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Each day, in newspapers and on tv, we learn and listen to in regards to the ongoing destruction of our environment: the greenhouse impression, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, and air and water pollutants. Deep Ecology deals an answer to the environmental predicament via a thorough shift in human consciousness—a basic switch within the means humans relate with the surroundings. rather than taking into account nature as a source for use for human wishes, Deep Ecology argues that the genuine price of nature is intrinsic and autonomous of its application. rising within the Eighties as an influential philosophical, social, and political flow, Deep Ecology has formed the environmental debate between best activists and policymakers—from former Vice-President Al Gore to Dave Forman, cofounder of Earth First!

Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century comprises thirty-nine articles by means of the best writers and thinkers within the filed, delivering a complete array of views in this new method of environmentalism, exploring:

   •  the elemental philosophy of Deep Ecology.
   •  Its roots within the writings of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and Rachel Carson.
   •  the connection of Deep Ecology to social ecology, ecofeminism, the vegetables, and New Age futurism.
   •  How Deep Ecology as a lifestyle is exemplified through vital environmentalists: poet Gary Snyder and Norwegian thinker Arne Naess.
   •  The philosophical dimensions of this environmental circulate via its best theorist.
   •  The politics of ecological sustainability and the social and political implications of Deep Ecology for the subsequent century.

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