The Roots of Modern Environmentalism

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Routledge, Dec 6, 2019 - Nature - 258 pages

Originally published in 1984, The Roots of Modern Environmentalism provides a historical, philosophical and ideological background to environmentalism. Topics covered include, the roots of technological environmentalism, the medieval cosmology and Bacon’s philosophy, the non-scientific roots of ecological environmentalism, such as Romanticism and its scientific roots in the theories of Malthus and Darwin. The Marxist perspective on Nature is also discussed. The concluding chapter is a criticism of education which challenges its usefulness as an agent of socio-economic change. This book will be of interest to academics and students of environmentalism and geography.

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List of Figures
The Importance of Ideas and Where They Come From
The Approach and Rationale of this Book
THE ROOTS OF TECHNOLOGICAL
THE NONSCIENTIFIC ROOTS OF ECOLOGICAL
THE SCIENTIFIC ROOTS OF ECOLOGICAL
SCIENCE AND OBJECTIVITY
ENVIRONMENTALISM
THE POLITICAL ROOTS OF ECOLOGICAL
CONCLUSION IS EDUCATION THE GREATEST
REFERENCES
GLOSSARY OF TERMS

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