The End of Nature Paperback – 1 Sep 2003
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"A kind of song for the wild, a lament for its loss, and a plea for its restoration" -- New York Review of Books
"An environmental blockbuster ... an extraordinary book," -- Daily Telegraph
"by our actions nature has been irredeemably altered. It is hard to think of anything more chilling." -- Ruth Rendal
About the Author
Bill McKibben is the author of THE AGE OF MISSING INFORMATION and ENOUGH: GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE END OF HUMAN NATURE, and writes regularly for THE NEW YORKER. He is a regular contributor to THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, THE NEW YORK TIMES and ROLLING STONE.
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And all of that sounds very negative but the book doesn't read like a haranguing lecture at all. It actually left me feeling hopeful and eager to recommend this read to others.
Whether you're a sceptic or a fully fledged card holding believer this is something you should read.
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This destruction did not begin in our century. It has merely picked up increasingly more speed as we go. Nature has been reliable in spite of our unreliability toward nature. We've never seen a living passenger pigeon, because it was made extinct by hunters more than a hundred years ago. Our salmon, trying to swim upriver to spawn, are running into dams that stop them. Some of us remember DDT. It was banned in this country decades ago, but we are still living with the consequences, with some birds' eggs with such thin shells that they are crushed before they can be hatched. Soon after WWII pregnant women were giving birth to deformed babies. Many of those babies died.
The time has come to recognize our failing condition and change now.
Mr. McKibben has spoken,eloquently .
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