Environmental Attitudes Through Time
Unpacks humanness and how it shapes our interactions with the environment, helping readers to make responsible decisions about the future.
|Titel:||Environmental Attitudes Through Time|
|auteur:||Berry, R. J. (university College London)|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|NUR:||Milieutechniek en milieutechnische wetenschappen|
|Afmetingen:||235 x 156 x 16|
R. J. Berry, FRSE, is Professor Emeritus of Genetics, University College London. He has been president of: the Linnean Society, the British Ecological Society, the European Ecological Federation, the Mammal Society and Christians in Science. Professor Berry's research focuses on the interactions of genes and the environment. He has received both a Marsh Award for Ecology and a UK Templeton Award.
'This is a very enjoyable book, rich in detail and broad in perspective, exploring the history of human relationships with the natural world, and their longer term consequences. Clearly written and authoritative, it is informed by R. J. Berry's wide experience from a lifetime in ecology and his regular engagement with environmental policy and conservation. He considers human history, and people's progressive emancipation from environmental risks and hazards, but also their ultimate dependence on nature. He outlines the logical case for accepting a responsible environmental attitude. I recommend this to anyone interested in understanding the history of environmentalism. R. J. Berry shows clearly that this understanding is key to taking proper responsibility for the environment, but that to do so successfully we have to accept that we are a part of nature, while at the same time we are apart from nature.' Dame Georgina MacE, University College London
Preface; 1. Choices; 2. No primeval Eden; 3. Striving with nature; 4. Nature's study; 5. Scientific method and the new biology - controlling; 6. Science in public affairs - organizing; 7. National nature - a digression; 8. The regulatory century; 9. Running out of world; 10. Reckoning, perhaps rueing; 11. From scavenging to supermarkets; Index.
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