Island Civilization.

by Roderick Nash, Ph.D.

Conclusion – divorce; live separately but in harmony, love but to be freed from responsibility.

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“Maybe biocentric ethics and reverence for self-willed nature could turn us from cancerous to caring.”

p. 8.

“Some now view this not just as a violation of the rights of humans to enjoy wild nature but the rights of other species and self-willed environments themselves.” 

P. 4.

“Their value was intrinsic and their membership in the biotic communityindisputable.”

“ ‘environmentalism took a broader view of utility”

Ibid.

“put our dominion into the realm of morals. It is now in the realm of trade.” 

Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1915

P. 3.

 “ changing American attitude toward nature.” was manifest in Conservation efforts nationally by 1907.                              

 Ibid.

"celebrated tools of an environmental transformation that left wilderness in scattered remnants."

• "The other important part of the word, "ness," indicates a condition or place. So "wilderness" literally means self-willed land, a place where wild (undomesticated) animals roam and where natural processes proceed unencumbered by human interference."

p. 2.

"This is simply the greatest challenge facing our species, and, in a sense, facing natural world. This is simply the greatest challenge facing our species, and, in a sense, facing evolution on Earth."

p. 1.

 

Wild | Climate | Biodiversity | nature as an asset | reflecting ecologically | Airs, Waters and Places

Mckibben

Margulis

Stegner

Williams

 

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