Why Life Matters: Fifty Ecosystems of the Heart and Mind by Michael Charles Tobias, Jane Gray Morrison

By Michael Charles Tobias, Jane Gray Morrison

Dr. Michael Charles Tobias and Jane grey Morrison are world-renowned ecological philosophers and activists, interdisciplinary social and environmental scientists and broad-ranging, deeply dedicated humanists. This selection of fifty essays and interviews contains an invigorating, outspoken, provocative and eloquent assessment of the ecological humanities in a single hugely available quantity. The parts of this assortment have been released within the authors’ "Green Conversations" web publication sequence, and items within the Eco information community from 2011 to 2013 and have luminaries from Jane Goodall to Ted Turner to the Secretary of the Smithsonian establishment to the previous head of the UN conference on organic variety. beautiful colour images captured through the authors and participants make Why lifestyles issues: Fifty Ecosystems of the guts and Mind a ceremonial dinner for the eyes in addition to the brain and soul.

Ethics, technological know-how, expertise, ecological literacy, grass-roots renaissance thinkers, conservation innovation from the U.S. to the U.K.; from India to Ecuador; from Bhutan to Haiti; from throughout Africa, the Neo-Tropics, significant Asia and Japan, to Rio, Shanghai and new york – this humanistic ode to the way forward for lifestyles on the earth is a proper and resonating read.

Michael Tobias and Jane grey Morrison, companions who among them have authored a few 50 books and written, directed and produced a few one hundred seventy motion pictures, a prolific physique of labor that has been learn, translated and/or broadcast all over the world, were married for greater than a quarter-of-a-century. Their box learn around the disciplines of comparative literature, anthropology, the background of technological know-how and philosophy, ecology and ethics, in over eighty nations, has served as a telling instance of what humans – deeply in love with each other – can accomplish in spreading that very same unconditional like to others – of all species.

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Photo Credit: © J. G. Morrison) To anyone paying even mild attention, these complexities can lead to seasickness; the facts are both freaky and confusing and hint of Easter Island Syndrome, a human ailment that is taboo in most polite conversation. But the late historian Arnold Toynbee stayed home writing, not partying, and he pointed to 22 civilizations, not unlike the culture hundreds of years ago on Easter Island that rapaciously chopped down every tree, destroyed all native biodiversity, only to see its own human population self-destruct.

Accessed 6 April 2014 19. Elliott M (2011) Humanitarian intervention: whom to protect, whom to abandon. TIME. html. Accessed 6 April 2014 20. Council on Foreign Relations (nd) A. Michael Spence. page=2. Accessed 6 April 2014 21. The Economist (2006) The Cambrian age of economics. com/ node/7189617. Accessed 6 April 2014 Chapter 6 Just When You Thought You Could Bank on it I’m sitting with my friends William Shatner and his wife Liz having tea and discussing wildlife. Bill and I have been having an ongoing dialogue about the fate of the earth for over 20 years, a conversation that started in earnest beneath Mount Everest where he insisted on doing his own climbing stunts at about 19,000 ft for a television series we made together (“Voice of the Planet”).

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