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The Resource Abundant Earth : toward an ecological civilization, Eileen Crist

Abundant Earth : toward an ecological civilization, Eileen Crist

Label
Abundant Earth : toward an ecological civilization
Title
Abundant Earth
Title remainder
toward an ecological civilization
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Crist
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Abundant Earth, Eileen Crist not only documents the rising tide of biodiversity loss, but also lays out the drivers of this wholesale destruction and how we can push past them. Looking beyond the familiar litany of causes--a large and growing human population, rising livestock numbers, expanding economies and international trade, and spreading infrastructures and incursions upon wildlands--she asks the key question: if we know human expansionism is to blame for this ecological crisis, why are we not taking the needed steps to halt our expansionism? Crist argues that to do so would require a two-pronged approach. Scaling down calls upon us to lower the global human population while working within a human-rights framework, to deindustrialize food production, and to localize economies and contract global trade. Pulling back calls upon us to free, restore, reconnect, and rewild vast terrestrial and marine ecosystems. However, the pervasive worldview of human supremacy--the conviction that humans are superior to all other life-forms and entitled to use these life-forms and their habitats--normalizes and promotes humanity's ongoing expansion, undermining our ability to enact these linked strategies and preempt the mounting suffering and dislocation of both humans and nonhumans. Abundant Earth urges us to confront the reality that humanity will not advance by entrenching its domination over the biosphere. On the contrary, we will stagnate in the identity of nature-colonizer and decline into conflict as we vie for natural resources
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crist, Eileen
Dewey number
333.95/16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH75
LC item number
.C735 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-plant relationships
Label
Abundant Earth : toward an ecological civilization, Eileen Crist
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Is the human impact natural?
  • The trouble with debunking wilderness
  • Freedom, entitlement, and the fate of the nonhuman world
  • Part Three.
  • Scaling down and pulling back.
  • Dystopia at the doorstep
  • Welcoming limitations
  • Restoring abundant Earth
  • Epilogue : toward an ecological civilization
  • Introduction
  • Part One.
  • The destruction of life and the human supremacy complex.
  • Unraveling Earth's biodiversity
  • Human supremacy and the roots of the ecological crisis
  • The framework of resources and techno-managerialism
  • Part Two.
  • Discursive knots.
Control code
on1028893800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780226596778
Lccn
2018017666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029017944
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028893800
Label
Abundant Earth : toward an ecological civilization, Eileen Crist
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Is the human impact natural?
  • The trouble with debunking wilderness
  • Freedom, entitlement, and the fate of the nonhuman world
  • Part Three.
  • Scaling down and pulling back.
  • Dystopia at the doorstep
  • Welcoming limitations
  • Restoring abundant Earth
  • Epilogue : toward an ecological civilization
  • Introduction
  • Part One.
  • The destruction of life and the human supremacy complex.
  • Unraveling Earth's biodiversity
  • Human supremacy and the roots of the ecological crisis
  • The framework of resources and techno-managerialism
  • Part Two.
  • Discursive knots.
Control code
on1028893800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780226596778
Lccn
2018017666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029017944
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028893800

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