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Elemental Philosophy
Elemental Philosophy (September 2010)
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as Environmental Ideas
David Macauley - Author

Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.

Bachelard called them “the hormones of the imagination.” Hegel observed that, “through the four elements we have the elevation of sensuous ideas into thought.” Earth, air, fire, and water are explored as both philosophical ideas and environmental issues associated with their classical and perennial con...(Read More)
 
 
Feathers of Hope
Feathers of Hope (July 2010)
Pete Dubacher, the Berkshire Bird Paradise, and the Human Connection with Birds
Barbara Chepaitis - Author

A joyful journey through Pete Dubacher’s Berkshire Bird Paradise, and a thoughtful contemplation of our relationship to birds and nature.

Feathers of Hope takes the reader on a joyful journey through the Berkshire Bird Paradise in Grafton, New York. Founded and maintained by Pete Dubacher, it’s a magical place that provides sanctuary to over twelve hundred injured or otherwise unreleasable ...(Read More)
 
 
Living Waters
Living Waters (January 2009)
Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes
Margaret Wooster - Author

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

In Living Waters, Margaret Wooster canoes, portages, camps beside, and wades into eight Great Lakes watersheds across New York and Québec, returning with her pockets full of original stories from these beautiful, boggy, and prehistoric waterways. From the history of hydropower development o...(Read More)
 
 
Ecology and Popular Film
Ecology and Popular Film (January 2009)
Cinema on the Edge
Robin L. Murray - Author
Joseph K. Heumann - Author

Ecocritical takes on popular film.

Ecology and Popular Film examines representations of nature in mainstream film while also looking at film itself as a form of nature writing. Considering a selection of mainstream movies that embrace a wide variety of environmental themes, from the Lumières’ Oil Wells of Baku (1896) to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Murra...(Read More)
 
 
Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson (May 2008)
Legacy and Challenge
Lisa H. Sideris - Editor
Kathleen Dean Moore - Editor

Leading scholars explore the full range and current significance of Carson’s work.

Long before Rachel Carson would become synonymous with environmental activism, she was a nature and science writer, penning The Sense of Wonder for children, and three books about the ocean and its inhabitants—including the bestselling The Sea around Us. Based solidly on science and written in beautiful ...(Read More)
 
 
RiverTime
RiverTime (March 2008)
Ecotravel on the World's Rivers
Mary A. Hood - Author

Journeys on the world’s rivers, from a naturalist’s point of view.

In this engaging travelogue of our world’s rivers, great and small, poet and biologist Mary A. Hood reflects on rivers as creators of place. Recounting her journeys along portions of the Mississippi, the Danube, the Amazon, the Yangtze, the Ganges, the Nile, and a dozen small U.S. rivers, Hood weaves together natural history, current environmental and conservation i...(Read More)

 
 
Environmental Values in Christian Art
Environmental Values in Christian Art (November 2007)
Susan Power Bratton - Author

Discusses the expression of environmental values in Christian art as it displaced pagan aesthetics from the third century to the Reformation.

This book looks at what art reveals about the environmental values of Christianity. As western Europe transitioned to Christianity, pagan religious aesthetics changed or were displaced. Focusing on Christian art and architecture from early third-century Rome to seventeenth-ce...(Read More)
 
 
Nature's Edge
Nature's Edge (July 2007)
Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice
Charles S. Brown - Editor
Ted Toadvine - Editor

Leading environmental thinkers investigate the complexities of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of environmental problems.

Nature’s Edge brings together leading environmental thinkers from the natural sciences, geography, political science, religion, and philosophy to explore the complex facets of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of our environmental problems. The contributo...(Read More)
 
 
Land, Value, Community
Land, Value, Community (January 2002)
Callicott and Environmental Philosophy
Wayne Ouderkirk - Editor
Jim Hill - Editor

Leading scholars critically assess the pioneering environmental philosophy of J. Baird Callicott.

Land, Value, Community
provides an in-depth critical study of the theories of J. Baird Callicott, one of the world's foremost environmental philosophers. An international group of scholars representing philosophy, ecology, ecofeminism, Native American studies, political science, and religion studies critically asses...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing Life to Ethics
Bringing Life to Ethics (January 2001)
Global Bioethics for a Humane Society
Michael W. Fox - Author
Bernard E. Rollin - Foreword by

Enlarges the meaning and scope of inquiry into our values, relationships, and treatment of animals, the environment, and each other.

Bringing Life to Ethics continues in the tradition of Michael W. Fox's lifelong inquiry into values, social and personal relationships, and the treatment of animals, the environment, and each other. Fox, the popular nationally syndicated columnist of "Ask the Animal Doctor", uses ...(Read More)
 
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