BeschreibungCan nature be restored to a pristine state through deliberate action? Must the preservation of wilderness always subordinate the interests of humans to those of other species? Can indigenous peoples be entrusted with the guardianship of their own wild resources?This collection of international writings tackles tough questions like these as it expands wilderness conservation beyond its American roots. One of the first anthologies to consider wilderness as a global issue, it takes a stand against the notion that wilderness is a northern colonialist conceit and is irrelevant to the plans of third world countries. Contributions from all over the planet -- Nepal, Borneo, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, South Africa, India, and the United States -- show instead that wilderness has an important place in the environmental thought and policy of any nation, industrial or developing.The World and the Wild boldly advances the idea that our concept of wilderness must expand to take in new vistas. It breaks fresh ground in global environmentalism and is essential reading for anyone concerned with development issues related to conservation.
PortraitDavid Rothenberg is Associate Professor of philosophy at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the author of "Hand's End: Technology and the Limits of Nature" and "Is It Painful to Think? Conversations with Arne Naess, " and editor of the award-winning journal "Terra Nova: Nature and Culture."
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF ARIZONA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2001
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten