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Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever. McKibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement.

More than simply a handbook for survival or a doomsday catalog of scientific prediction, this classic, soulful lament on Nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, activists, and concerned citizens alike.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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McKibben writes of our planet's environmental cataclysm, including evidence about the greenhouse effect, the depletion of the ozone layer, and an array of other ecological ills. No bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394576015
Author:
Mckibben, Bill
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Effect of human beings on
Subject:
Greenhouse effect, atmospheric
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 48
Publication Date:
c1989
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
ix, 226 p.
Dimensions:
9.62x6.49x1.05 in. 1.15 lbs.

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