"Wapner is one of the world's leading scholars of environmental politics and his latest book, Living Through the End of Nature, is a sophisticated exploration of the future of the environmental movement. If you dream of a better tomorrow, Wapner's book will lead the way."--Peter Dauvergne, Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Politics, University of British Columbia, author of Shadows of Consumption(Peter Dauvergne)
"Design is the first signal of human intention. Given the state of the world today, it is clear: nature doesn't have a design problem, people do. As the 'dominant' species our design question now encompasses the entire world and takes us to the essential places of human intention and natural experience and their interdependence. Paul Wapner, with this book, takes us on a richly informed exploration of these essential places so that we may divine a path forward worthy of our promise as a species. For me, as a designer, the fundamental design question remains: 'How do we love all the children of all species for all time?'"--William McDonough, author of Cradle to Cradle(William McDonough)
"These are important ideas about what nature means, and what it doesn't mean--it's a strong voice in an intellectual argument that needs to continue, because it bears very heavily on the practical choices we now face."--Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet(Bill McKibben)
"Anyone who grapples with the slippery semantics of 'nature' is practicing a form of intellectual bravery few of us seem willing to endure. And for good reason. As we discover in Paul Wapner's deep and poignant treatment of the subject, there is no easy resting place between an environmentalist's love of nature and his mastery of it." --Mark Dowie, author of Losing Ground: American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century (MIT Press)(Mark Dowie)
As someone currently writing about nature and the environment, I find Wapner's thinking truly crucial.
This book answered so many of my questions about the environmental movement, environmental skepticism, and our environmental future.
I highly recommended this book for environmentalists and ecocritics as well as educated readers in general.
A fine and compassionate work, written by a big-hearted scholar. Paul Wapner is brilliant educator, one who brings a keen and pellucid mindfulness (born of many years' meditation... Read morePublished 23 months ago by David Abram
This book is on the Rorotoko list. Professor Wapner's interview on "Living through the End of Nature" ran as the Rorotoko Cover Feature on March 2, 2011 (and can be read in the... Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by ROROTOKO
In "Living Through the End of Nature," Wapner puts a finger on a central paradox not only of environmentalism but of the broader human relationship to the environment, and instead... Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by ABlackwell
This is a simple elegant book on a profoundly important subject for all those who care about the natural world, the wonders of life in our biosphere and want to think about the... Read morePublished on July 5, 2010 by Simon Dalby