Living Through the End of Nature review ↠ E-book or Kindle E-pub

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Living Through the End of Nature review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ How environmentalism can reinvent itself in a postnature age a proposal for navigating between naive naturalism and technological arroganceEnvironmentalists have always worked to protect the wildness of nature but now must find a new direction We Technological utopia He proposes a third way that takes seriously the breached boundary between humans and nature and charts a co evolutionary path in which environmentalists exploit the tension between naturalism and mastery to build a sustainable ecologically vibrant and socially just worldBeautifully written and thoughtfully argued Living Through the End of Nature provides a powerful vision for environmentalism's futur. Wapner makes a good helpful argument Stop trying to keep nature and humanity in separate but competing compartments because we already co exist in every compartment Instead figure out how to co exist in a mutually beneficial way The argument could be made briefly and simply but Wapner must deal with the complexities of passionate positions among environmentalists past and present He must show that he understands their arguments so he briefly recaps the discourses of nature protectionists He even shows real understanding for advocates of technological mastery over nature The aim is to harmonize all insights into a greater subtle less ideological uest for a better shared future

Paul Wapner ¼ 9 review

How environmentalism can reinvent itself in a postnature age a proposal for navigating between naive naturalism and technological arroganceEnvironmentalists have always worked to protect the wildness of nature but now must find a new direction We have so tamed colonized and contaminated the natural world that safeguarding it from humans is no longer an option Humanity's imprint is now everywhere and all efforts to preserv. This slim book was surprisingly refreshing in presenting opposing ends of the debate on environmental preservation with one end valuing unblemished nature as the highest good and the other espousing the innate right of mankind to subdue and use his environment for his own benefit Thinking out of the box and trying to understand both perspectives made for interesting reading Too many books on the environment are 'doom and gloom' as the writer puts it without trying to explain the reasons we continue to devastate nature with seemingly no restraint However Wapner falls short of elucidating any convincing practical solution which I guess is expected given the sheer complexity and scale of the problems The proposed 'middle path' between naturalism and human mastery ends up frustratingly vague and difficult to envision

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Living Through the End of NatureE nature reuire extensive human intervention At the same time we are repeatedly told that there is no such thing as nature itself only our own conceptions of it One person's endangered species is another's dinner or source of income In Living Through the End of Nature Paul Wapner probes the meaning of environmentalism in a postnature ageWapner argues that we can neither go back to a preindustrial Elysium nor forward to a. The book that environmentalism has been waiting for Logically argued and emotionally appealed this book reuests for the systemic changes within the ideologies governing the notion of development and life