Sustainability and the American Naturalist Tradition

Revisiting Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and Edward O. Wilson

Humanity is failing at solving complex socio-ecological problems like global climate change, biodiversity loss and population growth. The existing 'sustainable development' paradigm and its reliance on trade-offs between the three pillars of environment, economics, and equity is not robust enough to maintain global carrying capacity. In this timely intervention, Thomas argues that the holistic and transdisciplinary thinking of four iconic American naturalists – Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and Edward O. Wilson – can instead help to solve our biggest twenty-first century challenges by synthesizing values from four eras of cultural and environmental history.

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2018-03-21, 230 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4178-3

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Craig Thomas

Craig Thomas, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

Author(s)
Craig Thomas
Book title
Sustainability and the American Naturalist Tradition Revisiting Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and Edward O. Wilson
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
230
Features
Hardcover, zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4178-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB HBTB HBJK
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 HIS054000 HIS036000
THEMA-Code
DSB NHTB NHK
Release date
2018-03-21
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur, Amerika, Natur
Readership
Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Natural History, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Literary Studies, Environmental History
Keywords/Tags
Climate Change, Sustainability, Naturalism, Environmentalism, Environmental History, Ecology, Holism, Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Edward O. Wilson, Literature, Nature, America, American Studies, Cultural History, American History, Literary Studies

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