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Living Through the End of Nature: the Future of American Environmentalism, by Paul Wapner. 2010.

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Living Through the End of Nature: the Future of American Environmentalism, by Paul Wapner.
Environmentalists have always worked to protect the wildness of nature but now must find a new direction. We have so tamed, colonized, and contaminated the natural world that safeguarding it from humans is no longer an option. Humanity's imprint is now everywhere and all efforts to "preserve" nature require extensive human intervention. At the same time, we are repeatedly told that there is no such thing as nature itself -- only our own conceptions of it. One person's endangered species is another's dinner or source of income.
In Living Through the End of Nature , Paul Wapner probes the meaning of environmentalism in a postnature age. Wapner argues that we can neither go back to a preindustrial Elysium nor forward to a technological utopia. He proposes a third way that takes seriously the breached boundary between humans and nature and charts a co-evolutionary path in which environmentalists exploit the tension between naturalism and mastery to build a more sustainable, ecologically vibrant, and socially just world. Beautifully written and thoughtfully argued, Living Through the End of Nature provides a powerful vision for environmentalism's future.

I cm tear on the top of front dust-jacket, with creasing. Owner's name on front endpaper. Otherwise clean and bright with tight binding.

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Author(s):
Wapner, Paul
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21 x 14.5 x 2.2 cm.
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0262014157
ISBN-13:
9780262014151
Number of pages:
252
Publisher:
MIT Press
Title:
Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism, by Paul Wapner.

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Living Through the End of Nature: the Future of American Environmentalism, by Paul Wapner.
Environmentalists have always worked to protect the wildness of nature but now must find a new direction. We have so tamed, colonized, and contaminated the natural world that safeguarding it from humans is no longer an option. Humanity's imprint is now everywhere and all efforts to "preserve" nature require extensive human intervention. At the same time, we are repeatedly told that there is no such thing as nature itself -- only our own conceptions of it. One person's endangered species is another's dinner or source of income.
In Living Through the End of Nature , Paul Wapner probes the meaning of environmentalism in a postnature age. Wapner argues that we can neither go back to a preindustrial Elysium nor forward to a technological utopia. He proposes a third way that takes seriously the breached boundary between humans and nature and charts a co-evolutionary path in which environmentalists exploit the tension between naturalism and mastery to build a more sustainable, ecologically vibrant, and socially just world. Beautifully written and thoughtfully argued, Living Through the End of Nature provides a powerful vision for environmentalism's future.

I cm tear on the top of front dust-jacket, with creasing. Owner's name on front endpaper. Otherwise clean and bright with tight binding.

Author(s):
Wapner, Paul
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21 x 14.5 x 2.2 cm.
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0262014157
ISBN-13:
9780262014151
Number of pages:
252
Publisher:
MIT Press
Title:
Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism, by Paul Wapner.

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