Hope Is an Imperative The Essential David Orr

ISBN-10: 1597267007

ISBN-13: 9781597267007

Edition: 2010

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For more than three decades, David Orr has been one of the leading voices of the environmental movement, championing the cause of ecological literacy in higher education, helping to establish and shape the field of ecological design, and working tirelessly to raise awareness of the threats to future generations posed by humanity's current unsustainable trajectory. Hope Is an Imperativebrings together in a single volume Professor Orr's most important works. These include classics such as What Is Education For?," one of the most widely reprinted essays in the environmental literature, The Campus and the Biosphere," which helped launch the green campus movement,and Loving Children: A Design Problem," which renowned theologian and philosopher Thomas Berry called the most remarkable essay I've read in my whole life." The book features thirty-three essays, along with an introductory section that considers the evolution of environmentalism, section introductions that place the essays into a larger context, and a foreword by physicist and author Fritjof Capra. Hope Is an Imperativeis a comprehensive collection of works by one of the most important thinkers and writers of our time. It offers a complete introduction to the writings of David Orr for readers new to the field, and represents a welcome compendium of key essays for longtime fans. The book is a must-have volume for every environmentalist's bookshelf.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.90" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

David W. Orr is Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and the author of The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention, The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect, and Ecological Literacy.

Fritjof Capra, PhD, physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy. Capra is on the faculty of Schumacher College in England and frequently gives management seminars for top executives. He is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, The Web of Life, The Hidden Connections, and The Science of Leonardo.

Foreword
Introduction
The Fundamentals
Verbicide
Slow Knowledge
Speed
Love
Reflections on Water and Oil
Gratitude
Orr's Laws
On Sustainability
Walking North on a Southbound Train
Four Challenges of Sustainability
The Problem of Sustainability
Two Meanings of Sustainability
Leverage
Shelf Life
The Constitution of Nature
Diversity
All Sustainability Is Local: New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
On Ecological Design
Designing Minds
Loving Children: A Design Problem
Further Reflections on Architecture as Pedagogy
The Origins of Ecological Design
The Design Revolution: Notes for Practitioners
On Education
Place as Teacher
The Problem of Education
What Is Education For?
Some Thoughts on Intelligence
Ecological Literacy
Place and Pedagogy
The Liberal Arts, the Campus, and the Biosphere
On Energy and Climate
Pascal's Wager and Economics in a Hotter Time
The Carbon Connection
2020: A Proposal
Baggage: The Case for Climate Mitigation
Long Tails and Ethics: Thinking about the Unthinkable
Hope (in a Hotter Time)
At the End of Our Tether? The Rationality of Nonviolence
Sources
Permissions
About David W. Orr
Index
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