People
Darryl McGrath - Author

FINALIST - 2017 da Vinci Eye, presented by Hopewell Publications

How a small group of New York biologists brought the peregrine falcon and bald eagle back from the brink of extinction.

In the late 1970s, the bald eagle and the peregrine falcon were heading toward extinction, victims of the combined threats of DDT, habitat loss, and lax regulation. Flight Paths tells the story of how a small g...(Read More)
 
 
Creating Sustainable Communities
Creating Sustainable Communities (June 2015)
Lessons from the Hudson River Region
Rik Scarce - Author

Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.

From Mount Marcy to Manhattan and beyond, the Hudson River region has become an incubator for rich and varied experiments in sustainable living. In this fascinating book, Rik Scarce showcases some of these efforts by telling the stories of dynamic individuals and organizations that are remaking the region’s landsca...(Read More)
 
 
Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility
Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility (December 2013)
From Ontology to Ecology
Theresa Morris - Author

Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.

Despite his tremendous impact on the German Green Party and the influence of his work on contemporary debates about stem cell research in the United States, Hans Jonas’s (1903–1993) philosophical contributions have remained partially obscured. In particular, the ontological grounding he gives his ethics, based ...(Read More)
 
 
The Barbarian Principle
The Barbarian Principle (September 2013)
Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the Question of Nature
Jason M. Wirth - Editor
Patrick Burke - Editor

Essays exploring a rich intersection between phenomenology and idealism with contemporary relevance.

Toward the end of his life, Maurice Merleau-Ponty made a striking retrieval of F. W. J. Schelling’s philosophy of nature. The Barbarian Principle explores the relationship between these two thinkers on this topic, opening up a dialogue with contemporary philosophical and ecological significance that...(Read More)
 
 
Saving Eagle Mitch
Saving Eagle Mitch (May 2013)
One Good Deed in a Wicked World
Barbara Chepaitis - Author

When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.

In the spring of 2010, as the world’s economy faced a potential meltdown and the United States tried to win one war and maneuver its way out of another, one lone Steppe Eagle, shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan, faced problems of hi...(Read More)
 
 
Water Drops
Water Drops (August 2012)
Celebrating the Wonder of Water
Peter E. Black - Author

An introduction to our most precious natural resource.

In this engaging book, hydrologist Peter E. Black celebrates the wonder of our planet’s most precious natural resource. In these brief, nontechnical essays, readers are introduced to water’s unique scientific properties, the vital role it plays in Earth’s ecology and ecosystems, and the impact it has had on human history, culture, ...(Read More)
 
 
Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope
Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope (October 2010)
Anne Marie Dalton - Author
Henry C. Simmons - Author

Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.

Is there any hope for a more sustainable world? Can we reimagine a way of living in which the nonhuman world matters? Anne Marie Dalton and Henry C. Simmons claim that the ecotheology that arose during the mid-twentieth century gives us reason for hope. While ecotheologians acknowledge that Christianity pla...(Read More)
 
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