Whether you believe the full ramifications of Glendinning's connections between addictive behavior and the ecological crisis depends entirely on whether you accept the premise that one can be "addicted" to civilization. But her call for a return to a nature-based culture, one in which people live "as if [we] were responsible for building the culture that the rocks and trees and birds of this place expected of human beings," is a compelling proposal, elaborated from the heart.
Serious treatment of the reasons behind the ecological mess we're in, and how we got here. Not only that, though, because it includes the reasons each one of us may be personally... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joseph C Bergmann
I received a good deal on a used copy of this book, however, the condition was described as "very good". Read morePublished 21 months ago by Henry
Chellis Glendinning grew up in a wealthy and respectable family in Cleveland. Her father was a caring doctor and a brutal child abuser. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Richard Reese (author of Sustainable or Bust)
I used to believe her and others until I moved near Mexico. That nation doesn't have any environmental movements which are only found in the west. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by Alucard
The moment I saw the title of this book I knew immediately I need to buy it. I felt in this book I will find the semantics for what was already intuitively present in my heart. Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by Lilly Lovecraft
I am indebted to Glendenning's razor sharp, spiritual deep ecology, self-critique, of the "shadow sides," of various New Age religions and Neo-Paganism, European and Asian pagan... Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by Daniel A. Salomon
Most of the world's population would have to die in order to go back to her pre-civilization utopia. Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Eleanore M.
I thought that this book was going to be a critique of contemporary western culture, but, as it turns out, the author believes that we should all go back to the living conditions... Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Sheila Golburgh Johnson
This book makes several very interesting points, but gets very drawn out and preachy in between. This book can be split into 10 page segments where an idea with real merit is... Read morePublished on April 2, 2011 by James Basham