Roderick Nash, Professor of History and the Environmental Studies Program, University of California Santa Barbara

Reflections on the importance of and ways to include ecological materials in the curricula of colleges and universities. Drawing on experiences teaching Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, Nash describes how the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of l969 motivated faculty to make changes in the organization of higher education.

He argues that the humanities are just as vital as the sciences in solving the bottom-line problem of how we can live sustainably on Earth, illustrated by his own work in wilderness preservation and environmental ethics.

Nash Island Civilization