This is an essential reference book for all students and scholars alike with an interest in environmentalism. It contains all the relevant theory and debate and is presentaed in an interesting and assesible way. Further it's also an enjoyable and informative read for non-academics interested in the environment. It contains all the relavent issues surrounding environmental discourse and policy. I thoroughly recommend this book to all that care about our environment!
I'm still on a preliminary-reading phase (around 60 pages read), but I can already say that TABLES in this book are a GEM. They are definitely worth checking.
They put in order and rationalise, in a simple and clear manner, the basic ideas, principles and differences between a lot of topics, in relation to the environment. Namely: politics, economy, nature, humans, religion, etc. In a way that you wouldn't have thought of.
And they help you see where you stand. You'll be surprised sometimes...
The tables (and the book) will help you grasp the multidimensionality and "invisible" interrelationships of everything, in the task of thinking GLOBALLY and identifying threads.