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The End of Nature

The End of Nature
Bill McKibben
New York: Anchor House,1999
GF75 .M38 1999

First published in 1989 in seventeen languages on six continents, The End of Nature has changed the way many people view the planet. Now, in a special tenth anniversary edition, the author presents a new introduction for this classic work on our enviromental crisis reviewing the progress made and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

An impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change, it is still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. Bill 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. 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 soulful lament on nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, activists, and concerned citizens alike.

Quoted from back cover.