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Environmentalism for a New Millennium: The Challenge of Coevolution Paperback – November 29, 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 29, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019514984X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195149845
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,876,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Thiele's book provides a comprehensive review of the national environmental movement. His analysis of the political, economic, social, and cultural factors underlying today's environmental problems also identifies changes needed in the next century. The opening chapter summarizes the history of the conservation movement in the US. Four waves of national environmental activity are presented, beginning with a period of conservation and responsible resource use from the mid-1800s to 1960. A second wave, identified as containment of environmental degradation by an industrial society, spans 1960s to 1980s. A period of co-optation, or mainstreaming environmentalism, is placed into the 1980s and the present decade. . . . Overall, a valuable blueprint for future environmental action. It should be widely read and is especially recommended for social, economic, and political scientists, ecologists, and those who consider themselves environmentalists. All levels."--Choice

"The author's perspective is that of a political theorist. This perspective is quite different from that of a research-oriented ecological scientist. Thus the book provides an interesting and enlightening view of the environmental movement--which I think many ecologists would find refreshing ... The book is intended for activists and scholars interested in the environmental movement and its accomplishments and prospects. ... I found the book to be stimulating and informative both as a scientist and as a concerned citizen. ... [T]his book presents a balanced view of the environmental movement and it methods and accomplishments, without ever losing sight of the real need for environmental protection. I can easily imagine this book being used as a text for an upper-division course in environmental policy, or as a supplemental source of lecture material for instructors of many types of courses in environmental science, environmental policy, and natural resource management."--Ecology

About the Author

Leslie Paul Thiele is at University of Florida.

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Leslie Paul Thiele teaches political theory and serves as Director of Sustainability Studies at the University of Florida. His interdisciplinary research focuses on sustainability issues and the intersection of political philosophy and the natural sciences. His central concerns are the responsibilities of citizenship and the opportunities for leadership in a world of rapid technological, social, and ecological change. He is currently developing practical principles inspired by nature to guide individual lifestyles and organizational practices. The work is tentatively entitled NATURE'S COMPASS. Leslie Paul Thiele lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By New Mom on February 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you want to get your arms around environmentalism, this is the book for you. I was lost on the universe of information out of the internet. This book provided me with the information I need to better understand my options and to make more educated decisions as to what is my stand on the subject.

I found it easy to read even though English is not my native language and I had no environmentalism background.

I have learned so much from it!
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