Listening to Earth A Reader

ISBN-10: 0321195159

ISBN-13: 9780321195159

Edition: 2005

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Description: “Longman Topics” are brief, attractive readers on a single complex, but compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers. Selections are from a variety of periods, genres, and points of view and cover a broad range of topics - from the perils of toxic waste to the threat posed by the neighborhood cat. Readings probe the contradictions surrounding environmental issues in the United States today and presents arguments for using, conserving, preserving, and finding pleasure, beauty, and spirituality in land. Readings represent a variety of stances, from eco-terrorist to corporate defenders, from spiritual to pragmatic. Anyone interested in learning about the environmental dilemmas faced by the United States today.

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List price: $34.40
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Christopher Hallowell has a special interest in science and environmental journalism. A frequent speaker on wetlands and coastal issues, he has authored numerous books, as well as articles in such magazines as Time, the New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and the American Scholar.

Born in Shanghai, Sam Moshinsky migrated to Melbourne, Australia in November 1951 at the age of seventeen. He had a successful career as a chartered accountant and financial executive. In June 2000, Sam was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of his contributions to Jewish organisations and the general community.

Each chapter contains "Thinking and Writing" and "Additional Resources" sections
Historical Chronology and Context
Introduction
Value of the Land
"The American Forests
"My Neighbor's Field
"The Land Ethic
"The Wilderness According to Cushman
"Caring for the Woods."
Urban Vision, Rural Reflections.Henry David Thoreau
"Walking
"How Cities Green the Planet
"The Regulars
"Dispatch fro
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